We found 2 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Unicare PPO near Katy, TX.

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Dr. Joseph Bram Johns, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 510
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Johns is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Johns has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johns's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston.

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Dr. M. Bruce Christopherson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson works as a general gynecologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christopherson is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Christopherson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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