If you are suffering from chronic pelvic pain you may have Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome and require medical treatment.

What causes Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome (PVCS)?

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is a common cause of chronic pelvic pain.  It is caused by dilation of veins within the ovaries (or testicular veins) due to valve failure of obstruction of flow.   In the same ways as varicose veins on the legs, blood can pool due to a loss of vein elasticity and function. This can cause enlarged veins that appear around the vagina in women or testes in men, inner thigh or buttock.

The risk of PVCS increases after pregnancy.

Symptoms of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

You may be suffering from Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome if you experience three or more of these symptoms:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary urgency
  • Frequent need for urination during sleep
  • Painful intercourse
  • Painful legs and pelvis related to your period (menstruation)
  • Painful legs and pelvis exacerbated by pregnancy
  • Varicose veins in the vulva
  • Recurring varicose veins in the leg
  • Pain in the thighs and buttocks
  • A dragging feeling in the pelvis
  • A sense of fullness or heaviness in the legs
  • Irritable bowel


How is PVCS diagnosed?

Here at Vein Doctors Group, we offer high-resolution ultrasound-guided examinations to confirm Pelvic Vein Congestion Syndrome.

Treatment for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Percutaneous Transcatheter Pelvic Vein Embolization (or Pelvic Vein Coiling) is a minimally invasive treatment performed by vascular surgeons and specially trained Interventional Radiologists.

Visiting Vein Doctors Group for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Book a consult today if you are concerned you may have symptoms of Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome, contact us online or call us on 1800 4 VEINS for a consultation.

We have the facilities and expertise to diagnose and treat vein conditions such as varicose veins and PVCS.

Private Hospital Rebates are available for pelvic vein embolization procedures.