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 Cosmopolitan.com 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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    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.

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…