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Annie Srethabhakti-Liau
(617) 253-1315
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sarah Louise Crane, MD
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1990

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Cheryl Hamlin
(617) 665-1660
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Miriam D Goldfarb
(617) 665-3600
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Andrea Chisholm, MD
(617) 665-2849
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1995

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Heather Jane Alker, MD
(617) 665-2800
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Ma
Group Practice: Women'S Health Ctr

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Magdi T Soliman
(617) 665-2800
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Cheryl Lynn Hamlin, MD
(617) 665-2800
26 Central St # 1FL
Somerville, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Chana Wasserman
(617) 253-0556
77 Massachusetts Avenue #268
Cambridge, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Mit Medical
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Arthur G Spector
(617) 665-2800
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
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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