If you live within an hour of Oxford and you have pelvic pain, please read on :
Lisa Buck ( details below ) works as part of the University of Oxford's Pain Research Group, obs-gyn.ox.ac.uk/research/p...
They are currently recruiting for a new study called WIPSOx: Women in Pain Studies, Oxford, which is studying the effects of chronic pain on female hormone levels in the blood.
We are now recruiting women between 18-50 years old with chronic (< 6 months) pelvic or musculoskeletal (including Fibromyalgia) pain that live with an hour’s drive of Oxford.
The purpose of this research is to determine the levels of a variety of hormones in women with chronic pain who are of childbearing age. This study aims to investigate the extent to which hormone production is altered in women with chronic pain and whether we can identify scientific clinical features that relate to these changes. This would allow us to identify which women with chronic pain may require further investigations and treatment (for example with hormone replacement and Vitamin D) to prevent long term complications. Additionally, these results will inform the design of future research investigating whether hormones can be used to reduce the suffering associated with chronic pain in women
WIPSOx has a Facebook page and this explains all about the study and who to contact if you would like to participate.
If you would like more information search facebook for 'Women in Pain Studies Oxford' or use the fb link,
EndoPAIN & WIPSOx: Women in Pain Studies, Oxford.
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
University of Oxford
John Radcliffe Hospital
Tel: 01865 221120