Adenomyosis is a common, benign (noncancerous) condition where the inside lining of your uterus grows into the muscular layer of the uterine wall.
It can cause women to have:
Risk factors for adenomyosis include:
If you think you're at risk for adenomyosis or other gynecologic conditions, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412 to make an appointment.
The most common symptoms of adenomyosis are:
Adenomyosis is not easy to diagnose.
Your doctor can have a high suspicion of adenomyosis based on your:
Still, the only conclusive way to diagnose adenomyosis is to perform a hysterectomy and have a pathologist assess your uterus.
If you have symptoms of adenomyosis, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412 to make an appointment.
Unlike fibroids or polyps, surgeons cannot easily remove adenomyosis, so treatment options are limited.
Your doctor may prescribe the following treatments to control your adenomyosis symptoms:
To discuss adenomyosis treatments or make an appointment, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412.
University of Pittsburgh Physicians Division of Gynecologic Specialties
Magee-Womens Hospital UPMC300 Halket St.Pittsburgh, PA 15213