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What is Adenomyosis?

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

What are the symptoms of Adenomyosis?

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.

How is Adenomyosis diagnosed?

You may have:

  • A pelvic examination

  • An ultrasound

  • A biopsy of the tissue taken via a hysteroscopy


What is the treatment for Adenomyosis?

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.

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