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Reproductive Science Inst - Suburban Philadelphia
(610) 981-6000
945 Chesterbrook Blvd.
Chesterbrook, PA
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Beth R Schubert, MD
(302) 224-9400
875 AAA Blvd
Newark, DE
Business
Just for Women Ob/Gyn PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Stanley Wiercinski
(302) 421-4775
2002 Foulk Rd # A
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Swathi S Vanguri
(302) 477-9660
2106 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Michael Cooksey
(302) 477-1375
3519 Silverside Rd # 204
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.9, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
(610) 527-0800
130 S. Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 1000
Bryn Mawr, PA
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Lawrence S Borow MD
(610) 668-1170
146 Montgomery Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Oona Kapur Likhyani, MD
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Allegheny Univ Of Hlth Sciences, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 2002

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John Compton Carlson
(302) 478-7973
3524 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Renee M Bender, DO
(302) 478-7973
3524 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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