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Kara A Pitt, MD
(508) 941-6444
650 Centre St
Brockton, MA
Business
Womens Health Affiliates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James August Marquardt, MD
(617) 735-8800
1 Brookline Pl Ste 225
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Brigham & Womens Hosp, Boston, Ma; Good Samaritan Med Ctr, Brockton, Ma; Brockton Hosp, Brockton, Ma

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Cindy G Kobelin, MD
(617) 754-5580
1 Brookline Pl Ste 123
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1994

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Brenda S Baker
(617) 566-1535
1 Brookline Pl
Brookline, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Alan Altman
(617) 232-0202
55 Pond Ave
Brookline, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Tracy Zinner
(617) 732-6399
1 Brookline Pl # 521
Brookline, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1998
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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Ushakiran V Sarma
(617) 566-1535
1 Brookline Pl
Brookline, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Merle J Berger, MD
(617) 735-9000
1 Brookline Pl Ste 602
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1966

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Shiao-Yu Lee
(617) 731-6670
1180 Beacon St
Brookline, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jerome M Federschneider, MD
(617) 735-8910
1 Brookline Pl Ste 322
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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