Parviz Soomekh

A women's uterus is the size of a clenched fist but can grow as big as a soccer ball or larger during pregnancy. In addition to pregnancy, there are many other reasons (like uterine fibroids or adenomyosis) why a woman's uterus may become enlarged. 

If your uterus seems enlarged, you should schedule a consultation with VIVA EVE, a fibroid treatment center that specializes in treating both fibroids and adenomyosis. Based on your needs, the best fibroid doctors in NYC that are part of the VIVA EVE team can tailor a treatment plan for you. Come see our new cutting edge, state-of-the-art fibroid treatment clinic and meet our fibroid specialist to get the relief from your pain and discomfort. 

Adenomyosis occurs when the lining of the uterus — called the endometrium — breaks through the uterine muscle wall. When the lining cells of the uterus bleed during the menstrual period, these misplaced cells in the muscle bleed as well. And bleeding directly into the muscle causes pain. As the blood accumulates, the surrounding muscle swells and forms fibrous tissue in response to the irritation. This swollen area within the uterine muscle wall, called an adenomyoma, feels very much like a fibroid during medical examination.  The condition may affect your entire uterus or it can be localized to one a condition that’s caused when the tissue that normally lines the uterus breaks through or grows into the outer wall of the uterus.

This can lead to heavy bleeding, painful periods, and pain during sexual intercourse. While an enlarged uterus that could be the result of adenomyosis is not life-threatening, symptoms can range from uncomfortable to incapacitating. Many women report missing days or even weeks of work each year while dealing with debilitating symptoms. These symptoms can have a profound effect on your personal life as well.

In order to make sure you’re diagnosed and treated appropriately, you should schedule a consultation with the doctor that specializes in the treatment of fibroids and adenomyosis.


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