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Robert Frederick Chaitin
(864) 488-1496
1506 N Limestone St
Gaffney, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Johnny Leo Neighbors, MD
(864) 487-3334
1506 N Limestone St
Gaffney, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1985

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Joseph Narins, MD
(336) 547-6363
1506 N Limestone St Ste C
Gaffney, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Central Carolina Obstetrics

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Brian Tod Gottesman, MD
303 W Birnie St
Gaffney, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1995

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James Ovel Johnson
(864) 699-5020
475 Heywood Ave
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Johnny Leo Neighbors
(864) 487-3334
1506 N Limestone St
Gaffney, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Steven John Lewis, MD
143 Medical Center Dr
Gaffney, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.Johnny L. Neighbors
(864) 487-3334
1506 N Limestone St # C
Gaffney, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Louis Buttino Jr, MD
(773) 764-0500
1686 Skylyn Dr
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1975

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Gordon Brown Sherard III, MD
(864) 585-3456
1696 Skylyn Dr Ste 101
Spartanburg, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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