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Dr.David E Ludlow
(801) 798-7301
325 West Center Street
Spanish Fork, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.1, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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David Emil Ludlow, MD
(801) 798-1743
325 W Center St
Spanish Fork, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1979

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Steven Greg Nance, MD
(801) 489-8631
285 E 400 S
Springville, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Cameron Anderson
(801) 465-3201
Ste 4, 39 Professional Way
Payson, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Dr.Steven Dewey
(801) 465-9263
39 Professional Way
Payson, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.4, out of 5 based on 16, reviews.

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David E Ludlow
(801) 798-7301
325 W Center St
Spanish Fork, UT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Steven Greg Nance
(801) 489-0111
285 E 400 S
Springville, UT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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David Tipton
(801) 465-4896
97 Professional Way
Payson, UT
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephen M Rees, MD
(801) 465-2559
1120 East 100 North South
Payson, UT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1974

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Cameron D Anderson
(801) 465-3201
39 Professional Way
Payson, UT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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