I have chronic intermittent pelvic pain, dyspaeurenia and more recently started HMB at the age of 48.
A TVU then showed I have a 7mm fibroid inside the uterus muscle but it shouldn't be causing any pain because fibroids aren't painful. A year later and another scan was looked at by two radiographers on the spot and they decided it was adenomyosis. A further doctor said I had both and oh, it could be cancer...
Suitably frightened I recently had a hysteroscopy/laparoscopy and they found nothing at all. I went to my follow up appointment and the first thing she said was, "Any bowel problems?" Er, no.
I was told if there was adenomyosis there would be visible signs of it like adhesions in the uterus. HMB was explained as normal approaching the menopause. So gynae pain has been ruled out by them with no explanation now for what the scan is showing in the muscle.
"Have Tranexamic acid if you don't want hormones, goodbye."
At least I won't be ganged up on by the Mirena dealers any more.
3 years later this feels like I'm back to square one and I really don't want to go down the bowels road, as it were. I was for a while quite happy to believe it was adenomyosis because it made sense. Oh well.