Can endometriosis spread?


Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it, such as on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other organs in the pelvis.

While endometriosis itself does not spread, the tissue growth can gradually spread to other areas in the pelvis and abdomen, leading to more severe symptoms and complications. This can happen over time as the tissue continues to grow and attach to other organs, causing inflammation and scar tissue.

In rare cases, endometriosis can also spread through the lymphatic or circulatory systems to other parts of the body, such as the lungs or brain, but this is uncommon. It’s important for women with endometriosis to seek treatment and manage their symptoms to prevent the condition from progressing and causing further complications.

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