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Dr.Heather Keene
(303) 682-1112
2030 Mountain View Ave # 540
Longmont, CO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.1, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Heather Michele Keene, MD
(303) 682-1112
2030 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1995

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Calvin Ten Fook Zen, MD
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1965

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Amy Lou Johnson
(303) 682-1112
2030 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephen K Stewart
(303) 776-1234
1925 W Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Therese Barrett
(303) 772-7880
2030 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Russell George Reitinger, MD
(303) 772-7880
2030 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Amy Johnson
(303) 682-1112
2030 Mountain View Ave # 540
Longmont, CO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Amy L Johnson, MD
(303) 655-3000
2030 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1992

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Ann C Martin
(303) 678-9090
1739 Terry St
Longmont, CO
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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