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Jonita Hope Cassel, MD
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1999

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Ronald A Young
(662) 842-1161
1793 Cliff Gookin Blvd
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Bryan K Darling
(662) 377-4905
4566 S Eason Blvd
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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William L Kahlstorf
(662) 842-1161
1793 Cliff Gookin Blvd
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Chester White
(662) 844-8754
1041 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Brooks Griffin, MD
(662) 377-2261
1665 S Green St
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms; River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Griffin Ob/Gyn Clinic

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Johnny Miles
(662) 844-8754
1041 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wayne Alan Slocum, MD
(662) 842-1161
607 Brunson Dr
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms
Group Practice: Obstetrics-Gynecology Assoc

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John Sanders
(662) 844-8754
1041 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Curren Sanders
(662) 844-8754
1041 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
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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