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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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Dr.C. Jane Wiggins
(907) 563-5151
Alaska Women's Health, 4115 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Providence
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.4, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Jennifer Retsinas
(907) 729-3971
4320 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Teryl Elam
(907) 222-9930
4001 Dale St # 105
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Melanie McCleave
(907) 278-2070
1200 Airport Heights Dr # 240
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.John Erkmann
(907) 264-2300
1200 Airport Heights Dr # 280
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Alaska Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Wendy Sue Cruz
(907) 279-2273
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ruth Higdon
(907) 222-9930
4001 Dale St
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology / Oncology

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Melanie Kae Mc Cleave, MD
1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 240
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1988

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Karen A McCreary
(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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