If you are planning on getting pregnant in the future, it is very important to manage your health now to ensure both you and your baby are healthy. Pelvic congestion syndrome is a condition that many women experience that could eventually affect your ability to get pregnant and have a baby successfully. Patients with pelvic congestion syndrome develop varicose veins in the lower abdominal region. South Texas Vein Institute offers a variety of solutions for patients dealing with various issues.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Symptoms
Pelvic congestion syndrome is when veins in the lower abdomen twist, swell, or lengthen due to an inability to function correctly. This can result in a dull pain in this area of the body, particularly after sexual intercourse, during menstruation, or after standing for a long period of time. Those who have PCS may also experience fatigue, abnormal bleeding or vaginal discharge, swelling and tenderness, an increased need to urinate, and hip pain.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and Pregnancy
In many cases, pregnancy is actually the cause of pelvic congestion syndrome. There are many reasons why this happens. The body experiences some structural changes and there is extra pressure from the baby on the veins in this area. There are also hormonal changes that make it more difficult for the body’s cardiovascular system to function efficiently. If you have PCS before you get pregnant, the symptoms are likely to get much worse when you do get pregnant, particularly in a late term pregnancy. If you are interested in getting pregnant, you should talk to your doctor ahead of time about the possibility of PCS so you can manage your health appropriately.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Treatment Options
While PCS isn’t curable, there are treatment options that can dramatically reduce the severity of the symptoms. If you think you may have PCS and are interested in getting pregnant, the services at South Texas Vein Institute could help you. Learn more about how you can manage and prevent PCS during pregnancy. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Edinburg.