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What are endometriosis implants?

Endometrial implants refer to displaced endometrial tissue throughout the abdominal and pelvic area. Any endometrial tissue found outside of the uterus is called an implant. An endometrial implant can develop cysts and scar tissue and, in rare cases, turn cancerous.
Endometriosis implants occur in a condition called endometriosis, when the endometrial (inside) lining of the uterus is found in other locations of the body. Endometriosis implants are small parts of endometrial tissue that implant into another type of tissue, such as the ovaries.

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