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Teresa Marie Vanderlinde
(603) 516-0000
839 Central Ave Ste 1
Dover, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Colene Marie Arnold, MD
770 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1999

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Cynthia Soffen Cooper
(603) 749-4963
15 Old Rollinsford Rd
Dover, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pamela S Bertram
(603) 742-0101
770 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Julie A Bleyenberg
(603) 742-2424
700 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Janet Perkins-Howland
(603) 742-0101
770 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Jeffrey M. Segil
(603) 742-2424
700 Central Avenue # 1
Dover, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Dr.Cynthia Cooper
(603) 749-4963
15 Old Rollinsford Road #102
Dover, NH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, Nh
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Rebecca A Banaski
(603) 742-0101
770 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Anne Hosley Kalter, MD
(603) 749-4963
15 Old Rollinsford Rd Ste 201
Dover, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, Nh
Group Practice: Gynecology & Infertility Assoc

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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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