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Woodrow W Herring
(205) 385-2016
801 20th Ave E
Jasper, AL
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Evelyn Ann Leonard
(205) 384-0311
801 20th Ave E
Jasper, AL
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark Stanley Keating
(205) 384-0311
801 20th Ave E
Jasper, AL
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Woodrow Wilson Herring, MD
25734 Highway 195
Double Springs, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr.Stephen Varner
(251) 415-1496
1610 Center Street
Mobile, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Usa WomenS And Children
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Roy Lee Sims, MD
(205) 387-9979
3400 Highway 78 E
Jasper, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1970

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Judson Wayne Smith
(205) 384-0311
801 20th Ave E
Jasper, AL
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Woodrow Wilson Herring III, MD
Jasper, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1997

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David L Rushing, MD
(256) 533-7420
910 Adams St
Huntsville, AL
Business
Clinic for Women PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Patricia Ann Miller, MD
(205) 271-8300
One Independence Plaza Suite 900
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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