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EndoMEtriosis A Guide for Girls

From the award-winning Dr. Tamer Seckin comes a book written for all of the Endo Warriors out there, from the thirteen-year-old girl who is being told that her pain is “part of becoming a women,” to the woman who has been misdiagnosed for decades―and needs to know she is not alone. ... more

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From the award-winning Dr. Tamer Seckin comes a book written for all of the Endo Warriors out there, from the thirteen-year-old girl who is being told that her pain is “part of becoming a women,” to the woman who has been misdiagnosed for decades―and needs to know she is not alone.

Every girl has the right to be pain-free. To live the life they want to live. The journey toward new and happy lives for young women begins now!

Endometriosis is a physically and mentally debilitating disease that has tortured women for centuries. It currently affects 176 million of childbearing age worldwide, including one in ten in the U.S. Despite those startling statistics, this horrific and incurable ailment is still relatively unknown to the general population and medical professionals alike. Symptoms of heavy periods and excruciating pain most often begin in middle school or high school, yet doctors take an average of twelve years to diagnose it in a patient. As a result, these undiagnosed and misdiagnosed women suffer into at least their mid-twenties or early thirties, repeatedly told that the pain is in their minds, that it’s simply part of becoming a woman, or that it’s caused by some other disease or condition. That nonsense must stop, and it must stop now!

This book will explain what endo is in terms that adolescents can understand, along with potential remedies, treatments to avoid, and how to manage the psychological and social effects of the disease. It will also include riveting stories from women in their teens and mid-twenties, and from those closest to them such as mothers, fathers, teachers, and coaches. One of the most terrifying aspects of having endo is feeling like nobody believes the pain is real or severe, which can cause a woman to feel scared, isolated, and depressed. This book will fully arm her with the truth and knowledge about the disease so that she can overcome her fears and confidently advocate for herself. If her cry for help has been dismissed by anyone, she will be able to educate them so that they can empathize with her and fully support her in her quest for healing.

Tamer Seckin, MD, is a Board Certified gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon in private practice in New York City, practicing at North Shore LIJ/Lenox Hill Hospital. He specializes in treating women...more

Reviews

Women . . . will now have the knowledge necessary to become powerful self-advocates.

Publishers Weekly

An empowering, pro-women look at an often misdiagnosed condition that can cause infertility and devastating pain.

Booklist

Purposefully crafted so that every reader can relate and understand endometriosis not only medically, but also emotionally.

National Pain Report

There is hope, and there is treatment . . . The Doctor Will See You Now is a good place to start your road to recovery.

Padma Lakshmi, Co-founder Endometriosis Foundation of America

As people, but especially as women, we have to be our own medical advocates. Whether it's my friends making their way through the birth industrial complex or the ones deciding how to handle a chronic illness like Lyme, educating ourselves is power. Plus (and I'm a broken record on this), our pain ― especially if it's located between belly button and ass crack ― is often not treated with the seriousness we would hope. My particular journey to navigate has been endometriosis, and Tamer Seckin's The Doctor Will See You Now: Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis, written with sensitivity and spirit, is an amazing primer if you or someone you love is suffering. In a world where information is everywhere yet answers are hard to come by, Dr. Seckin offers comfort and guidance.

Lena Dunham

Millions of women worldwide suffer from endometriosis, an often misinterpreted and misdiagnosed disease that can cause significant pain, infertility, and disability. Seckin, a New York gynecologist and cofounder of the Endometriosis Research Foundation, presents a concise, readable guide to help patients and their families better understand their condition and available treatments. Seckin's tone and approach are the narrative's greatest strengths. He writes with compassion, repeatedly assuring women that their symptoms are real and deserved of appropriate, effective treatment. He explains the disease and its impacts, and in clear language includes case studies of patients who have recovered under his care.

Library Journal

One of the best endometriosis surgeons is Dr. Tamer Seckin, a premier gynecologist specializing in endometriosis. Throughout my practice and teaching career, I have personally observed numerous top surgeons, both in Europe and North America, performing difficult endometriosis surgery in their operating rooms and, without hesitation, I can recommend Dr. Seckin as one of the best of the best.

C.Y. Liu, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee, College of Medicine. Director Emeritus, Fellowship Program in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Past President, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)

Dr. Seckin blends his knowledge and surgical skills with compassion and understanding of patient concerns. His many years of hands on experience and patient interaction combine to make this book a very worthwhile read.

Harry Reich, M.D.

n this moving and informative book, Dr. Seckin provides an important resource for women with endometriosis - a common, widely misunderstood, and understudied condition. Recent research has revealed a major genetic component to endometriosis; now is the time for the scientific community to put serious resources into better understanding this complex inflammatory disorder. Targeted research can lead to earlier diagnosis, improved treatments, and eventually, preventative care to put an end to Endo.

Peter K. Gregersen MD, Professor of Molecular Medicine, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine; Head, Robert S. Boas Center for Genomics and Human Genetics, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Endometriosis cripples women without a proper diagnosis. Dr. Tamer Seckin’s The Doctor Will See You Now sheds light on this painful condition and advances the fight to help women with endometriosis through personal accounts and his breadth of knowledge. I’ve worked with Dr. Seckin’s co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, Top Chef star, Padma Lakshmi, to help women understand that there is hope and I know this book will do the same.

State Senator Jeff Klein