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Ralph L Magnusson
(651) 464-7100
1540 Lake St S
Forest Lake, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ralph Lee Magnusson, MD
(651) 464-7100
25611 W Comfort Dr
Wyoming, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Matthew Anderson
(651) 653-0062
5200 Fairview Boulevard
Wyoming, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St. Johns Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Jennifer Peoples
(651) 254-3500
5200 Fairview Boulevard
Wyoming, MN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Javed M Malik
(651) 426-1980
1430 Highway 96 E
White Bear Lake, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Kay Durfee, MD
5200 Fairview Blvd
Wyoming, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1997

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SonDra S Mericle
(651) 982-7670
5200 Fairview Blvd
Wyoming, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sondra Stickney Mericle, MD
5200 Fairview Blvd
Wyoming, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1986

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Matthew William Anderson
(651) 982-7670
5200 Fairview Blvd
Wyoming, MN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Synergy Family Physicians
(651) 287-8780
4422 White Bear Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN
Services
Women's Health, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, General Practice, Family Practice
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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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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