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M Bruce Hirsch, MD
(615) 284-7755
2021 Church St
Nashville, TN
Business
Nashville Ob/Gyn Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Omar Louis Hamada, MD
(615) 462-0111
1581 Fawn Creek Rd
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Arabic
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1993

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William D Edmondson
(615) 376-8195
1607 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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David Glen Truett, MD
330 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael Lynn Bennett, MD
(615) 284-4444
9404 Smithson Ln
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1975

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Katherine Clarke Haney MD
(615) 329-1242
2201 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephen Michael Staggs, MD
(615) 373-1255
343 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1978

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Molly Syamali Chatterjee, MD
(615) 330-5629
1195 Old Hickory Blvd Ste 202
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
Hindi, Other
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Hosp, Nashville, Tn; Centennial Med Ctr/West Side, Nashville, Tn

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Roy Perry Burch Jr, MD
(615) 373-1255
343 Franklin Rd Ste 108
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1987

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Molly Syamali Chatterjee
(615) 377-8077
1195 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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