Menstrual Difficulties and Pelvic Pain

Many women experience abnormal menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain, and a gynecologist can help you determine the cause. These conditions can be very disruptive to women’s quality of life, and treatment options are available.

Your Period.ca
An excellent website from the SOGC reviewing normal menstruation and information regarding abnormal pain and bleeding
yourperiod.ca

Information specifically about heavy menstrual bleeding from the SOGC, including common causes and treatment options:

www.yourperiod.ca/abnormal-pain-and-menstrual-bleeding/heavy-menstrual-bleeding/

Health Quality Ontario - Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Information about heavy menstrual bleeding from HQO and what to expect regarding initial assessments, investigations and treatment options

WHEMS - Women's Health Education Made Simple

An excellent program created in Toronto with videos about a variety of women's health issues, including menstrual concerns.

See website below, or follow on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

www.whemscanada.org

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) afflicts many women and can be caused by a variety of conditions, including endometriosis.  The following links give information about the causes, treatment options and how to live and thrive with CPP.

International Pelvic Pain Society

www.pelvicpain.org/public

Here is a list of excellent handouts about CPP, how to prepare to your visit with a healthcare provider and various causes of CPP:

www.pelvicpain.org/public/resources/educational-resources/informational-handouts

Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI)

This multidisciplinary clinic has great information on managing chronic pain, including their "Pain U" course to help you start managing your pain.

tapmipain.ca/patient/managing-my-pain/

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common cause of pelvic pain, and the information below will help you learn more about this condition.
yourperiod.ca/endometriosis

The Endometriosis Network - Canada

endometriosisnetwork.com

A volunteer-run organization to promote a patient-centered approach to managing endometriosis

Endometriosis.org

endometriosis.org

A global platform to help engage women with endometriosis, physicians and scientists