PELVIC VENOUS CONGESTION SYNDROME
A common cause for chronic female pelvic pain
Congestion of the pelvic veins due to valve failure is common.
It leads to an increase in pressure which can cause chronic deep seated pelvic pain, especially in women, and varicose veins in the inside of your upper thigh.
If your veins or some of them look like this then it is likely that you have a source in the pelvis rather than or in addition to your legs.
This link on the British Society of Interventional Radiology website gives a very good description of Pelvic Venous Congestion and its treatment. You can also have a look at information about Pelvic Congestion Syndrome on the American Society of Interventional Radiology's website.
The best treatment is embolisation, which we have performed about 1,000 times over the last 20 years with great success. Embolisation requires sophisticated X-Ray equipment and at present we have access to this only in our Newcastle-under-Lyme and Nottingham clinic but we hope to be able to offer embolisation in our other clinics later this year.
As with all our treatments our price for embolisation is very competitive at £2,600 all in.