People have different reasons for using a symptom reporting (or monitoring) tool. Most people want to use it for better understanding of symptoms, and to help with life planning and discussions with doctors. 

Some examples of why people use symptom reporting tools include: 

  • to help describe to doctors and others the pattern of symptoms they experience (sometimes after a doctor asks for a symptom diary) 
  • to predict when symptoms might be better or worse, to help plan social, work, and daily activities  
  • to see the change in symptoms after introducing a medical treatment, physiotherapy, change in exercise or lifestyle 
  • to find out if there is an underlying medical problem 

The Endometriosis Cymru Symptom Reporting Tool will help you monitor the symptoms you experience and can help realise these benefits.