Dealing with varicose veins can be a frustrating process if you are unsure how to go about treating them. Most individuals believe that varicose veins can only be found in the legs, a spot that most procedures do treat. However, varicose veins can impact the pelvic area in a condition called Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. This medical condition causes chronic pain in women caused by varicose veins around the abdomen. The pain can vary from an excruciating sensation down to a constant dull of pain that maintains throughout the day. There are many causes and symptoms to the variety of different Pelvic Congestion Syndromes.
What Causes Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?
A variety of varicose vein problems can lead to Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, each of which are identified individually. Since the abdomen has various veins that lead in and out of the area, there can be several different causes. One type of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is due to the left renal vein being compressed by the SMA and aorta, leading to what cosmetic surgeons call the “nutcracker syndrome.” Another common Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is the “May-Thurner” compression, where the iliac vein is compressed in the abdomen. Finally, Pelvic Venous Congestion is another type of syndrome where non-saphenous leg varicose veins occur in and around your leg and thighs.
Symptoms of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Many signs of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome do not become apparent until during or after pregnancy. Since the primary symptom of this condition is pain, it can be difficult to observe until after childbirth. The chronic pain can be made worse by walking or sitting for long periods of time, with those at office jobs being easily prone to this. Another common symptom is chronic pain just after intercourse. These symptoms can interfere with your everyday activities and routines unless you get treatment.
How to Relieve Pain from Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
The most important factor when being treated for any type of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is taking away this chronic pain. One temporary alleviation is by lying down; this causes the blood in your veins to move to another part of the body, relieving the pressure and pain in the pelvic area. Of course, any temporary remedy will not create a long-term fix for the problem. Luckily for you, Dr. Wright and his team of professionals at the Laser Lipo and Vein Center are available to help fix your problem. Contact the team today to receive a consultation on which procedure is best for you to treat your Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.