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Jodi Schulz
(507) 373-2384
404 W Fountain St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephen Edward Thorn, MD
(507) 373-2384
113 E Clark St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn
Group Practice: Albert Lea Clinic-Mayo Health

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Stephen Edward Thorn
(507) 373-2384
404 W Fountain St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ann K Friedmann, MD
(507) 333-3300
113 Clark Street
Albert Lea, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1993

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Laurence Howard Nace, MD
(507) 437-6919
1000 1st Place North West
Austin, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Austin Med Ctr, Austin, Mn
Group Practice: Austin Medical Ctr-Mayo Health

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Kim Marie Harmon, MD
(507) 373-2384
113 E Clark St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Naeve Hospital, Albert Lea, Mn
Group Practice: Albert Lea Medical Ctr

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Stephanie Rachel Nainani
(507) 373-2384
404 W Fountain St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Mario Lombardi
(507) 373-2384
404 W Fountain St
Albert Lea, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Briggs Coppes
(507) 434-1092
1000 1st Dr Nw
Austin, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Laurence Howard Nace
(507) 434-1092
1000 1st Dr Nw
Austin, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Endometriosis Explained

Endometriosis Explained

Endometriosis develops in many women as a result of tissue (similar to the endometrium) that begins to grow outside of the uterus. The endometrium is the lining in the womb, and changes each month with menstruation. When a woman has endometriosis, it causes stomach pain, uncomfortable menstruation, and infertility in 40% of women who are affected.

Doctors are not entirely sure what causes endometriosis, but it is suspected that menstruation that happens backwards through the fallopian tubes could be responsible. Other physicians believe that there is a correlation between women who have never had children and the development of endometriosis. There have been many studies done on endometriosis, but health care providers still do not have a definitive answer on what leads to this tissue growing abnormally in the body.
Your menstrual blood is made up of endometrial glands, blood and connective tissue, and endometrial epithelium. In women who suffer from endometriosis, the endometrium breaks into pieces, and is discarded into the vagina as it is in women with normal cycles. However, in the case of endometriosis, the blood escapes through openings in the womb into the fallopian tubes and into the peritoneal cavity. These pieces then attach themselves to the layer of the peritoneal cavity and start to grow, which causes pain.

Endometriosis can be extremely painful, and can also cause emotional stress to women, especially if infertility is present. Some women who develop endometriosis are quite young, and must deal with potential infertility before they have had a chance to become pregnant.

To diagnose endometriosis, your doctor will perform a laparoscopy, which involves using a laparoscope to view the reproductive organs. Usually, women are alerted to endometriosis by stomach pain and painful sexual intercourse. It is important that you seek treatment if you suspect that you may have endometriosis, as the sooner i...

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