WHAT IS PELVIC CONGESTION SYNDROME?
Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS), also known as pelvic vein incompetence, is a condition known to show up in women based on varicose veins in the lower abdomen. Varicose veins can disrupt normal circulation of blood and may result into chronic pains, typically in a constant form, in the area.
This condition normally happens incase of pregnancy, however it may form on its own without any specific cause. Vasodilation reduces the strength of vein walls and is caused by estrogen which is known to be a hormone that is produced in everybody but in higher rate in women. This condition can also result into accumulation of blood in veins of the pelvic area and eventually form varicose veins. It is estimated that 15% of all women have varicose veins in the pelvic area.
PELVIC CONGESTION SYNDROME TREATMENT IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Beginning treatments normally starts with pain medication, suppression for ovarian function or methods such as acupuncture. We can also use non-invasive surgical treatments through trans-catheter techniques to embolize varicose veins, which provides relief for up to 80% of women.
Methods such as surgical embolization is a minimally invasive operation that consist of using a long catheter to apply heat to the vein, resulting into it vein closure without the need for invasive surgery. The procedure requires only a local anaesthetic, and patients report an 80% success rate based on the amount of pain reduction experienced.
HOW IS PELVIC VEIN INCOMPETENCE DIAGNOSED?
A wide variety and methods of scans or other test will be used by the vein doctor to diagnose pelvic vein incompetence. However, ultrasound is the most conventional method. Trans-vaginal Duplex Ultrasound, known to be the most recent cutting edge technology is available at out centers to test pelvic venous reflux.
SYMPTOMS OF PELVIC CONGESTION SYNDROME
A persistent aching feeling is the most common symptom for PCS. Long durations of staying standing may aggravate the pain. It may worsen as the day nears its end.
A larger uterus and thicker endometrium can be a sign for women with PCS. It can also result into other internal problems. Cystic changes to the ovaries, is known to be experienced by 56% of the patients.
CONTACT YOUR ENCINO & GLENDALE VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT EXPERTS
In case of pelvic congestion syndrome pain, or vein problems in other areas, we would be delighted to help you in LA vascular specialists. We offer a wide range of spider and varicose vein treatments from our Glendale, Encino, and Beverly Hills vein centres, and we accommodate everyone of our clients that is fit to your needs and lifestyle. Don’t wait to achieve the healthy skin and comfort that you deserve.