How is pelvic congestion syndrome treated?

How is pelvic congestion syndrome treated?

How is pelvic congestion syndrome treated?

  1. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone drugs, which block ovarian function and may relieve pain.
  2. Progestin hormone drugs, which may relieve pain.
  3. Procedures to shut off damaged veins (sclerotherapy, embolization)
  4. Surgery to remove damaged veins.
  5. Surgery to remove your uterus and ovaries.

What is pelvic venous insufficiency?

One cause in women may be pelvic venous insufficiency (PVI). This is a condition where the normal valves in pelvic veins do not work properly, leading to enlargement of the pelvic veins and causing pain. This can sometimes be called pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS).

What is ovarian vein incompetence?

Ovarian vein incompetence and congestion is a common problem in women, which is often overlooked. Dilated ovarian and/or pelvic veins causes venous incompetence and reversed flow in the ovarian veins. This in turn causes pelvic pain or aching around the pelvis and lower abdomen and can extend into the back.

How do you diagnose venous insufficiency?

How is chronic venous insufficiency diagnosed? Your provider will take your medical history and give you an exam. You may also have an imaging test called a Duplex ultrasound. This looks at blood flow and the structure of your leg veins.

Can I get pregnant with pelvic congestion syndrome?

Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) can cause fertility problems and difficulties in women who have experienced two or more pregnancies.

What is the function of the ovarian vein?

The ovarian vein, the female gonadal vein, carries deoxygenated blood from its corresponding ovary to inferior vena cava or one of its tributaries. It is the female equivalent of the testicular vein, and is the venous counterpart of the ovarian artery. It can be found in the suspensory ligament of the ovary.