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Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide regardless of their ethnic and social background. Many remain undiagnosed and are therefore not treated.

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The doctor will see you now - Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis by Dr.Seckin The Doctor Will See You Now is written at a level that everyone with ties to this disease can relate to and understand, but it is also written for doctors with good intentions who lack the knowledge of how to diagnose or treat it. This book is for the “Endo Warriors,” women determined to let the world know their stories so that every woman with this disease—from the thirteen-year old girl who is being told that her pain is “part of becoming a woman” to the woman…
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Website Resources

For information purposes only. No affiliation with DrSeckin.com or Park East Gynecology & Surgery implied. Endometriosis Foundation of America - endofound.org Endometriosis News Channel EndoNews.com Endometriosis.org: a global forum for information whose goal is to provide knowledge to empower women with endometriosis to participate fully in making informed decisions about their treatment options. www.endometriosis.org The Berkely Center for Reproductive Wellness: the only complementary medicine practice in NYC completely devoted to treating infertility: http://www.newyorkfertilityacupuncture.com Endo Resolved offers comprehensive information about the disease, various treatments options, a live chat room and a place for women suffering with the disease to exchange information and…
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The Rose Project Research Team
The Rose Project Research Team

Peter K. Gregersen, MD, Principal InvestigatorDr. Gregersen is Head of the Robert S. Boas Center for Genomics and Human Genetics and Professor, Molecular Medicine and Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He obtained his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1976, followed by fellowship training in rheumatology at the Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU. Dr. Gregersen’ career has focused on the genetics of autoimmune disorders, but has recently expanded to include investigation of the genetics and biology of endometriosis. During the 1980’s Dr. Gregersen cloned and sequenced the major HLA class II alleles associated with…
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Endo Gallery
Endometriosis Image Gallery

Endometriosis Photo Gallery: http://www.endometriosis.us/endometriosis-photo-gallery Endometriosis happens when tissue normally found inside the uterus grows in other parts of the body. It may attach to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, the exterior of the uterus, the bowel, or other internal parts. As hormones change during the menstrual cycle, this tissue breaks down and may cause painful adhesions, or scar tissue. More than 5.5 million American women have symptoms of endometriosis. Consider these statistics: An estimated 176 million women worldwide suffer with endometriosis, according to an article in the Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders.ii Thediseasetakes,onaverage,nearlytwelveyearstodiagnoseintheUnit- ed States and roughly eight years…
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Endometriosis Glossary
Endometriosis Glossary, Benign, Endometrium

Add-back Hormones (estrogen or estrogen/progesterone) which are given during a course of GnRH agonist drug treatment for endometriosis to help prevent bone loss and help alleviate other side effects of the GnRH agonists Adenomyosis A disease in which the lining of the uterus, the endometrium, grows into the muscular part of the uterus; sometimes known as the 'sister' disease of Endometriosis. Adhesion A web-like growths of scar tissue, which is a common cause of pain associated with endometriosis. Adhesions can bind any of the pelvic organs to one another; Adhesions may be caused by surgery and injury as well as…
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Endometriosis Foundation of America
Endometriosis Foundation of America

Our Mission Statement The Endometriosis Foundation of America strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training, and fund landmark endometriosis research. Engaged in a robust campaign to inform both the medical community and the public, the EFA places particular emphasis on the critical importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention while simultaneously providing education to the next generation of medical professionals and their patients. About Dr. Tamer Seckin - EFA Co-Founder Dr. Seckin is the co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA). Dr. Seckin is one of America's Top Surgeons & Gynecologists, and among a very…
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I've had two surgeries already and my Endometriosis has come back both times. What is different about the way you surgically remove endometriosis so that it doesn't return?  Many surgeons who perform laparoscopy to treat endometriosis, although well intentioned, only remove the surface of the disease. With Deep Laparoscopic Excision, the root that lies below the surface is also removed, leaving clean margins. This virtually eliminates the possibility of endometriosis returning. In contrast, vaporization, fulguration and other superficial methods of removal have a 40-60% recurrence rate in the very first year following those types of surgery. This is because only…
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Endometriosis in Teenage Girls & Young Women
Endometriosis in Teenage Girls & Young Women

Introduction.... It is so important to diagnose endometriosis early in life–catching it early provides the important opportunity to prevent the consequences of the disease’s later stages. However, endometriosis in young…

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The doctor will see you now - Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis by Dr.Seckin The Doctor Will See You Now is written at a level that everyone with ties to this…

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