Pelvic pain

This toolkit aims to support health care professions in supporting and managing both men and women presenting with pelvic pain. Pelvic pain is an under-recognised condition that is a difficult and debilitating condition to manage. It presents as frequently as migraine or low back pain and can significantly impact on an individual’s ability to function. Where guidelines have included both assessment and management, the guideline link will be posted in both sections.

Assessment / Diagnosis: 
The following links will provide up to date and evidence based guidance in assessing those living with pelvic pain. Chronic pelvic pain is defined as intermittent or constant pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis of at least 6 months in duration and in women not occurring exclusively with menstruation or intercourse and not associated with pregnancy.
Management / Guidelines: 
The following links provide up to date, evidence based guidance and guidelines on managing pelvic pain. Links presented in this section also provide guidance on what information and advice may be given to reduce the impact of the condition.
Self Management: 

This section provides links to useful information to support self management in people who live with pelvic pain.

Further Information: 
This section provides website that are helpful in looking at innovative ways of managing patients with this condition.