As approximately one-third of all women will find themselves suffering from chronic pelvic pain at one point or another in their life, it is without question that a fair number of them will likely find themselves combatting pain as a result of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.
Commonly afflicting women in their reproductive years, the good news is that our team offers women clinically-reliable options for finding relief.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, or PCS, is a chronic pain-inducing condition that develops when a woman has enlarged or varicose veins in her pelvic region. As the blood circulation becomes less functional and the veins grow larger, so too will the patient’s pain.
PCS may also cause:
● Varicose veins in the thighs
● Urinary incontinence
● Worsened pain while sitting
● And more
Women who have had two or more pregnancies and/or have polycystic ovaries may be at a greater risk for developing PCS over time.
PCS is usually diagnosed using ultrasound technology or other imaging techniques. Subsequent treatment of PCS may involve hormone therapy, surgery, sclerotherapy, and more.
However, many patients also find relief through ovarian vein embolization — a non-surgical alternative to finding lasting relief. Embolization is the process by which an interventional radiologist will insert a catheter into the enlarged veins in order to block blood flow, thereby stopping the enlargement process and eliminating pain.