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Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition where the cells that line your womb grow in the womb's muscle wall. This can cause several symptoms, including painful or heavy periods and painful sex. Many women with adenomyosis also have endometriosis, but they are different conditions. In endometriosis the womb lining cells grow outside the womb.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Canterbury DHB. Reviewed November 2016.

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