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Karen L Lucas
(207) 282-4270
9 Healthcare Drive
Biddeford, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Mary Margaret O'Hare, MD
26 W Cole Rd
Biddeford, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Steven Sloan, MD
26 W Cole Rd
Biddeford, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1980

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Thomas R Defanti, MD
26 W Cole Rd
Biddeford, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Tammy Bittler
(207) 282-4270
9 Healthcare Dr # 101
Biddeford, ME
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Smmc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Mary O'Hare
(207) 282-4270
9 Healthcare Drive
Biddeford, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Gregory A Van Gundy
(207) 282-4270
9 Healthcare Drive
Biddeford, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Peter C Manning
(207) 282-4270
9 Healthcare Drive
Biddeford, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Tammi Bittler
(207) 282-4270
9 Healthcare Drive
Biddeford, ME
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Tammi Lynn Bittler, MD
26 W Cole Rd
Biddeford, ME
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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