Adenomyosis is a common disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the womb grows inside the muscular walls of the womb. The resultant extra tissue leads to a painful menstrual cycle and pelvic pain. This disease is also known as uterine endometriosis.
Adenomyosis is benign in nature, i.e. it is not cancerous. Adenomyosis results in swelling up of the uterus, sometimes to even two or three times its original size. It generally affects women over the age of 35. Adenomyosis is more common in women with high levels of estrogen. This condition disappears after menopause (a year after a woman’s final period), this is because estrogen levels drop after menopause.