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Cathy A Reeb-Alba, MD
(920) 730-4413
1531 S Madison St
Appleton, WI
Business
Affinity Medical Group OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.BRIAN DOBBINS
(920) 496-4700
2500 East Enterprise Avenue
Appleton, WI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert Scott Segnit, MD
(310) 208-0118
1531 S Madison St
Appleton, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1974

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Rebecca Ann Thousand, MD
1531 S Madison St
Appleton, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 2001

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Kimberly J Seeger
(920) 738-2000
1506 S Oneida St
Appleton, WI
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Cathy Ann Reeb Alba, MD
(920) 730-4412
1531 S Madison St Ste 350
Appleton, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1981

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William James Peplinski, MD
Appleton, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1977

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Christopher W Wagener, MD
(920) 730-4413
1531 S Madison St
Appleton, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeths Hospital, Appleton, Wi; Theda Clark Reg Med Ctr, Neenah, Wi
Group Practice: Affinity Medical Group

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Raymon E Darling
(920) 730-4413
1531 S Madison St
Appleton, WI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Howard L Kidd
(920) 738-2000
1506 S Oneida St
Appleton, WI
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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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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