Doctor Oz spoke about Adenomyosis today, which is something I was not familiar with. If you have Adenomyosis, then as you age your period can become unbearable because you can have very heavy periods with horrible pain. Often Adenomyosis is misdiagnosed as fibroids, which makes treating it even harder.
Dr Oz showed a model of how a uterus usually looks and feels, which is fairly firm. But if you have Adenomyosis, then your uterus can grown three times its original size, the walls thicken and it gets much spongier or softer. To make matters worse, Adenomyosis is not very well known, so many doctors are not even looking for it. Dr Oz brought a woman on his show who is a doctor at the Fertility Treatment Center in Arizona. They said that Adenomyosis is the result of trauma, which is why Adenomyosis happens typically in women over 30 who have had children. What happens is that the endometrial cells get pushed down during childbirth and when you get small tears in your uterus, the cells get trapped inside.