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Endometriosis Morehead KY

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Robert Hastings Doepke, MD
(606) 784-6641
234 Madden Ln
Morehead, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970

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Scott Richard Morehead, MD
234 Medicine Circle
Morehead, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1994

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Victor Alexander David, MD
(925) 939-1936
Cave Run Clin 425 Clin Drive
Morehead, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Kaiser Found Hosp-Oakland, Oakland, Ca

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Robert H Doepke
(606) 784-6641
234 Medical Circle
Morehead, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Hastings Doepke
(606) 784-6641
Morehead Clinic Women's Care Center
Morehead, KY
Specialty
Ultrasonography
Education
English
Professional Memberships
St. Claire Medical Center

Arvis Porter, MD
(606) 784-7524
163 E Main St
Morehead, KY
Specialties
General Practice, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1962

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Stephen Basil Mitchell
(606) 784-6641
234 Medical Circle
Morehead, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Charles I Smith
(606) 784-6641
234 Medical Circle
Morehead, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephen B. Mitchell
(606) 207-2931
UK Morehead Women's Healthcare
Morehead, KY
Education
English
Professional Memberships
St. Claire Regional Medical Center

Brian K Priddle, MD
(606) 678-07-5
333 Bogle St
Somerset, KY
Business
Lake Cumberland Womens Health Specialists
Specialties
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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