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Lisa A Casalenuovo
(304) 422-0405
800 Garfield Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gail A Russell
(304) 424-4124
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael Curtis Shockley, MD
(304) 424-2035
705 Garfield Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985

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Rutherford Clark Sims, MD
(304) 424-2002
705 Garfield Ave Ste 42
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1967

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Gail Russell, MD
(304) 424-2035
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kumud Shinghal Gupta, MD
(304) 424-2966
705 Garfield Ave Ste 420
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kgs Med Coll, Univ Of Lucknow, Lucknow, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1963

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Eric Richard Lowden
(304) 424-2085
705 Garfield Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas Alan Durnell, MD
(304) 424-2088
705 Garfield Ave Ste 360
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Curtis White
(304) 485-4700
705 Garfield Ave # 400
Parkersburg, WV
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Michael C Shockley
(304) 485-4700
705 Garfield Ave
Parkersburg, WV
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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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