Endometriosis often implants on the pelvic peritoneum, a membrane that lines the pelvic and abdominal cavities and covers most of the organs. The initial inflammatory reaction to the irritation of this peritoneum by endometriosis may be to form clear vesicles (look like blisters = “atypical endometriosis” see http://www.thenewjerseyfemaleinfertilitycenter.com/p_ovary_03.php ). These endometriosis lesions can progress to red flame lesions (looks like strawberry jam = “atypical endometriosis” see http://www.thenewjerseyfemaleinfertilitycenter.com/p_pelvic_cavity_02.php ). Then these red flame endometiosis lesions can develop into brown or black lesions (look like powder burn marks = “classic endometriosis” see http://www.thenewjerseyfemaleinfertilitycenter.com/p_ovary_04.php). Finally, endometriosis lesions can become irregular white scarred lesions (“burned out endometriosis”). Endometriosis can also form ovarian cysts, called endometriomas or “chocolate cysts.” See http://www.thenewjerseyfemaleinfertilitycenter.com/p_ovary_05.php for an example.
By examining endometriosis pictures one can become aware of the wide range of appearances of this potentially disabling problem. Endometriosis repair often improves fertility and relieves pelvic pain that is caused by this common problem. It is important to have an endometriosis expert treat the endometriosis from the onset for best results.
Dr. Eric Daiter at The NJ Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, LLC has extensive experience in the treatment of endometriosis and would be happy to help you. For an appointment to discuss your situation with Dr. Daiter, please call the office at 908 226 0250. You can also visit us on the web at http://www.drericdaitermd.com/or http://www.ericdaiter.com/