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Joseph Dewitt Wright
(252) 526-4200
201 N Mclewean St
Kinston, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joan M Baker
(252) 520-0020
608b Airport Rd
Kinston, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Julia Melanson, DO
(252) 208-1485
Kinston, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston, Nc

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Samuel Joseph Gilmore, MD
(252) 522-4333
Kinston Clin North South
Kinston, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston, Nc
Group Practice: Kinston Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates Pa

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John Thomas Avent
(252) 522-9800
324 N Queen St
Kinston, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Marshall Jay Barker, DO
(252) 527-7208
717 Roseanne Dr
Kinston, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1980

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Marshall Jay Barker
(252) 527-7208
717 Rosanne Dr
Kinston, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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De Shonta Lawana myers henry King
(252) 522-9800
324 N Queen St
Kinston, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rudolph Ivey Mintz Jr, MD
(252) 527-5500
400 Glenwood Ave
Kinston, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston, Nc

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Joan Margo Baker, MD
(252) 522-4333
701 Doctors Dr
Kinston, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston, Nc
Group Practice: Kinston Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates Pa

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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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