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Hysterectomy and Other Treatments for Adenomyosis

I was diagnosed with adenomyosis and my Dr. suggested to do a partial hysterctomy.. Is this the right thing to do.. I’m worried of what to feel after, if it will affect my sex life, will it really make a difference and if not what can happen if I don’t get the hysterectomy done?

Thank You,



The best way to diagnose adenomyosis is with MRI, so hopefully you have had this done to be sure. Unfortunately, hysterectomy is the only 100% cure for painful periods and irregular bleeding associated with adenomyosis. The progesterone IUD has about a 60% success rate and embolization has about a 50% success rate, so those are also options.

If you do not have a hysterectomy and other treatments fail, then you will continue to have whatever symptoms you have now. You can read more about hysterectomy and sexuality here: under the heading “Is There Any Benefit to Leaving the Cervix in Place?”

I hope this is helpful,
Bill Parker, MD


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Fibroid Doctor William H. Parker

Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker is an internationally recognized expert in fibroid surgery and research. Based in San Diego, California, he is considered one of the best fibroid surgeons for abdominal and laparoscopic myomectomy in the United States and abroad. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors every year beginning in the late 90's.

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