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Roland J Armstrong
(218) 333-5289
1233 34th St Nw
Bemidji, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Timothy Roy Beiswenger, MD
1233 34th St NW
Bemidji, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1999

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Mark E Colliton
(218) 333-5289
1233 34th St Nw
Bemidji, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark E Colliton, MD
(218) 759-5000
403 4th St NW Ste 240
Bemidji, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1990

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Terri Egeland Johnson, MD
(218) 751-9746
3807 Greenleaf Ave NW
Bemidji, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jane Grace Killgore
(218) 333-5289
1233 34th St Nw
Bemidji, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Raymond S Majkrzak
(218) 333-5000
1233 34th St Nw
Bemidji, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jane Grace Killgore, MD
(218) 333-5000
Bemidji Clin 1233 34th Street North West
Bemidji, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: North Country Regional Hospita, Bemidji, Mn; U S P H S Indian Hosp, Cass Lake, Mn
Group Practice: Merit Care Clinic

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Roland J Armstrong, MD
(218) 759-5000
1233 34th St NW
Bemidji, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1987

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Roland J. Armstrong
(218) 759-5289
1233 34th St. NW
Bemidji, MN
Specialty
Ultrasonography, Infertility,
Education
English
Professional Memberships
North Country Regional Hospital, Bemidji, MN, Clearwater County Memorial Hospital, Bagley, MN, Red Lake Indian Hospital, Red Lake, MN

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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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