Adenomyosis is a condition that occurs when the tissue that lines a woman’s uterus begins to grow directly into the muscular wall of the uterus. It is most common among women over the age of 30 who have had a full-term pregnancy, but it can affect other women as well.
Often, women with adenomyosis have no obvious symptoms. In some cases, however, it may cause heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, severe cramping or pain during intercourse. Some women also experience a sudden onset of menstrual cramping that gradually gets worse from one period to the next.
Though adenomyosis is not dangerous, it may prevent you from enjoying day-to-day activities. At Mercy, we take special care to understand your adenomyosis symptoms and provide the most effective treatment. An accurate diagnosis is important, as this condition can mimic the signs of fibroids or endometriosis.
For many women, symptoms often go away after menopause. But in severe cases, surgery is the preferred treatment option for adenomyosis. Should you require surgery, Mercy specialists often use minimally invasive procedures, so you can spend less time in the doctor's office and more time doing what you love.