Pelvic Pain in Lima, OH
Vein troubles aren’t limited to the legs. Damaged valves in the pelvic veins can cause severe pain for women. At the Vein Care Center, we provide expert and compassionate treatment options for women in Lima, Celina and the surrounding areas of Auglaize County, OH, who suffer from Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS). There’s no need to suffer in silence – help is just a phone call away. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
What Is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?
There’s a strong correlation between varicose veins in the pelvis and PCS, although there are other conditions that can cause pelvic pain. PCS causes a constant achy feeling, pressure and heaviness in the pelvis. When the venous valves fail, blood pools in the veins. The veins become engorged and continue to grow until the walls of the veins are stretched and distorted. For patients with PCS, these varicose veins form near the vagina, uterus, vulva and fallopian tubes. The condition is often misdiagnosed, but ultrasound technology, available at the Vein Care Center, can make the diagnosis easier are more reliable.
What Are the Risk Factors for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?
PCS most often occurs in women between the ages of 20 and 45. There are a number of risk factors that may increase the likelihood of developing the condition:
- Multiple pregnancies
- Fullness in the leg veins
- Polycystic ovaries
- Hormone imbalances and irregularities
What Are the Symptoms of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?
Pain in the pelvic region is the most common symptom of PCS, but there are a multitude of other symptoms that may be associated with the condition, including:
- Swelling of the vulva/vagina
- Varicose veins (located on or around vulva, buttocks, legs)
- Abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Tenderness to touch in lower abdomen
- Pain during intercourse
- Pain during menstrual periods
- Vaginal discharge
How Is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Treated?
Because there are other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, PCS is often misdiagnosed. At the Vein Care Center, we’ll use cutting-edge diagnostic tools to determine whether your pelvic pain is the result of vein disease. Once we’ve made the diagnosis, we’ll recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
Because Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is often misdiagnosed, many women suffer with chronic pelvic pain for years. Don’t be one of them! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal at the Vein Care Center in Lima, OH. Dr. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, is a board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician who specializes in vein disease and treatments.