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Testimonial Tag : ovarian cyst

Menoka M - New York

Living with constant pain and suffering from endometriosis sounds extreme, but sadly that's the life a person with endometriosis lives. Going into the ER just because the pain is so bad walking or simply standing is tough. My journey to finding a pain free life has been long, seven years long. In 2009, I was experiencing a sharp pain on my left side during my period. I found a GYN physician who told me that I had an ovarian cyst and that I should go on birth control pills. This helped as my pain was temporarily relieved and a year…
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M. Oxios - Levittown,NY

My journey for answers began in 2014. At the time I started to have very painful ovulations. More than the usual twinge of pain that goes away after a few hours these pains lasted for 1-2 days.  I went to see my OBGYN who did his best to diagnose my issue. After a pelvic ultrasound I was diagnosed with ovarian cyst and given pain medication.  Each month my ovulation would get worse. I would have more pain and take pain pills until it passed. After months went on my ovulation pain would last for a week or more. At times…
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C.Persaud - South Ozone Park, NY

I have been suffering with Endometriosis for many years, severe abdominal and back pain with my periods. Because of the heavy bleeding, I became very anemic, always feeling sick, several visit to the emergency room with no help. I have had 5 surgeries , Ovarian Cyst surgery every 2 years, I was tired, my body , my mind my entire being was exhausted from all this. I was so worried for my child and husband because i was so sick all the time. Then, I goggled best endometriosis doctor and Dr Seckin Name popped up, I read all his reviews…
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Nancy M. - East Northport, NY

My story with endometriosis begins 33 years ago when I was 16 years old.  I got my first period right before freshman year of high school at the age of 14.  I had mixed feelings as all of my friends had begun their periods already so I was happy to finally get mine and become a “woman”.  But I remember being so upset at having to wear pads and feeling inconvenienced.  If I only knew what lie ahead… Soon my periods became very heavy, filled with clots and bleeding that even overnight pads (sometimes two at a time) could not…
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Carissa, New York

We have our life back.  During the last year of our lives I never thought I would utter those words.  Well, I just did and without you I would be fearful to know where my marriage and most importantly my wife would be.  I really am not sure where to begin.  I have been with the one whom my heart will always follow for the better part of 11 years.  She is the strongest most resilient person I have ever known who always can see the silver lining in any situation professionally as well as personally.  She is a protector…
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HF - California

This testimonial is for Dr. Tamer Seckin. Thank you for restoring my belief that there are surgeons and doctors out there like yourself that genuinely care about their patients’ health and quality of life. To my “endo” (for endometriosis) sisters, know that you are not alone, our pain is real, and there is hope, “never, never, never give up,” said Winston Churchill. My pain started at a very young age, during my adolescent years. I remember dreading gym class because any physical activity on the days of my menstrual cycle would cause me to vomit due to the severity of my pelvic pain. I remember…
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Maria Elena Basile, CSN, BSN, RNBC - New York

My Story with ENDOMETRIOSIS  by Maria Elena Basile, CSN, BSN, RNBC    As I reflect on life as a young pre-teen girl, I remember thinking something was wrong with me.  I wondered  why most of the girls in my grammar school class had already gotten their periods, as I still waited desperately for mine to "arrive". I eventually entered high school feeling like a little girl amongst young women.  It wasn't until mid freshman year that it finally came.  While most girls complained of its inconvenience, I rejoiced in my newfound womanhood.  I zealously carried around my sanitary napkins, feeling…
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Hope T. - Long Island NY

I'm Kelly Hope T. and I'm 22 and have been struggling with bad periods since I was about in 6 grade. My mother was diagnosed with Endometriosis when she was a teen, even had an ovary removed but managed to have 3 beautiful children. I on the other hand started out with periods that would last a week and were so heavy I would faint and vomit. Until, my doctor put me on birth control which managed everything but the pain & what I didn't know at the time ovarian cysts. Things didn't get really bad until about senior year…
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Carlene Z. - NYC

October of 2013 (background): I started experiencing abnormal bleeding, one to two weeks before my actual period, ranging from dark discharge to light blood. The week of my actual period was becoming increasingly worrisome - with heavy hemorrhaging and clotting that would last 7 days. My symptoms included fatigue and mild pelvic pain. I am 43 years old, so I suspected this was the onset of menopause. However, I did fear I had uterine or ovarian cancer. February 8, 2014: After 4 months of dealing with these unusual symptoms, I decided to see an OB/GYN who was highly recommended to…
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Michele C. - New York, NY

Today, after leaving the park with the kids, I went home to continue the day. I decided it was okay to remove from my purse a prescription of Percocet, Tylenol 3 and Thermacare heat wraps. All without fear! That fear that at any time, I could be in pain. Gratitiude and relief are not even close to what I am feeling. I am still searching for the right words to describe this. At any time, I could have pain totally ruin my day. I had a play date for my youngest (4-years-old). I had to ask my neighbor (who was…
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C.F - NYC

As soon as I got my period in high school, I had terrible cramps and back pain that kept me home from school for at least a couple of days. I was never sure how to handle it; I tried every over the counter prescription but they would all eventually stop working for me. At 18, I went to the doctor and she gave light birth control pills to help ease the pain, but the pain didn’t go away. Not only that but my period was never on time, sometimes I would get it early, sometimes I would get it…
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Elizabeth C. - New York, NY

Like yours, mine has been a long journey. It began more than two years ago, when we started trying to conceive, but it feels much longer than that. I have seen a small army of doctors and was amazed that they weren’t interested in finding an overarching diagnose for my list of symptoms: painful, heavy menstruation most months; discomfort during sex; an early miscarriage; recurrent ovarian cysts; bloating and constipation; and gluten intolerance, among others. Instead, they tried to alleviate individual symptoms and hurry me along a rapidly accelerating path of fertility treatments, all the while seeming skeptical about my…
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Debra's Testimonial

It was approximately 20-years-ago when Dr. Seckin saved my life. I was in a Brooklyn hospital in excruciating abdominal pain. Doctors there could not figure out what was causing the pain that left me breathless, I literally could not breathe without feeling like someone was yanking my intestines out. Still they saw nothing. They were discharging me with "gas pain." I was beside myself! Before leaving, a nurse named Terri, I'll never forget her, looked at me and asked if I wanted to stay. She knew something was brewing, and she was right. That night, after 24 hours of consistent…
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Tracy' Story

Dr. Tamer Seckin changed my life. For three years I pursued doctors in an effort to find the cause of a persistent pain in my abdomen. Then I met Dr. Seckin. After my first meeting with Dr. Seckin, I felt confident that endometriosis was the cause of my pain and that I had finally met a doctor who understood what I had been suffering. I had the laparoscopic surgery three months later and my life was changed the minute I walked out of the hospital! Dr. Seckin is not just a world re-known expert credited with developing ground breaking surgery…
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Ali's Story

  Hi, I’m Ali Schaffer and I have been suffering from endometriosis for about ten years. The past couple of years I had a lot of pain during my periods and it started to just get much worse. I had a couple of ovarian cysts and I went to see a few doctors and they all told me that there were different things wrong with me. One woman told me I had an infection and tried to just give me antibiotics. One of my cysts, they thought it was my appendix so they wanted to take my appendix out and…
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Vanessa

I cannot thank Dr. Seckin enough for what he has done for me. My first menstrual cycle began at age 13. Two years before that, I developed GI issues that were diagnosed as IBS. Also presenting were chronic fatigue, and several other issues. I remember the night I got my first cycle. I was doubled over in pain on the toilet and screaming. My mom came in to help me get in the bathtub to soak. It took one Advil and an hour for the pain to subside. Month after month I would go through hell; pain during ovulation, severe…
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