Endometriosis lesions can act and look differently in different areas, but all are detrimental. In addition, the amount of endometriosis isn't always an indicator of the damage or pain it causes; a little endometriosis in one location can be much more damaging and painful than a lot of endometriosis somewhere else. In fact, doctors have known for a long time that the amount of visible endometriosis has very little bearing on the symptoms. In this section, we discuss the ways endometriosis can damage different organs. (See Chapter 7 to find out how these changes can affect your fertility.)
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