My endometriosis was initially diagnosed as IBS

Initially, I went to my regular GYN who gave me Motrin and told me millions of women have this condition (and unspoken was "buck up"). Then I sought out a "specialist" who told me that the only way to deal with this condition would be a complete hysterectomy, but at 45 I didn't want to lose my ovaries and take…

I knew that I wasn't well -- something wasn't right. I felt increasingly worse, and began planning my life around when I would get my period. The week before became hell, the day it arrived was the culmination of the pain would cripple me. If I had a client obligation that day, I would take pain pills I had left over from a few foot surgeries in the recent past. What would I do when those ran out? I rationed them because of my experience in finding help. I was literally desperate.

My story is one of misdiagnosis, my endometriosis was initially diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and when the medication for IBS did nothing, I found another doctor who thought I had divaticulitus, but that treatment also did not address the pain. I then began to have problems with my bladder -- feeling urgency and feeling pressure constantly. I went to a urologist I'd seen in the past. he put me through the usual painful tests, including a cystoscopy... nothing there. He was determined to figure out what was wrong and sent me for an MRI: BINGO. A urologist discovered my endometriosis.

I thought my problem was solved: all I have to do is treat the endo... surely with millions of women effected, there was routine care, a "cure". I could not have been more wrong.

Initially, I went to my regular GYN who gave me Motrin and told me millions of women have this condition (and unspoken was "buck up"). Then I sought out a "specialist" who told me that the only way to deal with this condition would be a complete hysterectomy, but at 45 I didn't want to lose my ovaries and take hormone replacement. I wanted to age naturally. Why should I be deprived of these natural processes? And for another year, I suffered tremendously, missing celebrations with friends, family occassions and work regularly because I was in too much pain.

Then a new symptom appeared: what I thought was a backache. I thought that I hurt my back by lifting a heavy suitcase during the usual stress of business travel. The back ache was so severe, I missed a very important firm event with a vice chair because I literally couldn't get out of bed. When I realized it was another endo symptom, I began doing my own research. It wasn't long into Googling that I found Dr. Tamer Seckin.

At my first visit, Dr. Seckin not only confirmed what it took a urologist to find, but spoke to me about endo as no other doctor had. He understood exactly what I was going through and he explained to me as no one else had, what my body was experiencing, and how his laproscopic procedure would change my life.

I'm a different person, or rather, I feel like myself again. I'm back! The surgery changed my life -- I can live fully and freely, without the chronic pain that made me feel 20 or 30 years older, drained my energy and stiffled my stamina.

Don't suffer one more minute. Don't let the medical community shuffle you from one doctor to another with no resolution of the problem. Don't treat the symptoms any more: get rid of the problem. Dr. Seckin has tremendous experience, compassion and empathy. You can change your life right now by making an appointment for consultation with Dr. Tamer Seckin. Don't wait -- free yourself from pain. Go to see Dr. Seckin and claim your life back.

 

Carolyn C.

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  • 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…

  • Emi O

    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…

  • Wilfredo Reyes

    Dr. Seckin literally gave my wife her life back. I am eternally grateful to him for his generous, determined spirit to see that Melanie finally live free from the prison bonds of Endometriosis.

  • Carla

    I am so grateful to Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein. My experience was nothing short of amazing. I was misdiagnosed with the location of my fibroids and have had a history of endometriosis. Dr. Seckin was the one who accurately diagnosed me. Dr Seckin and Dr. Goldstein really care about their patients and it shows. They listened to my concerns,…

  • Melissa Boudreau

    When I think of Dr. Seckin these are the words that come to mind. Gratitude, grateful, life-changing, a heart of gold. I feel compelled to give you a bit of background so you can understand the significance of this surgery for me. I am passionate about Endometriosis because it has affected me most of my life and I have a…

  • Jaclyn Harte

    Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein radically changed my quality of life. They treat their patients with dignity & respect that I've personally never seen in the literally 25+ doctors I've seen for endometriosis. This summer, I had a surgery with Dr. Seckin & Goldstein. It was my first with them, but my 5th endo surgery. I couldn't believe the difference,…

  • Megan Rafael Moreno

    I was in pain for 2 years. I was getting no answers, and because dr Goldstein and dr seckins were willing to see and treat me I'm finally feeling almost back to normal. They were very down to earth and helpful in my time of need. Dr Goldstein was easy to talk to and caring, she took care of me…

  • Nancy Costa

    Dr. Seckin is one of the best endometriosis surgeon. Every time I go to the office, he really listens to me and is always concerned about my issues. Dr Seckin's office staff are a delight and they always work with me. I feel I can leave everything to them and they will take care of it. Thank you to the…

  • 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…