How is the diagnosis of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome made?

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome . 2 answers . 4 years ago

I think I may have PCS. How can I get diagnosed?

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4 years ago by Heartland Vein and Vascular Institute (View Profile)

Pelvic congestion syndrome generally occurs after 3 or more pregnancies and is caused most commonly by poorly functioning vein valves in the ovarian veins. Symptoms are pain after intercourse, bladder spasms, rectal spasms, or pelvic throbbing and fullness with exercise, walking, or prolonged sitting. Varicosities occur around the labia or the buttocks and are often associated with leg varicosities as well. Diagnosis may be made with tranvaginal ultrasound, at time of laparoscopy, ct-scan, or MR-scan. Treatment at time of confirmatory vemography with coil emboization of the abnormal veins can be very effective greater than 90% of the time.

4 years ago by Heartland Vein and Vascular Institute (View Profile)

Pelvic congestion syndrome generally occurs after 3 or more pregnancies and is caused most commonly by poorly functioning vein valves in the ovarian veins. Symptoms are pain after intercourse, bladder spasms, rectal spasms, or pelvic throbbing and fullness with exercise, walking, or prolonged sitting. Varicosities occur around the labia or the buttocks and are often associated with leg varicosities as well. Diagnosis may be made with tranvaginal ultrasound, at time of laparoscopy, ct-scan, or MR-scan. Treatment at time of confirmatory vemography with coil emboization of the abnormal veins can be very effective greater than 90% of the time.


3 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

MRV (magnetic resonance venography) is usually the best examination.

3 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

MRV (magnetic resonance venography) is usually the best examination.


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