Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Some women (10% – 30%) can experience chronic pelvic pain. This can be caused by Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS). This occurs because of blood flowing backwards into the ovarian and uterine veins resulting in engorged veins in the pelvis.
Women with pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) have various symptoms including vaginal discharge, urinary frequency and back ache. In 50% – 70% of patients with PCS, there is disturbance of the menstrual cycle and in up to 50% of cases, pain during sexual intercourse.
A minimally invasive radiological procedure performed as a day case has been found to be a beneficial method of treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) for some patients.