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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  • Winnie Chan

    I’ve seen many obgyns over the years explaining my monthly symptoms during my period...but eventually it became a daily struggle with these pain. It feels like a poke here and there near my right pelvic region. I was given birth control pills for the past ten years but honestly, it didn’t help at all. I was in bed whenever I…

  • Rachel Grobman

    Dr.Seckin is so much more than a surgeon. His passion for helping endometriosis sufferers and determination to improve the quality of life in all of his patients is undeniable. I remember when my gynecologist first told me I needed a laparoscopy. Her exact words were "I can do the surgery, but if you were MY daughter- I'd send you to…

  • Esin Kocabiyik

    I was there for hysterectomy but then I found out that I also had endometriosis.My both surgeries went excellent and I feel great!.I am so thankful to Dr.Seckin and all his team for making my journey smooth!

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    I am a physician who suffered from deep infiltrative endometriosis. I needed laparoscopic surgery, so I went to see my former gynaecologist and he performed the procedure (a surgery which he supposedly does hundreds of times a year) last November. I had severe pain again when I had my period in January and was advised to go on taking a…

  • 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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  • Jacqueline Galindo

    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!