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Endometriosis Anchorage AK

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Richard T Nist
(907) 563-6515
1151 Winners Cir
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robin Lynn Molsberry, MD
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1983

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Charles Gerald Ryan Jr, MD
(423) 507-8878
3340 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Athens Reg Med Ctr, Athens, Tn
Group Practice: Cornerstone Center For Women

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Benjamin A Garnett
(907) 729-3100
4320 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.George Gilson
(907) 729-3100
4320 Diplomacy Drive #2300
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Stephanie Eklund
(907) 729-3100
4320 Diplomacy Dr # 102
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Colleen Murphy
(907) 770-5432
4100 Lake Otis Parkway #330
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.9, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.George Stransky
(907) 562-2965
4231 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1969
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Catherine Fran Gohring, MD
(907) 563-7228
4115 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1987

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Allison T Gibbs
(907) 561-7111
3260 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Endometriosis



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Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition in which the cells that are normally found in the lining of the uterus escape the uterus through the fallopian tubes into places like the intestines and the ovaries. During the period, these cells try to bleed out in the same way that the rest of the utering lining does, but they can't get out, so they can cause serious pain. The tissue can become irritated and tissue of organs surrounding the uterus can become bound together by adhesions. There can also be scarring and and cysts on the reproductive organs.

What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?
• Heavy periods or bleeding between periods
• Painful periods
• Infertility
• Pain during intercourse
• Pain with bowel movements or urination

Note: these symptoms may indicate a wide variety of medical conditions. If you have any concerns, contact your doctor.

 

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What Causes Endometriosis?
There is some debate about what causes endometriosis, but one theory is that sometimes during her period a woman may bleed into her fallopian tubes and that rarely some of that blood may escape into the pelvic cavity. Another theory is that endometriosis happens much earlier in a woman's life, when she is still an embryo and the cells are still capable of assuming any task.

How is it Diagnosed?
A definitive diagnosis can only be made with a laparascopy, which is a very minor operation. In a laparascopy, the surgeon makes a very small incision and inserts a tube with a camera into the pelvis to look for adhesion and endometrial implants. Endometrial implants are groups of endometrial cells or cells of the type that line the uterus.

What Does it Mean in Terms of Fertility?
While some women with endometriosis will be able to get pregnant with no difficulty at all, some women will have fertility problems. Medical professionals estimate that around 70% of women with endometriosis will get pregnant within three years even without treatment.

There are two causes of infertility in women with endometriosis. The first is structural: adhesions or scar tissue can block the fallopian tubes. The second is hormonal: the hormones secreted by the endometrial tissue disrupt the regular hormone balance in the body. Hormonal treatment may help in some cases.

If there is a structural blockage, doctors may be able to perform what is referred to as conservative surgery to repair the damage. Success depends upon the level of damage.

If the ovaries respond to hormonal stimulation, often artificial insemination works. If the fallopian tubes are bad...

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