Vein malformation is congenital and has been treated with embolization/sclerotherapy at NYU/St Luke 11 times. At this point, collateral circulation grows within a year of vein treatment. I read of the Velcro-assisted garment for thigh only. I had many good days of walking, but then my vulva became swollen, similar to thrombosis. Now, it is being suggested by a CML that I get lymphatic massage to break through the vulvar area of congestion. I never had lymph malformation. I am so confused/sad.
My sister was recently diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome after two healthy pregnancies. Are there any risks associated with future pregnancies? Also, is there any treatment, including embolization, that still allow you to get pregnant again?
I had an ovarian vein embolization done in July of 2015. Unfortunately, the problem has returned and I again have hip/leg pain. What are the risks of having sclerotherapy performed on my internal iliac veins? Also, how do I find a doctor that is around my area and proficient in this? The ones I have talked to for a 2nd consult don't do very many of them and I am very nervous of saying yes in light of this. Thank you for any help.
I have hot flashes/night sweats that make me feel as though I've bathed. I'm also very moody and want to cry over nothing at times and then get really agitated. Since having an embolization for PCS, my periods only last a day or 2 now and are extremely heavy. Then, I'll stop and 2-3 days later, I'll have black discharge. I still get horny but my vaginal area stays dry a lot. I've had to use lubricants to help with sex. Is this premenopause? Is it normal after an embolization?
Last year I had surgery for Nutcracker Syndrome, and later had my left ovarian vein coiled due to symptoms of pelvic congestion. Now, I am experiencing identical pain/discomfort, but my new gynecologist says I am too old to have pelvic congestion syndrome. I am on HRT with hormone pellets containing testosterone and estradiol. I've had 2 pregnancies, and my uterus and ovaries have been removed. Do you concur?
I had an ablation in May of 2014, but I have been dealing with lower right stomach pain since May of this year. A CT scan was performed and it shows I have pelvic congestion. I can't stand up straight. I'm really depressed. At this point I just lay in bed and apply a heating pad. When I try to get up and walk, pain comes and it feels like a contraction. What are my treatment options? Do I need surgery, or is there a less invasive procedure that can be done?
I'm a 67 year old woman who has been living with daily pain from a leg vein. I haven't been able to get a diagnosis in 4 years. I have given up trying and am defeated, but I'm tired of living with the pain and discomfort. Is it possible for the vein to right itself? Is there any exercise or supplement that will help me? Should I be thinking about keeping my blood thin?
I had 2 procedures, for both side vein incompetence, but after the second, in which he says he went in quite aggressively with coils around right buttock. It is still so sore 6 weeks in I can't lie down easily at night and is painful. Will this ever clear? Is it a done mistake and I'll just be much worse from now on than pre-op? Feeling quite desperate.
I have varicose veins at age 41. I had stripping on my leg and 15 years ago, the varicose veins returned.My vein doctor says I need a pelvic venogram before doing any laser vein removal, and thinks I have pelvic congestion (but I have no symptoms). I just had a miscarriage last month and am eager to try again. I'm afraid that the pelvic venogram/coil will affect my fertility. Is this the case?