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Gregg Willard Carlson, MD
(580) 226-3543
PO Box 1765
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Midland Reg Med Ctr, Aberdeen, Sd
Group Practice: Obstetrics & Gynecology Assoc

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Mary R Parker, MD
(580) 224-9400
1045 15th Ave NW
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1989

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John Donald Becker, MD
(580) 223-6134
1045 15th Ave NW
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Memorial Health Center, Ardmore, Ok
Group Practice: Ardmore Obstetrics Inc

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Pamela Lynn Kimbrough, MD
(303) 861-4914
1045 15th Ave NW
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1986

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Mary Riley Parker
(580) 223-3216
2002 12th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Richard Lehman
(580) 226-7800
921 14th Avenue Northwest
Ardmore, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Mark E Melton, DO
2007 N Commerce St
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1990

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Richard Troy Lehman, DO
Ardmore, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1999

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Mark Edward Melton
(580) 224-9000
731 12th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.James Forrestall
(580) 223-3411
830 16th Avenue Northwest
Ardmore, OK
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mercy Memial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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