For Health Practitioners

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common condition affecting around 5 or 10 in 100 women. It is a problem because it can cause pain, scarring and sometimes trouble getting pregnant.

Laparoscopy

A Laparoscopy is an operation used to look inside the abdomen and treat certain types of pelvic pain in women – especially endometriosis.

Painful Sex – Women

Painful sex is distressing.  As well as the physical pain, there is the emotional pain women feel when they are unable to enjoy sex with their partner. No one feels like having sex if it hurts, but it’s easy for your partner to feel like you don’t care. What causes painful sex? There are lots […]

Vulval Pain

The Vulva is the area of skin between your legs. It includes the labia, which are the flaps of skin that surround the opening of the vagina. There are many different conditions that can make this area painful or irritated. It may be painful due to an infection such as thrush. It may be painful due to a skin condition like dermatitis or lichen sclerosis.

Pelvic Pain in Men

Men with pelvic pain have a wide range of different symptoms for a variety of different reasons. Sometimes the pain starts after an injury, sometimes after a period of severe stress, or sometimes with no known cause.

Pain and Relaxation for Men

So many people talk about the need to tighten and strengthen the pelvic floor that it might seem strange to consider that muscles can be too tight.

Easy Stretches to Relax the Pelvis – Men

These stretches are designed to loosen the muscles inside and around the pelvis. Take the movements to a point of tension, but never pain. Hold an easy stretch for 30 seconds and breathe mindfully into your belly. Remember to do both left and right sides, up to three times each. The exercises work best when […]

What is Prostatitis?

The prostate is a small gland, around the size of a walnut, that’s only found in men. It lies just underneath the bladder and surrounds the top part of the urethra. It makes fluid that protects and feeds sperm, which is around 1/3 of the fluid ejaculated at orgasm. If the prostate gland becomes inflamed, […]

Male Pelvic Pain: Self-Help Strategies

We understand that finding help for your pelvic pain can be difficult. Even knowing what to call the problem can be confusing with a mix of different names often used including Chronic Prostatitis, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome or Chronic Urogenital Pain Syndrome.

Resources when Treating Women and AFAB

A Questionnaire to aid history taking Where possible, asking your patient to complete a questionnaire at home before their appointment makes it easier to get the full history of their pain concerns.  Completing it at home in their own time allows time to consider the answers carefully and collect important information, including details of any previous […]