Pelvic congestion syndrome occurs when women develop symptomatic varicose veins in their pelvis. Too much blood gathers in these veins, causing them to abnormally grow.
Pelvic congestion syndrome is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain. It often develops during pregnancy when blood flow in the pelvis is increased and may worsen with each subsequent pregnancy. Some women will experience a constant, dull, aching sensation. Symptoms tend to be worse at the end of the day, with prolonged standing, during or after sexual intercourse or while menstruating. Symptom relief often comes in the form of rest and lying down.
At University of Miami Health System, our interventional radiologists offer minimally invasive solutions to treat pelvic congestion syndrome. These procedures safely reduce blood flow in the pelvis and help to ease pain, thus improving your quality of life.
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Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.
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