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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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Kari Barrett
(406) 237-7076
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Kathleen Stevens
(406) 237-7076
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dr.Sandra Johnson
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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Raymond Kindley Wright, MD
(410) 879-6847
2800 10th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1972

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Camille Susan Mc Intosh, MD
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1996

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Maureen C Lucas
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark Edward Randak, MD
(406) 238-2362
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1975

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Ieva Lena Bailey, MD
(406) 238-6010
2900 12th Avenue North South
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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