Pain in the pelvis can be due to a number of conditions, both in women and in men. These are discussed in good detail in the information booklet linked below from the International Pelvic Pain Society. The sites linked below are recommended, and we are adding pages to our site with further detail about conditions such as pudendal neuralgia and vulvodynia.
The British Pain Society and Map of Medicine have recently finalised and published a recommended treatment pathway for Chronic Pelvic Pain, which can be accessed here.
We are very fortunate to work with the Women's Health and Continence Team consisting of specialist physiotherapists with a particular interest in the function of the pelvic floor and the ways in which abnormalities of this can cause or worsen pain. These techniques can be equally important and effective for men and women!
The Pelvic Pain Support Network has extensive well-presented information that you may find helpful. There is a page containing an extensive list of useful links on their site, which can be accessed via this link.
The International Pelvic Pain Society has a considerable amount of information with a useful patient information guide
The Vulval Pain Society
More detailed links for Professionals
The 2012 European Association of Urology guidelines on pelvic pain are very comprehensive.
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Pain Service Website, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Page updated 15/02/2016