Extensive ablations & sclerotherapy in both of my failing legs failing. As a result, the doctor is stopping treatment until I get a magnetic resonance venography w/contrast. Dr. suspects ovarian vein or pelvic congestion syndrome. I had an ultrasound done to top thigh only and the tech said the veins there were bad and suggested pelvic MRV too. Is this the best and most definitive test? Thanks
I was recently dx with PCS from an ultrasound and very obvious enlarged vessels. While I'm seeking additional testing, what should I avoid? Can I run, bend or lift normally? Is there a risk for blood clot?
During a work-up for my leg, varicose veins were found in my pelvic region. I was found to have pelvic congestion syndrome. I have significant regurgitation in my legs and pelvic pain. Is surgery still recommended? What is the treatment of choice?
I ask because my fiance' and I have not exactly been trying to become pregnant; however, we haven't been trying to prevent it either. I have a feeling that having PCS might be playing a part in why it's taking some time, and might make it difficult. Is there any truth to that?
I recently had a laparoscopy done and was diagnosed with Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. I was told that it does not seem to be affecting any of my reproductive organs, but the congested veins are on the right side of my body and are covering my appendix. What options do I have?
I had a plug used to seal my large ovarian vein to treat my PCS two weeks ago. I have definite relief in my pelvis/abdomen but I continue to have pain in my mid/lower back and tailbone area. It gets worse when my menstrual cycle occurs. Why is this happening? Is the back pain related to my PCS?
I have had lots of pain and no successful pregnancies since I was diagnosed with PCS at 18 years old. I had an embolization, that didn't fully work. I don't want my fertility to be affected, but I need to find a way to decrease the pain. Would a second embolization decrease my chances of bearing a child?
I went for a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis today for a follow-up for a benign mass I had removed last year. The findings came back that symptoms could be associated with pelvic congestion syndrome. I have a lot of pain in the left side of my back, but none in my pelvic. Is back pain a symptom of PCS?
Varicose veins just popped up in the top inner, upper thigh. I have also been experiencing constipation. There is nothing mentioned about the origin of my problem, so I am going straight to ELA. Can they guarantee this will solve the problem? I don't want to waste my money.
I was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome five years ago. I am most sore during the first few days of my period. During that time, I can't bowel movement without advil, nor can I take car/plan rides. I[m scared to get pregnant because I'm not sure I can bear the pain, but my radiologist won't treat until I'm done having kids. Is this typical?! Why would my physician rather wait than treat me now?
After having a MRI with contrast, I was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome. I had VNUS closure on my left leg 2 yrs ago. Now, I have horrendous left groin pain, see spots, have strange migraines, heart palpitations, restless leg when I sit, and pain when I lay on my left side. What should I do? Could the VNUS closure make PCS worse?
I am planning for my 2nd child, but was diagnosed this year with pelvic congestion syndrome. I only get pain after long car/plane rides, or during the first few days of my period. I am VERY sore for those first few days. I'm scared I will be in too much pain while pregnant. Should I have an embolization before I get pregnant again?