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ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week:Evelyn's Story

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week:Evelyn's Story

Evelyn’s period was horrible from the first time she had it. From the ages of 12-17, Evelyn experienced horrific cramps that were so bad, they once caused her to pass out at school. Her gynecologists…

Tamara’s Story

Tamara’s Story

Tamara apologized for being a little late to our interview. She had been enjoying the nice weather and ended up taking a 7-mile walk instead of the shorter one she planned. Tamara loves to walk and be…

Parenting with Endometriosis

Parenting with Endometriosis

I always get incredibly emotional in the spring around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. For so many years, as my husband and I battled infertility, those holidays would bring us more sadness…

Battling Endometriosis Behind Enemy Lines: A…

Battling Endometriosis Behind Enemy Lines: A Woman's Story of Survival

Paige endured her first vaginal ultrasound in an emergency room at the age of 14. She got her period at age 11, and as a freshman in high school, she started having intense ovarian pain. The ultrasound…

Managing the quality of your life:…

Managing the quality of your life: The greatest journey you will ever be on.

When endometriosis enters your life, things change. Big time. There will be good changes and bad changes you will have to learn to deal with. What makes it possible to stay positive and see things in…

Thoughts on Mother's Day

Thoughts on Mother's Day

As a surgeon who specializes in treating endometriosis, Mother’s Day is bittersweet for me, and it is a day that is emotionally charged for the 1 in 10 women affected by this disease.Like so many…

Dr. Tamer Seckin Opens National Dialogue…

Dr. Tamer Seckin Opens National Dialogue about Endometriosis on Dr. Drew's Podcast

In response to Dr. Drew's remarks regarding endometriosis on his radio show Loveline with Dr. Drew and Mike on Thursday, April 24th, Dr. Drew invited Dr. Seckin to be a guest on The Dr. Drew Podcast last…

Response to Dr. Drew

Response to Dr. Drew

I’m Dr Seckin, founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. You are all aware of the unfortunate comments made by Dr. Drew regarding women who suffer with the disease of endometriosis.…

Endometriosis and Infertility

Endometriosis and Infertility

My need for support and companionship during my struggle with infertility and endometriosis led me to join the online patient community. Through my involvement in this community, I have met some of the…

Second-Generation Endometriosis Patient Shares Her Story

Second-Generation Endometriosis Patient Shares Her Story

As a child, Lauren can remember vividly her mom being sick with endometriosis. She can remember her surgery, her fatigue and her pain. Lauren’s mom explained a little bit about endometriosis to…

Endo Strong Patient of the Week:…

Endo Strong Patient of the Week: Tori

Like many women, Tori got her period at age 13, but didn’t get diagnosed with endometriosis until she was 23 -- ten years later. But, the similarities in her story, compared to those of the average…

EndoFound's 5th Annual Medical Conference

EndoFound's 5th Annual Medical Conference

As an endometriosis patient and advocate, it was so exciting to attend the EndoFound’s Annual Medical Conference and Patient Symposium. There was a lot of wonderful information shared by some of…

Endo Strong Patient of the Week:…

Endo Strong Patient of the Week: Eve E.

The year was 1969, Eve was 13-years-old and experiencing her first period. She was in horrible pain. Her mother, never having a painful period, thought Eve was just trying to get out of school. Google…

Annie Amari Finds Hope After Years…

Annie Amari Finds Hope After Years of Being Dismissed by The Medical Community

From the time she was 11-years-old, Annie has memories of her father carrying her from the couch to her bed when she had her period. She was always in excruciating pain and her periods were always very…

New Year's Resolutions, 2014

New Year's Resolutions, 2014

Many people make New Year’s Resolutions around this time of year. The definition of resolution is “The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.” In the past I have made…

Endo Strong Patient of the Week:…

Endo Strong Patient of the Week: Sara Fitzpatrick

Sara says she didn’t know what "normal" felt like until she came out of surgery with Dr. Seckin. She got her period when she was 12 and thought her bad periods were "normal." Now looking back, she…

5 Things to Do Before Your…

5 Things to Do Before Your Endometriosis Surgery

Unfortunately, surgery is something that every endometriosis patient has to endure in order to find lasting relief for her symptoms.  The phrase many doctors use to introduce surgery, “Well,…

My First Period - Spoken Word…

My First Period - Spoken Word of Staceyann Chin

Staceyann Chin performed her poetry through spoken word at the 2009 Campus Progress National Conference. In the second half of the video, her poem of choice was “My First Period." In this poem,…

Endowarriors Launch Party

Endowarriors Launch Party

Endowarriors is an up and coming non-profit whose sole mission is to support women with endometriosis. The founders of this organization, Jill Feursich, Nicole Malachi and Jordan Davidson, through their…

Endometriosis excision surgery offers Jessica relief…

Jessica's story: After years of leg pain, Jessica found relief through excision surgery.

Starting from high school, Jessica always had bad cramps. She thought she just had a “bad period” even though a lot of her periods would send her to the emergency room due to vomiting and…

Gluten-Free, Mediterranean Gourmet Cuisine

Gluten-Free, Mediterranean Gourmet Cuisine: Invaluable Recommendations for a Healthy Immune System

Dr. Seckin believes that following a gluten- and dairy-free, organic diet can help endometriosis patients manage their symptoms. He recently met Aslihan Sabanci, an author and entrepenuer, who has written…

Endometriosis and Miscarriage

Endometriosis and Miscarriage

This past Tuesday, October 15th, was National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It is a day to recognize those who have experienced the heart-wrenching tragedy of pregnancy and infant loss. There…

Angela's Story: A triple Bowel Resection…

Angela's Story: A triple Bowel Resection Saved my Life

Angela comes from a very traditional family. Her parents are both from Italy. Her mother had a hysterectomy when she was 39 due to cervical cancer. Angela first got her period at 9-years-old and from…

“Growing out of” Endometriosis

ENDSTRONG patient of the week Cristiana: It’s like a poison has come out of me.

Cristiana was 9-years-old, living in Brazil, when she first got her period. It was then she felt her life was gone. From the start of her period she felt like she was sick with the flu. By the ages 10-11,…

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