Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is when the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) grows in the muscle of the uterus (myometrium).

Symptoms

It is possible to not experience symptoms with adenomyosis, and symptoms usually go away after menopause. However, some women experience:

  • Pelvic pain

  • Periods issues

  • Painful sex

  • Painful when going to the toilet

 

It is unknown what causes adenomyosis but it is more common in women who have had children between the ages of 35 - 50.

Diagnosis

You may have:

  • A pelvic examination

  • An ultrasound

  • A biopsy of the tissue taken via a hysteroscopy

 

Treatment

Adenomyosis can be treated with hormonal contraceptive, or if your condition is severe and you do not want children in the future, a hysterectomy performed by a Gynaecologist Consultant.