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John J Britton, MD
(803) 775-8351
168 Lowell St
Rochester, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1962

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Susan Rose Gaire
(603) 335-6988
235 Rochester Hill Rd
Rochester, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kathleen Claire Morris, MD
(207) 324-2146
21 Whitehall Rd
Rochester, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Dale Ferguson
(603) 994-5111
40 Winter Street #201
Rochester, NH
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Julie A Bleyenberg
(603) 742-2424
700 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christina E Sebestyen, MD
(603) 335-6988
235 Rochester Hill Rd
Rochester, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1999

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Susan Rose Gaire, MD
(207) 351-9944
235 Rochester Hill Rd
Rochester, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1989

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DeBorah Ann Mueller
(603) 335-6988
235 Rochester Hill Rd
Rochester, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rebecca A Banaski
(603) 742-0101
770 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Virginia Ann Siegfried, MD
(603) 778-4963
15 Old Rollinsford Rd Ste 201
Dover, NH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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