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Theodore P Haddox Jr., MD
(304) 691-1400
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Business
University Obstetrics & Gynecology
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kathryn Knodel Danner, MD
(304) 529-4117
1124 19th St
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1996

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Paul Samuel Lee
(304) 522-3420
1660 12th Avenue
Huntington, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert Norman Walker, MD
(509) 455-5050
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1965

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David M Heffernan, MD
(304) 522-3420
1660 12th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Ciudad Juarez, Esc De Med, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Graduation Year: 1983

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Theodore Prescott Haddox, MD
(304) 691-1400
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1969

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Brian Edward Bower, MD
(304) 691-1454
1585 3rd Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1998

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Robert Clarke Nerhood, MD
(304) 691-1460
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv; St Marys Hospital, Huntington, Wv
Group Practice: University Ob Gyn

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Mitchell Eric Nutt, MD
(304) 697-2035
1630 13th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1990

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Herbert Wesley Myers, DO
(740) 532-1188
1630 13th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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