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The picture to the right shows normal organs. Your provider can mark where you have growths of endometrial tissue. These are called implants.
Staging depends on certain factors. These include:
Number, size, and site of implants
Presence and extent of adhesions
Involvement of other pelvic organs
The stage may not match the pain you feel. Even early stages can cause a large amount of pain.
The four stages are listed below.
I - Minimal: Shallow implants on ovary.
II - Mild: Shallow implants on pelvic lining and ovary. Light adhesions.
III - Moderate: Deep implants on pelvic lining and ovary. Dense adhesions.
IV - Severe: Deep implants on ovaries and pelvic lining. Dense adhesions on ovaries, tubes, and bowel.
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