How to Search on Connect - It can help you!

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Dec 14, 2018

Do you know about Connect’s Search function? I find it really helpful when I want to find a discussion about a symptom that I have and want to connect with other members with similar health problems.

Have you tried it? If not, I would recommend giving it a test run. It’s easy, just click the small magnifying glass icon at the top of the window next to the little notifications bell.

Has it helped you? Let others know!

John

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..yes have used the search function many times along with checking any new comments and have discovered a lot of information I had not known but also hearing/reading what others with same/similar conditions have been through; what helped, what didnt, I think has helped me the most…. and I find majority of posters if not all are very candid about their illnesses, how it has affected them, what they have tried and where etc., I always try and spread existence of this site to people… thanks to to fine moderators who immediately know the right thing to say/recommend – sometimes bases on personal experience!

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Cysts were found on my ovary. They want me to have an MRI but may have to wait 6 months. Have an app. on Dec. 12. Nothing seems to be happening. I am in Canada.

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@johnbishop
Hi John,
Is it possible to search on specific threads for a certain phrase by a particular author?
Thanks,
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@johnbishop
Hi John,
Is it possible to search on specific threads for a certain phrase by a particular author?
Thanks,
Jake

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Hi Jake @jakedduck1, If you are looking to find a discussion, you can use the search box on the Connect home page just above the list of discussions. If you click on a specific group, you can search for a word or phrase in the title of a discussion to find discussions on a topic. You can also use the search box at the top of any Connect page to search all of Connect.

Here's an example that I used to find posts I made on PMR. You can see what I typed in the search box for all of Connect:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/search/?search=%40johnbishop+%2BPMR
When I'm having trouble locating a specific post, I sometimes use Google search since it works well for phrases. Here's an example if you want to type it in a Google search to see what it finds and experiment with your own phrases — or just copy/paste in Google search.

@johnbishop +"mayo clinic health letter" +"mayo clinic connect"

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@heisforme2

Cysts were found on my ovary. They want me to have an MRI but may have to wait 6 months. Have an app. on Dec. 12. Nothing seems to be happening. I am in Canada.

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@heisforme2, I suggest joining the discussions in the Women's Health group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/womens-health/

See this discussion:
– Ovarian cysts, constipation, hemorrhoids, fissures https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ovarian-cysts-constipation-hemorrhoids-fissures/

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