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Dr.Jon Ahlstrom
1159 12th Street
Ogden, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Kathie Ellen Coopersmith, MD
(801) 479-0174
5495 S 500 E Ste 120
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Obstetrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1981

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Byron Hunter Naisbitt, MD
(801) 621-1822
1525 E 6100 S
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1947

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Scott D Swift, MD
(801) 387-4400
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kay-Dee Hospital Center, Ogden, Ut; Ogden Reg Med Ctr, Ogden, Ut
Group Practice: Odgen Womens Clinic

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James William Starley, MD
(801) 479-1641
125 East 5350 South South
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1972

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Andrew David Simmons
(801) 479-2560
5475 South 500 East
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dr.Fred Seale
(801) 387-4400
4403 Harrison Blvd # 4650
Ogden, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Robert L Andres
(801) 387-4647
4401 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mark J Sheffield
(801) 387-4300
4401 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Jeffrey Todd Arrington
(801) 387-4400
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
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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