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Dr.Lisa Burke
(304) 691-1400
101 Hospital Drive
Hurricane, WV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Samuel Greg Heywood
(304) 345-4525
301 Great Teays Blvd # 6
Scott Depot, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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George L Drake, DO
Saint Albans, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pikeville Coll, Sch Of Osteo Med, Pikeville Ky 41501
Graduation Year: 2002

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Betty Amelia Goad, MD
400 Division St Ste 3
South Charleston, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1993

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Arundhati V Kshirsagar, MD
(304) 768-1271
PO Box 636
Dunbar, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Wayne Brian Conover, MD
(304) 766-7622
Hurricane, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1977

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Vellore G Kasturi
(304) 757-6999
301 Great Teays Blvd Ste 6
Scott Depot, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Larry D Curnutte
(304) 766-9600
4501 Maccorkle Avenue Southwest #103
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1965
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Ammar Shamaa
(304) 766-9600
Bassam Nicholas Shamma MD FACOG, 4607 MacCorkle Ave SW Suite 301
Charleston, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Womens Care Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Tarek Anderson
(304) 346-9400
4605 Maccorkle Ave Sw
South Charleston, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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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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