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Endometriosis Hilton Head Island SC

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Clarence C Briscoe, MD FACS
300 Woodhaven Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1935

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Tracy Ann Blusewicz, MD
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Glenn Neil Love, MD
(843) 681-4977
PO Box 21752island Med Plz
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1965

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Glenn Neil Love
(843) 681-4977
35 Bill Fries Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Tracy Ann Blusewicz, MD
100 Exchange St
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Donald Long Hilton, MD
(409) 724-7839
PO Box 7928
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1960

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Donald B Kopenhaver, MD FACS
64 Off Shr
Hilton Head Island, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1958

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Tracy Ann Blusewicz
(843) 341-3996
60 Main St
Hilton Head, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Earl Lawton Orr, MD
(843) 342-2360
21 Mathews Dr Ste 10
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1960

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James Bryant Edwards III, MD
(843) 681-8002
50 Verbena Ln Apt 2403
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, Sc
Group Practice: Ob/Gyn Assoc

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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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