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R Ian Hardy, MD
(781) 237-0080
PO Box 908
McAlester, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1988

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Timothy Mark Cathey, MD
(405) 271-4060
1401 E Van Buren Ave
McAlester, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Alester Regional Health Cen, McAlester, Ok
Group Practice: Acute Disease Svc

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Stephen J Riddel
(918) 426-0240
1401 E Van Buren Ave
Mcalester, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lonnie Dwain Doyle, MD
(918) 426-0240
4 E Clark Bass Blvd
McAlester, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1978

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Guy W Sneed, DO
(918) 274-5555
12455 E 100th St N
Owasso, OK
Business
Owasso Womens Clinic
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Carl Manuele Jr, MD
1401 E Van Buren Ave
McAlester, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1997

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Nelson Chukuka Onaro, DO
McAlester, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nova Se Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Ft Lauderdale Fl 33328
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Carl Manuele
(918) 426-0240
1401 E Van Buren Ave
Mcalester, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Marcia Ann Gillespie
(918) 426-7776
1125 Wade Watts Ave.
Mcalester, OK
Education
English
Professional Memberships
McAlester Regional Health Center

May-Li Barki, MD
(405) 755-7430
4140 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Business
Center For Womens Health
Specialties
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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