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Sylvana Elspeth Bennett
(503) 681-4145
364 Se 8th Ave
Hillsboro, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gregory L Gent
(503) 640-2749
620 Se Oak St Ste E
Hillsboro, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Megan Bird
(503) 681-4145
364 Se 8th Ave Ste 205
Hillsboro, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christine Marie Corbin
(503) 693-1944
4660 Ne Belknap Ct
Hillsboro, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael John McKeown, MD
(541) 756-6368
657 NE Alexis Ct
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1961

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Nicola Rotberg
(503) 681-4145
364 Se 8th Ave Ste 205
Hillsboro, OR
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Nicola Sarah Rotberg, MD
(503) 681-4145
364 SE 8th Ave Ste 301
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1995

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Gregory Lee Gent, MD
(503) 640-2749
650 SE Baseline St Ste C
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1974

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Kristen Elizabeth Flemmer
(503) 681-4273
333 Se 7th Ave
Hillsboro, OR
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Katherine Ann Brown
(503) 693-0113
1575 Ne Arrington Rd
Hillsboro, OR
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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