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Monica Renner Stone, MD
(334) 277-4303
67 Kingswood Dr Ste A
Campbellsville, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1983

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Lewis Wayne Cornelius, MD
(270) 465-3561
PO Box 4160
Campbellsville, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1979

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David Montgomery, MD
(330) 869-9777
95 Kingswood Dr
Campbellsville, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1977

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Julia Mortimer Watkins, MD
(270) 465-2821
105B Greenbriar Dr
Campbellsville, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Doctors Hosp, Little Rock, Ar; Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Women's Ctr

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Donald E Shackleford, MD
(270) 465-3568
67 Kingswood Dr
Campbellsville, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1986

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Donald E Shackleford
(270) 465-3568
1698 Old Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Steven Junior VanMeter
(270) 465-3568
1698 Old Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Saml Shipp, MD
(270) 465-4936
1800 Old Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1973

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Susan M Burress
(270) 465-3561
1698 Old Lebanon Rd
Campbellsville, KY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark A Ackermann
(270) 699-2229
330 Loretto Rd Ste 500a
Lebanon, KY
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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