Huffington Post | What is Adenomyosis? Experts Explain this Common Women’s Health Issue
“Years of inappropriate treatment with continued pain and bleeding can significantly impact someone’s quality of life.” – Dr. Natalya Danilyants
Dr. Natalya Danilyants discusses adenomyosis with the Huffington Post, and sheds light on this obscure condition that is often mistaken for other GYN conditions such as endometriosis due to similar symptoms. While adenomyosis isn’t as well-known as conditions like fibroids, PCOS, or endometriosis, it is estimated to affect 1 in 10 women. Adenomyosis occurs when cells that normally line the uterus–called endometrial cells–begin growing within the uterine muscle wall. Although not cancerous, adenomyosis can be painfully debilitating.
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Because the symptoms of adenomyosis — mainly harsh cramps, irregular bleeding, painful sex and unexplained infertility — are shared by many other conditions, it is often wrongly diagnosed. One common misdiagnosis is dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which Danilyants noted is basically a way of saying there’s no explanation for your abnormal bleeding.