For Health Practitioners

Stabbing Pain

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Everyone knows that muscle cramp is painful, but imagine what a muscle cramp on the inside of your hip bones might feel like

Bladder Pain

You may know all about cystitis. If so, you probably mean bacterial cystitis, which is the medical word for a bladder infection (urine infection). The word ‘cystitis’ really only means an irritated bladder. It does not say what caused the irritation

An Irritable Bowel

An irritable or sensitive bowel is a good example of a pain you can’t see. It looks normal at a laparoscopy or ultrasound but certainly doesn’t feel normal.

Pain where you sit – Pudendal Neuralgia

This is a pain you may not have heard of before. The pudendal nerve is the nerve that goes to the muscles and skin between our legs where we sit. Some people call this the ‘saddle area’, which means that it affects the part of you that would touch a saddle if you were riding a horse.

Bad Headache or Migraine

You may be surprised that information on headaches and migraine are included on this site, but they are very common in people with pelvic pain. It’s always best to talk about your headaches with your doctor first, as serious disease is possible. There are many types of headaches and if you are unsure what type of headache you may have, you will find information to help you at…

Tips for Parents of Teens with Pain

As parents, we all want the best for our children. Having a child with pain means change for all the family and you may feel ill-equipped to handle these changes.

Period Pain

Period pain is the commonest type of pelvic pain, but what’s normal? None of us know what another woman’s pain is like

For Parents

Teens may not speak up about their pain and how much it affects them for many reasons…

Pelvic Pain in Women and AFAB

To get an idea of how many girls and women may be affected we can look at information from New Zealand and the USA. If Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) is defined as pelvic pain on most days for more than six months, then it is estimated to affect 15% of American women and 25% of New Zealand women.