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Beth R Schubert, MD
(302) 224-9400
875 AAA Blvd
Newark, DE
Business
Just for Women Ob/Gyn PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Leah Marie Maderia, MD
Bear, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 2003

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Jose S Picazo
(302) 738-6535
600 Christiana Medical Ctr
Newark, DE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Edward Bradfield, MD
(302) 392-4039
1240 Peoples Plz
Newark, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1976

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Janice Tildon Burton, MD
(302) 832-1124
2600 Glasgow Ave
Newark, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De; Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De

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Kelley Lyn Sturrock, MD
Bear, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 2000

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Danielle E Castagnola, MD
Bear, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Allegheny Univ Of Hlth Sciences, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 2003

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Jose Soriano Picazo, MD
(302) 738-6535
600 Christiana Medical Ctr
Newark, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Hosp, Newark, De

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Samantha De Luca, DO
Newark, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1999

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Ronaldo L Domingo, MD
(302) 731-5548
620 Christiana Medical Ctr
Newark, DE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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