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Joachim Michael Fanale, MD
(703) 690-2080
2028 Opitz Blvd # B
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1977

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Zareh H Khachikian
(703) 680-5327
2296 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Peter Alexander Bryce
(703) 680-5714
2296 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Allyse Weltman
(703) 878-0740
2296 State Route 642
Woodbridge, VA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Potomac
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Peter Alexander Bryce, MD
(703) 680-5714
2296 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert Lewis Castle, MD
(703) 978-0700
2028 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1976

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Ali Ramsey Khomami, MD
(703) 978-1700
14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy Ste 407
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1969

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Douglas Edwin Heritage, MD
(703) 491-7155
2026A Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.Jay Pastore
(703) 878-0740
2296 State Route 642
Woodbridge, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Richard Jenet
(703) 878-0740
2296 Opitz Blvd # 440
Woodbridge, VA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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