Do you suffer from pelvic pain?
You may have Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)

Did you know that approximately 15% of premenopausal women in the United States suffer from chronic pelvic pain? Many suffer from a disease, which often goes undiagnosed due to limited awareness, known as Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS). This can negatively impact a patient’s quality of life but there are very effective minimally invasive treatment options available that can provide you great relief.

What is pelvic congestion syndrome? (Also known as chronic pelvic pain)

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome a chronic condition caused by varicose veins the pelvis or lower abdomen. PVC occurs when the valves of the veins that help to return blood to the heart become weakened and cannot close properly. This causes the blood to flow backward into the vein, resulting in pressure and swelling. This results in pain in the uterus, ovaries, uterus, and vulva.

Pelvic congestion syndrome usually affects women who have previously been pregnant, because the ovarian and pelvic veins had widened to accommodate the increased blood flow from the uterus during pregnancy. After the pregnancy, some of these veins remain enlarged and fail to return to their previous size, causing them to weaken and allowing blood to pool.

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Symptoms:

  • Pelvic pain during or after a pregnancy and tends to worsen with each pregnancy.
  • The pain can range from a dull ache to sharp. It is generally worse at the end of the day after prolonged sitting or standing and there is relief when lying down.
  • Typically, the pain is a dull ache, but it may be sharp or throbbing. It is worse at the end of the day (after women have been sitting or standing a long time) and is relieved by lying down.
  • The pain can worsen during or after sexual intercourse, often accompanied by aches in the legs, low back pain, and abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  • In some cases, women may experience a watery discharge.
  • Other symptoms include bloating, headaches, fatigue, and sudden changes in mood.

 

When to see a doctor

If you experience the symptoms previously mentioned, you should plan to see your healthcare provider soon. There are effective minimally invasive treatments available.

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Treatment Option

Ovarian Vein Embolization

Ovarian vein embolization is a minimally invasive treatment, performed as an outpatient procedure, by an interventional radiologist. Interventional radiology is a specialty field of medicine that avoids surgery by using imaging-based methods, such as CT Scans, MRI Scans, ultrasound, and x-ray, along with catheter-based techniques to treat a variety of vascular-related diseases. In the case of an Ovarian vein embolization, a thin catheter is inserted into the femoral vein in the groin. The catheter makes its way to the affected vein where a sclerosing agent is released in order to correct it.

Speak with your physician to confirm that your pain is related to pelvic congestion syndrome.

Benefits and Risks

Ovarian Vein Embolization does not require invasive surgery and is considered minimally invasive, no general anesthesia is required, and no overnight hospital stay. Most patients return to their daily activities shortly after the procedure. Because of its effectiveness, this has become a very popular treatment option. Like any procedure where skin is penetrated, there is a slight risk of infection. To learn more about the benefits and risks of Ovarian Vein Embolization, request an appointment below.

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