My entire post pubescent life has been marked by excruciating periods

My entire post pubescent life has been marked by excruciating periods, that forced me once a month to leave school with unbearable pain, diarrhea, and exhaustion. I never understood how my girlfriends could bear the pain of their periods, assuming everyone went through what I was going through.

I am a 35-year-old married woman suffering from endometriosis since I was 17 years old. My entire post pubescent life has been marked by excruciating periods, that forced me once a month to leave school with unbearable pain, diarrhea, and exhaustion. I never understood how my girlfriends could bear the pain of their periods, assuming everyone went through what I was going through.  My first ruptured cyst sent me to the ER, followed by a week of recovery.

Throughout my early 20’s my chronic pelvic pain and monthly debilitating periods disrupted my school, my work and my relationships with boyfriends. When I was 25 I was officially diagnosed via Laparoscopic surgery with endo with a highly recommended and well-known gyno/fertility doctor. The level of aftercare and sympathy was so disheartening and incredibly difficult to wrap my brain about. My pain was not managed at all and I was made to feel like I was being dramatic. I was also told medicine that would put me into menopause was my only option. I was bluntly told at 25 that if I wanted to have children I would have to do so immediately or risk infertility. After going to doctor after doctor, countless ER visits and all around a desperate desire to be heard and respected at the level of pain I was feeling I finally, finally found Dr. Seckin. From the moment I walked into his office, I was respected, listened to and above all believed at the level of pain I lived in every day. I cannot tell you how disheartening it feels to live in pain every day and actually have a female doctor tell me “oh sweetie that must suck, take some Tylenol” Dr. Seckin validated what I was feeling both physically as well as emotionally.

After discussing surgery I began to panic at the thought of the recovery and excruciating pain I experienced with my last excision surgery. I was assured my Dr. Seckin and his staff that I would be well taken care of and have access to Dr. Seckins personal cell phone should I need anything. I am truly grateful to Dr. Seckin’s skill as a surgeon and his excellent knowledge in endometriosis care. Thank you to Dr. Seckin and his staff for their tireless efforts in scheduling, answering my questions and above all making me feel heard, understood and validated after nearly 20 years of feeling powerless and defeated both physically and emotionally. I know endometriosis will continue to rear its ugly head but I finally feel confident that I have the access to the very best health care professional in this field as well as the emotional support I so desperately needed to brave this battle!

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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…