Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) causes chronic pelvic pain that lasts many weeks to months, typically after childbirth.  PCS is not related to the menstrual cycle and is often a result of pelvic vein dilation or varicosed pelvic veins. Pelvic vein dilation can cause blood to pool in the pelvis causing these symptoms.

PCS typically affects women between the ages of 20 and 50 who have had multiple pregnancies.  Women who take estrogen are also at risk as estrogen can weaken the walls of the veins.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of PCS, give us a call to learn more about diagnostic and treatment options.


Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Dull or aching pain in the lower back or pelvis regions
  • Pain that worsens toward the end of the day or when standing
  • Presence of varicose veins in the pelvic, vaginal, glute or thigh regions
  • Bladder and incontinence issues
  • Painful intercourse
  • Irritable bowels (periods of constipation followed by abdominal pain and diarrhea)
  • Diagnosis with on-site Duplex Ultrasound
  • Intra Vascular Ultra Sound (IVUS)
  • Venography
  • Embolization and Sclerotherapy