With adenomyosis, tissue in the uterus lining grows into the inner wall of the organ. It causes tissue thickening and painful menstrual periods with heavy bleeding. These symptoms can complicate your daily life. Experts at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health deliver treatments that relieve symptoms and put you back in control.
We offer a warm and welcoming care environment with providers who are easy to talk to. Our team quickly gets to the source of your symptoms and tailors therapies to your needs. You can access sophisticated options, such as fertility-sparing procedures that preserve your ability to get pregnant.
Respected gynecologists, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners deliver comprehensive care. We excel in treating conditions like adenomyosis that can be challenging to diagnose. We also offer a broad range of treatments, giving you the best chances for symptom relief.
Highlights of our program include:
Get adenomyosis care
Adenomyosis is surprisingly common. The condition affects as many as 8 out of 10 women over 40 but can also be present in younger women. If you think you may have it, the first step toward healing is an evaluation from our experienced specialists. Get started by scheduling a virtual visit.
Adenomyosis sometimes has no symptoms. People who do experience symptoms commonly have painful periods with heavy bleeding.
You may also experience:
We start by discussing your symptoms. Your provider listens carefully as you describe what you're experiencing, how long you've had symptoms and their impact on your daily activities.
You may also need tests, such as:
Adenomyosis treatment often starts with medical therapies. Your provider may recommend drugs to relieve cramping. Birth control or a Mirena® IUD may also make your periods lighter and less bothersome.
If medical therapies fail to relieve your symptoms, you may need a procedure. We offer:
These procedures are for people who wish to keep their uterus. However, these treatments can affect your ability to become pregnant.
If you wish to become pregnant, fertility-sparing treatment may be right for you. It involves:
If you do not wish to become pregnant and are open to not having a uterus, care may include:
Find out more about our gynecology services in the Puget Sound area or make an appointment.