If you've experienced chronic pelvic pain for longer than six months, then chances are you could have a condition called pelvic congestion. Pelvic congestion syndrome can be linked to varicose veins in the thigh, buttock and/or vaginal area, and you could also have ovarian vein or pelvic varicose veins. You should have physical exam with a pap smear to rule out other conditions as well as verifying that your chronic pain is caused by pelvic congestion syndrome.
Chronic pelvic pain that is caused by ovarian vein and pelvic varicose veins can be treated using nonsurgical, minimally invasive, transcatheter treatments. To determine if you have ovarian varicose veins, your doctor will inject a contrast dye into targeted veins, this procedure is called a venogram. If varicose veins are discovered on the venography, they are treated with small coils or other agents. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation.
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