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David Dravis Aichholz, MD
(513) 229-8010
7450 S Mason Montgomery Rd
Mason, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1990

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Cynthia Kay Devore, MD
5228 Sunset Ridge Dr
Mason, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1983

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Nora Lee Zorich, MD
(513) 634-2442
8700 S Mason Montgomery Rd
Mason, OH
Specialties
Clinical Pharmacology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1984

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Jeffrey Boyd Baker, MD
(208) 535-4100
9311 S Mason Montgomery Rd
Mason, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern Idaho Reg Med Ctr, Idaho Falls, Id
Group Practice: Baker Erickson & Nelson

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Ellen W Feld
(513) 794-1500
8231 Cornell Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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M Lavenia B Carpenter, MD
(513) 558-8448
Mason, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1992

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Susanna Hosook Choi, MD
(513) 398-4090
6301 Thornberry Ct
Mason, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1980

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Constance Ann Wurzbacher, MD
Mason, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 2001

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Timothy Scott Staudte, DO
(513) 469-6888
11147 Montgomery Rd Ste 200
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1994

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Lisa C Gennari
(513) 794-1500
8231 Cornell Rd
Cincinnati, OH
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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