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Matthew John Tompkins, MD
2919 Confederate Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1995

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Lewis Puller Dabney, MD
(434) 385-7818
2919 Confederate Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Va
Group Practice: Women'S Health Svc-Central Va

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Michelle M Martel, MD
(434) 528-5290
2215 Langhorne Rd Ste 101
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Sherbrooke, Fac De Med, Sherbrooke, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1982

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David A Phemister
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wade Albert Neiman, MD
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Va
Group Practice: Women's Health Svc-Central VA

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Regina Elizabeth Auth, MD
(434) 386-0700
2900 Old Forest Rd
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1980

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John Millard Gilkey, MD
(434) 384-0544
2919 Confederate Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jeffrey Walton Bell, MD
(434) 528-2212
PO Box 10455
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Anita E Schmidt
(434) 239-7890
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christine A Marraccini, MD
114 Nationwide Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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