What are the symptoms?
Is my pelvic pain caused by Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?
The most common symptoms are listed below……
- Dull achy abdominal / pelvic pain that is worse after long periods of standing
- Pain which is worse before or during your period
- Pain during or after intercourse
- Feeling of fullness in the legs
- Worsening of stress incontinence or symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome
- Pelvic pain, aching or dragging sensation in the lower abdomen improves after lying down
How is it diagnosed?
Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome (PCS) must be diagnosed by a medical specialist.This will begin with a thorough clinical history and physical examination.
You may then be referred for an ultrasound or another type of scan if the veins cannot be seen using the ultrasound.
Looking at your pelvic veins using contrast (Venography) is the most accurate way to diagnose PCS and is performed under local anesthetic.1