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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fletcher average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fletcher is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Fletcher obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Cryosurgery, Postmenopause, Multiple ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 S Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Patricia Brines works as a general OB/GYN in Cheshire, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Brines graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for her residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brines is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
416 Highland Avenue; Building B
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Leonard Zamore is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Zamore speaks Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Wineland, who practices in New Haven, CT and Cheshire, CT, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wineland is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Wineland attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
416 Highland Avenue; Building B
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Ernest Topran works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. Dr. Topran speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Topran attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. Dr. Topran honors Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Francoise Boubert's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Boubert has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boubert honors. Dr. Boubert is accepting 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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