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James D Bozeman, DO
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1988

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Marci Joan Eck, MD
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Benefis Hosp West, Great Falls, Mt
Group Practice: Great Falls Clinic Main Clinic

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Dr.Julie Kuykendall
1522 9th Street South
Great Falls, MT
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Donald R Joyner
(406) 761-7924
1522 9th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Peter L Burleigh
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Francis J Handwerk
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Donald Robert Joyner, MD
(406) 761-7924
1522 9th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Benefis Hosp Center -East Cam, Great Falls, Mt
Group Practice: Great Falls Ob Gyn Associates

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Julie Lynn Kuykendall, MD
(406) 761-7924
1522 9th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1997

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Sarah Roos Kenney
(406) 455-5315
1101 26th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dorothy T Lee
(406) 454-2171
1400 29th St S
Great Falls, MT
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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