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VIDEO: Social networking offers coping help for endometriosis patients


AT WCE 2017

– Nearly half of the discussion topics on the social networking site are about pain, but other uncontrolled symptoms are popular topics, including fatigue and depression.

The online social support network includes 30,000 women with endometriosis and offers them a chance to connect with other women with the condition, find a provider, and research treatments. Elise-Marie Menke, director of alliance management at MyHealthTeams, which runs the site, presented data at the World Congress on Endometriosis. Among the findings she presented was how symptoms mapped to a woman’s cycle.

In a video interview, Ms. Menke described how this type of patient-generated data can play a role in the management of disease and serve to highlight unmet needs to physicians.

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