Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
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Is a magnetic resonance venography the best test for me? (1 answer)
Extensive ablations & sclerotherapy in both of my failing legs failing. As a result, the doctor is stopping treatment until I get a magnetic resonance venography w/contrast. Dr. suspects ovarian vein or pelvic congestion syndrome. I had an ultrasound done to top thigh only and the tech said the veins there were bad and suggested pelvic MRV too. Is this the best and most definitive test? Thanks
What is the best treatment for pelvic congestion syndrome? (0 answers)
During a work-up for my leg, varicose veins were found in my pelvic region. I was found to have pelvic congestion syndrome. I have significant regurgitation in my legs and pelvic pain. Is surgery still recommended? What is the treatment of choice?
I had vein embolization for PCS but still have back pain, why? (1 answer)
I had a plug used to seal my large ovarian vein to treat my PCS two weeks ago. I have definite relief in my pelvis/abdomen but I continue to have pain in my mid/lower back and tailbone area. It gets worse when my menstrual cycle occurs. Why is this happening? Is the back pain related to my PCS?
Is back pain a common symptom of pelvic congestion syndrome? (1 answer)
I went for a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis today for a follow-up for a benign mass I had removed last year. The findings came back that symptoms could be associated with pelvic congestion syndrome. I have a lot of pain in the left side of my back, but none in my pelvic. Is back pain a symptom of PCS?
Can ELA correct my varicose veins caused by pelvic congestion syndrome? (2 answers)
Varicose veins just popped up in the top inner, upper thigh. I have also been experiencing constipation. There is nothing mentioned about the origin of my problem, so I am going straight to ELA. Can they guarantee this will solve the problem? I don't want to waste my money.
My radiologist won't treat my pelvic congestion syndrome before pregnancy, is this typical? (2 answers)
I was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome five years ago. I am most sore during the first few days of my period. During that time, I can't bowel movement without advil, nor can I take car/plan rides. I[m scared to get pregnant because I'm not sure I can bear the pain, but my radiologist won't treat until I'm done having kids. Is this typical?! Why would my physician rather wait than treat me now?
Could VNUS Closure make PCS worse? (2 answers)
After having a MRI with contrast, I was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome. I had VNUS closure on my left leg 2 yrs ago. Now, I have horrendous left groin pain, see spots, have strange migraines, heart palpitations, restless leg when I sit, and pain when I lay on my left side. What should I do? Could the VNUS closure make PCS worse?
Should I have another vein embolization done? (2 answers)
I had an ovarian vein embolization done 5 months ago and now the pain is back worse than before. Should I consider having another one done, or is a hysterectomy a better option?
Do I have pelvic congestion syndrome? (1 answer)
I am a 31 year old with irritable bowel syndrome. On average, I take 20 minutes in the bathroom. At age 25 I had baby and at the end of the pregnancy, I felt pressure inside my canal every time I went to the bathroom. The pain was intensely painful during childbirth. Four years after giving birth, I still have tons of pressure inside my canal and cervix, also during the first 3 days of my period.
Can cervical ablation treat pelvic congestion syndrom? (1 answer)
I recently had an emergency c-section and when the doctor cut me open, he found that I have a bad case of varicose veins on my uterus. It is so bad that my OB/GYN is worried I will one day just bleed out. Would a cervical ablation work in this situation?
Could I possibly have pelvic congestion syndrome? (1 answer)
I had a total hysterectomy 10+ years ago. For the past 5 years or so, I've had chronic abdominal pain on the lower right side. A MRI, CT scan and sonograms were performed but the tests came back negative. Could I have pelvic congestion syndrome? If not, what else could be causing this problem?
Can an ovarian vein embolization cause a woman's period to be irregular? (1 answer)
About 4 weeks ago I had an ovarian vein embolization (10 coils). I haven't had a period since, which is odd because my menstrual was very regular before. However, I have experienced all of the symptoms, such as cramping, acne, and hormonal changes. Could the embolization be the reason why my period stopped? Is this normal?
If one ovary has varicose veins, it is possible for pain to occur on the opposite side? (2 answers)
I have had abdominal pain for over 3 years. The pain is severe and cramping primarily occurs on the lower right side. It has gotten worse in the last few months. I've had an appendectomy, and my colonoscopy and EGD were normal. However, a CT scan showed varicose veins in my left ovary. Can pelvic congestion syndrome cause pain on the right side even if the varicose veins are located in the left ovary?
How will pelvic congestion syndrome affect my sex life? (2 answers)
I am 20 years old and recently married the love of my life (a deployed marine). I also learned that I have pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). How will this effect my sex life? Is sex just a bad idea with this condition? Is having a baby still an option for us? If so, how will PCS affect that?
Is it better to have an embolization before or after pregnancy? (1 answer)
My doctor says that I can either get an embolization or a hysterectomy, but they would leave in my ovaries. He says I need to decide if I want more kids even if I go with embolization because I should do it after pregnancy. Is this correct?
What causes Venous Malformation? (2 answers)
What causes a Venous Malformation (VM) to develop in the labia area at age 50? Do high or low levels of estrogen & progesterone cause the VM to get bigger? Will the VM shrink or get bigger during menopause? Can the VM be surgically removed forever?
Is hysterectomy after vein embolization with coils possible? (1 answer)
I am 31-years-old and have to have a complete hysterectomy. I had a vein embolization for PCS in which platinum coils were placed on the left side. My surgeon said that he may not be able to do it laproscopically due to the metal. Is this true?
Who treats venous malformations and how are they treated in the labia area? (2 answers)
Can surgery be done to remove Pelvic Congestion Syndrome for good? I have a venous malformation in the labia. A sonographic imaging was done. There is a flow noted within this dilated vein which changes with respiratory. I was told the venous malformations will return if treated. Who treats this and what method is used?
Might I have pelvic congestion syndrome and do I need an emergency check-up? (2 answers)
I am in a lot of pain and scared about a blood clot. Should I go get checked out at hospital? My pelvis, hip and back are hurting severely and it is making it hard to even stand, walk or get up. I am getting leg cramps at night that make my leg go straight out. I am scared. What should I do?
Does abdominal pain indicate pelvic congestion syndrome? (2 answers)
After a total hysterectomy in 2001 for polysistic ovaries my doctor said I had pelvic congestion. After years of terrible pelvic lower abdominal and lower back pain, I had a CT scan. The doctor said the scan was "normal." Do you have any advice for next steps?
What do I do about recurrence after ovarian vein embolization? (2 answers)
Three years ago I had a renal venogram for Nutcracker (4.5mmhg, had planned to stent at 3, but flow looked good). I had ovarian vein embolization - 14mm/19 coils. LLQ pain unbearable again & ultrasound shows prom. venous collaterals l. adnexa. Now what?
Who should I call to treat pelvic varicose veins? (4 answers)
I called a few vascular surgeon offices and they sounded perplexed by my condition, and said they had no idea who I could call for help with my condition. My gynecologist diagnosed me via ultrasound. Is this called pelvic congestion syndrome? Have you encountered varicose veins in the pelvic region and can you recommend which type of specialist I should consult?
Varicosities on the uterus (1 answer)
I had a ceasarian section to deliver my second baby last 0ct 2006; my doctor said they found varicosities on my uterus..is it dangerous for me to get pregnant and have another cs delivery at this time? We wish to have one more baby. I'm already 43 yrs.
Is bloating common with PCS? (1 answer)
I get a lot bloating, pressure in abdomen, sometimes GI upset, and a lot of pain with my period. Is bloating common?
Could diet effect PCS (0 answers)
I was just diagnosed with PCS throught Cat scan, could diet help the pain
Varicose veins in the buttocks (1 answer)
I am 60 years of age and have had prominent veins in the buttocks for some years but they are just beginning to trouble me. I've had a pelvic ultrasound scan which showed that I also have prominent veins in the uterus and small fibroids.
child with PCS (1 answer)
my daughter is 9 years old and diagnosed with Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. How is this treated in such a young girl?
PCS without varicose veins? (0 answers)
I went through many years of no diagnosis, and finally after a laperoscopy I was diagnosed with pcs but with no varicose veins. Is that right? And what can be done about it?
Exercise after being diagnosed with PCS (0 answers)
I have just been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome. I am thin, and exercise on a regular basis, but is there any particular exercises that will help relieve the pain such as walking or sit-ups?Thank you, Ann
Can PCS cause severe pain in hip/lower back/thighs? (0 answers)
I have been experiencing pain starting in lower R abd, then R hip, and now lower back/both hips. Recent "possible" DX of PCS. Can PCS cause such pain in these places? The pain started about 1 yr ago. Now the pain is effecting my daily life. Thank you.
Limited range of motion (0 answers)
I had an MRI for right hip pain. They said they found evidence of PCS. I don't have any other symptoms, and have never been pregnant. Would PCS limit range of motion in my hip and be helped by the cortisone shot I was given?
Pelvic pain prior to menstrual cycle. (0 answers)
After 2 difficult deliveries, I had tubes cut at 35 years old, since then prior to each menstrual cycle, the pain in the pelvic area is unbearable. Is PCS a condition that should be addressed? And treated?
Feeling an electrical pulse in my groin. (0 answers)
For a few months I've had stabbing pelvic pain when I stand and climb stairs. My periods are so heavy, gained weight, have stomach cramps, bloating, back ache and can feel an electric pulse in my groin like I can feel my blood in my veins. Is this PCS?
Bursting veins questions (0 answers)
Could the blood in the veins build up and burst? If so, what would happen? Is this a life time syndrome? And could it became serious enough to warrent surgery?
I need a second opinion from a PCS specialist. (1 answer)
Before undergoing yet another surgery for suspected Endometriosis, I would feel more comfortable if a specialist could rule in-or-out PCS. No one has ever suggested that it could be anything else and after other failures I'm seeking alternatives.
Pelvic pain 11 months after giving birth. (1 answer)
I had my baby 11 months ago and I'm still in pain. I think it's pelvic congestion syndrome. I want to get better but I don't know what to do. What are some steps I can take to improve?
Pelvic Pain after Laproscopic Hysterectomy (0 answers)
Can the symptoms of PCS be menstrual like cramps? I recently had a laproscopic hysterectomy and was having some cramping prior and now 6 weeks later I get menstural like cramping after urination? Cystoscopy normal and I'm on Vesicare for bladder spasms.
PCS and a mom living FAR away from daughter (0 answers)
My daughter had embolization today for PCS, it didn't go as well as hoped. They found that she has to have a stent in her left renal vein. Dr said that normally the veins are at 3or4 and hers were at 21. Please help me understand what this means.
I have been diagnosed with PCOS and PCS. (0 answers)
My doctor recommended a hysterectomy to help me with my pain. Should I get it done?
It has taken ten years for me to get a diagnosis and after speaking with my OB/GYN he has suggested a hysterectomy. I'm scared. Will it help with my pain?
Is is it safe to get pregnant after an ovarian embolization? (0 answers)
I have left ovarian vein reflux and right sided vulvular varices. It was suggested that I have an ovarian vein embolization. Is it safe to get pregnant aftwards or will my condition worsen. Or should I wait to have the procedure until after my pregnancy?
Have all three Cele's , enterocele , cystocele, rectocele (2 answers)
was 235 pounds so began exercising and over two months my pelvic area was being injured. It was a lot of tests. I have been bed ridden nearly a year. Can an injury cause PCS? I was told there is no cure. If my cele's are fixed will this fix my pcs.?
Diagnosis disputed (2 answers)
After a CT Scan the diagnosis was Pelvic Congestive Syndrom. My doctor sent me to Magee's Womans Hospital to see if they could help me. The doctor said that this disorder has been scientifically disproven. They made me feel like a nut. Is this true?
Is Pregnancy dangerous after being diagnosed with PCS? (2 answers)
I may be accidentally pregnant having an IUD in. I am treated round the clock for my pain from PCS. If I am pregnant again (this being my forth child) is it dangerous to me in any way? Could the baby be at risk or can I be at higher risk?
What can I do to feel relief for vulvar/buttock varicose veins? (1 answer)
My MD said it was varicose vein, gyn said nothing can be done and dismissed it. I have pain, pressure, skin burning especially with standing or sitting too long. Should I see a vein specialist or "live with it" as gyn said. affects quality of life.
How can you tell if you have Pelvic Congestion or Torn Labrum? (0 answers)
I have had one MRI showing a torn labrum, another showing no tear. The later showed a prominence of the deep pelvic veins. I have no abdominal pain or lower back pain. I have groin pain pronounced when dressing or lifting affected leg. Thoughts?
I seem to have more pelvic pain after a bowel movement? (0 answers)
I have had this pelvic pain and have had an ultra sound and ct scan to check for cancer etc...the only thing shown were enlarged veins, i saw a gyno doctor and she said everything is good...should i see a lower GI doctor ? I have had gastric bypass ?