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

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

Dr. Mark Leondires is an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Leondires studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maine Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Leondires takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Leondires's office for an appointment.

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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
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Joshua Hurwitz practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT. Dr. Hurwitz's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Hurwitz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Hurwitz has an open panel.

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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
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Cynthia Murdock specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murdock takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. She attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Murdock's hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Caterina Violi is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Violi takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Violi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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