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Todd Alward Richards, MD
(479) 631-2100
3101 SE 14th St
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1994

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James Todd Hannah
(479) 271-0005
2900 Medical Center Pkwy
Bentonville, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Chad Hill, MD
910 NW 7th St
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Lawrence Schmitz
(479) 271-0005
2900 Medical Center Pkwy
Bentonville, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.AMY FRY
(479) 271-0005
1200 Southeast 28th Street #2
Bentonville, AR
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.9, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Paul Becton Jr, MD
(479) 271-9393
906 NW 8th St
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1980

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Amy De Anne Sarver, MD
(479) 273-2222
2703 SE G St
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1997

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Randall E Feezell, MD
(479) 631-2100
3101 SE 14th St
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.LAWRENCE SCHMITZ
(479) 271-0005
1200 Southeast 28th Street #2
Bentonville, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Martin Allen Taylor, MD
(479) 273-9024
3400 John Rollow Dr
Bentonville, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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