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.

Patient Reviews

Write a review
  • 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!

  • Samuel Taveras

  • Rena Ebrahim

  • nikoletta pados

    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,…

  • Nicole Novakowski

  • 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!