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Endometriosis Omaha NE

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Kevin Ray Emge, DO
(402) 559-7405
984455 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Iowa Lutheran Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: Mercy Medical Center Administration Office

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Robert C Olesh
(402) 559-9800
988095 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jaqueline Marshall Worth, MD
983280 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincents Hospital, New York, Ny
Group Practice: Lenox Hill Hospital

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Nahia J Amoura
(402) 559-9800
988095 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph C Scott
(402) 559-9800
988095 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Amanda Elizabeth Prokop, MD
600 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 2001

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Sylvia Ziegenbein
(402) 559-9800
988095 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Curtis Olesh, MD
(402) 559-5326
44th and Emile Streets,
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1976

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Neena Agarwala
(402) 559-9800
988095 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kai Duen Fu, MD
(407) 898-9922
983135 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
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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