The Women's Health Pelvic Pain Clinic is a multidisciplinary service which includes:
We help women with persistent pelvic pain which may or may not be related to endometriosis. We also help women experiencing pain conditions in pregnancy such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, sacroiliac joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Our clinical team manage inpatients and outpatients, allowing for a smooth transition in both directions between hospital and community. We adopt a holistic approach to pain management, aiming to empower women with the skills to manage their condition.
To be seen within our service you must be under the care of a gynaecologist or an obstetrician with access rights to Te Toka Tumai Auckland Hospital.
Please note, only referrals from specialists are accepted. We are not a diagnostic service, so it's important that women are seen by a specialist such as a gynaecologist or obstetrician first. If you are under the care of a midwife, your midwife can refer you to an obstetrician to initiate the process.
What to expect
Assessments will be carried out jointly with doctors, specialist pain nurses and clinical psychologists, depending on the nature and complexity of your pain condition.
Our multidisciplinary team will formulate a management plan which is specific to your pain condition. This may include:
For women with pain issues in pregnancy, we aim to provide effective relief in a way that is safest for your baby. This means choosing the safest medication and ensuring we use the smallest doses necessary.
For information on pelvic pain please refer to the following resources: