A book for girls and women just like you. Easy-to-read.
Pelvic Pain is common, but that doesn’t make it easy or simple to manage.
Illness is much easier to explain when everyone can see the problem (like a broken leg), when it will reliably get better over time (like the ‘flu), or it affects men too (like asthma or diabetes). You may find it difficult or embarrassing to explain to your friends or workmates that you have a ‘woman’s problem’ that just isn’t getting better.
Maybe you are just ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired’.
This book is for women just like you. To explain your pain, help you manage your pain, and live well. It is also for your family so they can understand.
There is so much you can do, both with your doctor and for yourself to become well again.
What type of problems are discussed in the book?
Some women have bad period pain but are otherwise completely well. Others have pain on most days. They may also have:
– an irritable bowel
– an overactive bladder
– pain with intercourse, exercise or movement
– poor sleep, anxiety, fatigue or low mood
– headaches or migraines
– heavy periods
– worries about fertility
Often endometriosis is present, but some women with pelvic pain have never had endometriosis.
This book fills in the gaps. It explains about surgery and fertility, but also covers those other problems that women with endometriosis suffer. And it’s easy to read.
Available in English and Mandarin
What other have said about ‘Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain’
- Lone Hummelshoj from World Endometriosis Society – “The most easy-to-read and practical guide for women with endometriosis.”
- Judith Perryn OAM, President, Endometriosis Association (QLD) – “A ‘must read’ book for anyone whose life is influenced by endometriosis.
- Dr Michael East, Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Christchurch, New Zealand – “To be an effective clinician one has to be a good communicator, but good communication isn’t simply about answering questions asked. It is also about putting oneself in the shoes of the sufferer and answering questions that haven’t been asked. This book achieves such in bucket loads and I therefore recommend it to those who suffer and to those who comfort.
- Professor Kerryn Phelps, Past President Australian Medical Association – “I wholeheartedly recommend this book to any person wanting to understand endometriosis.
- Dr Peter Maher, President International Society Gynecologic Endoscopy – “Dr Susan Evans, a recognised specialist in the treatment of endometriosis, has written an easy-to-read comprehensive summary of the up-to-date management of ‘endo’.”
- Ms Heather C. Guidone, Executive Board Member, International Endometriosis Research Center, Florida, USA – “‘Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain’ is the definitive guide to living well with – and in spite of – a confusing and painful disease. Women of all ages, their loved ones – and their physicians – simply must get this book. Written by leaders in the care and treatment of the disease, “Endometriosis and pelvic pain” is a literal handbook of empowerment that will enable patients to finally understand their pain and take charge of their care and treatment. Patients reading this book will finally feel validated, and physicians reading it will finally understand that endometriosis is more than just killer cramps which can be “cured” by hysterectomy or hormone therapy. This remarkable book should be given to every single gynecologist and their patients – it would drastically improve the current standard of care experienced by those with pelvic pain.”