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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 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
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, 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
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, 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)

Dr. Caterina Violi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 1/2 Dearfield Drive
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Caterina Violi is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Dr. Violi studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Violi trained at Winthrop University Hospital for her residency. Dr. Violi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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.