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June 17

Stabbing Pain

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

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August 1

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).

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August 1

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.

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August 1

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.

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August 1

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.

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August 1

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.

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August 1

For Teens

Periods are normal, but periods that stop you doing stuff are not normal.

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August 1

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.

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August 1

Growing up with pain – Jainelle’s story

This is Jainelle’s story. A generous and talented young woman who has lived with pain since she was young and wants others to know they aren’t alone.

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August 1

For Parents

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

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August 2

Pelvic Pain in Women

For a condition that seems to affect so many, it’s surprising how little information we have on pelvic pain in Australia.

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August 2

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.

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August 3

Laparoscopy

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

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August 3

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.

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August 3

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.

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