Dr.Seckin's Endometriosis Blog


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:…

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

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

Endo Strong Patient of the Week:…

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…

Endo Strong Patient of the Week:…

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…

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…

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 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…

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

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

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 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

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,…

The trials of teaching with Endo:…

The Never-Ending PeriodWhen Dana first got her period at age 14, it wasn't too bad. But by the time she was in her early 20s, she would have terrible periods and would bleed heavily for 11-14 days. She…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: Vivi…

At 34 years old, Laura Piano has been through more surgeries than most people have in a lifetime. After years of feeling sick, Laura is “living life” for the first time, and she has a tattoo…

Warrior

Women who are diagnosed with endometriosis seem to have an unstoppable drive to operate independently. This drive, which is often combined with an outstanding willpower, makes us appear like some kind…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: A…

Mandy Smeetz-Klumpkens is a 28-year-old psychologist and endometriosis patient living in Holland. Mandy just joined our team to write articles not only from a psychological perspective, but also from…

Ginny is back to Zumba

The Evolution of Ginny’s Nervous Stomach How many endometriosis patients have explained away their inconvenient bowel issues by saying, “Oh, I just have a nervous stomach!”?  Probably…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: Michele…

Michele will be 47-years-old next month. She has spent the last 30 years fighting endometriosis. Her determination and perseverance throughout her battle with endometriosis is truly inspiring. Journey…

Laparoscopic Surgery for Fibroids: A Choice…

Laparoscopic Surgery for Fibroids:  A Choice for FertilityBy C.R. Zwolinski Uterine fibroids, non-malignant tumors in and around the uterus consisting of collagen and other soft tissue, can impede…

EndoFound's 5th Annual Blossom Ball

Celebrities Came Out to Support Endometriosis Foundation of America’s 5th Annual Blossom Ball at Capitale in New York City on March 13th. The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) hosted its…

ENDOSTRONG Patient of the Week: Artist…

I am sure Kyung would agree with Pablo Picasso when he said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” As an endometriosis patient, Kyung has suffered greatly and…

Endometriosis of Incision Scar or Belly…

Patient: What is endometriosis at your incisional scar? Dr.Seckin: This could be a highly troubling issue for the patient, as you are experiencing. The differential diagnosis of pain or mass…

From Newsweek: A Hidden Pain

Why a famous beauty like 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi is talking about a very unglamorous disease like endometriosis.For Padma Lakshmi, a former model and host of Bravo's "Top Chef," the problem began…

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