Chronic Pelvic Pain
Center For Vascular Medicine
Aorta Disease, Venography
Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women
By some estimates, chronic pelvic pain in women accounts for 10 to 15 percent of all gynecologic visits*. There may be several causes or contributing factors to chronic pelvic pain and vascular conditions are often overlooked.
Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women Maryland Treatment Center
But There’s Good News!
Vascular conditions that cause pelvic pain in women can be diagnosed easily and in a non-invasive manner. Once identified, they can be further evaluated by venography and treated successfully with outpatient-based endovascular techniques.
Center for Vascular Medicine is one of the leading out-patient based practices in the nation for the treatment of venous conditions in the pelvic region which cause pelvic pain.
Causes For Pelvic Pain in Women
Pelvic pain can be caused by a variety of non-vascular conditions*:
After these other, more common causes for pelvic pain have been ruled out, one should consider further vascular evaluation.
Choosing the right specialist is VERY important. The Center for Vascular Medicine is one of the nation’s leading centers for the diagnosis and treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) and May-Thurner Syndrome.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
PCS is most commonly characterized by chronic pain in the pelvic region, caused by venous reflux and poor blood flow in the pelvic veins.
May-Thurner Syndrome is caused by a compression of the iliac vein. MTS may or may not have pelvic pain, but generally will have varicose veins and/or swelling in one leg (typically the left leg).
Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain
We strive to provide the most conservative and least invasive treatments needed to restore optimal blood flow and relive pelvic pain. Center for Vascular Medicine is one of the leading treatment centers in the United States for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain in women. We offer a full range of treatment options that can be completed in the out patient setting.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Treatment options may include:
Embolization therapy - generally involves injecting a sclerosing agent into the vein. This results in the closing of the affected vein, with blood flow being naturally rerouted into healthier veins. Treatment is very similar to sclerotherapy in the legs.
Stenting - involves inserting a tubular, mesh support into the vein or artery to open the vessel and allow for healthy blood flow.
Bypass surgery - in some cases, a bypass surgery may be the best option to restore proper blood flow in the pelvic region.