Can varicose veins and pelvic congestion syndrome cause infertility and irregular cycles?

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Pelvic congestion syndrome and pelvic varicose veins have been associated with pelvic pain during menstrual cycles and intercourse, but there is no association with infertility.

Answered by Weill Cornell Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

Pelvic congestion syndrome and pelvic varicose veins have been associated with pelvic pain during menstrual cycles and intercourse, but there is no association with infertility.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Dec 31, 2013

Yes, varicose veins in the pelvis can cause those types of issues but not always. PCS is treatable. A pelvic ultrasound is a necessary step in the diagnosis and a pelvic venogram would be part of the treatment process. Find a physician who is accredited through the American College of Phlebology who are often Interventional Radiologist.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Yes, varicose veins in the pelvis can cause those types of issues but not always. PCS is treatable. A pelvic ultrasound is a necessary step in the diagnosis and a pelvic venogram would be part of the treatment process. Find a physician who is accredited through the American College of Phlebology who are often Interventional Radiologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Dec 17, 2013

Pelvic congestion syndrome is actually due to the presence of varicose veins in and around the pelvic region. When present in the pelvic region, as in the legs, the result is a venous circulatory deficiency that can result in a net pooling of blood in the affected area and, in turn, an increased level of pressure and congestion. The result can cause people to have fertility issues. Whether they actually cause a person to have irregular cycles is up for debate, but theoretically could since there is a diminished venous flow in the pelvic region due to all of the congestion caused by the varicose veins.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

Pelvic congestion syndrome is actually due to the presence of varicose veins in and around the pelvic region. When present in the pelvic region, as in the legs, the result is a venous circulatory deficiency that can result in a net pooling of blood in the affected area and, in turn, an increased level of pressure and congestion. The result can cause people to have fertility issues. Whether they actually cause a person to have irregular cycles is up for debate, but theoretically could since there is a diminished venous flow in the pelvic region due to all of the congestion caused by the varicose veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Published on Dec 16, 2013

Yes.

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Answered by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Yes.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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