My Bladder infection to IBS Story

After several unsuccessful visits to the hospital, gynecologist, and gastroenterologist I had exhausted every diagnosis possible from a bladder infection to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

My name is Anessa Marinello and I am 19 years old. I first noticed my abdominal pain in December of 2014. Little by little it grew worse and worse becoming less tolerable. After several unsuccessful visits to the hospital, gynecologist, and gastroenterologist I had exhausted every diagnosis possible from a bladder infection to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I was tired of being told it was psychosomatic and refused to accept the pain into my everyday life. It was not only affecting me physically, but emotionally, and physiologically. In a last ditch effort, I made an appointment with a fertility specialist in my area. My first surgery was in February of 2015. Although the surgeon was successful in finding and cauterizing endometriosis adhesions and removing a floating cyst a few weeks after, the symptoms returned. I had reached my breaking point. I finally thought I had found the answer and now after putting myself through an extremely painful surgery, I was left back where I had started. Instead of giving up I pushed on and did my research. This is when I came across Dr. Seckin’s website. After discussing with my parents I decided to make a consultation appointment with him. I was immediately impressed once stepping into Dr. Seckin’s office. Not only were the nurses welcoming, but Dr. Seckin went over my file with me and immediately uttered the words “You are not crazy” making me instantaneously burst into tears. After so long I finally felt like someone understood what I was going through. The daily pain and struggle to make it through each day. Being a freshman in college was enough stress, the last thing I needed was this disease bringing me down. Together, Dr. Seckin, my parents, and I decided surgery was the best option. Going in with no guarantee of success I put all my trust in Dr. Seckin knowing I was in good hands. I am happy to say that now, two weeks after my surgery I feel GREAT! Dr. Seckin removed 15 suspicious adhesions and a very fatty, unhealthy, inflamed appendix. Aside from expected soreness from the surgery, I am confident that I am on the right track back to my old self. The past seven months were the most challenging time in my life. I became very depressed after my first surgery and I could have easily stayed that way if it weren’t for my amazing support system. I am very thankful for my friends and family who stood by me and knew that I wasn’t “crazy”, I was just in pain. I am so thankful I found Dr. Seckin and the resources on his website which led to my decision to meet with him. From day one he had confidence that he could help me and he has done nothing but help me since our first encounter. He truly is an amazing doctor and I am forever grateful for his help.


  • Kim Molinaro

    Kim Molinaro

    Prior to meeting Dr. Seckin and reading his book, “The Doctor Will See You Now”, I knew little to nothing about endometriosis. I was led to believe that endometriosis was not a serious condition. I was told that the pain could be managed by taking the “pill”. I was told that the cysts on my ovaries were harmless. I was…

  • Rebecca Black

    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

    Monique Roberts

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

  • Erin Brehm

    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

    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…