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Endometriosis Brevard NC

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Carmelo Abel Hernandez, MD
(828) 884-8850
1 Medical Park Dr
Brevard, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robert Joe Hawk, MD
(828) 884-9870
1220 Asheville Hwy
Brevard, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Transylvania Community Hosp, Brevard, Nc
Group Practice: Transylvania Ob-Gyn

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Kent John Scherr, MD
513 N Justice St
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1996

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Andrea Currens, MD
(828) 771-5500
741 6th Ave W
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1997

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H Eugene Dennison, MD
(800) 475-2259
630 5th Ave W
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1961

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David Martin Gebb, MD
(828) 884-2118
1408 Asheville Hwy
Brevard, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1969

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Robert Le Roy Bailey, MD
(208) 345-5250
6431 Brevard Rd
Etowah, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1966

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Calvin Earl Thomas, MD
(828) 692-6262
512 6th Ave W
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1992

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Benjamin Turner Oldham, MD
(931) 804-3818
630 5th Ave W
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1988

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Kathryn Furr Patten, MD
(828) 692-2258
630 5th Ave W
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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