Pacific Vascular now offers a vascular ultrasound exam to diagnose Pelvic Congestion Syndrome, a chronic condition caused by varicose veins in the lower abdomen. Pelvic Congestion Syndrome results in chronic pelvic pain, estimated to affect one-third of women in the United States.
This medical condition affects women that have had two or more pregnancies and are and in their child-bearing years. The chronic pelvic pain worsens following sitting or standing at the end of the day, during or after intercourse, just before the onset of of menses, or during pregnancy. Women with pelvic congestion syndrome often have visible varicose veins a in the lower extremities, labia and buttocks.