Endometriosis is a disease that can severely affect any woman.
While endometriosis is not considered a fatal disease, it’s a painful condition that can affect a woman’s quality of life substantially – and with it her chances to get pregnant.
Endometriosis develops tissue that resembles the lining of the uterine catheter and begins to grow in other places, such as the ovaries, uterine wall and fallopian tubes. In stage 1, there are a few small implants or small wounds or lesions. Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions — abnormal bands of fibrous tissue that can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other. The most severe stage 4 is also the most widespread among affected women, with tissue growth outside the uterus.