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I have PMDD and endometriosis. Will having my uterus removed (hysterectomy) cure both conditions?
I have PMDD and endometriosis. Will having my uterus removed (hysterectomy) cure both conditions?

Keywords: Hysterectomy. Endo. Surgery

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Updated over a week ago

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.ย 

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.

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