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Andrew B Dott, MD
(404) 250-1350
993 Johnson Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
Business
Riverbend Ob/Gyn & Counseling
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kalpana Raghavan, MD
(770) 444-9981
3903 South Cobb Drive South East South
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1979

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Mindy I Fine
(770) 435-7755
1675 Cumberland Pkwy Se
Smyrna, GA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michelle Ray Martin
(770) 434-3800
2635 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bryan Joseph De Marco, MD
(770) 444-9981
3903 S Cobb Dr SE Ste 230
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Cheryl D Buck-Patterson
(404) 778-6510
3903 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Carla Y Neal-Haley
(770) 434-1904
3903 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Alan Mark Neuman, MD
(770) 489-7011
3903 S Cobb Dr SE
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mindy Ilene Fine, MD
(770) 432-0191
3903 South Cobb Drive South East South
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mina C Nayak, MD
Smyrna, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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