Can ELA correct my varicose veins caused by pelvic congestion syndrome?

Varicose veins just popped up in the top inner, upper thigh. I have also been experiencing constipation. There is nothing mentioned about the origin of my problem, so I am going straight to ELA. Can they guarantee this will solve the problem? I don't want to waste my money.

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The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Mar 07, 2014

EVLT is typically a procedure performed on the leg veins located below your pelvis. Merely having an EVLT procedure performed on you legs will not do anything for your pelvic congestion syndrome; that is assuming again that you actually have PCS. The EVLT by itself will also not even get rid of the varicose veins in your thigh region. Those need to be treated a different way. If your doc is only offering you the EVLT, I would go find another doc who actually treats all aspects of their patient's vein structure.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

EVLT is typically a procedure performed on the leg veins located below your pelvis. Merely having an EVLT procedure performed on you legs will not do anything for your pelvic congestion syndrome; that is assuming again that you actually have PCS. The EVLT by itself will also not even get rid of the varicose veins in your thigh region. Those need to be treated a different way. If your doc is only offering you the EVLT, I would go find another doc who actually treats all aspects of their patient's vein structure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Mar 06, 2014

Have you had a pelvic ultrasound? Treating the legs is not a guarantee that the pelvis will be treated, but treating the pelvic symptoms can sometimes treat the reflux in the legs. Often a pelvic venogram will be done, and coils/sclerotherapy on the pelvic varicose will be done first. If there is still reflux in the leg veins, then those will be treated next. Having a pelvic ultrasound would be the first step. Finding a physician who is accredited by the American College of Phlebology is key. Typically, Interventional Radiologists are the physicians that do those types of procedures.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Have you had a pelvic ultrasound? Treating the legs is not a guarantee that the pelvis will be treated, but treating the pelvic symptoms can sometimes treat the reflux in the legs. Often a pelvic venogram will be done, and coils/sclerotherapy on the pelvic varicose will be done first. If there is still reflux in the leg veins, then those will be treated next. Having a pelvic ultrasound would be the first step. Finding a physician who is accredited by the American College of Phlebology is key. Typically, Interventional Radiologists are the physicians that do those types of procedures.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Published on Mar 05, 2014

Yes, the endovenous laser ablation procedure can be used to effectively treat pelvic congestion syndrome.

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Answered by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Yes, the endovenous laser ablation procedure can be used to effectively treat pelvic congestion syndrome.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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