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Terence K Foote
(402) 463-6793
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Paul George Tomich, MD
(402) 559-9446
715 N Saint Joseph Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1973

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Terence Kealy Foote, MD
(402) 463-6793
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, Ne
Group Practice: Obstetricians & Gynecologists

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Daniel G Bohi
(402) 354-1700
8901 W Dodge Rd
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sean Patrick Kenney
(402) 219-8005
575 S 70th St
Lincoln, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Todd A Pankratz
(402) 463-6793
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Todd Alan Pankratz, MD
(402) 463-6793
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, Ne
Group Practice: Obstetricians & Gynecologists

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George M Adam
(402) 463-6793
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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David Richard Harnisch, MD
(402) 293-6915
12014 S 124th Ave
Papillion, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1983

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Karen K Lauer-Silva
(402) 721-3133
700 E 29th St
Fremont, NE
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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