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Doctor insights on: Pelvic Congestion Syndrome And Risk To Pregnancy

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How bad is pelvic congestion syndrome?

How bad is pelvic congestion syndrome?

Depends on severity: Women with pelvic congestion syndrome tend to experience chronic pain in the pelvis & lower back. The pain is related to the presence of dilated varicose veins surrounding the uterus and ovaries. Treatment depends on severity of symptoms & may include catheter directed embolization to seal the pelvic varicosities & relieve the pressure being abnormally transmitted via these veins to pelvic organs. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My doctor believes I have pelvic congestion syndrome. What is this? Is this rare, or common. Want some advice on this?

My doctor believes I have pelvic congestion syndrome. What is this? Is this rare, or common. Want some advice on this?

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. ...Read more

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My question is I had endometriosis and pelvic congestion syndrome with a full hysterectomy and the doctors were pushing me out that day do you normally stay overnight with a full hysterectomy I feel the doctors did not treat me right?

My question is I had endometriosis and pelvic congestion syndrome with a full hysterectomy and the doctors were pushing me out that day do you normally stay overnight with a full hysterectomy I feel the doctors did not treat me right?

More & more: Hysterectomies are done as outpatients. An article. Study entitled "Feasibility and Safety of Outpatient Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy" concluded "Same-day discharge is a feasible and safe option for carefully selected patients who undergo an uncomplicated TLH, even in the presence of leiomyomas, severe adhesions, or endometriosis." https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC4354205/ >> ...Read more

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Would pelvic congestion syndrome affect kidney function?

No: Pelvic congestion syndrome is a waste basket term for pelvic pain /discomfort which is chronic. Kidney function should not be affected by this syndrome. ...Read more

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How do they test for pelvic congestion syndrome? Did an internal exam and based on my symptoms is how he diagnosed me. Should I go for other tests?

How do they test for pelvic congestion syndrome? Did an internal exam and based on my symptoms is how he diagnosed me. Should I go for other tests?

No good definitive: There is no good, standard, accepted test for pelvic congestion syndrome. It is basically diagnosed by excluding other possible causes of pelvic pain. Some doctors believe an MRI or CT scan can show dilation of the pelvic vessels but the data proving this is kind of weak. Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUDs and birth control pills can usually improve symptoms. ...Read more

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Can tubal ligation cause pelvic congestion syndrome? Used filshie clips

Can tubal ligation cause pelvic congestion syndrome? Used filshie clips

Short answer: Yes: If your symptoms began within days to weeks following ligation, and no other findings exist on regular workup, you may have a variant of Post-Tubal Ligation Syndrome. You should seek out an expert on Chronic Pelvic Pain. Reversal of the ligation is sometimes possible and your symptoms may subside.

Go to Facebook: The New PTLS private Support Group ...Read more

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How does pcs cause back pain? I have been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome but I don't understand how that can be the cause of my recurrent back pain that is similar to (but not exactly) sciatica and sacral iliitis. Can you explain what's going

How does pcs cause back pain? I have been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome but I don't understand how that can be the cause of my recurrent back pain that is similar to (but not exactly) sciatica and sacral iliitis. Can you explain what's going

See Specialist: Consider imaging studies for your spine if you believe your pain is sciatica or sacra-iliac in origin. Pelvic congestion syndrome can mimic sciatica occasionally but it is typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning everything else has been ruled out first. ...Read more

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What is typical care routine for pelvic congestion syndrome 28 yr old female?

What is typical care routine for pelvic congestion syndrome 28 yr old female?

Depends: That depends on how the diagnosis has been made. Chronic pelvic pain can have many causes. If the patient has a confident diagnosis of ovarian vein insufficiency the best treatment currently available is embolization. This is performed by an interventional radiologist, and a consultation with an ir who is experienced with this disease would be helpful. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old with a history of endometriosis & pelvic congestion syndrome. Recently, I have uterine pain, leg numbness, and weight loss. Cancer?

I am 24 years old with a history of endometriosis & pelvic congestion syndrome. Recently, I have uterine pain, leg numbness, and weight loss. Cancer?

Donot worry: There are not the symptoms of cancer, there can be other reason, I feel like you definitely have endometriosis, I will visit my obgyn and primary care for further evaluation ...Read more

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My gynecologist is recommending a hysterectomy for what he believes is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (varicose vein). I get pain down my legs and numbness during every menstrual cycle. He believes there's a 70% chance that the pain will go away. I've done pe

My gynecologist is recommending a hysterectomy for what he believes is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (varicose vein). I get pain down my legs and numbness during every menstrual cycle. He believes there's a 70% chance that the pain will go away. I've done pe

Yes indicated but: Other non surgical options options are also available. Annoying disabling condition you gave correct description speak to your doctor if possible to try first, vein abolition by embolization of pelvic veins (ovarian) which is non surgical and less invasive out patient procedure. . ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with pelvic congestion less than a year ago and just found out im pregnant. Is it dangerous for me or the baby?

I got diagnosed with pelvic congestion less than a year ago and just found out im pregnant. Is it dangerous for me or the baby?

Contact Doctor: You should contact your doctor and follow-up regarding your current pregnancy as I'm not certain what you mean by "pelvic congestion." without more information unfortunately I cannot provide better recommendations. ...Read more

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What is pelvic congestion syn?

What is pelvic congestion syn?

Check out this: Link: https://stanfordhealthcare. Org/medical-conditions/womens-health/pelvic-congestion. Html

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I have repeated testes pain&poor erection. Doctor said its pelvic congestion. I had drugs and cured but the case recurrent after 1 month. Is it dangerous?

Probably not. . .: Go back & see your physician again. Tell him/her what you've noted. You didn't mention what medication you took. Perhaps you need another course. Testing to determine the cause of your pain would be useful. Further testing for common causes of ed is important. See my previous posts re ed here. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have just had a Transvaginal ultrasound everything was normal except for prominent arcuate veins and bilateral pelvic congestion should I worry.?

If you have pain: Prominent veins and pelvic congestion (usually dilated veins) are sometimes seen on ultrasound and oftentimes have no correlation. There are some patients with pelvic pain and that/those is/are the only findings and if so might worth further investigation ...Read more

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Chronic autonomic, circulatory, and neuropsychiatric symptoms after having a AGE-type of illness in 2014, in a 33 year-old woman.....?

Chronic autonomic, circulatory, and neuropsychiatric symptoms after having a AGE-type of illness in 2014, in a 33 year-old woman.....?

Perhaps I can: Offer some quite speculative but hopefully helpful comments. The only sense I can make of your question is if you mean IgE, or immunoglobulin E. Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system mistakes body cells for harmful invaders and reacts to them. Reversing or controlling the process is very challenging; the immune reaction may be controlled but rarely eliminated. Keep working with your Doc ...Read more

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What to take for sinus congestion during pregnancy?

What to take for sinus congestion during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Sinus: Your placenta creates many hormones that cause blood vessels to expand; therefore, most women develop nasal and sinus congestion as your pregnancy moves toward the 3rd trimester. The placenta grows substantially to support your unborn child. Most medications cross the placenta and reach your unborn child -- therefore, most medications are no recommended. Try saline nasal flushes and sudafed. ...Read more

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) severe congestion and pain relief, can I take for pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) severe congestion and pain relief, can I take for pregnancy?

Do you mean.....: Can you take during pregnancy? If this is your question, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad. Cough, and chest congestion?

What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad. Cough, and chest congestion?

Depends on trimester: During 1st trimester always bet to avoid meds. Later on tylenol (acetaminophen) is okay and technically speaking an opioid antitussive should be okay. Discuss with OB before taking any new meds. Avoid all nsaids. ...Read more

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What causes congestion in pregnancy?

What causes congestion in pregnancy?

Swollen blood vessel: Fluid volume in the body increases during pregnancy and blood vessels enlarge to accomadate this. Veins and capillaries will swell as well and if these are in the nasal passages, they can lead to a feeling of stuffiness. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of women that suffer from nasal congestion during pregnancy? What is safe to take? Any thing at home I can do to help?

What is the percentage of women that suffer from nasal congestion during pregnancy? What is safe to take? Any thing at home I can do to help?

Very Common: Nasal congestion is very common in pregnancy. Antihistamines, cromolyn sodium, beclomethasone are a few medications that have been studied and not shown to definitely cause harm to the fetus. However, the medications must be used with caution and weighed against risk to the fetus. Here is a good article to review.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16048356. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing some random chest congestion in my first trimester - no other cold like symptoms. Is this pregnancy related at all?

I'm experiencing some random chest congestion in my first trimester - no other cold like symptoms. Is this pregnancy related at all?

Chest Congestion: Chest discomfort occurs in mostly late 2nd to 3rd TM. You may have common cold. Try gargles and steam inhalation. If no improvement, see doc. ...Read more

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I've been having plegm and nasal congestion for two weeks by now. Haven't tried any medicine yet coz am afraid it might affect my pregnancy..

I've been having plegm and nasal congestion for two weeks by now. Haven't tried any medicine yet coz am afraid it might affect my pregnancy..

Homeopathy: If you are afraid of using pharmacologic agents, there are alternatives. If you live near the sea, take walks ski g the beach, where the surf is active, and the salt air will clear up the congestion. Otherwise, use nasal rinse to wash inside your nose. Mix salt and warm water to have a slight salt taste. Rinse both nare daily. Otherwise get a netty pot. ...Read more

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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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What can a pregnant women take for nasal congestion during pregnancy? I am very congested to the point where I can't sleep well at night.

What can a pregnant women take for nasal congestion during pregnancy? I am very congested to the point where I can't sleep well at night.

Hypertonic saline: Isotonic saline rinses the nose, but hypertonic will decongest. If you buy an applicator, make your own saline with 3/4 tsp table salt in 8 oz tap water. If you're on a well or are unsure of your water supply, boil the water for 20 min and cool to room temperature. Some people like to add 1/2 tsp baking soda. If severe, talk with your allergist about the risks and benefits of nasal steroids. ...Read more

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