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Nancy Kersey Cooley, MD
(952) 442-2137
3000 Hundertmark Rd
Chaska, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1989

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Larissa Lynn Nelson, MD
1515 Saint Francis Ave
Shakopee, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1999

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LaRissa Nelson
(952) 993-7750
1415 Saint Francis Ave
Shakopee, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark L Anderson
(952) 993-7750
1415 Saint Francis Ave
Shakopee, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Beatrice Anne Burke, MD
(912) 934-5111
7009 Cheyenne Trl
Chanhassen, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1987

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Robert Allan Nordland, MD
(952) 442-2137
3000 Hundertmark Rd
Chaska, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Ridgeview Med Ctr, Waconia, Mn
Group Practice: Western Ob Gyn Ltd At Queen Of Peace Clinic; Western Ob Gyn Ltd; Western Ob Gyn Ltd At Ridgeview Medical Center

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Robert Myron Ahrens Jr, MD
(952) 887-6600
Chanhassen, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.Larissa Nelson
(952) 993-7750
1415 Saint Francis Avenue #200
Shakopee, MN
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.6, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Susan Torkelson
(952) 993-7750
1415 Saint Francis Ave
Shakopee, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Laura Mueller
(952) 993-7800
1415 Saint Francis Ave
Shakopee, MN
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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