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Michael W Christensen, MD
(605) 343-9224
677 Cathedral Dr
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Helen Frederickson
(605) 343-9224
677 Cathedral Dr # 200
Rapid City, SD
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Mark C Ballard
(605) 343-7295
101 E Minnesota St Ste 230
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Anthony Scott Diehl, MD
(605) 341-3140
640 Flormann St
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1993

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Randell Edward Bauman, MD
2929 S 5Th Street Sioute
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.Mark Ballard
(605) 343-7295
101 E Minnesota St # 230
Rapid City, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.7, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Steven I Benn
(605) 341-7337
2905 5th St
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Marcia Jean Beshara, MD
(605) 342-3280
2820 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd
Group Practice: Rapid City Medical Ctr

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Marvin E Buehner
(605) 343-9224
677 Cathedral Dr
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jeffrey Lynn Bendt, MD
(605) 342-3280
2820 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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