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Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Foley attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Foley include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Foley is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foley is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ahsan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahsan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahsan accepts. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Ahsan has an open panel.

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Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Honegger has a special interest in women's health issues. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Pavithra Venkateswaran, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, who practices in Berkeley, CA and Richmond, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Venkat has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Venkat is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd is a general OB/GYN in Berkeley, CA and Richmond, CA. His clinical interests include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Rudd is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rudd honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rudd's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Beth Ann Matlock, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock works as a general gynecologist in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Matlock's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Matlock's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects up to 10% of women during their childbearing years. It happens when cells that normally line the uterus migrate and appear in other parts of the body. These cells respond to monthly hormonal fluctuations and grow blood-rich tissue and shed it, just as they would inside the uterus. This can result in pain, and the bleeding can cause scar tissue to form. The thick, inflexible scar tissue (called an adhesion) can become very painful if it stops organs within the body from being able to move freely.

Endometriosis can happen almost anywhere in the body, but it happens most often within the pelvic cavity. The endometriosis lesions are most often seen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic wall, bladder, bowel, and intestines. Specific symptoms of endometriosis depend on where the lesions are located, but the most common are:
  • Pain, especially with the menstrual cycle
  • Infertility
  • Diarrhea or constipation during the menstrual cycle
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Heavy or irregular periods

No one knows what causes endometriosis. It is more common in women who have relatives with endometriosis, who have never given birth, and those who have a history of pelvic infections. It is diagnosed by laparoscopy, where a small tube with a camera on the end is inserted into the body in order to take a close look at the area where endometriosis is suspected to be.

Treatment for endometriosis depends on the severity and location of the lesions. Sometimes surgery to remove the endometriosis or adhesions is the best option. Pain medication helps make the major symptom of endometriosis more bearable. Additionally, some women have had success taking birth control pills or progestins to reduce the fluctuations in hormones that cause the endometriosis activity.
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