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Robert Mark Spitz, MD
(860) 442-9646
342 Montauk Ave
New London, CT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1977

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Peter Thomas Auerbach, MD
(860) 445-5107
491 Gold Star Hwy
Groton, CT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1981

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Anthony A DiLullo
(860) 445-5107
491 Gold Stary Hwy
Groton, CT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jonathan Lewis Levine, MD
(860) 447-2377
4 Shaws Cv
New London, CT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Lawrence & Mem Hosp, New London, Ct
Group Practice: Shoreline Obstetrics Gynecology

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Peter T Auerbach
(860) 445-5107
491 Gold Star Hwy
Groton, CT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Henry Amdur, MD
(860) 442-0383
425 Montauk Ave
New London, CT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1981

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Joseph D O'Keefe, MD
(314) 962-6023
365 Montauk Ave
New London, CT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1950

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Francis Mayeda
(860) 447-2935
4 Shaws Cv
New London, CT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.ELISA GIRARD
491 Gold Star Highway #100
Groton, CT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Francis Joseph Mayeda Jr, MD
(860) 447-2377
4 Shaws Cv Ste 101
New London, CT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Lawrence & Mem Hosp, New London, Ct
Group Practice: Shoreline 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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