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Endometriosis Freeport IL

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Keith R Martin
(815) 233-0999
3103 W Kunkle Blvd
Freeport, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Andrew Weiss
(815) 599-6000
1036 W Stephenson St
Freeport, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Lawrence Rockey, MD
(815) 599-6319
1717 W Church St
Freeport, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1960

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Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
(847) 662-1818
30 Tower Court, Suite F
Gurnee, IL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Friberg Medical Associates
(847) 835-3388
385 Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Mohammed Farouk Isawi, MD
(815) 297-1362
750 Kiwanis Dr
Freeport, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1974

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Keith Reidar Martin, MD
(815) 599-6000
3103 W Kunkle Blvd
Freeport, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1988

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Reproductive Medicine Institute (RMI)
(847) 869-7777
233 East Erie Street - Suite 307
Chicago, IL
Services and Treatments Available
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Membership Organizations
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Fertility Centers of Illinois
(847) 849-1530
3703 W. Lake Avenue, Suite 103
Glenview, IL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Tanner Colegrove, MD
(847) 234-9110
900 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL
Business
Lake Forest Office of Westmoreland OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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