A 28-year-old female asked:
My doctor believes i have pelvic congestion syndrome. what is this? is this rare, or common. want some advice on this?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 13 years experience
Rare: And a diagnosis of exclusion when a multitude of tests point nowhere in particular. Find a pelvic pain specialist in a university hospital in your area for best results.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Interventional Radiology 21 years experience
Not so simple: Dilated ovarian/uterine veins become engorged with blood causing pain. Female, usually have had multiple pregnancies. Ultrasound/mri findings supporting the diagnosis. It is not a diagnosis of exclusion. It is real. Likely under diagnosed and under treated. The gold standard is mri/mrv, if present the veins are treated much like varicose veins can be. Ask to see an interventional radiologist.
4.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 12, 2016
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