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Endometriosis Lexington SC

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Advanced Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology Institute
(803) 939-1515
2728 Sunset Blvd, Suite 305
West Columbia, SC
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Freddie Reynolds
(803) 359-3236
811 S Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stacy Lee Smithson, MD
(803) 359-3236
1404 W Main St
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Lexington Med Ctr, West Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: South Lake Ob-Gyn

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James Edward Estes, MD
(803) 936-8100
109 Hospital Dr W
West Columbia, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1989

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James E Estes
(803) 936-8100
2728 Sunset Blvd Ste 201
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Eliseo Ricardo Puig, MD
811 S Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1975

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Freddie Reynolds, MD
811 S Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Lexington Med Ctr, West Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: South Lake Ob-Gyn

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William A Potts, MD FACS
(803) 957-4413
131 W Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: State Univ(buffalo)
Graduation Year: 1944

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Frederick B Thompson
(803) 936-8100
2728 Sunset Blvd Ste 201
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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George P Gallery
(803) 936-8100
2728 Sunset Blvd Ste 201
West Columbia, SC
Specialty
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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