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Endometriosis Waipahu HI

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Advanced Reproductive Center of Hawaii
(808) 949-6611
1319 Punahou Street #520
Honolulu, HI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Jon Shinichi Fujita
(808) 676-5629
94-216 Farrington Hwy B2-207
Waipahu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mabel S Wong
(808) 432-3100
94-1480 Moaniani St
Waipahu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kimie Kimiye Hirabayashi, MD
(808) 834-9441
94-235 Leoku St
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1984

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Michael Aaronoff
(808) 671-0090
94-235 Hanawai Cir
Waipahu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute (PIVF)
(808) 946-2226
1319 Punahou Street, Ste. 980
Honolulu, HI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

Data Provided by:
Jolene M Bachman
(808) 432-3100
94-1480 Moaniani St
Waipahu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bradley Ward Sakaguchi, MD
(808) 671-5449
Waipahu, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1994

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Cheryl L Leialoha
(808) 676-4718
94-216 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Hyewon J Ing
(808) 432-3100
94-1480 Moaniani St
Waipahu, HI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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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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