What causes frequent urination in women? Is it uterine fibroids? Is frequent urination a fibroids symptom? Uterine fibroids are abnormal growths of muscle tissue that form in or on the walls of the uterus. Fibroids symptoms include irregular bleeding between periods, pelvic pain, and frequent urination in women.
Estrogen and progesterone play an essential role in the growth of fibroids. You may not notice them, but if they become problematic, they are treatable. Like uterine polyps, uterine fibroids are a common cause of bleeding and menstrual pattern changes. Frequent urination in women occurs through pressure on the ureter, bladder or rectum that leads to urinary retention or press on pelvic vessels and nerves.
What is adenomyosis? What is the treatment for adenomyosis?
Adenomyosis was considered a subtype of endometriosis. Adenomyosis occurs when changes occur in the muscular layer of the uterus that causes pain and can lead to infertility or miscarriage. Similar to endometriosis, the causes of adenomyosis have not yet been clarified. Therefore, the disease cannot be prevented.
In the meantime, however, there are several therapeutic approaches, both medicinal and surgical. Contrary to what was long assumed, adenomyosis affects not only women at the end of the reproductive phase or after menopause but also younger women.
What is the treatment for adenomyosis?
The migration of uterine mucosa-like tissue into the muscular layer of the uterus characterizes adenomyosis. The ingrowths consist of glands and stroma. In addition, the entire uterus can become enlarged. Disorders can also occur in the junctional zone between the uterine muscle and the uterus lining. Adenomyosis can be localized, as in fibroids, or diffuse throughout the uterus muscle. Finally, there is a mixed form in which both diffuse and local ingrowths are present.
So far, few reliable figures show how many women are affected by adenomyosis. The numbers vary between five and 70 per cent. There are several reasons for this inaccuracy: Differentiating adenomyosis from endometriosis and sometimes from fibroids (benign growths) can be challenging. In addition, the figures are partly based on the results of examinations after a (partial) removal of the uterus. This usually only occurs at the end or after the reproductive phase and only when symptoms are very severe.
What symptoms does adenomyosis cause?
The key symptom triggered by the ingrowths is chronic pain in the lower abdomen. In addition, some of those affected experience severe pain during their period or during sexual intercourse, as well as bleeding disorders. In addition, retrograde menstruation is more common in women with adenomyosis. Not only does this result in bleeding into the abdomen during the period, but it also creates a more challenging path for the egg to travel when the movement of the fallopian tubes favors transport to the abdomen rather than the uterus. As a result of adenomyosis, there is an increased incidence of infertility and miscarriages. It is also due to changes in the mucous membranes.
Nevertheless, women with adenomyosis can also become pregnant after acquiring the proper treatment for adenomyosis.
How does adenomyosis develop?
The causes of the development of adenomyosis have yet to be conclusively clarified. In addition, some risk factors have been identified that are associated with the occurrence of adenomyosis.
What is the treatment for adenomyosis?
Since the causes of the disease have not yet been clarified, it is not yet possible to treat and cure adenomyosis causally. However, there are several therapeutic approaches, both medicinal and non-medicinal treatment for adenomyosis. The form of treatment used depends on the specific individual case. In particular, the age of the patient and the question of whether she wishes to have children are taken into account.
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