Pelvic Pain Help List

Where to go for help with Pelvic Pain

Bettina has lists of individual doctors and health experts recommended for pelvic pain issues. Please write to her giving details of your problem and where you live and she will try to help you: bettina@bettinaarndt.com.au

The following is a list of clinics which may be able to help you. Bettina has included some individual practitioners in places where there are no clinics.

Adelaide

Flinders Vulvar Clinic
Suite 501, Level 5, Flinders Private Hospital, Bedford Park, South Australia.
Phone: (08) 8404 2151, Fax (08) 8404 2152.

DermGynae Clinic
Womens Health Centre, Ground floor, Royal Adelaide Hospital,
Corner Frome Rd and North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: (08) 8222 5587, Fax (08) 8222 5645.

Dr Jane Thorn, Family Clinics
Lyell McEwin Hospital, Haydown Rd, Elizabeth Vale, South Australia 5112
Phone: (08) 8282 1679, Fax (08) 8282 1612.

Brisbane

Prof Anusch Yazdani – gynaecologist
5/199 Grey St, Southbank, Brisbane, 4101
Phone: (07) 3332 1999

Margaret Oziemski – dermatologist 
Morris Towers, 6th Floor, Suites 61 and 62, 149 Wickham Terrace
4000 Spring Hill, Queensland
Phone: (07) 3831 1211, Fax: (07) 3831 5201

Asoka Herat – dermatologist
Belmont Specialist Centre
1202 Creek Road
Carina Heights QLD 4152
Phone: (07) 3843 0577, Fax: (07) 3398 2156

Canberra

Canberra Hospital Vulval Dermatology Clinic
Canberra Sexual Health Centre, Building 5, The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT.
Phone: (02) 62442184, Fax: (02) 62853395
Note – this clinic is only open every three months.
See www.drcatherinedrummond.com.au for Catherine Drummond, who works in this clinic.

Melbourne

Vulval Disorders/Dermatology Clinic
The Royal Women’s Hospital, Locked Bag 300, Grattan St & Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052
Phone: (03) 8345 3033/2
www.thewomens.org.au/ChronicPelvicPainClinic

Dermo Vulva Clinic
Mercy Hospital for Women, 163 Studley Rd, Heidelberg VIC 3084
Phone: Clinic: (03) 8458 4111 Hospital: (03) 8458 4444 email: mercyhw@mercy.com.au

Perth

Pelvic Pain Clinic
Dr Tim Pavy and Dr Bernie McElhinney
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
Subiaco Perth
Phone: (08) 9340 2222

Women’s Pelvic Pain Support Group
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
In GAIN demountable building on corner of Bagot and Hensman Rd Subiaco
Informal chat over coffee 2nd Saturday of month 1-3pm (starting Feb 12)
Ring Vanessa 0437 498 917 or Catherine 0430 482 201

Sydney

Sydney Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia
Level 12, 97-99 Bathurst Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Phone: 1300 722206
Dr Thierry Vancaillie.
Website: www.whria.com.au
Email: info@whria.com.au

Vulval Disease Clinic
Royal North Shore, Clinic 16, Herbert St, St Leonard’s.
Phone: (02) 9926 7414, Fax: (02) 9926 5582.

Tasmania

Dr. Michael J. Sladden
36 Thistle St West
Launceston, New South Wales 7249
Phone: (03) 6343 0700

Dr Narelle Bleasel – dermatologist
141 Hampden Road, Hobart, TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6224 1808

Dr Frances Watkins – dematologist
141 Hampden Road, Hobart, TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6224 1808, Fax: (03) 6224 1548

Physiotherapists

Download a list of physiotherapists who work with pelvic pain problems. If you would like referral to a physio in your area, contact Bettina.

Free consultation

Nancy Fish Bravman, a New York therapist and one of the authors of the excellent book, Healing Painful Sex, is offering an initial free skype consultation to Australian women to provide support for pelvic and sexual pain problems. For more information about her, see www.HealingPainfulSex.com or nancyfishlcsw.com. Contact her by email after January 25, 2013: nancyfishbravman@gmail.com

Useful websites

GAIN (Gynaecological Awareness Information Network) – Contact Kath Mazzella www.gain.org.au

HOPE (hope for patients with Pudendal Neuralgia/Entrapment) - www.pudendalhope.info
Discussion board for patients seeking answers/treatment options worldwide

Support group for women with Lichen Sclerosus - www.lichensclerosus.org

Help for women with Lichen Sclerosus - www.lichensclerosus.net

If you would like to advocate for greater recognition of pelvic pain problems, contact Pain Australia – an organisation working to prevent and manage pain: www.painaustralia.org.au

To join the Australian online support group for Vulvodynia/Vestibulitis contact Kim via groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/vulvar-vestibulitis-australia

For free booklet on pelvic pain written by Dr Susan Evans - www.drsusanevans.com.au

The organisation for specialists in this area – Australian & New Zealand Vulvavaginal Society (ANZVS) - www.anzvs.org

The ANZVS lists some vulvar clinics on this page - www.anzvs.org/clinics.html

Australian site offering advice to women with pelvic problems - www.caredownthere.com.au

Pelvic Pain Support Network - www.pelvicpain.org.uk

The Vulvar Pain Society… support group for women - www.vulvalpainsociety.org/vps/index.php/vulval-conditions/vestibulodynia

Information about vulvar diseases - obgyn.med.umich.edu/patient-care/womens-health-library/vulvar-diseases

Brisbane physiotherapists’s program for helping men and women with pudendal neuralgia - www.peterdornanphysio.com.au

Information from the British Society for the Study of Vulvar Disease - www.bssvd.org

International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) - www.issvd.org

Information on pudendal neuralgia - www.painclinic.org/nervepain-pudendalneuralgia.htm

Information about the pudendal nerve - www.pudendal.com

Vulval health awareness campaign - www.vhac.org

Vulval Conditions Fact Sheet - www.womhealth.org.au/factsheets/vulva.htm

Information on painful intercourse - www.vulvodynia.com.au/general-information