By Anthony Randall
When you first develop pain, it is important to see your doctor to check that the pain isn’t due to something that needs medical treatment, or could be dangerous.
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.
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.
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.
You may know all about cystitis. If so, you probably mean bacterial cystitis, which is the medical word for a bladder infection (urine infection).
Everyone knows that muscle cramp is painful, but imagine what a muscle cramp on the inside of your hip bones might feel like.
The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit organisation formed to build a healthier and more productive community by improving the quality of life of people with pelvic pain.
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