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James Ellsworth Bunker, MD
(850) 505-6750
28 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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Cheri A Brodhurst, MD
(802) 463-3940
387 Canal St
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1975

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James Bunker
(802) 257-8382
28 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, VT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Judith Mcbean
(802) 257-8382
28 Belmont Avenue
Brattleboro, VT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Christopher J Mills, MD
(603) 354-5400
590 Court St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1993

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Judith Howard Mc Bean, MD
(802) 656-1235
28 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.James E. Bunker
(802) 257-8382
28 Belmont Avenue
Brattleboro, VT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Brattleboro Memorial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Hector A Carrasquillo, MD
(802) 463-3940
387 Canal St
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1975

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Joanne E Bulley, MD
(603) 357-5800
61 Summer St
Keene, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Joanne Bulley
(603) 357-5800
61 Summer Street
Keene, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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