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Dana Paul Damron, MD
(802) 847-5111
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1989

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David Neal Jackson, MD
(406) 237-5888
2900 12th Ave N Ste 130W
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1983

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Clayton H Mc Cracken, MD
(406) 238-2268
2525 4th Avenue North South
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1988

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Trevor John Miller, MD
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 2001

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Michael A Covlin, MD
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1994

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Janet Lynn Dietrich, MD
(406) 245-4100
90 Poly Dr Ste 5
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1981

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James R Harris
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Camille Osborn
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Billings Clinic
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michael Kenneth Bush, MD
(928) 726-5950
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1975

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James Chadwick Hinshaw, MD
(406) 452-9989
1232 N 30th St
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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