Abortion generally refers to the termination of a pregnancy within 3 months of gestation, either manually or medically, and may be referred to as early pregnancy termination. Abortion is a remedy for unplanned pregnancies due to contraceptive failure, or for women who choose to terminate a pregnancy due to a disease that makes it inadvisable to continue the pregnancy or to prevent congenital fetal malformations or genetic disorders.
Abortion is a direct invasive operation on the uterus. If the operation is not standardized or aseptic, it can easily lead to damage to the inner wall of the uterus and inflammation, creating conditions for the infiltration of endometrial glands into the myometrium, greatly increasing the risk of adenomyosis.
Many people may think that abortion or painless abortion, which has emerged in recent years, has benefited women who have unplanned pregnancies but do not want to have children. However, abortion will cause great stimulation and even harm to the uterus. Usually, abortion is divided into medical abortion and surgical abortion. Clinical studies have found that no matter which method is used, it is easy to have adenomyosis after an abortion.
Sometimes, a medical abortion is chosen when an incomplete abortion occurs when the pregnancy tissue is not completely expelled or when the cervical opening is blocked. It can lead to a short period of heavy vaginal bleeding or drenching vaginal bleeding and even a scraping operation, which can increase the risk of infection, uterine adhesions, and anemia. And it can even lead to female infertility. When the risk of infection inside the uterus increases, it may lead to the development of acute or chronic endometritis, which makes it easy for adenomyosis to invade.
Another choice is a surgical abortion. The bleeding is low and usually clears within 10 days after the procedure. The patient is anesthetized for the procedure, and the process is painless. However, it may lead to some common intraoperative risks, such as uterine perforation, amniotic fluid embolism, and bleeding. It may also lead to post-abortion complications, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine adhesions, menstrual irregularities, habitual abortion, etc.
These artificial operations can easily cause some damage to the uterine lining and lead to inflammation and thinning of the uterine wall. As a result, it is likely to cause the invasion of the endometrial glands and mesenchyme into the myometrium and some functional changes such as cyclic proliferation, exfoliation, and bleeding. This is how adenomyosis is induced.
At the same time, women are more likely to develop adenomyosis because of the significant increase in estrogen levels during pregnancy. And if abortion is performed under these circumstances, it will further increase the chance of developing adenomyosis or increase the potential risk of developing adenomyosis.
Even if the disease does not develop within a short period, potentially higher pathogenic factors will increase the chance of later development compared to women who have not had an abortion.
It is recommended that women should take care of their bodies and do the following things:
1. Make a good birth plan and avoid repeated abortions or scrapings.
2. Actively prevent the occurrence of endometritis and other inflammatory diseases, and pay attention to personal hygiene, so the chances of suffering from adenomyosis can be reduced.
3. Exercise more, maintain a healthy diet, and enhance physical fitness and disease resistance.
Also recommended is the use of the traditional Chinese medicine Fuyan Pill. It is safe and has no side effects. It can effectively kill various pathogenic bacteria leading to gynecological inflammations, which has a promising clinical significance for the comprehensive regulation of women's health.