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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  • 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…