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A Cross-Country Endometriosis Story: Alyssa’s Journey to A New Quality of Life
A Cross-Country Endometriosis Story: <br />Alyssa’s Journey to A New Quality of Life

Introduction Alyssa:Let's see. I started having my period when I was in 4th grade, I think and have just never had a good time. My family always told me that, “periods are just hard in this family and you just have to suffer to be a woman.” Alyssa's Mom:I had menstrual pain. My sisters all did. We all grew up saying, "Well, that's just what it is to be a woman. It just hurts." That isn't necessarily true. There is something that can be done. Q: What was life like prior to surgery with Dr. Seckin? Alyssa:I started getting so…
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I had no idea it wasn’t normal
I had no idea it wasn’t normal

The first step in diagnosing endometriosis is often getting the patient to recognize that her symptoms aren’t a normal part of menstruation. BY MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER from endometriosisjourney.com For many women with endometriosis, the diagnosis is delayed – in part – because they don’t realize their pain is abnormal. That was the case for Amanda Motola, Danika Underhill, and Madison Warren, three patients of Tamer Seckin, MD, a laparoendoscopic surgeon in New York who specializes in the removal of endometriosis. Perspectives on Endometriosis Management While their journeys are different, each experienced moments when she was not believed or when her…
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7 Endometriosis Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
7 Endometriosis Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Doctors often brush off endometriosis symptoms as something less severe, but the condition affects up to 10% of women of childbearing age.  By Lisa Haney - March 16, 2017 Most women cope with heavy periods, killer menstrual cramps, and painful sex once in a while. But for up to 10% of women of childbearing age, these symptoms signal something more serious: endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue—the lining of the uterus—migrates outside the uterus and adheres to nearby body parts, such as the fallopian tubes, bladder, or bowels. Every month during the menstrual cycle, it becomes inflamed and swells.“Endometriosis is a…
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Dr. Seckin Featured on SiriusXM Radio
Dr. Seckin Featured on SiriusXM Radio

An interview with Dr. Miriam Greene on her show “Dr. Radio: Sexual Health and Gynecology” This past Monday, March 13th, we had the pleasure of having our founder, Dr. Tamer Seckin featured on SiriusXM Radio earlier this week. Dr. Seckin was interviewed by Dr. Miriam Greene, who has practiced obstetrics and gynecology for over 25 years. Dr. Greene's radio show, "Dr. Radio: Sexual Health and Gynecology," works to educate its viewers by discussing trending topics in women's health, providing not only Dr. Green's expertise to the public but also featured specialists. This past monday, March 13th Dr. Tamer Seckin Dr.…
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Shame, Dismissal, Agony: Women With Endometriosis Speak Out
Shame, Dismissal, Agony: <br />Women With Endometriosis Speak Out

by Gillian Edevane | http://www.nbcbayarea.com Endometriosis awareness month is in full swing, and we would like to give a big thank you to NBC for having us and highlighting the millions of women who are suffering from the pain and agony caused by endometriosis. Too many endometriosis cases are aggressively treated with unnecessary hysterectomies, by doctors who are not properly trained in such techniques as excision surgery, the “gold standard” for surgical removal of endometriosis. It is hard not to shed tears when you see these women. The first step to ensure that surgeons are properly taught in treating endometriosis is through…
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Endometriosis Awareness Partnership Promotes Student Health in Los Angeles Schools
Endometriosis Awareness Partnership Promotes Student Health in Los Angeles Schools

The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) and The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health (The L.A. Trust) Partner to Spread Endometriosis Awareness New York, NY, March 8, 2017 — Endometriosis, a disease that affects an estimated 176 million women of reproductive age globally, has prompted the collaboration between two non­profit organizations dedicated to the improvement of adolescent student’s health; the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) and The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health (The L.A. Trust). “I am thrilled about partnering with The L.A. Trust. This is exactly the type of collaborative model that the EFA is seeking to create…
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My Name is You
My Name is You

“I knew that something was wrong when I was in sixth grade”. “I knew what I had was not normal”. “I felt like someone hit me with a hammer”. “The bleeding was really, really heavy”.” After the bleeding did not stop my parents took me to the doctor”. “The really weird misdiagnoses began”. “Years and years after suffering with this and thinking of myself as someone who was, I do not know, weak and someone hysterical”. “It seemed like my mom was the only one who actually believed me. I ended up harboring a lot of resentment”. “I was extremely…
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Overcoming Infertility: Baring A Child While Having Endometriosis
Overcoming Infertility: <br />Baring A Child While Having Endometriosis

"It is incredible to think that the part of my body that caused me so much pain and heartache most of my life and the part that caused the most fear of not being able to carry a child, ended up being the strongest part of me when it mattered the most." -Jamie A.
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Awareness is Key to Battling Endometriosis: A Conversation with the Endometriosis Foundation of America
Awareness is Key to Battling Endometriosis: A Conversation with the Endometriosis Foundation of America

Lisa A. Goldstein — February 7, 2017 When a condition like endometriosis affects 176 million women worldwide –or 1 in 10 girls and women in the U.S. — but takes 10 years on average to receive an accurate diagnosis, an organization like the Endometriosis Foundation of America is a ray of light. The EFA’s goal is to increase awareness, fund research, and advocate for endometriosis. It emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while educating medical professionals and patients. WomensHealth talked with co-founder and medical director Dr. Tamer Seckin — whose book The Doctor Will See You Now: Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis was published…
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5 Signs You Might Have Endometriosis
5 Signs You Might Have Endometriosis

by Amy Marturana Abdominal pain, heavy periods, menstrual cramps, and painful sex just sound like some of the routine burdens of being a woman. Monthly pains and annoyances around menstruation are a given, and painful sex is (unfortunately) very normal for many. But these symptoms are also hallmark signs of endometriosis, a severely painful and under-diagnosed medical condition that affects about 10 percent of women. Endometriosis happens when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the inside of the uterus, grows elsewhere in the body, like on the ovaries or in the fallopian tubes. This abnormal growth causes an inflammatory response, and "this…
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