EVALUATING HER PAIN

Always ask about unresolved pain.

By asking specific questions, providing counseling, and giving your patients the opportunity to make decisions, you can effectively manage this chronic disease together1-3:

Ask your endometriosis patient specific questions at every office visit.

ASK specific questions at every office visit

  • How does your pain affect your life?
  • How often are you in pain at work or school?
Listen for all signs and symptoms from your endometriosis patient during each office visit.

LISTEN for all signs and symptoms

  • What kind of pain do you experience?
  • Is the pain just during your period or at other times?
  • Do you experience pain during sex?
Frequently reevaluate treatment plans for your endometriosis patient at every office visit.

FREQUENTLY reevaluate action plans

  • How has your pain been since our last visit?
  • How are you feeling on this treatment?
  • Has your pain gotten better, or have you just grown accustomed to it?

Help your patients track their endometriosis pain.

Help your patients track their endometriosis pain by downloading a 3-month tracker.

DOWNLOAD AN ENDOMETROSIS 3-MONTH TRACKER DOWNLOAD AN ENDOMETROSIS 3-MONTH TRACKER

Help your patients track their endometriosis pain by downloading a 3-month tracker.

Download an Endometriosis 3-Month Tracker

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References:

  1. Dancet EAF, Apers S, Kremer JAM, Nejen WLDM, Sermeus W, D’Hooghe TM. The patient-centeredness of endometriosis care and targets for improvement: a systematic review. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2014;78(2):69-80.
  2. Vercellini P. Introduction: management of endometriosis: moving toward a problem-oriented and patient-centered approach. Fertil Steril. 2015;104(4):761-763.
  3. Yeh J, Nagel EE. Patient satisfaction in obstetrics and gynecology: individualized patient-centered communication. Clin Med Insights Womens Health. 2010;3:23-32.