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Thomas Edward Grande, MD
(952) 227-9141
8451 East Point Douglas Road South South
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jeffrey Patrick Phelan, MD
(626) 440-1503
8611 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1973

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Leslie S Meyer, MD
(770) 474-0064
4991 Wild Canyon Ct
Woodbury, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr.Barbara Toppin
(651) 686-6400
1875 Woodwinds Dr # St110
Saint Paul, MN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Woodwinds
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Buvana R Reddy
(651) 702-5300
8450 Seasons Pkwy
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark Wayne Austin, MD
8611 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kristine Michelle King, MD
8611 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 2001

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Barbara C Toppin
(651) 686-6400
1875 Woodwinds Drive
Woodbury, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jerald Michael Barnard, MD
(651) 221-8974
8360 City Centre Dr
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jerald Barnard
(651) 739-1848
8360 City Centre Dr
Woodbury, 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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