Learn More About Pelvic Veins
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is similar to varicose veins in the legs. In both cases, the valves in the veins that help return blood to the heart malfunction and don’t close properly, allowing blood to flow backward and pool in the veins causing bulging veins, pressure, pain, and discomfort. In the pelvis, varicose veins can cause pain and affect the uterus, ovaries, and vulva. About 15 percent of women of childbearing age have varicose veins in the pelvis, but not all women experience symptoms.
Providers can miss the diagnosis of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome because they cannot see or detect these abnormal pelvic veins during a physical examination or pelvic exam.
If you have chronic pelvic pain that worsens throughout the day, especially when standing or sitting for prolonged periods, schedule an appointment with Trident Vein Center. You may be a candidate for a simple outpatient procedure called “embolization” that eliminates pelvic varicose veins and the symptoms they cause.
Only interventional radiologists perform “embolization,” which is the medical term for blocking off a diseased vein or artery using tiny catheters. Because of their specialized training, IR’s are able to treat a number of lifestyle-limiting vein diseases that occur in the pelvis and abdomen. Many of these vein disorders are related to pregnancy and may include Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, labial varicose veins, buttock varicose veins and groin varicose veins. Pelvic varicose veins originate above the legs and usually cannot be detected or diagnosed with only an ultrasound exam of the legs. Pelvic vein treatment, using Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, is a painless outpatient procedure for labial varicose veins, buttock varicose veins, and groin varicose veins.
The great news is the pelvic varicose vein specialists at Trident Vein Center are experts at eliminating painful varicose veins in the pelvis, groin, labia, vulva, or buttocks using a fast, simple, and painless pelvic vein treatment.
If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with chronic pelvic pain or Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, book an appointment today!