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George DeLaney
(801) 374-9660
215 W 100 N
Provo, UT
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Vernon White
(801) 374-9660
215 W 100 N
Provo, UT
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Harlow Eldredge Smoot, MD FACS
3020 Mojave Ln
Provo, UT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: California(los Angeles)
Graduation Year: 1962

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Douglas Schow, MD
(208) 733-5154
1055 North 300 West South
Provo, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1945

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Kenneth Wayne Mc Henry, MD
Provo, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1972

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Bruce Grover
(801) 374-9660
215 W 100 N
Provo, UT
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Helen Feltovits
Valley Obstetrics \x26 Gynecology, 585 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Intermountain Medical Hospital, Maternal Fetal Med
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Scott Rees
(801) 374-1801
920 N 500
Provo, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Orem Community & Utah Valley Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Jefforey R Thorpe
(801) 374-1801
920 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lynn Taylor Dayton, MD
(801) 374-1801
1485 E 1850 N
Provo, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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