Sometimes, adenomyosis causes no signs or symptoms or only mild discomfort.
However, adenomyosis can cause: Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding.
Severe cramping or sharp, knifelike pelvic pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
Does adenomyosis get progressively worse?
Without treatment, adenomyosis may remain the same or symptoms can get worse. Treatment is not necessary if a woman has no symptoms, is not trying to get pregnant, or is nearing menopause, which is when most women find relief from their symptoms.
Why is adenomyosis so painful?
This tissue thickens, breaks down, and bleeds during every menstrual cycle and can cause very painful periods and heavy bleeding1. Adenomyosis can be difficult to diagnose — and, without seeing a specialist, symptoms like heavy bleeding and pelvic pain are often dismissed.
Does adenomyosis cause fatigue?
Symptoms of adenomyosis, such as pain, fatigue, bloating, and abnormal uterine bleeding are commonly reported by women with endometriosis [20, 21]. Furthermore, fatigue/low energy, another highly reported impact of adenomyosis, appears to be a less common impact of endometriosis .
Does adenomyosis cause weight gain?
It can cause chronic pain, heavy or irregular periods, and infertility. Some people also report weight gain and bloating. Little research has explored why endometriosis might cause weight gain. Sometimes, other conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can mimic the symptoms of endometriosis.