How can Pelvic Congestion Syndrome be diagnosed?

How do I know if I have PCS? I have had ultrasounds and bloodwork done and everything has come back normal.

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6 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Painful pelvic varicose veins with pelvic congestion symptoms often can be diagnosed with high quality abdominal/pelvic venous color duplex ultrasound. Unfortunately, most abdominal/pelvic venous ultrasound is not performed well and often is misleading. CT or abdominal venograms may be helpful as well. The best thing to do is to find a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist experienced with pelvic varicose veins/pelvic congestion and have that physician evaluate you.

6 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Painful pelvic varicose veins with pelvic congestion symptoms often can be diagnosed with high quality abdominal/pelvic venous color duplex ultrasound. Unfortunately, most abdominal/pelvic venous ultrasound is not performed well and often is misleading. CT or abdominal venograms may be helpful as well. The best thing to do is to find a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist experienced with pelvic varicose veins/pelvic congestion and have that physician evaluate you.


5 years ago by Miller Vein

It's not unusual to have a normal ultrasound with PCS. An MRI would be recommended as the next step if you have the symptoms.

5 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

It's not unusual to have a normal ultrasound with PCS. An MRI would be recommended as the next step if you have the symptoms.


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