Related Conditions

Infertility - Endometriosis is closely linked to infertility. Nearly half of all patients with Endometriosis may experience infertility. Alterations in prostaglandin secretion (a hormone-like enzyme which can cause inflammation), the inability of the ovaries to function normally as a result of the disease, the inability of the sperm to move properly towards the egg caused by adhesions or scar tissue, the body's own impaired immune response (which can result in rejection of the early implanted embryo), and anatomic distortions have all been linked to endometriosis-related infertility. It is important that you follow-up with an infertility specialist or with your OBGYN after you have been treated.

Endometriosis has been found to have an immune component that can lead to miscarriages even after surgical debulking. While the surgery greatly improves the outcome, any patients who have gone on to become pregnant and miscarry, or those who have failed to conceive at all, should arrange for a reproductive immunology profile. I highly recommend seeing the world authority on Reproductive Immunology, Dr. Jeffrey Braverman, with whom we have worked with great success with these types of patients.

Adhesions - These fibrous bands of tissue are commonly associated with endometriosis and can cause significant pain and organ dysfunction. Formed by the body in response to the inflammatory trauma of the disease, they typically require surgical removal (called "lysis"). During Laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis, lysis of adhesions can afford the patient increased symptomatic relief and allow for normal pelvic restoration.

Other Disorders - A growing body of research has documented the strong link between endometriosis and fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, and asthma, as well as autoimmune inflammatory diseases such as thyroid disease, systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjögren's syndrome, Meniere's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, some studies have linked endometriosis to certain cancers, such as melanoma, breast and ovarian cancer, as well as malignant transformation of the disease itself. Endometriosis may also be linked to other estrogen-dependent pelvic conditions such as fibroids (muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus, known as "leiomyoma"), Interstitial Cystitis (often called "Endo's Evil Twin"-a urinary bladder syndrome characterized by significant pain and urinary frequency) and adenomyosis (the presence of diffuse endometriosis throughout the muscular lining of the uterus).

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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…