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Pelvic pain in women

Hospital appointment delays likely

If you've been waiting for outpatient assessment or treatment for pelvic pain, it's likely that this has been delayed due to limited capacity at local hospitals. You may have a flare-up of your pain during this time.

This UK page has some useful information and self-care advice, especially if you're also worried about the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that one of the medications mentioned on the page isn't available in New Zealand. Also, the phone numbers mentioned on the page are for UK services.

For general information about long-lasting pelvic pain, and some steps you can take to manage and understand your pain while you wait, read the rest of this section.

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Overview of pelvic pain in women

Sudden pelvic pain in women

Long-lasting (chronic) pelvic pain

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Review key: HIPPA-13407