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Maria M O'Toole
(401) 751-3330
1524 Atwood Ave
Johnston, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Maria OToole
(401) 751-3330
1524 Atwood Ave # Ll6
Johnston, RI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Jason Alan Berstein, MD
(401) 885-0176
1524 Atwood Ave
Johnston, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1985

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Anthony Robert Manocchio, MD
1524 Atwood Ave Bldg D # 442
Johnston, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.Meera Varma
(401) 331-6980
1 Randall Sq # 205
Providence, RI
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Women and Infants Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.9, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Anthony Manocchio
(401) 273-1666
1524 Atwood Ave
Johnston, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Maria Michelle O'Toole, MD
1524 Atwood Ave Ste LL6
Johnston, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Anthony Manocchio
(401) 273-1666
1524 Atwood Ave # 442
Johnston, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna
Year of Graduation: 1965
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Alejandra Turmero
(401) 444-0540
100 Curtis St
Providence, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Suzanne Dambek
(401) 331-6980
1 Randall Sq
Providence, RI
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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