Adenomyosis is a condition of the uterus (womb) where the cells that normally form a lining on the inside of the uterus, also grow in the muscle wall of the uterus.
The most common symptoms are:
abnormal or heavy menstrual bleeding
painful periods, often after years without pain
pain with intercourse (dyspareunia)
bleeding between periods
on vaginal examination, the uterus feels enlarged and is often tender to touch
excessive menstrual bleeding can lead to symptoms of anaemia (deficiency in the number of red blood cells) or iron deficiency such as:
The uterus removal means you will no longer have heavy bleeding. However, for the treatment of PMDD, you will need ovary removal (known as a bilateral oophorectomy - both ovaries removed) also. A dual diagnosis may need to be treated more carefully so it is important to be under the care of a knowledgeable provider.
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.