What is a recommended treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

What is your recommended treatment of PCS and do you recommend an OBGYN? Is weight gain typically associated with PCS?

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Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on May 22, 2017

An interventional radiologist who specializes in treating PCS is the person to see. He/she can perform the appropriate testing and often treat at the same time. Typically some sort of stenting is involved. Weight gain isn't typically associated with this.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

An interventional radiologist who specializes in treating PCS is the person to see. He/she can perform the appropriate testing and often treat at the same time. Typically some sort of stenting is involved. Weight gain isn't typically associated with this.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Miller Vein

Published on Dec 06, 2010

An Ob/Gyn will be very helpful to exclude other causes for your symptoms. The pain that is associated with this disease is usually dull and aching. The pain is usually felt in the lower abdomen and lower back. Recommended treatment would be to close down abnormal veins in your pelvis usually performed by an interventional radiologist.

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Answered by Miller Vein

An Ob/Gyn will be very helpful to exclude other causes for your symptoms. The pain that is associated with this disease is usually dull and aching. The pain is usually felt in the lower abdomen and lower back. Recommended treatment would be to close down abnormal veins in your pelvis usually performed by an interventional radiologist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Published on Jan 06, 2010

Some OB-GYNs are verey skilled at initial evaluation of pelvic congestion syndrome but very few actually treat the syndrome. Treatment usually is performed by a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist who may have a special interst in PCS (most do not).

Treatment must be tailored to the individual patient's problem. Many of the treatments involve closing large varicose veins in the pelvis with foam sclerotherapy or veins such as an incompetent ovarian vein with coil embolization.

I am not aware of an association of PCS with weight gain.

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Answered by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Some OB-GYNs are verey skilled at initial evaluation of pelvic congestion syndrome but very few actually treat the syndrome. Treatment usually is performed by a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist who may have a special interst in PCS (most do not).

Treatment must be tailored to the individual patient's problem. Many of the treatments involve closing large varicose veins in the pelvis with foam sclerotherapy or veins such as an incompetent ovarian vein with coil embolization.

I am not aware of an association of PCS with weight gain.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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