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Dr.Ilene Olson
(515) 574-6870
804 Kenyon Rd # 220
Fort Dodge, IA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Trinity Reg Hosp, Fort Dodge, Ia
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.Brian Welch
(515) 574-6870
804 Kenyon Rd # 220
Fort Dodge, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ilene Rae Olson, MD
(515) 574-6870
804 Kenyon Rd Ste 220
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Reg Hosp, Fort Dodge, Ia
Group Practice: Trimark Physicians Group

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Ilene R Olson
(515) 574-6870
804 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Brian L. Welch
(515) 574-6870
Trimark Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialty
Infertility,
Education
English
Professional Memberships
Trinity Regional Hospital

J Guthrie McCarroll, MD FACS
915 7th Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Queen''s
Graduation Year: 1939

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Brian L Welch
(515) 574-6870
804 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Herman M Tan, MD
(515) 576-6699
1154 Colonial Dr
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Malaya, Fac Perubatan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Graduation Year: 1969

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Robert T OConnor
(515) 574-6870
804 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mulumebet Haileselassie
(563) 336-3000
500 W River Dr
Davenport, IA
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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