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

Dr. Joshua M Hurwitz I, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Joshua Hurwitz specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hurwitz is professionally affiliated with Norwalk Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hurwitz graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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All Interests: Premature Ovarian Failure, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Leondires specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in Norwalk, CT, Danbury, CT, and Stamford, CT. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leondires honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Leondires attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leondires is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Premature Ovarian Failure, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia M Murdock, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 3200
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Cynthia Murdock's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Murdock is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Murdock speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Premature Ovarian Failure, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Caterina Violi is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Violi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Violi is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Violi attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Violi has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. She is open to new patients.

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