Endometriosis is still hard at work.

In an international multicenter survey of patients
treated in tertiary care centers, it was reported that

Seven out of ten endometriosis patients have unresolved pain throughout the month.

7 out of 10
endometriosis patients experience unresolved pain despite management1

Most women diagnosed with endometriosis experience1,2:

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Non-menstrual pelvic pain
  • Dyspareunia

Clinical studies show that these symptoms can disrupt work and home lives and contribute to physical and emotional suffering.1,3-5

Nearly 1 out of 3 endometriosis patients have a hard time expressing just how much pain they’re still in.

Results of a survey of diagnosed endometriosis patients (n=336) revealed that

Nearly 1 out of 3
endometriosis patients have a hard time expressing just how much pain they're still in6

Unless specifically asked, your patient may not effectively communicate how endometriosis is affecting her life.7,8

Help your patients talk to you about their unresolved endometriosis pain.

Help your patients talk to you about their unresolved pain by downloading an endometriosis patient interviewing guide.

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Is suppressing the ovulatory cycle enough when it comes to endometriosis pain?

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  1. De Graaff AA, D’Hooghe TM, Dunselman GAJ, Dirksen CD, Hummelshoj L, WERF EndoCost Consortium, Simoens S. The significant effect of endometriosis on physical, mental and social wellbeing: results from an international cross-sectional survey. Hum Reprod. 2013;28(10):2677-2685.
  2. Bourdel N, Alves J, Pickering G, Ramilo I, Roman H, Canis M. Systemic review of endometriosis pain assessment: how to choose a scale? Hum Reprod Update. 2014;21(1):136-152.
  3. Fourquet J, Gao X, Zavala D, et al. Patients' report on how endometriosis affects health, work, and daily life. Fertil Steril. 2010;93(7):2424-2428.
  4. Fourquet J, Baez L, Figueroa M, Iriarte RI, Flores I. Quantification of the Impact of Endometriosis Symptoms on Health Related Quality of Life and Work Productivity. Fertil Steril. 2011;96(1):107-112.
  5. Nnoaham KE, Hummelshoj L, Webster P, et al; World Endometriosis Research Foundation Global Study of Women's Health consortium. Impact of endometriosis on quality of life and work productivity: a multicenter study across ten countries. Fertile Steril. 2011;96(2):366-373.
  6. Data on File, AbbVie Inc. Diagnosed Endometriosis Consumer Segmentation; September 2015.
  7. Shilling V, Jenkins V, Fallowfield L. Factors affecting patient and clinician satisfaction with the clinical consultation: can communication skills training for clinicians improve satisfaction? Psychooncology. 2003;12:599-611.
  8. Yeh J, Nagel EE. Patient satisfaction in obstetrics and gynecology: individualized patient-centered communication.Clin Med Insights Womens Health. 2010;3:23-32.