General Guidelines for Persistent Pelvic and Lower Abdominal Pain

All of the following can be accessed by patients and the public:


A systematic review of Endometriosis guidelines for pelvic pain entitled ” Guidelines for the management of pelvic pain associated with endometriosis: a systemic appraisal of their quality” Appleyard TL, BJOG 2006 concluded that guidelines for the management of pelvic pain associated with endometriosis published prior to 2006 do not comply with the recommendations for high-quality standards.

Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding) – Fibroids

Ovarian Cysts

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Lower Back Pain

There are currently no guidelines for Adenomyosis, Adhesions,  the Management of Long Term Pelvic Pain and many other Pelvic Pain conditions.

Vulval Pain

British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases Guideline Group – Guidelines for the management of vulvodynia published 2010

The following e-book on Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain by Dr Susan Evans Deborah Bush may be useful.