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Dr.Michael Livingston
(601) 968-0985
501 Marshall St # 406
Jackson, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Meredith M Travelstead, MD
(601) 984-5300
501 Marshall St
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Jesse Etheridge
501 Marshall St # 400
Jackson, MS
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Baptist
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Glenn Allen McCrory
(601) 420-0134
1050 River Oaks Dr
Flowood, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Shannon Dover Huff, MD
Flowood, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 2003

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Joel G Payne
(601) 932-4185
1047 N Flowood Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rhonda K Sullivan Ford, MD
(601) 936-1400
1020 River Oaks Dr Ste 320
Flowood, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: East Lakeland Ob-Gyn Assoc

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Virginia A Jones
(601) 354-0869
501 Marshall St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Edward Gnam
(601) 420-0134
1050 River Oaks Dr # 200
Flowood, MS
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Percy Mercer Lee III, MD
(601) 932-2230
1020 N Flowood Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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