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Dale N Akkerman
(952) 993-8700
14000 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Christopher Sabal
(952) 993-8700
14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Leland Phillip Cheng, MD
(952) 993-8700
14000 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Jacalyn Dicello
(651) 224-4897
14000 Nicollet Avenue #204
Burnsville, MN
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Suzin Cho
(952) 920-2200
305 E Nicollet Blvd # 170
Burnsville, MN
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Dale Newton Akkerman, MD
(952) 993-8700
1705 Sunrise Ct
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1981

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Catherine Lee Kodama
(952) 892-8770
303 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Dale Akkerman
(952) 993-8700
14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Fairview Ridges
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Kathryn Ann Tweedy, MD
(612) 273-3000
305 E Nicollet Blvd
Burnsville, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Thomas Noonan
(952) 920-7001
303 E Nicollet Blvd # 160
Burnsville, MN
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 5, 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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