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Dennis Ray Hartung, MD
(907) 353-5253
1060 Gaffney Rd
Fort Wainwright, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1990

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Corrine Leistikow
(907) 459-3511
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard Stacey Anderson
(907) 452-8181
1650 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Karl Baurick
(907) 479-7701
1919 Lathrop St # 108
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Richard Hess
(907) 459-3540
1275 Sadler Way #101
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Karl Bruno Baurick
(907) 479-7701
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dianne Carlill
(907) 459-3500
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Victor Bartling
(907) 459-3511
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Allen Worrall Jr, MD
(907) 452-1761
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1948

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G Phillips Thomas, MD
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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