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Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Treatment in Northern New Jersey

Advanced Vascular Associates is a leader in offering patients the highest quality of vascular care there is by combining clinical excellence and technological sophistication with a compassionate smile. Our Vascular Surgeons offer complete care for pelvic congestion syndrome. Call us today for your appointment and see what we are all about.

Women often develop persistent pelvic area pain due to a condition called Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. It is particularly common in young women who have had several pregnancies. This is typically due to leaky valves in the ovarian veins. Relief can often be obtained by a treatment known as ovarian vein embolization which we perform in our office under local anesthesia. There is no downtime and no scars, so call for your appointment today!

What Is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

If you’re experiencing chronic pain in your pelvic area, it can be due to an issue with your veins. Due to a number of different factors, the veins in a woman’s lower abdomen may not function as well as they should. When this happens, veins in the pelvis can enlarge and change shape, very similar to varicose veins. PCS often occurs in women who have recently experienced pregnancy and can become worse with each pregnancy after.

Symptoms of PCS

The most obvious symptom of PCS is pain in the pelvic region that lasts for more than a few months. This classifies the pain as chronic. In addition, you may experience the following:

  • Dull pain while standing or sitting in your lower back and abdomen.
  • Irritable bowel and/or bladder.
  • Bulging veins in the pelvic region.
  • Increasing pain while standing, walking, and having sex.
  • Increased pain during periods.
  • The sudden urge to urinate at random times.

Although you may experience some or all of these symptoms, there’s a chance that you will not. Please schedule an appointment with your Advanced Vascular Associates if you are experiencing any pain that could be related to PCS.

Causes and Diagnosis of PCS

If your Advanced Vascular Associates feels that you are experiencing symptoms of PCS, they will then do a number of tests to rule out any causes. These tests can include urine tests, blood tests, ultrasounds, x-rays, CT scans, pelvic venography, and more based on your health. Because pelvic pain is not always easy to diagnose, it’s important to go through these tests to confirm the diagnosis and get you on the path to recovery.

While the majority of women diagnosed are between the ages of 20-45, PCS can affect any age of woman. There is no root cause of PCS, but there are many things that can contribute, including:

  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Multiple previous pregnancies
  • Weight gain
  • Polycystic ovaries

Treatment of PCS

If you are diagnosed with PCS, your treatment options will be discussed up front with by Advanced Vascular Associates Care Team. The most common treatment option is ovarian vein embolization, which can help alleviate symptoms and pain.

Schedule Your Pelvic Congestion Treatment Appointment in Northern New Jersey

Call Advanced Vascular Associates at (973) 540-9700 to learn more about our treatment options for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. Our Vascular Clinics, located in Morristown, Jefferson, and Pompton Plains, New Jersey, serve patients from nearby areas such as Madison, Florham Park, Lake Hopatcong, Hopatcong, Somerville, and Raritan who are willing to drive for quality care.

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Advanced Vascular Associates Is serving Morristown, Pompton Plains, Jefferson, Bridgewater, and the surrounding region. Call today to schedule an appointment.