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Uterine disorders

Uterine disorders are health problems that relate to the uterus, such as endometriosis. Uterine disorders may affect your fertility. If you have a uterine disorder, you may have some or no symptoms. You may also experience pain and discomfort. Learn more about these disorders, how they may be managed and when to see your GP.


Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Bleeding between periods

Vaginal bleeding between periods is not unusual, but should be checked by your doctor if it happens more than once.

Cancer of the uterus

Cancer of the uterus (womb) includes endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma. Find out about the symptoms, tests and treatments.


Endometriosis can cause inflammation, pain, affect fertility and impact your life. Learn more about treatment and how to manage the symptoms and pain.

Heavy periods

Your periods are heavy if you're using more tampons or pads than usual. Here's what you can do for heavy periods, starting with a doctor's visit.

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Irregular periods

If your period stops or changes in any way, you should see your doctor.

Painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)

Period pain (dysmenorrhoea) is common, especially among young females, and the pain tends to ease as you get older.

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Prolapsed uterus

Read about prolapsed uterus — when your uterus (womb) slowly drops down toward the opening of your vagina — including causes, symptoms and treatment.

Uterine fibroids

A fibroid is a non-cancerous growth in the muscle layer of your uterus (womb). Find out about fibroids, including symptoms, causes and treatments.

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