February 24, 2019

GPs in Australia manage a broad range of medical conditions and health concerns for their patients on a daily basis.  Within the profession, there are GPs who have developed special interest areas. Most of these GPs will have pursued extra training and education to mai...

February 24, 2019

Need to know more about pelvic pain?

Want to understand how to help your patients who have terrible periods AND:

- bad bladders

- funny bowels

- irritated vulvals 

- aches and pains all over

- headaches and fatigue?

Top tips from experienced specialists and allied health pra...

April 15, 2018

Many of the girls and women I see with pelvic pain have a number of different problems contributing to their pain. Troublesome period pains, heavy bleeding, stabbing pains in the side, irritable bowel and bladder, vulval itching or burning, and back pain are all common...

February 9, 2018

The pattern is so familiar. The pain starts insidiously after some event – maybe an infection (although tests may be negative) or peeing some blood..  Visits to the urologist, who checks out the prostate, the bladder, an MRI.. nothing to see, no infection, no STI but t...

January 12, 2018

Many of our patients dread procedures, examinations and operations as they know all too well how it exacerbates their pain. This latest publications illustrates what we at APPN strive for: right patient, right time, right procedure and right preparation instead of one...

June 30, 2017

Members of the Adelaide Pelvic Pain Network were invited by the conference organisers to present a workshop on the multidisciplinary management of Male Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) as it was perceived as an area where there was a lot of unmet need, both from a p...

May 26, 2017

Pain is complex. It is defined as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage’ (IASP, 2015).

Pain is definitely not as simple as we once thought. Pain can be categorised as acute...

Gluten, lactose and dairy free.  Excellent source of fibre.  Vegetarian/Vegan


Serves 4

2 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley

4 kale leaves, finely chopped 

3 Tbsp finely chopped mint

3 Tbsp finely chopped coriander

8 cherry tomatoes, quartered

6 spri...

Gluten, lactose and dairy free.


Makes 10

500g firm white fish (such as flathead), coarsely chopped

½ cup fresh coriander

35g (1/4 cup) gluten free cornflour

2 Tbsp soy sauce, salt reduced

Juice of 1 lime

2 Tbsp gluten free sweet and sour sauce

1 egg, lightly whisked


Gastrointestinal symptoms can co-exist with pelvic pain in many individuals.  These gastrointestinal symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, discomfort, wind and reflux with alternating bowel habits such as diarrhea and constipation.  The pain in the pelvis can comm...

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