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Dr.Jon Dangerfield
(701) 234-4811
1220 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Meritcare
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Margaret T Mickelson, MD
(701) 234-2271
737 North Broasway
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Kari Wessman
(701) 234-2241
737 Broadway N
Fargo, ND
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.7, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Kimberly Ann Kelly, MD
2345 25th St S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mary K Holm
(701) 364-8000
3000 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jon D Dangerfield, MD
(701) 234-4467
1220 Sheyenne St
West Fargo, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1992

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Mary Kaye Holm, MD
(701) 364-4535
3000 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1990

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James Jos Kolars, MD
3620 Evergreen Rd N
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1971

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David Allen Bailey, DO
(701) 234-8770
2400 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1998

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David A Hartfiel
(701) 364-8000
3000 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
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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