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Darin Craig Sparkman, MD
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Regional Hospital, Shawnee, Ok; Holdenville General Hospital, Holdenville, Ok
Group Practice: Shawnee Medical Ctr Clinic Inc

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Dr.Stephen Trotter
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Shawnee Regional Hospital, Shawnee, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Cynthia Ann Alsup
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Darin Craig Sparkman
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephen Eugene Trotter
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jeremy Patrick Holter
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Stephen Eugene Trotter, MD
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Regional Hospital, Shawnee, Ok
Group Practice: Shawnee Medical Ctr Clinic Inc

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Paul Douglas Jennings
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Paul Jennings
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2001
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Cynthia Ann Alsup, MD
(405) 273-5801
2801 Saratoga St
Shawnee, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Regional Hospital, Shawnee, Ok
Group Practice: Shawnee Medical Ctr Clinic Inc

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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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