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How to Find an Endometriosis Specialist

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There are too many stories of women with endometriosis who were undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for many years.

Latia Lee, age 39, of Islip, New York, suffered for 23 years with undiagnosed endometriosis, a chronic disease in which endometrial-like tissue grows outside the uterus on various other organs. “My ob-gyn made me think my severe, debilitating menstrual cramps were normal, so I stopped asking about them. I thought it was normal to have my entire life revolve around my cycle. I even had a lung collapse, and the pulmonologist just said it was spontaneous,” says Lee. When the other lung collapsed, Lee knew she had to advocate for her own care. She researched online and found that she had just about every single symptom of endometriosis.

More research brought her to Tamer Seckin, MD, the creator of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, who finally made the right diagnosis. “I felt validated that I finally had an answer,” Lee says with palpable relief.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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