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Endometriosis Little Rock AR

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Arkansas Fertility & Gynecology Associates
(877) 801-5353
9101 Kanis Road, Suite 300
Little Rock, AR
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Francisco Batres
(501) 801-1200
9101 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Endocrinology

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Terrance J Zuerlein
(501) 225-8821
18 Corporate Hill Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dr.Charles Phillips
(501) 227-5885
9601 Lile Dr # 500
Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Baptist Medical Center-Lr
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Kenneth Ray Griffis, MD
(317) 962-6600
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Pamela J. Wills
(501) 907-1204
Ste 800, 9601 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dean M Moutos
(501) 801-1200
9101 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Endocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Charles Edgar Phillips, MD
(501) 227-5885
9601 Lile Dr Ste 500
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1975

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Kenneth Gene Singleton, MD
(501) 224-5500
1 Lile Ct Ste 200
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1995

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Guy Michael Henry, MD
(501) 224-5500
1 Lile Ct Ste 200
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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