Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Treatment in Tampa

Putting An End To Chronic, Debilitating Pelvic Pain Using The Most Advanced Outpatient Surgery

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Treatment in Tampa has helped women who were suffering from severe and constant pelvic pain put an end to their pain and has allowed them to get their quality of life back.

Far too often, Pelvic Congestion Syndrome goes misdiagnosed or undiagnosed for months while women suffer from chronic pain and pressure in their pelvic area that leaves them unable to go about their daily activities and enjoy life with their loved ones.

The board certified vascular surgeons at The Vein and Vascular Institute can easily diagnose Pelvic Congestion Syndrome through detailed diagnostic imaging, and can treat it using the most advanced, minimally invasive endovascular techniques, performed on an outpatient basis.

What is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is a condition where the ovarian vein that carries blood back up to the heart malfunctions, allowing blood to pool down into the veins in the pelvic area.

When blood accumulates in the pelvic veins, it puts pressure on the vein walls causing them to enlarge in the pelvis.

These enlarged veins in the pelvic area continue to accumulate blood and can eventually cause chronic and debilitating pelvic pain, as well as other symptoms.

Symptoms of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Symptoms

  • Pelvic pain and pressure;
  • Pelvic pain while walking;
  • Frequent need to urinate;
  • Severe pain before and during periods;
  • Discomfort or pain during and after intercourse;
  • Severe pain in the lower abdomen and lower back;
  • Pain while standing for long periods of time;
  • Varicose veins on the upper thighs and buttocks;
  • Bulging or engorged veins around the vaginal area;

Women report that the symptoms of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome can become severe very quickly and remain severe if not treated.

Patients report that the pain can persist for months on end and can go undiagnosed, leaving patients feeling hopeless.

The discomfort and pain associated with Pelvic Congestion Syndrome has been compared in intensity to labor pains, and women report that the discomfort can become so severe that it prevents them from performing any normal day-to-day activities.

Women who have suffered from pelvic congestion syndrome report that the debilitating pain severely affects their quality of life.

How Is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Diagnosed?

At The Vein and Vascular Institute’s state-of-the-art Nationally Accredited Vascular Laboratory several diagnostic imaging techniques are used to diagnose Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.

Diagnostic imaging such as doppler ultrasound to check the blood flow in the pelvic blood vessels, CT scans and MRI’s for more detailed imaging, diagnostic laparoscopy to rule out other causes of pelvic pain, and venography (X-Rays) of the pelvic veins are used to most accurately diagnose Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Treatment Tampa

Through a small puncture, our vascular surgeons can access the malfunctioning ovarian vein which is causing pooling of the blood in the pelvic area. Through this tiny puncture a thin platinum wire is inserted into the diseased vein to essentially shut off blood flow through the vein.

By shutting off blood flow in the malfunctioning vein, blood can no longer backflow down into the pelvic area and accumulate. The veins in the pelvic area will no longer experience blood pooling and pressure thereby relieving the feeling of pain and pressure in the pelvic area.

The board certified vascular surgeons here at The Vein and Vascular Institute use the most advanced and minimally invasive methods to treat Pelvic Congestion Syndrome right at our vascular facilities’ outpatient endovascular surgery suites. The procedure is performed under sedation and local anesthesia and takes less than one hour to perform, allowing patients to go home the same day of surgery.

Women who have undergone this procedure known as vein embolization, have reported that their pain was relieved as soon as 24 hours after having the procedure.

If you have severe pain in the pelvic area and lower back that is only becoming worse with time, you may be suffering from Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. A simple consultation with one of our board certified vascular surgeons and diagnostic imaging can help confirm if you have Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.

To schedule a consultation with one of our board certified vascular surgeons, give us a call today at (813) 348-9088.