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Joseph Ombalsky, MD
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1998

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Edwin J T Moore, MD
(401) 596-0652
234 Watch Hill Rd
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1948

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Insu Kong, MD
(585) 593-4031
31 Crestview Dr
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1989

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Rachel K Ciaccio, MD
45 Wells St Ste 104
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1999

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Cesar R Santos, MD FACS
28 Boombridge Rd
Westerly, RI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Santo Tomas
Graduation Year: 1956

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John T Auth
(401) 596-0111
80 Beach St
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Insu Kong
(401) 596-9939
31 Crestview Dr
Westerly, RI
Specialty
General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Insu Kong
(401) 596-9939
31 Crestview Drive
Westerly, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Westerly
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.1, out of 5 based on 15, reviews.

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John T Auth, MD
(401) 596-0111
80 Beach St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1975

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Andrew P Neuhauser, MD
(401) 596-1905
45 East Ave
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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