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Endometriosis Bastrop LA

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Ernest Mung-Yuk Mak, MD
(318) 281-3666
316 W Walnut Ave
Bastrop, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1972

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Rafael Bernard Armstrong
(318) 323-2244
3408 Medical Park Dr
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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J Rose Pharr, MD
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Dawn Pennebaker
(318) 388-4030
3424 Medical Park Dr # 1
Monroe, LA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
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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Adrienne M Williams
(318) 322-7119
3424 Medical Park Dr
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Terence R Tugwell
(318) 388-4030
3424 Medical Park Dr
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Terence Randolph Tugwell, MD
(318) 361-9299
3424 Medical Park Dr
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1981

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Rafael Bernard Armstrong, MD
(318) 323-2244
3408 Medicine Parks Drive
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Med Ctr, Monroe, La; North Monroe Hospital, Monroe, La
Group Practice: Womens Healthcare

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Jason B Wilson
(318) 361-9299
3424 Medical Park Dr
Monroe, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Wayne Smith, MD
(318) 322-7142
3418 Medical Park Dr Ste 6
Monroe, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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