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Endometriosis Lebanon TN

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Alan Wayne Roundtree, MD
(615) 449-6780
1421 W Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

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Billy James Taylor, MD
PO Box 1406
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1972

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Darlene Elizabeth Fogg, MD
1421B W Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1997

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Clarinda Burtion-Shannon
(615) 547-5400
1420 W Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Cathy Alice Deppen, MD
(615) 874-8006
1432 W Main St Ste 700
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Cathy Deppen
(615) 874-8006
1432 W Main St # 700
Lebanon, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Summit
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Charles Bedford Lanning Jr, MD
(615) 449-6780
1421 W Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1981

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Clarinda Burton Shannon, MD
(615) 444-5102
437 Park Ave
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1984

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Alton Wayne Pickett, MD
(615) 444-5102
437 Park Ave
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1971

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Sueann Mc Guire, MD
Mount Juliet, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
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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