Endometriosis and adenomyosis are separate conditions with many similarities. Both diseases involve abnormalities of the tissue similar to the lining of the uterus — the endometrium. In endometriosis, tissue resembling the endometrium is found outside the uterus, where it causes inflammation, implants, and adhesions on the organs and surfaces of the pelvic cavity. In adenomyosis, endometrial-like tissue is found in the muscular walls of the uterus and grows in pockets within the wall.
If you’re living with one of these conditions, you might be curious about the relationship between them. Take this five-question quiz to better understand the differences between adenomyosis and endometriosis.
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