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Robert Charles Rigby, MD
(775) 784-1533
Unsom Brigham Building 316,
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Martin Naughton
(775) 324-4477
343 Elm Street
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Stephen R Missall
(775) 770-6550
235 W 6th St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Jerome Jos Mahoney, MD
(775) 348-2983
236 W 6th St Ste 301
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1961

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Harry Carr Huneycutt Jr, MD
(775) 348-2983
236 W 6th St Ste 301
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1961

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Rafaela Gutierrez Hernandez
(775) 348-2983
236 W 6th St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John M Erickson
(775) 329-6241
645 N Arlington Ave
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Mark P. Schumacher
(775) 688-6200
343 Elm St # 307
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Corinne Elizabeth Capurro
(775) 827-0777
645 N Arlington Ave
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Larry Klaich
(775) 329-6241
645 N Arlington Ave # 400
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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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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