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Endometriosis Baton Rouge LA

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Linda Sue Stewart, MD
(619) 581-0081
604 Chevelle Ct
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gerald Edwin Stack, MD
(225) 924-0244
8786 Goodwood Blvd Ste 106
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.RAMON AIZPURUA
(225) 926-9272
761 Colonial Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Terrie Thomas
(225) 201-0505
781 Colonial Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.1, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Mathew Abrams, MD
(225) 929-7070
673 E Airport Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Renee Savoy Harris, MD
(225) 201-0505
781 Colonial Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1984

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D Wade Hollensworth, MD
(225) 926-1503
707 Rapides St
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dale Craig Robinson, MD
3401 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Yolunda Taylor
(225) 201-0505
673 East Airport Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Womans Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Yolunda Denise J Taylor, MD
670 E Airport Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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