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David J Watlington, MD
(931) 474-1140
143 Kennedy Dr
Martin, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: River Park Hospital, Mc Minnville, Tn
Group Practice: Del Valle & Good

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Mark J Fowler, MD
1020 E Reelfoot Ave
Union City, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1996

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Roy Finch Lawrence, MD
(731) 885-5100
1312 Bishop St
Union City, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Mem Hosp-Union City, Union City, Tn
Group Practice: Womens Clinic Pa

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Robert R Young
(731) 885-5100
1312 Bishop St
Union City, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Twyla Norsworthy
(731) 885-5100
1312 Bishop Street
Union City, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Verna J Porter Allen, MD
Martin, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1996

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Roy F Lawrence
(731) 885-5100
1312 Bishop St
Union City, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christy Dawn South
(731) 885-5100
1312 Bishop St
Union City, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert L Cameron
(731) 885-5100
1312 Bishop St
Union City, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jo Ann N Bolli
(270) 472-1175
2000 Holiday Ln
Fulton, KY
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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