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Each stage is based on the location, amount, depth and size of the endometrial tissue and does not automatically reflect the amount of pain, infertility risks or symptoms one may present.
A patient can be on stage I and be in a great amount of pain and someone else can be on stage four with little to no symptoms. MORE: Three tips to help cope with endometriosis pain Stage I or minimal stage: This stage is usually marked by small patches or lesions or swelling either on or around the organs in the pelvis.
Stage II or mild stage: This stage might be a bit more pervasive than the previous pancreatic cancer end of life symptoms but the damage of the pelvic organs is still pretty limited. Stage III or moderate stage: This stage is occasionally more widespread. By now, the tissue is beginning to infiltrate the organs in the pelvic region, including pelvic side walls.
There may be scarring and adhesions. Stage IV or severe stage: By this stage, the disease is actively infiltrating and affecting several organs in the pelvic region and the ovaries. Because of these complaints, studies are being conducted that may lead to a new classification system. Currently the rASRM and the Enzian system are both alternative options for classification systems that you may discuss with your doctor.
Be aware that despite having been greatly improved inthe Enzian option is still regarded as a bit hard to understand and is more widely used in German-speaking countries. MORE: New classification system for endometriosis surgical outcomes and complexity being developed Endometriosis News is strictly a news and information website about the disease.
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