Your doctor enters the office for your post-op visit with a print-out of pictures. There’s your uterus, cul-de-sac, ovaries. Yep, they’re all there. But what’s that covering them? What’s that red stuff? That dark, oozy looking, purplish, bruisy stuff growing where it shouldn’t? Then your doctor starts throwing about terms like endometriosis and stage… and the words become jumbled in the world of Medical Terminology Land, and you become lost.
Let’s just clear those stages up then, shall we?
Stage 1: Just a few endometrial implant; mostly found in the cul-de-sac and pelvic area.
Stage 2: moderate levels of endometriosis to mild levels that not only affect the above areas but can now affect the ovaries.
Stage 3: moderate amount of disease and in extensive places around the pelvic cavity, with adhesions.
Stage 4: extensive endomtrial implants sprinkled all throughout the pelvic cavity with adhesions; higher probability of infertility.
MARCH BLOGGING MADNESS FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS!!!!