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What Is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet and How Can It Help Me?
What Is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet and How Can It Help Me?

Inflammation is the response of the body’s immune system to an irritant, which may be of chemical or biological origin [1]. In endometriosis, the body mounts an immune response to the endometrial…

The Spoon Theory for Endometriosis Patients
The Spoon Theory for Endometriosis Patients

Those who have endometriosis may also experience chronic pain and fatigue, which means that the patient has a limited amount of energy to perform daily activities [1]. It is often difficult to understand…

Endometriosis in Adolescence
Endometriosis in Adolescence

Approximately two-thirds of women diagnosed with endometriosis in adulthood had symptoms of the disease before age 20 [1]. The delay in diagnosis may result in long-term problems such as pelvic adhesions,…

Endometriosis Clinical Studies
Endometriosis Clinical Studies

Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrium-like tissue starts to grow in other parts of the body other than inside the uterus, leading to pain, discomfort, and sometimes infertility [1]. There…

Raising Awareness About Adenomyosis
Raising Awareness About Adenomyosis

April is adenomyosis awareness month. Although adenomyosis is a common condition affecting the uterus, there is still a great lack of awareness about it. Adenomyosis is more frequently discovered in women…

What Is Mindfulness and How Could it Help me?
What Is Mindfulness and How Could it Help me?

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that focuses on paying purposeful attention to things in a non-judgemental manner [1]. We often tend to miss out on the sensory perception of things in the daily vicissitudes…

Is Endometriosis Genetic?
Is Endometriosis Genetic?

Endometriosis is a debilitating disease that affects approximately 10% of women of reproductive age [1]. Although the exact cause of the disease is not clear, there may be genetic factors that predispose…

How to Stay Motivated With Endometriosis
How to Stay Motivated With Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a debilitating disease that can have an adverse impact on almost all aspects of life including career, relationships, and overall quality of life [1]. If you are affected by the disease,…

Risks of Birth Control Pills and Finding the Right One if You…
Risks of Birth Control Pills and Finding the Right One if You Have Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease where tissue resembling the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus) grows in other parts of the body. It is most commonly found in the pelvic region [1]. Like the endometrium…

Endometriosis and Miscarriage
Endometriosis and Miscarriage

While many women with endometriosis experience a healthy pregnancy, others with the condition may experience an increased risk of pregnancy complications, which includes miscarriages. Read about how endometriosis…

Robotics Surgery and Endometriosis
Robotics Surgery and Endometriosis

Laparoscopic surgery is the current gold standard both for diagnosing endometriosis and removing endometriotic lesions [1]. What is robotic surgery? Robotic surgery uses a robotic system controlled by…

International Patient Conference 2021 Coverage
International Patient Conference 2021 Coverage

The International Endometriosis Patient Conference 2021, The Path Towards A Cure: Connecting Patients with Science took place virtually on March 19 and 21. Bringing together endometriosis patients and…

I Have Endometriosis, How Can I Talk to my Partner about it?
I Have Endometriosis, How Can I Talk to my Partner about it?

You may find it difficult to talk about something as personal as endometriosis with your partner. However, communication is key to allow your partner to learn about the condition, its challenges, and…

Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy in Women With Endometriosis
Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy in Women With Endometriosis

Pelvic pain is one of the most common symptoms of endometriosis [1]. Women with endometriosis may experience painful periods, severe cramping, chronic pelvic pain (pain even outside of periods), pain…

Don’t Miss the International Endometriosis Patient Conference
Don’t Miss the International Endometriosis Patient Conference

The International Patient Conference, The Path Towards A Cure: Connecting Patients with Science is taking place this weekend (19-21 March 2021). Organized by the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound)…

I Have Endometriosis, How Can I Talk to my Boss?
I Have Endometriosis, How Can I Talk to my Boss?

Research has shown that endometriosis symptoms can significantly affect a patients’ work life, with increasing symptom severity being associated with lower workability [1,2]. Another study showed…

Family Support for Women With Endometriosis
Family Support for Women With Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition that is characterized by chronic pain and fatigue [1]. It can affect a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities, fulfill professional work, have intercourse,…

Tips for dealing with chronic pelvic pain when you have endometriosis
Tips for dealing with chronic pelvic pain when you have endometriosis

Women with endometriosis often experience pain in the pelvic region. This pain may be debilitating and excruciating during menstrual periods and can progress into chronic pelvic pain (occurring outside…

Endometriosis Surgical Fellowship
Endometriosis Surgical Fellowship

Seckin Endometriosis Center (SEC) is excited to announce our endometriosis surgical fellowship. There is a desperate need for specialized surgeons to treat endometriosis, a complex disease that is poorly…

Highlights from EndoFound’s Virtual Medical Conference 2020
Highlights from EndoFound’s Virtual Medical Conference 2020

This year, the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s (EndoFound) Medical Conference was held solely online due to COVID-19 restrictions. The conference was titled “Reoperative Endometriosis.”…

What Is Endometriosis?
What Is Endometriosis?

One of my patients, Lauren*, was thirteen years old when she first began experiencing debilitating periods. Her friends were going through the same changes brought on by puberty, but their pain did not…

Alaia Baldwin: My Main Endometriosis Symptoms were Pain
Alaia Baldwin: My Main Endometriosis Symptoms were Pain

EndoMEtriosis: A Guide for Girls From the award-winning Dr. Tamer Seckin comes a book written for all of the Endo Warriors out there, from the thirteen-year-old girl who is being told that her pain is…

Your First Appointment with an Endometriosis Specialist
Your First Appointment with an Endometriosis Specialist

When you find the right endometriosis specialist, you need to prepare yourself for your first appointment. Medical records, journals, and an arsenal of questions for which you want answers can help you…

What to Ask an Endometriosis Specialist
What to Ask an Endometriosis Specialist

There are a multitude of questions that need to be answered before you decide which endometriosis specialist is best for you. They range from the most simplistic, such as “Do you specialize in the…

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