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Kathryn A Copeland, MD
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1996

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James Lowell Teter, MD
(317) 575-7300
13250 Hazel Dell Pkwy
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.Deborah Delrosario
13250 Hazel Dell Pkwy # 100
Carmel, IN
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Lee Gentry, MD
(317) 817-1300
201 Pennsylvania Pkwy Ste 205
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hosp Of Indiana, Indianapolis, In; St Francis South Campus, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Welborn Clnc

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Evelyn W White
(317) 814-4500
11725 Illinois Street
Carmel, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Elizabeth Anne Wolf
(317) 814-4500
11725 Illinois St
Carmel, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Julie A Hirsch
(317) 814-4500
11725 Illinois St
Carmel, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christopher S Mernitz, MD
(317) 575-7300
13430 N Meridian St
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1995

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Maret R Cline
(317) 573-7050
13430 N Meridian St
Carmel, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Evelyn White
(317) 875-7333
11725 North Illinois Street #595
Carmel, IN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp And Health Car, Indianapolis, In
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, 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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