Patient Information Resources

Please click the patient information links below to access the relevant and evidence based patient information about your condition from credible international organisations

Chronic (Pelvic) Pain

Painful Periods

Painful Sex

​Other reliable pelvic pain resources

Endometriosis

Not all pelvic pain is caused by endometriosis, and not all women with endometriosis have pain. The following websites provide an overview of the current understanding of endometriosis, and its management.

The following link to the EndoActive website will allow reading of various patient experiences, and videos to assist with shared perspectives.

The following link is to the Aus Government Summary of nationally funded activities into improving our understanding of endometriosis.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding can have a variety of causes that are assessed through various blood investigations, imaging and biopsy of the lining of uterus.The following provide an overview of causes, diagnosis and management.

Using Hormonal Contraceptives

Fibroids

The following is a link to a podcast about Fibroids (ABC Radio Health):

PCOS

Click through the links to look at lifestyle changes, etc

An excellent patient-centred summary of the new guideline from 2018

This is an American not-for-profit group set up by patients with PCOS information, option for connections with other women with PCOS etc

HPV and the cervical screening test

Menopause

This page has several links to factsheets, ranging from non-hormonal and complimentary treatments for menopause, to discussions regarding HRT, sex-life and general health.

There are many links provided on the Jean Hailes website. A good discussion on management of menopause can be found here, as well as specific topics such as menopause after cancer.

You can download a podcast here to listen in your own time.

Premature Ovarian insufficirncy/ Early Menopause

Click the following link from Better Health Channel

Premature and early menopause
The symptoms of premature or early menopause are the same as for menopause at any age.

Pelvic Organ prolapse

Following are links to International Urogynaecological Association leaflets to understand prolapse of vagina and uterus and its treatment

Urinary Incontinence

The following  are information leaflets from International Urogynaecological Association about Urinary  incontinence

Urge Urinary Incontinence/ Overactive Bladder

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Painful Bladder Syndrome/ Bladder Pain syndrome

The following  are information leaflets from International Urogynaecological Association about painful bladder symptoms and other urinary symptoms

Bowel symptoms

The following leaflets are useful resources about bowel symptoms from IUGA

Basic Vulval Care

Lichen Sclerosis

If you have any questions about these resources, please do not hesitate to discuss these with Dr Kohli at your next review.