Hmmm something isn't right

I'm 18 years old and I am on my way to college in 3 weeks- PAIN-FREE!!! I've always had very painful periods but last August when my period came, the pain stayed and it NEVER left until 6 days ago when Dr.Seckin removed 26 lesions, 24 positive for endometriosis.

*I know this is very long but if one person reads this and says, "Hmmm something isn't right " and seeks out help, it would be worth it *

I'm 18 years old and I am on my way to college in 3 weeks- PAIN-FREE!!! I've always had very painful periods but last August when my period came, the pain stayed and it NEVER left until 6 days ago when Dr.Seckin removed 26 lesions, 24 positive for endometriosis.

In September 2015, I went to a gynecologist who put me on birth control and gave me a prescription for pain meds and things went from bad to worse in 3 months. In January, I was then referred to a gastroenterologist-another dead end. In February, I saw a naturopathic doctor who spotted "reproductive stress" on a blood test. I took supplements for 3 months with no relief. I felt incredibly frustrated and really started to wonder if every day for the rest of my life I would feel like this. With this being said, I truly believe that they meant well and gave me the best care that they knew how to give - but there is simply not enough awareness about endometriosis, and that is something that NEEDS to change. The first time I heard the word "endometriosis" was in September when my gynecologist mentioned it and like most people would've done- I stayed up all night learning about this awful disease instead of studying for my 3 tests the next day. I never missed a day of school or work and also volunteered every week despite extreme exhaustion and severe pain that went from around my rib cage area all the way down my legs and into my back. People would look at me and make comments like "you look so depressed" or sometimes I would zone out on them. The problem with endometriosis is that it is invisible. Just because you don't "look" sick doesn't mean you aren't sick. If someone has a broken leg, they have a cast on and people would understand if they looked upset, were struggling etc. My skin was my "cast" and nobody could have ever guessed the hell I was going through on a daily basis. I slept with a heating pad on the highest setting EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT in an attempt to somewhat dull the pain-creating burns on my stomach. I had a lot of trouble sleeping, when I finally fell asleep I woke up absolutely exhausted and in excruciating pain. There were plenty of mornings where I would wake up crying because the pain was so shocking and intense and I would still drag myself to school and anywhere else I had to be for the day. My mom would always say," Lex, stay home from school today." And I refused every single time because I knew that if I would've said yes once, I would have probably missed 95% of my senior year of high school. Physically I was there but mentally I was in another place counting down the hours until I could go back to bed and curl up in the fetal position with my heating pad.

After doing some research, we came across Dr.Seckin and it was like a breath of fresh air. After going through the website, we discovered that he had written a book about endometriosis. My mom and I were glued to it and had tears and chills reading this amazing book. I instantly knew that he would be able to help me and scheduled an appointment immediately. After telling him my symptoms he said,"I believe you, you're here for a reason." Somehow I managed not to cry. Finally, I had someone who didn't look at me like I was some crazy teenager and believed that the pain I was feeling was very real.

I am currently 6 days post op and I can't remember the last time I felt this great, which is so crazy and amazing to be able to say. I noticed a difference immediately. The "pain" I feel right now is surgical pain NOT pain from endometriosis. Back pain- gone! Leg pain-gone! 
Everyone on his team whether it be in the office or at the hospital were also so incredibly kind, helpful and understanding. 
If you suffer from pain (not only physically but mentally and emotionally) from this monster like I DID, I would highly recommend seeing Dr.Seckin. There are no words to describe how truly amazing he is and I will forever be grateful for everything he has done for me. He put a true smile back on my face (something I haven't had for a while) and I'm so thankful for that. Thank you Dr.Seckin, thank you.

MOM: after a year + of dealing with the anguish and helplessness of not being able to help my daughter, she has finally said the words that I have dreamed of hearing....I feel so much better!!!
Dr. Seckin was a soft place to fall. Put your faith in God 1st and Dr. Seckin 2nd and you will surely be on the right road.

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  • Rebecca Black

    Fast forward 5 years to find out incidentally I had a failing kidney. My left kidney was only functioning at 18%. During this time, I was preparing all my documents to send to Dr. Seckin to review. However, with this new information I put everything on hold and went to a urologist. After a few months, no one could figure…

  • Monique Roberts

    I'll never stop praising Dr. Seckin and his team. He literally gave me back my life.

  • Erin Brehm

    I had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Seckin and his team before, during and after my surgery. I came to Dr. Seckin having already had laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis 5 years prior, with a different surgeon. My symptoms and pain had returned, making my life truly challenging and my menstrual cycle unbearable. Dr. Seckin was quick to validate my…

  • Anita Schillhorn

    I came to Dr. Seckin after years of dealing with endometriosis and doctors who didn't fully understand the disease. He quickly ascertained what needed to be done, laid out the options along with his recommendation and gave me the time to make the right decision for me. My surgery went without a hitch and I'm healing very well. He and…

  • Nicholette Sadé

    Dr. Seckin brought me back to life! I am now 3 weeks into my recovery after my laparoscopy surgery, and I feel like a new and improved woman! Being diagnosed with Endometriosis, then 25yrs old in 2015, and discovering the severity of my case being stage 4, made me devastated. Dr. Seckin's vast knowledge of the disease, sincere empathy, and…

  • Jason Curry

    My wife had her laparoscopic excision surgery to remove endometriosis with Dr. Seckin on Jan 30, 2014. She doesn't write online reviews so I'm writing this on her behalf. I accompanied her with each office visit she had. The staff--Lucy and Kim, are very friendly, warm and professional. Dr. Seckin was excellent in every capacity. He spent a lot of…

  • Liz Filippelli

    He is an awesome doctor who saved my daughters life from debilitating endometriosis..she knew instantly upon awaking from surgery that she was better..that wad May and no complaints only praises for Dr. Wonderful Seckin!!

  • Karen N

    I was diagnosed with Endometriosis at 19. I saw several Endometriosis "Specialists" since then, had a few laproscopic surgeries to "remove" the endometriosis and continued to be in pain. I had a hysterectomy in 2012 and was told this would stop the pain once and for all. No such luck! Tired of spending days in bed with a heating pad,…

  • Lauren Rodriguez

    I researched and found Dr. Seckin after dealing with years of doctors who couldn't help me or refused to go the extra mile for their patients. I have to say I am truly blessed to have found such a compassionate and talented doctor. He is exquisite with everything he does, and both his team at the office and surgical team…

  • Kellya Vespa

    Dr. Seckin is a very skilled surgeon. There are not many doctors like him that truly understand the effects of endometriosis. I am lucky to have found him. The staff is wonderful too.

  • Meg Connolly

    Dr. Seckin truly LOVES what he does and cares about his patients from the bottom of his heart. My life has already changed in 3 weeks and I couldn’t be more grateful. Should I ever need another operation for endometriosis, Dr. Seckin will be the one to do it. I recommend him to anyone I come across with similar problems…

  • Elisandra O

    Dr. Seckin is an amazing Doctor he is very compassionate, caring and he will be honest with you. He's been my doctor for 19yrs and I am so grateful to have someone taking care of me that knows what he is doing and knows the best way to treat each and every situation. I would definitely recommend him and his…