For Health Practitioners

Female Genital Mutilation

When we think of FGM, we think of the physical changes to the structure of the clitoris and vulva. It is easy to overlook that FGM is also a condition associated with pain, and it may be the pain following FGM that is one of the most distressing and life changing aspects of FGM. FGM […]

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…

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

Persistent genital arousal disorder – also called PGAD – might sound like an unusual condition, but it does happen. And it’s distressing to those who are affected. Another name for this condition is Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS).