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How likely is it for a blood clot to form if you have pelvic congestion syndrome?

I am going to see an interventional radiologist to talk about embolization, but I wonder how likely it is for a blood clot to form if you have PCS (pelvic congestion syndrome).

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Answers


Replied on 2/7/2013

By: Intermountain Vein Center  |  
Provo, UT


There is always a risk of blood clots forming after any procedure, but if the radiologist feels like you would benefit from an embolization, then the benefits would significantly outweigh the risks. The risk of blood clot is very minimal at its worst. Many patients find relief after the procedure and are glad they had it done. Please let your doctor know your concerns during the consultation.


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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

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?

How to differentiate between pelvic congestion, vulvodynia, and pelvic floor problems? (0 answers)
I have CFS and FM and have had pelvic pain for years. Now it is traveling to my feet. I have been told I have pelvic floor and vlvodynia but I am wondering if it is really a pelvic congestion problem. How do I get the correct dx? What is Tx?

Do I have pelvic congestion syndrome? I changed doctors and no diagnose yet. (0 answers)
I've been experiencing this horrible pain for 9 years. Lately it became paralyzing. I have pain attacks that lasts for 20minutes each that can get up to 10 attacks per day 10 days each month before my period. I have fibroid but no endo. Primolut worsened it.

My doctor said at my 6-week ultrasound that I have varicose veins along my scar from the C-section. I need another C-section. (0 answers)
The ultrasound was transvaginal. I had a placenta previa with my last pregnancy and had a C-section at 36 weeks. I recently switched doctors, and I'm now 28 weeks. I had a regular abdominal ultrasound, and the tech said they didn't see veins. Should I be worried?

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 there a chance I can still have babies? (0 answers)
Is there a chance I can still have babies with pelvic congestion syndrome?

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.

Is slight bleeding/discharge common in post menopausal with pcs? (0 answers)
Is slight bleeding/discharge common in post menopausal with pelvic congestion syndrome (pcs)?

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.

I'm 24 and I've been put in menopause and I'm bleeding very heavily (0 answers)
I'm having sever cramps and horrible back pain and migraines what do I need to do? I don't have insurance and can't afford to go see my specialist right now, should I go to the ER or just wait it out. I'm on medicine for the pain and also on antibiotics.

Is there concern for clotting with pelvic congestion syndrome? (0 answers)
Is there concern for blood clotting in this situation? I see no mention of clotting problems or concerns, and if so, the information is brief.

What is available to alleviate the pain from PCS besides pain medication? (0 answers)
i was diagnosed in 2003 with pelvic congestion syndrome and I was wondering if there was anything Ii can do to get red of the pain besides using pain medication. I got the ovarian vein embolizaion in 2003 but the pain came back about three years after the procedure

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