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Endometriosis Birmingham AL

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Alabama Fertility Specialists
(205) 874-0000
2700 Highway 280, Suite 370 East
Birmingham, AL
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Janet Elizabeth Harris, MD
(864) 390-4148
619 South 19th Street
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 2000

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Charles Eugene Sharp Jr, MD
2700 10th Ave S Ste 306
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1989

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Ronald Wayne Orso
(205) 933-8334
800 Saint Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William M Johnson
(205) 271-1600
800 Saint Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christy S Heath
(205) 933-8334
800 Saint Vincents Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gilder Le Vaughn Wideman, MD
(205) 930-0115
1222 14th Ave S Ste 304
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1956

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Rowell Stanford Ashford, MD
(205) 934-2051
1526 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Dept Ob Gyn Univ Of Alabama; Jefferson Clinic Pc

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Holly Elizabeth Richter, MD
(205) 934-2051
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided by:
John Lee Edwards, MD
(205) 930-1800
806 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 500
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincents Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Henderson & Walton Women's Ctr

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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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