Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) affects many women for different reasons. Until recently, doctors were unaware of exactly what PCS was and unaware that it was often the culprit of unexplained pelvic pain in women. If you are concerned or have further questions about your health or this condition, DHR Health Vein Institute is ready to help you.
Thankfully, advances in medical treatment have led to some groundbreaking, innovative treatments for the condition. DHR Health Vein Institute has developed treatments to battle PCS and its symptoms. But what causes pelvic congestion syndrome? How do I know if I am at risk? Can it affect future pregnancies? And what can I do to prevent or treat it? These are all some of the common questions asked.
What Causes It?
What exactly causes pelvic congestion syndrome? In short, varicose veins. Our veins are designed to carry blood to and from the heart, but when that blood pools, builds up, or backs up in the veins, it can cause an unpleasant condition known as varicose veins. Once these varicose veins develop, they can cause pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen.
Am I at Risk?
Pelvic congestion syndrome can affect women of all ages. Although, it appears that women of childbearing age are most susceptible, and even more susceptible if they have given birth to at least one child. Doctors are still unsure of what exactly causes PCS, but pregnancy is a suspected factor due to the increase in blood supply.
What are the Signs and Symptoms?
Some of the symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome include pain before or during menstrual cycles, a sudden need to urinate, and enlarged/varicose veins in the buttocks, genitals, or upper thighs. Our doctor can diagnose the condition with the help of an ultrasound machine or diagnostic laparoscopy. If you experience any of the symptoms or have sharp, sudden pain regularly, please be sure to contact our team of medical professionals.
What to Do About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
If diagnosed, there is no need to panic. Your diagnosis means that your days of pain and suffering are coming to a close. There are many procedures that can alleviate the pain, and we’ll determine which treatment is right for you during a consultation.
For more information about PCS or treatment for PCS, talk to the experts at DHR Health Vein Institute in Edinburg. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.