The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit charity that provides a wide range of information on pelvic pain for girls, women and men.
We recommend that you visit www.pelvicpain.org.au
You may also wish to:
Read our Free E-booklet ‘Pelvic Pain’.
You can download the book by clicking on the following link:
Borrow a copy of our book ‘Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain’ from your library or purchase the latest version for $25 from this site
While the pink flower cover remains the same, we update the contents regularly. The most recent version has a barcode on the back cover. Chapter 4 has a section on each type of pain with instructions for treatment that you can do yourself or discuss with your local doctor. Look up the problem that worries you most and which treatments would suit you best.
If you have stabbing, aching pains, or pain with intercourse
Download the Pelvic Muscle Relaxation Mp3 file from www.thepelvicfloorclinic.com.au ($20). This audio file by Dr Patricia Neumann (specialist pelvic physiotherapist) will talk you through learning how to release tension in pelvic muscles. There is a long version to learn the technique and a short version you can use every day to reduce your pain.
Enrol in an online course in pain management education, anxiety or depression
One such course is ‘The Pain Course’ provided free of charge by Macquarie University. It teaches the knowledge you need about Chronic Pain and the practical skills for pain management and emotional wellbeing.
The Pain Course runs over 5 weeks and includes:
- 5 online lessons to provide information and teach pain management techniques.
- Homework assignments to help you practice those techniques.
- Weekly email or phone contact with a clinician.
- Lots of additional resources.
Find out more Here
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so you are always up to date with the latest in pelvic pain courses, articles, online resources and research. While we can’t answer questions on FACEBOOK, and don’t blog, you will hear about the latest treatments first. Remember to look back at old posts.
If you do need a laparoscopy
look for the public hospital near you that has a good reputation for laparoscopic surgery for gynaecological conditions. With so many different medical conditions to care for, it is common for hospitals to develop particular areas of expertise and always remember that not all pain needs surgery. The pink Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain book explains which types of pain respond well to surgery and which types might be best treated in other ways. It also has a chapter on how to prepare for a laparoscopy.
Visit the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia website
The PPFA website at www.pelvicpain.org.au has a wide range of information for girls, women and men with pelvic pain.