The Doctor Will See You Now: Recognizing and Treating Endometriosis

Version: Unabridged
Author: Tamer Seckin MD
Narrator: Gabra Zackman , Paul Woodson
Genres: Women's Health
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: October 2017
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Endometriosis materializes when the endometrium-the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus-sheds, but does not exit a woman's body during her period. Instead, it grows outside of the uterus, spreading to organs and nerves in and around the pelvic region. The resulting pain is so physically and emotionally insufferable that it can mercilessly dominate a woman's life. The average woman with endometriosis is twenty-seven years old before she is diagnosed. It is one of the top three causes of female infertility. The pain it emits can affect a woman's career, social life, relationships, sexual activity, sleep, and diet. It is incurable, but highly treatable. Unfortunately, though, it is rarely treated in a timely manner, if at all, because of misdiagnoses and/or a lack of education among those in the medical community. This book gives hope to everyone connected to endometriosis. That includes every woman and young girl who has it, and the women and men in their lives who know something is wrong, but do not know what it is or what to do about it. This book is written at a level that everyone with ties to this disease can relate to and understand, but it is also for doctors with good intentions who lack the knowledge of how to diagnose or treat it.

Author Details

Author Details

Seckin MD, Tamer

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 with endometriosis and is the founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America.