In an attempt to transform the understanding and management of period pain, Daye, a UK-based gynaecological health startup, is launching its virtual Period Pain Clinic (PPC) today. The service was developed in collaboration with NHS general practitioners, gynaecologists, and chronic pelvic pain specialists, and offers an accessible and affordable platform for individuals to identify the underlying causes of their period pain.
The Period Pain Clinic streamlines the diagnostic process, enabling faster identification of conditions such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and other ailments linked to chronic pelvic pain. By connecting patients with carefully selected healthcare professionals, the clinic ensures accurate diagnoses and tailored treatment plans.
In addition to addressing physical pain, the Period Pain Clinic acknowledges the holistic nature of gynaecological health. Specialized healthcare professionals within the clinic provide comprehensive care, considering symptoms beyond the pain itself. These may include infertility, hair loss, obesity, severe acne, and other interconnected issues.
Valentina Milanova, Founder of Daye, comments: “Like so many others, I’ve faced the dismissal of my period pain by medical professionals. My own experiences with ovarian cysts and the resultant pain were dismissed time and again. This led me to accept debilitating period pain as an unchangeable reality of my life. This should not be the case. Nobody’s menstrual pain should be dismissed, which is why we launched our Period Pain Clinic to ensure that nobody has to suffer in silence or be in the dark about the cause or management of their menstrual pain.” She continues: “This launch marks an important milestone in advancing the way we diagnose and treat gynaecological health conditions and a significant step towards not only redefining the narrative surrounding periods but also empowering millions of women and AFAB individuals to better understand, manage, and challenge the status quo surrounding their monthly pain.”
Evidence-based interventions and tools form a crucial part of the treatment recommendations provided by the clinic. These interventions may involve prescribed CBD tampons, TENS machines, pelvic floor trainers, acupuncture, hormonal contraception, and other scientifically supported methods. Daye has established partnerships with prominent pain management businesses, such as Myoovi, enabling patients to access recommended products at discounted rates.