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Dr.Lynn Montgomery
1211 South Reserve Street #101
Missoula, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 13, reviews.

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Jeffrey Karl Lindley
(406) 327-1850
3075 N Reserve St
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lindsay Ann Richards, MD
(406) 721-5600
515 W Front St
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1977

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Mark Frithjof Garnaas, MD
(206) 323-8677
2835 Fort Missoula Rd # B
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jesse James Pitt, MD
(406) 721-1640
2825 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 225
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Jeanne Hebl
(406) 549-0978
1211 South Reserve Street #101
Missoula, MT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Community
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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John Trumbull Harlan, MD
325 9th Avenue
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Cheryl Baker
(406) 542-2116
2825 Fort Missoula Road #304
Missoula, MT
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Shannon K Graber, MD
2825 Fort Missoula Rd
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1994

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Gary Phillip Harvey, MD
(406) 728-4601
2831 Fort Missoula Rd
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Missoula Comm Med Ctr, Missoula, Mt
Group Practice: Womens Health Care Assoc

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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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