Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is believed to be caused by enlarged, otherwise known as varicose veins in the ovarian and pelvic veins. This results in blood pooling in the veins, which impacts the surrounding nerves and vasculature, potentially resulting in pain and/or discomfort in the pelvic region.
Researchers are still unsure exactly what causes Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. Some women have enlarged veins, but do not have any symptoms. It is believed that pregnancy and hormones may influence the development of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is characterized by pelvic pain that has lasted at least six months. The following can make the pain worse:
- Standing for an extended period of time
- Changing Posture
- The time immediately before or after menstruation
How is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Treated?
If non-surgical options did not help, Dr. Jeyalingam is able to assist by offering surgical procedures to treat the condition. In doing so, she would evaluate your case inconsideration for a full or partial hysterectomy.