Adenomyosis Advice Association - Symptoms
Adenomyosis Advice Association - advice, support and information on adenomyosis
While some women diagnosed with adenomyosis may have no symptoms, the disease can cause:
  • Severe menstrual cramps - vaginal pressure can be severe enough to feel like the uterus is trying to push out through the vagina (like the last stage of labour when the baby's head pushes into the cervix)
  • Large blood clots
  • Sudden stabbing pains across abdomen at any time during cycle
  • Abdominal pressure and bloating - feeling full up after eating only a small meal due to pressure on stomach
  • Enlarged Uterus - noticeable in most severe cases with the appearance of a 3-9 months plus pregnancy
  • Pain/lack of sensation during intercourse
  • Sharp internal pain on sitting down
  • Pain radiating down one or both thighs/legs
  • Constipation
                       } changeable/unpredictable bowel behaviour
  • Diarrhea      
  • Freqent urination - worsens as condition becomes severe
  • Lower Back ache - within the lower lumbar region
  • Severe Migraines - usually just before or as period begins
  • Nausea
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia - in latter stages of condition
  • Palpitations    
                           }- associated with anemia
  • Breathlessness
  • Extreme fatigue - needing to sleep during the day
  • Rapid weight gain - in latter stages of condition
  • Water retention/oedema - noticeable in face, legs, hands, ankles
  • Mood swings - as with PMS
  • Insomnia - due to pain interfering with sleep
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage