Endometriosis is the major cause of infertility and pelvic pain in women

Endometriosis is the major cause of infertility and pelvic pain in women. 1 in 4 of us have it, this chronic disease has been researched for decades but we have yet to find a cure. My name is Lorena Perez and my struggle started at the age of 12 when I first start menstruating, every month I had to be picked up from school. The pain, nausea, fever, and vomiting became the norm.

Endometriosis is the major cause of infertility and pelvic pain in women. 1 in 4 of us have it, this chronic disease has been researched for decades but we have yet to find a cure. My name is Lorena Perez and my struggle started at the age of 12 when I first start menstruating, every month I had to be picked up from school.  The pain, nausea, fever, and vomiting became the norm.

It was not until I was 29 years old that I finally became diagnosed with endometriosis.  After implementing a regular yoga practice, I became aware of my body so much so that I felt my endometriomas bulging out in places not normal. This is when the quest began, and killer cramps were no longer thought of as normal. Throughout the years my ob-gyn doctors would send me home with ibuprofen, natural remedies like apple cider baths, etc.

In November 2014 I met Dr. Seckin, by the time I reached his office I was on stage 4 and had 26 endometriomas, two the size of grapefruits, and the spread was ongoing. A month later I ended up in the emergency room.  Dr. Seckin performed a 6-hour surgery, and I have not been the same person since. My periods have become “normal,” with fewer days and minimal cramping. Dr. Seckin has truly saved my life.

The effect endometriosis has had on me has not only been physical, but emotional and mental. Since being diagnosed I’ve started to attend therapy to overcome depression and PTSD.  The journey has not been an easy one, endometriosis has brought me close to suicidal thoughts, and I have learned that many other sufferers of the disease have committed suicide.  This disease not only affects the endo warrior but also their families and friends. As an artist, this has had an adverse effect on my work.

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is actively conducting research to find a cure and raise awareness among young women, doctors, and practitioners alike.  This year the EFA is participating in the New York City Marathon and we are seeking for your support. For more information go to endofound.org

LIC, NY

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  • Grace Larsen

    After years of excessively painful periods, a serious loss of quality of life, and a series of uninformed and uninterested doctors, Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein turned my life around. I was told I woke up from my surgery almost a year ago with a smile on my face, and I haven't stopped since. Before I heard of Dr. Seckin,…

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    Dr Seckin and his team gave me back my life! Tomorrow will be 1 month since my surgery and I feel great. Dr. Seckin, Dr Liu, and Dr Goldstein are not only beyond words talented and amazing Doctors, but they are also genuinely wonderful and caring people. I cannot say enough great things about Holly, Asiye and Kim as well.…

  • Anna Lu

    Dr. Seckin and his staff spared me from years and years of heavy periods and unbearable endometriosis pain. After having surgery with him (my first) I can now function like a regular human. No more eating NSAIDs like candy and calling out sick from work. Thank you, Dr. Seckin!

  • Sheena Wright

    I underwent surgery with Dr. Seckin in 2017 and have felt like a new woman ever since. If you have, or suspect you have endometriosis, Dr. Seckin and his compassionate team of surgeons and staff are a must-see.

  • Angela Aro

    I have struggled with endometriosis and adenomyosis since first starting my period at 13. I was diagnosed at 21 and what followed was a series of unsuccessful surgeries and treatments. My case was very aggressive and involved my urinary tract system and my intestines. After exhausting all of my local doctors I was lucky enough to find Dr. Seckin. We…

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    Seckin and Dr. Goldstein changed my life!

  • Kristin Sands

    Like so many women who have tirelessly sought a correct diagnosis and proper, thorough medical treatment for endometriosis, I found myself 26 years into this unwanted journey without clear answers or help from four previous gynecological doctors and two emergency laparoscopic surgeries. I desperately wanted to avoid the ER again; a CT scan for appendicitis also revealed a likely endometrioma…