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i had my abation done in 2004 and as of this day august 2008 i still have mentrual pain some times it is so bad i can get out of bed i have to take viacodin for the pain i am 51 years old and am very
tired of it all what can i do help the doctor cant find anything but i have pain all the time i cant sleep on my stomack because i cause pain also can anyone help desperet .


andomyosis maybe?


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Date updated: February 21, 2008
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Adenomyosis is a condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrium) also grows within the muscular walls of the uterus. This is most likely to happen late in your childbearing years and after you've had children.

Adenomyosis isn't the same as endometriosis - a condition in which the uterine lining becomes implanted outside the uterus - although women with adenomyosis often also have endometriosis. The cause of adenomyosis remains unknown, but the disease typically disappears after menopause. For women who experience severe discomfort from adenomyosis, there are treatments that can help, but hysterectomy is the only cure.

Although adenomyosis can be quite painful, the condition is generally harmless. Learn more about adenomyosis, including its signs and symptoms, when you should see a doctor and what the best treatment might be for you.

Signs and symptoms
In some women, adenomyosis is "silent" - causing no signs or symptoms - or only mildly uncomfortable. But other women with adenomyosis may experience:

Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding
Severe cramping or sharp, knife-like pelvic pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
Menstrual cramps that last throughout your period and worsen as you get older
Pain during intercourse
Bleeding between periods
Passing blood clots during your period
Your uterus may increase to double or triple its normal size. Although you might not know if your uterus is enlarged, you may notice that your lower abdomen seems bigger or feels tender.

The cause of adenomyosis isn't known. Some experts believe that adenomyosis results from the direct invasion of endometrial cells into the uterine walls. Sometimes an operation, such as a Caesarean section (C-section), can make this invasion of cells easier. Other experts speculate that adenomyosis originates within the uterine walls (myometrium) from endometrial tissue deposited there when the uterus was first forming in the female fetus.

Another theory suggests a link between adenomyosis and childbirth - that an inflammation of the uterine lining (endometritis) during the postpartum period might cause a break in the normal boundary of the cells of the uterus. Regardless of how adenomyosis develops, its growth depends on the circulating estrogen in a woman's body. When estrogen disappears at menopause, adenomyosis resolves