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William M Johnson III, MD
(205) 271-1600
Anniston, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.James Daniel
(253) 236-9995
721 E 10th St # C
Anniston, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: N E Alabama Reg Med Ctr, Anniston, Al
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Lawrence R Jones
(256) 237-6755
901 Leighton Ave
Anniston, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Wilbur Mullis, MD
(256) 237-2610
721 E 10th St
Anniston, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1970

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Ronald Mitchell Stewart, MD
(256) 236-4437
901 Leighton Ave Ste 202
Anniston, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: N E Alabama Reg Med Ctr, Anniston, Al; Stringfellow Mem Hosp, Anniston, Al
Group Practice: NE Alabama Ob-Gyn

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Lucy Katherine Ballard, MD
(256) 237-6755
901 Leighton Ave
Anniston, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1995

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Barbara Louise Moersch
(256) 238-0448
825 Keith Ave
Anniston, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dan Howard Hudson, MD
(205) 930-1800
1525 Leighton Ave
Anniston, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1990

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Barbara Louise Moersch, MD
(256) 238-0448
825 Keith Ave
Anniston, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1974

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L Gary Craddock, MD
(256) 237-6755
901 Leighton Ave Ste 501
Anniston, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: N E Alabama Reg Med Ctr, Anniston, Al; Stringfellow Mem Hosp, Anniston, Al
Group Practice: Anniston Ob-Gyn Assoc

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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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