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Andrew McBride, MD
(303) 837-7682
2005 Franklin St
Denver, CO
Business
Mountain States Urogynecology
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Denise Suzanne Slusher, MD
(303) 427-3888
8400 Alcott St
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1998

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Kimberlee Irene Barnes, MD
(303) 427-3888
8400 Alcott St Ste 103
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1986

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Vandna Jerath
(303) 427-5010
8300 Alcott St
Westminster, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Herbert Leon Jacobs, MD
8300 N Alcott
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1964

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Arthur S Waldbaum MD
(303) 298-0222
1201 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Thomas W Gramowski, MD
(303) 427-5010
8300 Alcott St Ste 202
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1975

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John C Herlevich, MD
(303) 427-3888
8400 Alcott St Ste 103
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1978

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Jose Rafael Pacheco, MD
(203) 371-4511
8407 Bryant St
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Granada, Fac De Med, Granada, Spain
Graduation Year: 1972

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Van Thanh Nguyen, DO
(303) 629-2333
7280 Irving St
Westminster, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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