We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana near Stamford, CT.

Dr. Joshua Maier Hurwitz I, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Joshua Hurwitz is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurwitz accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Hurwitz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Hurwitz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Mark Peter Leondires, BA, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Mark Leondires is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He works in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT. Dr. Leondires attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leondires trained at Maine Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leondires's hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Leondires's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Cynthia Marie Murdock, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Cynthia Murdock is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. Dr. Murdock is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murdock takes. She is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Murdock completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Murdock speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Murdock is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 1/2 Dearfield Drive
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Caterina Violi's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Violi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Before completing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Violi attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Violi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Violi's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (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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