Pelvic pain prior to menstrual cycle.

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?

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7 months ago by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

You could be investigated to see if you have this diagnosis with a thorough history and physical exam, followed by Duplex ultrasound of the pelvis to look for ovarian reflux, etc. This then can be followed by MRV or CT venography. The gold standard test is tilt-table venography.

7 months ago by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS (View Profile)

You could be investigated to see if you have this diagnosis with a thorough history and physical exam, followed by Duplex ultrasound of the pelvis to look for ovarian reflux, etc. This then can be followed by MRV or CT venography. The gold standard test is tilt-table venography.


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