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Pelvic Veins Congestion

Posted by kukles (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 16, 07 at 21:30

I'm a new member, 51 years old, hoping to be in menopause since 6 months
Thanks to this forum I learned that pain at the ovaries could be normal at our age: I was very worried
after having had pain for one month ( still now). I had an ultrasound
The result was not to worry for the ovaries but they found I have "prominent left sided ovarian veins".
The ultrasound report tells I have a pelvic congestion syndrome. Didn't see a doctor yet because takes time in Canada...
I read a lot on internet about it but I'm still quite confused.

Is there anyone who has the same problem? What are you doing? What works and what doesn't? Any suggestion?
Thanks a lot

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RE: Pelvic Veins Congestion

My sister had this, and from what I understand it is basically varicose veins of the ovaries or "ovarian hemmorhoids. She had laparoscopic surgery to "embolize" them whatever that means. I think it's like the treatment for varicose veins where they either cauterize the vein or block it. It worked really well for her. The surgery slowed her down for a couple days, but then she was up and running again. Good luck; hope this helps in some way.

RE: Pelvic Veins Congestion

How old was your sister? I ask this because I read
the pelvic congestion syndrome is often a younger women problem.Thank you for your reply. Kukles

RE: Pelvic Veins Congestion

She was around 44-45, and this was in 2000. She hasn't had any problems since.

RE: Pelvic Veins Congestion

Thank you

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