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4 stages of endometriosis

FOUR STAGES OF ENDOMETRIOSIS AND WHAT ARE THEY?

Endometriosis: It is a condition in which the uterus lined by the endometrial tissue starts to spread outside the uterus. The implants get embedded in places like ovaries, fallopian tubes, and also in the other regions of the pelvic parts. 

In normal conditions, the endometrial tissue grows inside the uterus and the tissue sheds during every menstrual cycle. 

But there is a condition in which the endometrial tissue sheds where the implants grow outside the uterus, thereby causing shedding, inflammation cysts, and scars the tissues which are present in the entire region of pelvic.

Symptoms caused by endometriosis are-chronic pelvic pain, painful urination, pain during sex, heavy periods, infertility, gastrointestinal issues, and many more.

Female gynaecologist performs laparoscopy by the implants and scarring that enables them to see the patient is which stage of endometriosis. Based on the views of the reports of laparoscopy, the endometriosis has been divided into four stages. Based on the view doctors give scores, a score of 15 means that the patient is in the first stage or second stage, which means minimal or mild, respectively. A score of 16 to 40 is that the disease is in stage 3, which is moderate when the score is 40 or more, which means that it is the fourth stage, and the stage is more severe. 

What are the different stages of endometriosis?

  • STAGE 1:

This is concluded minimal, the implants that grow outside the uterus are few and are also small and shallow. This stage moreover, does not give any discomforts stages of pain. This doesn’t mean that the first stage of endometriosis effects are minimal or has no impact on her life. They are just minimal.

  • STAGE 2:

The implants found in this stage are more deeply embedded than the implants that are present in the first stage of the endometriosis. This stage is considered mild.

  • STAGE 3:

This stage not only has deeply embedded implants, but they also have endometrial cysts present at least one of the ovaries. When the tissue is attached to the ovary, the endometrial cysts are formed then the cysts start shedding blood and tissues. The blood that is being shed turns brown; these cysts are also called “chocolate cysts.” Organs are bonded together by thin bands called the filmy adhesions, and these adhesions are the scars that are formed when the body tries to get healed from the inflammation caused by the endometriosis. In women who are with endometriosis, they can cause the organs to stick together when they shouldn’t, which are the cause for the sharp and stabbing pains and also nausea. 

  • STAGE 4:

This is the severe stage of endometriosis and in this stage in addition to deeper implants of there present large cysts on at least one of the ovaries, and also many dense adhesions along the region of pelvic. 

SUMMARY:

This endometriosis causes an impression like cancer, which starts in one region and spreads to different parts, but this endometriosis does not grow like cancer, it does not spread. The diagnosis of endometriosis takes at least three to eleven years due to the painful symptoms. At Least one in ten women have endometriosis. 

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