I have PMDD and adenomyosis - Will having my uterus removed cure adenomyosis?

Keywords: Surgery, Hysterectomy.

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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:

  • tiredness

  • dizziness

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.

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