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Endometriosis Windham ME

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Ronald William Taylor, DO
53 Mere Wind Dr
Cumberland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1977

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Bethany M Hays
(207) 781-4488
202 Us Route 1
Falmouth, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bethany Rebecca Hays, MD
(207) 846-6163
202 US Route 1
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974

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Carol Rebecca Ward, MD
(207) 871-0666
331 Veranda St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me
Group Practice: Poirier & Grillo Midwifery

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Ann Louise Trask, MD
(319) 356-3605
535 Ocean Ave
Portland, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1993

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Eugene C McCann, MD FACS
(207) 781-3064
5 McKinley Rd
Falmouth, ME
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia
Graduation Year: 1942

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George Paul Savidge, MD
(207) 874-2445
249 Foreside Rd
Falmouth, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1971

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E Allan McLean, MD FACS
331 Foreside Rd
Falmouth, ME
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell
Graduation Year: 1934

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Dr.Carol Ward
(207) 871-0666
535 Ocean Avenue #1
Portland, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Portland, Me
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Dr.Anne Rainville
(207) 885-8400
535 Ocean Ave # 2
Portland, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.6, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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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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