I was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome, how painful will delivery be if I get pregnant again?

I was recently diagnosed w/ pelvic congestion syndrome. The varicose veins are in my pelvis, not my ovaries or uterus. Currently, I only feel pain during the first few days of my period. During that time I I can't have a bowel movement without Advil because I have vaginal canal pain. How painful would labor be?

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Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Oct 23, 2013

If the pain is that bad, then most physicians would recommend seeking treatment for those pelvic varices. If you've had a pelvic ultrasound, then a venogram would be the next step in the treatment process. Talk to the office that did the ultrasound, or if you haven't had an ultrasound, find a clinic with a physician that is accredited by the American College of Phlebology.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

If the pain is that bad, then most physicians would recommend seeking treatment for those pelvic varices. If you've had a pelvic ultrasound, then a venogram would be the next step in the treatment process. Talk to the office that did the ultrasound, or if you haven't had an ultrasound, find a clinic with a physician that is accredited by the American College of Phlebology.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Oct 18, 2013

Your question can really be difficult to answer since every person is different. An educated guess, given that you are currently having vaginal pain with your periods, would be that the pain will intensify many folds. The reason for this is that the source of your pain during your period is the bump in hormone levels that normally accompany your periods. Well, when you are pregnant, those hormones obviously escalate a lot. The result is increased dilation of your good and bad veins, thus increased pain. So, in summation, labor is painful in general but your PCS may make it more so. How much you notice since there is really now way to compare is another thing.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

Your question can really be difficult to answer since every person is different. An educated guess, given that you are currently having vaginal pain with your periods, would be that the pain will intensify many folds. The reason for this is that the source of your pain during your period is the bump in hormone levels that normally accompany your periods. Well, when you are pregnant, those hormones obviously escalate a lot. The result is increased dilation of your good and bad veins, thus increased pain. So, in summation, labor is painful in general but your PCS may make it more so. How much you notice since there is really now way to compare is another thing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Published on Oct 17, 2013

Every case is different. Because of such, you should discuss this with your personal OB/Gyn.

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Answered by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Every case is different. Because of such, you should discuss this with your personal OB/Gyn.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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