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Jay Randal Sloop, MD
307 S 12th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1986

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George Wayne Figgs, MD
(509) 457-1666
3003 Tieton Dr Ste 350
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Yakima Valley Mem Hosp, Yakima, Wa

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Keven J Nevil
(509) 454-2229
3003 Tieton Dr
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Norman John Naiden, MD
(509) 575-1990
210 S 11th Ave Ste 42
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Yakima Valley Mem Hosp, Yakima, Wa
Group Practice: Women'S Health Network

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Elizabeth Lee Engelhardt
(509) 575-8026
2811 Tieton Dr
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Jose Antonio Garcia Jr, MD
(509) 452-4946
1806 W Lincoln Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jonathan P Johns
(509) 454-2229
3003 Tieton Dr
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Keven J. Nevil
(509) 454-2229
Ste 200, 3003 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Kevin M Harrington
(509) 248-3440
3003 Tieton Dr
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Norman Darryl Moss, MD
(313) 966-3300
215 S 11th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Mi; Sinai Grace Hosp, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Sinai-Grace Hospital

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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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