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Keith Stefon Kelly, MD
(301) 893-8445
200 New York Ave Ste 210
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Joseph Carter
(865) 481-0200
200 New York Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Methodist Med Ctr Of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Andwylynn C Sances, MD
(865) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1994

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Timothy Dennis Gowder, MD
(423) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972

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Joseph B Carter
(865) 481-0200
200 New York Ave Ste 150
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Andwylynn Sances
(865) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Methodist Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Andwylynn Crabtree Sances
(865) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rebecca Allison Walker, MD
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1993

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Charles E Darling
(865) 481-0200
200 New York Ave Ste 150
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lalita Krishnan, MD
(865) 483-7415
988 Oak Ridge Tpke
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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