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Richard Paul Kradel
(479) 452-2077
6801 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John David McClanahan
(479) 785-2229
3224 S 70th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Timothy James Bell, DO
(479) 788-4000
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1985

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Thomas R Wood
(479) 484-5901
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael Eugene Marvin, MD
(479) 484-5901
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1984

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Casey Earl Laws, DO
(479) 785-2229
7001 Rogers Ave Ste 502
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Stephen Torres
(479) 274-5000
7001 Rogers Ave # 500
Fort Smith, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Edwards
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Norma Smith Basinger
(479) 484-7100
2713 S 74th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mike Berumen
(479) 484-7100
2713 S 74th St
Fort Smith, AR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stuart Dean Haraway, MD
(479) 484-4707
7001 Rogers Avenue Street 400 4th Floor
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Sparks Reg Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar; St Edward Mercy Med Ctr, Fort Smith, Ar
Group Practice: Cooper Clinic

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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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