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Endometriosis Washington DC

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Boston IVF
(888) 300-2483
130 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
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The Muasher Center for Fertility and IVF
(703) 542-3610
8501 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA
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Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center
(888) 761-1967
5001 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD
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Lewis R Townsend, MD
(301) 897-9817
10215 Fernwood Rd
Bethesda,, MD
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Contemporary Womens Health Care Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Scott George Williams, MD
(202) 782-1774
631 D St NW Apt 1129
Washington, DC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1991

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George Washington Univ Fertility Center
(202) 741-2520
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 10-410
Washington, DC
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Genetics and IVF Institute
(703) 698-7355
3015 Williams Drive, Suite 203
Fairfax, VA
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Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine
(703) 437-7722
11150 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 100
Reston, VA
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Shen-Sho Tseng MD
(301) 212-9447
9075 Shady Grove Ct
Gaithersburg, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ralph Thomas De Palma, MD
(510) 653-3335
810 Vermont Ave NW # 111B
Washington, DC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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