What is adenomyosis and a retroverted uterus?

All the while I thought I was over it. It was in year 2012 when I was first diagnosed with adenomyosis and ovarian cysts. For those who have no idea what adenomyosis is, here’s a short clip about it:

It again started last month when I had my period, and lasted for more than 3 weeks with pain that I could not sometimes take. So I went to my OB, had a check-up and as expected I was advised to do another transvaginal ultrasound. Right there, we found out that the ovarian cysts I had before are still existing, and that my uterus is retroverted. No wonder I get pain during sexual intercourse and menstrual period.

What are the Symptoms of a Retroverted Uterus?

Generally, the majority of women suffering from a retroverted uterus experience no symptoms. However, if symptoms are present, the two most commonly-occurring symptoms include:

– pain during sexual intercourse
– pain during menstruation

This pain and discomfort is the result of pressure that the retroverted uterus places on the rectum and the ligaments around the tailbone.

Rare symptoms associated with a retroverted uterus include:

-lower back pain
-increased number of urinary tract infections
-incontinence
-pain while using tampons
-fertility difficulties

Back to my main issue, adenomyosis sysmptoms are:
Other symptoms include;

-Intense debilitating pain all the time and/or
-Acute & increasing pain at menstruation and ovulation
-Strong ‘contraction’ feel of uterus
-Abdominal cramps
-A ‘bearing’ down feeling
-Pressure on bladder
-Dragging sensation down thighs and legs
-Heavy bleeding and flooding
-Large blood clots
-Prolonged bleeding i.e.; up to 8–14 days

Unfortunately, I feel all these, that is why I was prescribed to take pills for 6 months without fail. If the pain is no longer tolerable then I have no choice but to have my uterus removed. I hope not though.

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For now, I have to bear with the pain till I am done with my medication and here’s hoping that the pills will somehow help me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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