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We found 9 providers with an interest in endometriosis near Norwalk, CT.

Dr. Dzwinka C Carroll, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
106 Noroton Avenue
Darien, CT
 

Dr. Dzwinka Carroll's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She honors Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Carroll completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Carroll (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Carroll is affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaun Christopher Williams, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
761 Main Avenue; Suite 200
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Shaun Williams' medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Williams at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Guardian, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Williams welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menstrual Disorders, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Reproductive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
106 Lover Avenue
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Cynthia Murdock specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and Danbury, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Murdock is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murdock accepts. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Murdock's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Peter Leondires, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
10 Glover Avenue
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Mark Leondires' specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He practices in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Leondires trained at Maine Medical Center for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leondires takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Polyps, Myomectomy, Amenorrhea, Ovarian Disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Maier Hurwitz, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
10 Glover Avenue
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Joshua Hurwitz's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hurwitz at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Hurwitz graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hurwitz completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Hurwitz (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polyps, Myomectomy, Ovarian ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
125 Kings Highway North
Westport, CT
 

Dr. Aydin Arici is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He works in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Westport, CT. After attending Istanbul University for medical school, Dr. Arici completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arici (or staff) speaks French and Turkish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Arici has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Miscarriages, Pregnancy, Ultrasound, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
125 Kings Highway North
Westport, CT
 

Dr. Hugh Taylor is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Taylor attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Miscarriages, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Yale Fertiity Center; 125a Kings Highway North
Westport, CT
 

Dr. Emre Seli is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Seli is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Istanbul University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seli takes. Dr. Seli is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Menstrual Disorders, Infertility, Multiple Pregnancy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
12 Elmcrest Terrace
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Bernie's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bernie is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Bernie speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Male Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (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.