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?
I have always had regular menstrual cycles, but ever since my ovarian vein embolization 7 weeks ago, my cycles have changed and are irregular. I had the procedure to treat pelvic congestion syndrome that I was diagnosed with. Could the change in my cycles be from the embolization? If so, will my cycles regulate back to normal in time?
I'm 55 years old. Five years ago I had a uterine ablation, and since then I haven't had a menstrual period. But, for many years, I've been dealing with relentless bloating. Could this be pelvic congestion syndrome?
I've been having pain and nausea with my pelvic congestion syndrome, and it's causing a lot of urinary distress. This has been going on for the last 6 months. I have had 3 kids and I experienced no painful periods before or after. I had Mirena placed in March 2014 and by August the pain started. Yesterday I was diagnosed with PCS. Could the device have caused this? Will having it taken out reduce my symptoms? If I have an embolism or the veins in my pelvis tied off, can I safely get pregnant?
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?