Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
What Is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?
Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is a treatable condition that occurs when veins in the pelvis become enlarged and prevent blood flow to the heart. The condition is caused by impaired veins in the pelvic region, and commonly affects women between the ages of 20 and 45. Men can also be affected by congested veins in the pelvic region. PCS can result in immense pain and discomfort if not treated properly. The CVD Vein Clinic offers treatment for PCS to help get you back on your feet and live free of pain
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Symptoms
Pelvic congestion syndrome can be asymptomatic or cause a variety of symptoms. The most common symptom of PCS is dull, chronic pain in the pelvis. Nearly one fourth of all women who visit their OB/GYN for pelvic pain have PCS. Other symptoms include swelling in the vulva or vagina, pain during intercourse, frequent urination, severe menstrual pain, and vaginal discharge. Give CVD Vein Clinic a call today or schedule a consultation and we can help you figure out if you have pelvic congestion syndrome.
Risk Factors for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
There are multiple factors that increase the likelihood of being diagnosed with pelvic venous congestion syndrome. Having two or more pregnancies can increase the risk of PCS, as pregnancy puts strain on the ovarian veins. Other factors that can increase the risk for PCS include hormonal abnormalities and weight gain.
How We Diagnose Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
At CVD Vein Clinic, we have multiple ways of diagnosing PCS. Ultrasound, CT scans, MRIs, and venograms are all methods that can be used to diagnose the vein condition. When you come to CVD Vein Clinic, we will choose the best method of diagnosis in the least invasive way possible to ensure your comfort and dignity.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Treatment
Pelvic congestion syndrome cannot be permanently cured, but that does not mean you have to live in pain with this condition. At CVD Vein Clinic, we can treat your PCS to greatly improve your quality of life. PCS can be treated with pain medication as a first line of defense. We also offer a procedure to embolize the malfunctioning veins. This is an outpatient procedure where we block the vessels from flowing in the wrong way. This simple vein procedure has a tremendous success rate. Give us a call today and we can help figure out the best treatment for you.
Contact Us Today for PCS Relief
With more than 30 years of collective experience, our team of board-certified surgeons is equipped to offer you tested and proven treatment for PCS. If you think you may have pelvic congestion syndrome, give us a call or schedule a free consultation online. Our board-certified surgical team is highly trained and is here to help you get relief from your PCS.