Pelvic Pain

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Pelvic Pain

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Is Your Pelvic Pain Related to What You’re Eating?

If you have pelvic pain, getting a proper diagnosis is never as cut-and-dried as learning, say, that you have high blood pressure.

But unlike in the past—where women had to swear off sex and tight jeans to avoid pain—today more doctors are equipped to help you figure out what's wrong so you can get relief. What doctors now know: Chronic pelvic pain is rarely due to just one problem.

"Most women have three or more conditions, each of which adds to their overall discomfort," says Richard Marvel, MD, director of the Center for Pelvic Pain at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and an assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University…

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 Is Your Pelvic Pain Related to What You’re Eating?

It might surprise you to learn that what your diet might be having a very significant impact on your pelvic pain. Let me explain this idea by telling you a story.

5 Reasons It Hurts Down There

If you have pelvic pain, getting a proper diagnosis is never as cut-and-dried as learning, say, that you have high blood pressure. But unlike in the past–where women had to swear off sex and tight jeans to avoid pain–today more doctors are equipped to help you figure out what's wrong so you can get relief.

International Pelvic Pain Society

The International Pelvic Pain Society was established in 1996 with two primary objectives: -To educate health care professionals how to diagnosis and manage chronic pelvic pain, thereby changing the lives of patients worldwide. -To bring hope to men and women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain by significantly raising public awareness and impacting individual lives.

Pelvic Guru

In the private world of pelvic health- the world of pap smears, prostate exams, and colonoscopies- where can people turn for advice? We hope that Pelvic Guru is a solid place to turn for valuable information, funny stories and support.

Pelvic Pain Solutions International

Pelvic Pain Solutions was formed in April 2006 after discovering that a natural heating/cooling pad now known as "EndoFEMM" could help women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain. The founder, Babette Gray, was diagnosed at the age of 27 with Endometriosis.


We offer treatment for prostatitis, and chronic pelvic pain syndroms in both men and women.

Prostatitis Network

Cutting edge information on Chronic Prostatitis (CP/CPPS), Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (BPS/IC) and Pelvic Myoneuropathy. is the global platform, which links all stakeholders in endometriosis. It facilitates collaboration and information sharing between women with endometriosis, physicians, scientists, and others interested in the disease.

Health Organization for Pudendal Education

HOPE is a charitable organization that offers support and information to patients who have pudendal neuropathy (PN), pudendal neuralgia (PN), or pudendal nerve entrapment (PNE).


Interstitial Cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a real and treatable condition that affects thousands of men, women and children throughout the world. We provide comprehensive education and support services to the newly diagnosed and IC veterans.

International Society for Complex Abdomino-Pelvic & Pain Syndrome

We now understand that a patient presenting with say chronic pelvic pain, may very well have, or develop bowel and bladder problems, as well as psycho-social issues that develop as a result of their condition. Attempting to treat these conditions as separate entities for the most part is an exercise in frustration. Although they may start out as separate conditions, they end up as essentially one condition - CAPPS...Complex Abdomino-Pelvic & Pain Syndrome

Interstitial Cystitis Association

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) advocates for interstitial cystitis (IC) research dedicated to discovery of a cure and better treatments, raises awareness, and serves as a central hub for the healthcare providers, researchers and millions of patients who suffer with constant urinary urgency and frequency and extreme bladder pain called IC.

National Vulvodynia Association

The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) is a nonprofit organization created in 1994 to improve the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum of chronic vulvar pain disorders.

Pelvic Secrets

I am The Pelvic Floor Conditioning Expert: 6 weeks to Confidence, Continence & Sexual Satisfaction. I have saved women from surgery for uterine prolapse, reversed incontinence & bought 'Sexy' back into the bedroom! It is my mission to Create a 'Movement towards Empowerment' ensuring the longevity our femininity by keeping our womanhood intact with my Pelvic Floor Secrets @ 1 Harley Street. Pelvic Floor Secrets is the answer to the success of pelvic health: a book, clinic, workshop series and motivational speaking appearances with a software program and course to follow. It really is a revolution in exercise.


Pelvic pain can occur suddenly, sharply and briefly (acute) or over the long term (chronic). Chronic pelvic pain refers to any constant or intermittent pelvic pain that has been present for more than a few months.


There are many different causes of pelvic pain. Some are more serious than others. If you are confident that you know the cause or the pain, for example, period pain, you could try taking a painkiller such as ibuprofen or paracetamol. If you are not sure of the cause of the pain or if the pain is severe, you should see a doctor. In particular, some causes are emergencies - for example, an ectopic pregnancy.


Chronic pelvic pain is defined as pain that occurs below the umbilicus (belly button) that lasts for at least six months. It may or may not be associated with menstrual periods. Chronic pelvic pain may be a symptom caused by one or more different conditions, but in many cases is a chronic condition due to abnormal function of the nervous system (often called “neuropathic pain”).

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