Monday 17 April 2023

Note that for endometriosis patients often miss to get themselves checked for Adenomyosis #ENDOCHAMPIONS


It took me over a decade to get my endometriosis diagnosed and it took me a major laparoscopic surgery to know that along with endometriosis I also have Adenomyosis when they removed a ten centimeters Diameter Adenomyoma from my uterus. 

I explained to you earlier what is Endometriosis. It is the growth of the endometrial tissues which line the uterus outside of the uterus in different parts of the body.

In Adenomyosis, these endometrial tissues grow inside the walls of the uterus.

The cause of both Endometriosis and Adenomyosis is not 100% known to date though there are several theories. 

But both of them may often appear together. A study in 2014 revealed that 

‘The prevalence of endometriosis in adenomyosis was 80.6 % and the prevalence of adenomyosis in endometriosis was 91.1 %’

Thus I was at risk of having one because of the presence of the other in my body. 

Women with endometriosis suffer from pain during sexual intercourse, urination, and bowel symptoms like diarrhea and constipation while as per NHS, the most common symptoms of adenomyosis are heavy or painful periods and pelvic pain.

What is important to know is that while both of these diseases can be asymptomatic, the symptoms of the two interchange and appear together as common, like in my case. 

Thus you must note that every endometriosis patient is at risk for Adenomyosis and vice versa. So obviously if you have one, you must get yourself checked for the second. 

Diagnosis of Adenomyosis is, even more, challenging than diagnosing Endometriosis and is often confused with Fibroids in the uterus. However, both are diagnosed using transvaginal ultrasound and MRIs. 

Treatment of both is on similar lines too so you can be treated appropriately if your condition is diagnosed correctly.

This is Adenomyosis Awareness Month and I request you share this post with anyone struggling with excessive bleeding and pain during Menstruation as adenomyosis is a condition that often gets missed for a very long time.


You too can become an #ENDOCHAMPION and help us spread awareness about this whole body inflammation by sharing our posts and connecting with anyone in need. Trust me together we can make a big difference because this disease and its ignorance can be really harsh and as a patient, I myself have contemplated suicide several times and would like to save many others from the agony. You can join the support group by clicking here: Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

If not anything else just by letting them share their pain with us, we can soothe them. I will be grateful for any support from you on this. You can read my EndoJourney here: 

A Tribute to an Endometriosis Warrior on a Mission

During April, I will pen several eye-opening posts about this disease. Kindly keep sharing them so that more and more people become aware of the available solutions for this otherwise non treatable condition.

You can read the previous posts of this series below:

A: An earnest endeavor: Launch of Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

B: Be Alert: What is endometriosis and important FAQs on it

C: Can Endometriosis be cured? Comparison of Allopathy Vs Homeopathy Vs Ayurveda Treatments Available

D: Detailed Diagnosis of Endometriosis in India

E: Endometriosis treatment cost in India

F: Fertility Issues Due to Endometriosis in India

G: Good news is Ayurveda treats endometriosis completely

H: Hysterectomy as a Treatment for Endometriosis

I: Involvement of a Family Member in an Endometriosis Patient’s Life is Vital

J: Joint Pain In Endometriosis

K: Knowledge of the Do’s and Don’ts of endometriosis

L: List of Home Remedies in Endometriosis

M: Menopause helps in relieving Endometriosis- Truth or Myth? 

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my eighth consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z and global #AtoZchallenge, and this year I am penning about Endometriosis. I will so look forward to your feedback, please do let me know how you are finding it, in all earnestly. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the last 5 challenges here are the links for 201620172018 201920202021, and 2022.


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