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We found 3 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Aetna POS near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Kathryn M Ray, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3233 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 103
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Ray's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; she sees patients in Wheeling, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, infertility, and abnormal bleeding. Dr. Ray's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Ray attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ray is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Ultrasound, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Weight Management, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary S Farhi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3233 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 103
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mary Farhi is a general gynecologist in Wheeling, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Her areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Farhi is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Farhi at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Susan Scanlon, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3233 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 103
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mary Scanlon's specialty is general gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scanlon include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scanlon honors. Dr. Scanlon attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Bone Density Test, Bleeding, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement ... (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.