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Gregory Allen Gapp, MD
(701) 780-6316
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1981

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Michael R Brown
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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DeBorah L LaChance
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark Floyd Peterson, MD
(507) 625-1811
1451 44th Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1984

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Tana S Setness Hoefs
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jerald Wayne Reinhardt, MD
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1972

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Rory D Trottier, MD
(701) 780-6000
3065 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1991

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Sandra Anderson Umhauer, MD
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Deborah Lachance
(701) 780-6000
1200 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Calgary, Fac Of Med, Calgary, Alb, Canada
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Theresa Suzanne Hanish, MD
Grand Forks, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 2003

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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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