Nearly one-third of all women will experience chronic pelvic pain in their lifetime. Some women are told the problem is “psychological.” Instead, the pain may be caused by hard-to-detect pelvic varicose veins, also known as Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS).
The causes of chronic pelvic pain vary but are sometimes associated with the presence of ovarian and pelvic varicose 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.
Many women with pelvic varicose vein pain spend years trying to answer why they have this chronic pelvic pain, which may affect not only the woman directly but also her interactions with her spouse, family, friends, and general outlook on life. Unfortunately, appropriate treatment is not recommended despite the availability of excellent procedures because the root cause of chronic pelvic pain is not diagnosed.
Some PCS patients may also have varicose veins in the groin, labia, vulva, or buttocks. 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.
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 your appointment online now.