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Endometriosis Missoula MT

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Dr.Lynn Montgomery
1211 South Reserve Street #101
Missoula, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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Jeffrey Karl Lindley
(406) 327-1850
3075 N Reserve St
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lindsay Ann Richards, MD
(406) 721-5600
515 W Front St
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977

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Craig William McCoy
(406) 728-8170
2825 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lindsay A Richards
(406) 721-5600
2835 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Jeanne Hebl
(406) 549-0978
1211 South Reserve Street #101
Missoula, MT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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John Trumbull Harlan, MD
325 9th Avenue
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Lynn D Montgomery, MD
2835 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 304
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Timothy Burke
(406) 721-9999
2835 Fort Missoula Rd #305
Missoula, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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Jesse James Pitt, MD
(406) 721-1640
2825 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 225
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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