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Charles Emory Johnson, MD
(775) 329-6241
85 Kirman Ave Ste 101
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Ob Gyn Associates

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Victor Keith Knutzen, MD
(775) 688-5600
75 Pringle Way Ste 803
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cape Town, Fac Of Med, Cape Town, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.Earle Oki
(775) 829-0573
1500 E 2nd St # 108
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Terrence McGaw
(775) 688-5850
75 Pringle Way
Reno, NV
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Richard W Rafael
(775) 323-4545
770 Mill St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Scott E Jacobs, MD
(775) 688-5800
75 Pringle Way Ste 801
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1988

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Karen Anne Raven, MD
(775) 329-6241
5605 Riggins Ct
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1986

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Karen Elaine Dearmont, MD
50 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Alison Spencer Westfall, MD
(775) 329-6241
85 Kirman Ave Ste 101
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1998

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Earle Yoshito Oki, MD
(408) 356-1883
1500 E 2nd St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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