I just got diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome, will this affect my ability to have children??

I still want to have children, but now that I have been diagnosed with PCS I'm not sure if it's possible. Will this syndrome affect my ability to get pregnant? What about delivery a baby?

Answers from doctors (3)


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Mar 10, 2014

It should not affect your ability to get pregnant and carry to term, but it probably will affect your comfort level during the pregnancy, especially if you have large pelvic varices that are refluxing. You can almost expect those to become bigger and cause pain. Getting them treated would be solely up to you, depending on the severity of your symptoms currently.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

It should not affect your ability to get pregnant and carry to term, but it probably will affect your comfort level during the pregnancy, especially if you have large pelvic varices that are refluxing. You can almost expect those to become bigger and cause pain. Getting them treated would be solely up to you, depending on the severity of your symptoms currently.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Mar 04, 2014

PCS, depending on its severity, can potentially affect your overall fertility. However, being diagnosed in itself does not automatically make you infertile. If say you can get pregnant, where your PCS may be an issue is in regards to possibly giving you some added discomfort during pregnancy that you normally would not have had.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

PCS, depending on its severity, can potentially affect your overall fertility. However, being diagnosed in itself does not automatically make you infertile. If say you can get pregnant, where your PCS may be an issue is in regards to possibly giving you some added discomfort during pregnancy that you normally would not have had.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Published on Feb 26, 2014

There is no evidence to suggest that pelvic congestion syndrome affects a woman's ability to have children. That said, giving birth while having the syndrome may be more painful than if you didn't have the condition. Discuss this with your OB/GYN.

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Answered by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

There is no evidence to suggest that pelvic congestion syndrome affects a woman's ability to have children. That said, giving birth while having the syndrome may be more painful than if you didn't have the condition. Discuss this with your OB/GYN.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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