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Dr.Cynthia Davis
(605) 271-2200
414 West 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Thomas Scott Spencer, MD
3580 S Spencer Blvd
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1997

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Mary Catherine Bell, MD
(605) 357-7700
1500 W 22nd St Ste 301
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Memorial Hosp -Blythe, Blytheville, Ar
Group Practice: Women's Clinic

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Kristin L Hermanson
(605) 328-7700
1500 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Amal V Salama, DO
1001 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Arizona Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Glendale, Az 85308
Graduation Year: 2000

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Anthony A Sierra
(605) 328-7700
1500 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Yvonne Beth Seger, MD
(605) 336-2140
1200 S 7th Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1987

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Laurie B Landeen, MD
(605) 328-7700
1500 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Obstetrics & Gynecology Ltd

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Shelley J Cole
(605) 328-7700
1500 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.ANNA PRIEBE
(605) 328-7700
1500 W 22nd St # 302
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.0, out of 5 based on 4, 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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