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Carmen F Alfonso, DO
(928) 522-8459
1500 E Cedar Ave Ste 80
Flagstaff, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1990

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William Jos Herrmann, MD
(928) 779-9250
3100 N West St
Flagstaff, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1977

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Holly K Vigil
(928) 779-9250
3100 N West St # 300
Flagstaff, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Linda L Nassif
(928) 779-9250
3100 N West St
Flagstaff, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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E Elizabeth Claxton, MD
(928) 779-9250
1100 N San Francisco St Ste B
Flagstaff, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1993

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Marcelyn Ann Le Pique, MD
(208) 385-9330
3100 N West St Ste 300
Flagstaff, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gael P Wager, MD
(928) 773-2586
3100 N West St
Flagstaff, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Linda Nassif
(928) 779-9250
3100 North West Street
Flagstaff, AZ
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William J Hermann, MD
(928) 779-9250
3100 N West St Ste 300
Flagstaff, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1977

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Perry Yung-ping Lin
(928) 773-2500
77 W Forest Ave
Flagstaff, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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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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