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Rita Kay Payne, MD
(307) 527-7811
721 Sheridan Ave Ste 100
Cody, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1980

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Rand E Flory, MD
(307) 527-7811
721 Sheridan Ave
Cody, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dale Ray Myers
(307) 587-1155
721 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY
Education
English
Professional Memberships
West Park Hospital, Cody, WY, Powell Hospital, Powell, WY

Jeffrey Dean Storey, MD
(307) 634-5216
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kirk Thomas Shamley, MD
(307) 637-7886
620 W 19th St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dale R Myers
(307) 587-1155
721 Sheridan Ave
Cody, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rodni N. Cruz
(307) 587-3133
721 Sheridan Ave
Cody, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
Elaine Wright Receptionist
Mallory Cruz Billing


Lisa B. Williams
(307) 527-7811
A Woman's Place
Cody, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education
English
Professional Memberships
West Park Hospital, Powell Valley, Washakie Medical Center

James Clayton Brubaker
(307) 332-2941
745 Buena Vista Dr
Lander, WY
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert John Fagnant, MD
(307) 362-1861
3000 College Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Infectious Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital Of Sweetwate, Rock Springs, Wy
Group Practice: College Hill Obstetrics

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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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