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Werner Wester Ebbinghaus, MD
(928) 726-5950
PO Box 5694
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Westfalische Wilhelms-Univ, Med Fak, Munster, Ger (407-24 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1970

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Erick Martinez
(928) 783-3050
2911 S 8th Ave
Yuma, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Surendher Lokareddy, MD
(928) 341-4650
1695 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Jennifer Rebecca Price, MD
1965 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 2000

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Jaime Andres Cardenas, MD
(520) 341-9522
1975 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1996

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Brian Grogan
(928) 783-3050
2911 S 8th Ave
Yuma, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Brock Amon
(928) 783-3050
2911 South 8th Avenue
Yuma, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Maria L Gasca Holtz, MD
(928) 344-2900
1030 W 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1986

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Maria Gasca-Holtz
(928) 783-3050
2911 S 8th Ave
Yuma, AZ
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Vining
(928) 783-3050
2911 S 8th Ave
Yuma, AZ
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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