Do you suffer from pelvic pain? Pelvic congestion syndrome, or PCS, is a condition caused by damaged valves in the pelvic veins and usually affects women of childbearing age. It is estimated that more than 30% of women experience chronic pelvic pain at some point in their lives. Additionally, many women who suffer from PCS spend years trying to understand the root cause of their pain. Patients suffering from pelvic congestion syndrome may experience symptoms including:
- Chronic pain or heaviness in lower abdomen and back
- Worsened pain with standing, intercourse, menstruation and/or pregnancy
- Irritable bladder syndrome
- Varicosities in the groin and buttocks region
Risk factors of pelvic congestion syndrome include:
- Two or more pregnancies and hormonal increases
- Fullness of leg veins
- Polycystic ovaries
- Hormonal dysfunction
Many patients with PCS are misdiagnosed and therefore believe that they must endure the pain. However, with today’s minimally-invasive treatments available, patients are able to get the help and relief they need. At Hamilton Vein Center, we will perform the appropriate tests to determine the cause of your symptoms, which may include an ultrasound of your legs (if CVI may be an issue for you). Also, our vein experts, who are trained in performing minimally invasive treatments using image guidance, may perform a pelvic ultrasound and venogram to determine your specific diagnosis and treatment.
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If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome, call to schedule your consultation with the vein specialists at Hamilton Vein Center. We are dedicated to our patients, their diagnosis and treatment of vein disease with multiple vein clinics in Texas.
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