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Helpful Treatments for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

The,Concept,Of,Varicose,Disease,And,Cosmetology.,The,Woman,Gracefully Pelvic varicose veins, or pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS), may not have any symptoms or may cause severe symptoms. Both men and women are susceptible to varicose veins, though they’re more common in women.

Swollen blood vessels in the legs are common. However, varicose veins can also develop in the pelvic region, including in the lower abdomen or around the genitals, thighs, or buttocks. A vascular specialist can accurately diagnose PCS and recommend effective treatments.

Helpful Treatments for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Hormonal Medications

Gonadotropin-releasing hormones and progestin are the two medications often used to treat pelvic congestion syndrome. The job of hormonal medication is to suppress estrogen, which can lessen pain associated with PCS by reducing blood flow.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses high-frequency radio waves to treat varicose veins. Radiofrequency energy seals or dissolves the varicose vein and redirects blood flow to nearby veins. RFA is minimally invasive, with a high success rate.


microphlebectomy, or phlebectomy, is a minimally invasive surgery that involves making a small hole in the skin above the affected vein and then pulling it out entirely, which relieves pain and discomfort caused by varicose veins. Microphlebectomy has a high success rate but does come with risks, including infection at the incision site, extensive bruising, and bleeding.

Embolization or sclerotherapy

A vascular health professional will use venography to diagnose varicose veins in the pelvic area. Once found, the veins are removed using a process called embolization, which is minimally invasive and effective. Embolization is done in one of two ways, either with a metal coil inserted into the affected vein or with a solution that collapses the diseased vein. Varicose veins in the pelvic region are deep and can’t always be reached easily with surgery, and laser treatment for that area comes with additional risks.

Your Solution to Varicose Veins in Laurel, MD

Varicose veins can cause pain and discomfort and affect self-confidence. And surgery should be a last resort. Schedule a consultation today with the Minimally Invasive Vascular Center by calling us at 855-803-6482.

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