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What is Adenomyosis?

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:

  • Heavier and more painful periods
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pelvic pain between periods

What are the risk factors of adenomyosis?

Risk factors for adenomyosis include:

  • Prior pregnancies
  • Cesarean section or other surgery to the uterus

Make an appointment at the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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.

Adenomyosis Symptoms and Diagnosis

The most common symptoms of adenomyosis are:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding (a heavy flow during menstruation)
  • Painful periods
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pelvic pain between menstrual periods

Diagnosing adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is not easy to diagnose.

Your doctor can have a high suspicion of adenomyosis based on your:

  • Medical history
  • Symptoms
  • Exam

Still, the only conclusive way to diagnose adenomyosis is to perform a hysterectomy and have a pathologist assess your uterus.

Make an appointment at the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

If you have symptoms of adenomyosis, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412 to make an appointment.

Adenomyosis Treatment Options

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:

  • Birth control pills or shots
  • Insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Hysterectomy

Make an appointment at the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

To discuss adenomyosis treatments or make an appointment, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412.