SeckinMD's Dr. Karli Goldstein Talks Diagnosing Endometriosis with Cosmopolitan

SeckinMD's Dr. Karli Goldstein Talks Diagnosing Endometriosis with Cosmopolitan

Seckin Endometriosis Center's Dr. Karli Goldstein knows endometriosis inside and out—and in a brand-new interview, she shares her top tips for making sure your gynecologist understands when your period pain isn't normal.

Dr. Goldstein views the disease through a unique lens: not only is she an associate endometriosis surgeon and a fellow of endometriosis surgery at SeckinMD, but she is also a Stage IV Endometriosis patient who spent years of being misdiagnosed or undiagnosed herself.

"There's a lack of education about endometriosis, in general," Dr. Goldstein told in a Dec. 11 online article, "What To Do If You Think You Have Endometriosis?" 

Particularly when it comes to how the disease can masquerade as other conditions. Dr. Goldstein pointed out that patients who complain of lingering irritable bowel syndrome or IBS symptoms, despite implementing doctor-recommended dietary changes, is often a red flag for her, and one clue that OB-GYN's should be made aware of.

Dr. Karli Goldstein
Dr. Karli Goldstein

Also, she encourages patients to put their smartphones to good use by using their calendars to track symptoms that occur during or outside of periods like bloating, pain during sex and pain during bowel movements.

Ever been prescribed a prescription-strength NSAID like Naproxen for period pain? You guessed it: write that one down too, she shares.

Dr. Goldstein joined Seckin Endometriosis Center in 2017 after training extensively under world-renown endometriosis excision specialist Dr. Tamer Seckin during her residency at NYC's Lenox Hill Hospital.

To read more of Dr. Goldstein's helpful tips via Cosmopolitan, click here




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  • Rachel Grobman

    Dr.Seckin is so much more than a surgeon. His passion for helping endometriosis sufferers and determination to improve the quality of life in all of his patients is undeniable. I remember when my gynecologist first told me I needed a laparoscopy. Her exact words were "I can do the surgery, but if you were MY daughter- I'd send you to…

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    I was there for hysterectomy but then I found out that I also had endometriosis.My both surgeries went excellent and I feel great!.I am so thankful to Dr.Seckin and all his team for making my journey smooth!

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    I am a physician who suffered from deep infiltrative endometriosis. I needed laparoscopic surgery, so I went to see my former gynaecologist and he performed the procedure (a surgery which he supposedly does hundreds of times a year) last November. I had severe pain again when I had my period in January and was advised to go on taking a…

  • Grace Larsen

    After years of excessively painful periods, a serious loss of quality of life, and a series of uninformed and uninterested doctors, Dr. Seckin and Dr. Goldstein turned my life around. I was told I woke up from my surgery almost a year ago with a smile on my face, and I haven't stopped since. Before I heard of Dr. Seckin,…

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    Dr Seckin and his team gave me back my life! Tomorrow will be 1 month since my surgery and I feel great. Dr. Seckin, Dr Liu, and Dr Goldstein are not only beyond words talented and amazing Doctors, but they are also genuinely wonderful and caring people. I cannot say enough great things about Holly, Asiye and Kim as well.…

  • Anna Lu

    Dr. Seckin and his staff spared me from years and years of heavy periods and unbearable endometriosis pain. After having surgery with him (my first) I can now function like a regular human. No more eating NSAIDs like candy and calling out sick from work. Thank you, Dr. Seckin!