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Robert H Gottlieb
(508) 872-1107
761 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ronald Earl Henderson, MD
9A Perry Henderson Dr
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincents Hosp, Birmingham, Al

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Stephen Bernard Young, MD
(508) 879-2550
1094 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1968

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Harold Jay Ginsburg, MD
(508) 485-4012
600 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1961

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Edmon Y Jacobson, MD
(508) 875-5585
85 Lincoln St
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1980

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Perry Anderson Henderson, MD
9A Perry Henderson Dr
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1958

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Robert Holden Gottlieb, MD
(508) 875-2184
761 Worcester Rd Fl 4
Framingham, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1986

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Joel Sender Rankin
(508) 383-1436
115 Lincoln St
Framingham, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Antonio A Matarese, MD FACS
567 Winter St
Framingham, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard
Graduation Year: 1932

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Dr.Sandhya Gardner
(508) 875-1800
657 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med
Year of Graduation: 2000
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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