Adenomyosis occurs most often late in the childbearing years and typically disappears after menopause.


Sometimes, adenomyosis may cause heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, severe cramping, pain during intercourse, or blood clots that pass during a period.


Certain medications can help relieve pain or lessen heavy bleeding. Removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) is the only cure.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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