No, sadly not. Endometriosis is when the tissue that makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb) is present on other organs inside your body. Since endometriosis is estrogen-driven, you would still have cyclic pelvic pain etc unless you have your ovaries removed also. 

Symptoms of endometriosis can include:

  • Pain. This is the most common symptom. Women with endometriosis may have many different kinds of pain. These include:
  • Very painful menstrual cramps. The pain may get worse over time.
  • Chronic (long-term) pain in the lower back and pelvis
  • Pain during or after sex. This is usually described as a "deep" pain and is different from pain felt at the entrance to the vagina when penetration begins.
  • Intestinal pain
  • Painful bowel movements or pain when urinating during menstrual periods. In rare cases, you may also find blood in your stool or urine.
  • Bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods. This can be caused by something other than endometriosis. If it happens often, you should see your doctor.
  • Infertility, or not being able to get pregnant.
  • Stomach (digestive) problems. These include diarrhea, constipation, bloating, or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.

Read more on endometriosis here.

It is important to note that a hysterectomy is not the surgery for PMDD - the removal of both ovaries is key.


Visit www.iapmd.org/surgery for lots of evidence-based information and resources for those considering, going through or recovering from surgery for PMDD/PME.

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