Adenomyosis


Informational graphic promoting a petition to include adenomyosis on NHS Wales 111 A-Z webpages, featuring a QR code and bilingual text.

April is Adenomyosis Awareness Month
 
BUT! Many – even those living with the condition – know nothing about it.
 
Please sign and share FTWW’s petition to the Senedd calling for Adenomyosis to be added to the NHS Wales 111 A-Z webpages, so that patients in Wales aren’t left behind those in England and Scotland. When you sign, you’ll be sent an email, so please click on the link to confirm your signature.
 
Adenomyosis occurs when the lining of the uterus (womb) starts growing into the muscle in the wall of the womb. It is more commonly diagnosed in women over the age of 30 but can affect anyone who has periods. Symptoms can include very heavy and painful periods, bloating and a feeling of heaviness or fullness in the tummy, backache, upper leg ache, fatigue, and painful sex.
 
It’s commonly seen alongside endometriosis; often when patients report having relief from symptoms after a hysterectomy, it’s likely adenomyosis was the culprit – but many have no idea they had it and aren’t given any information about it. We’d like that to change! More information about Adenomyosis can be found on Endometriosis Cymru.
 
FTWW Chairs the Women’s Health Wales Coalition, whose 2022 report included Adenomyosis. Find out more, here.
 
If you are – or suspect you are – living with the condition and would like peer support, please join our Facebook group.
 
If you’d like to donate to FTWW in support of our work, there are a number of ways you can do so – simply visit our Donate page to get started
 
Diolch yn fawr, pawb – thank you very much, everyone!