Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) Doctor in Southwest Louisiana
What is pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS)?
Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) is a condition caused by incompetence in the ovarian veins, which results in reflux of blood in the wrong direction, down into the pelvis leading to big varicose veins in the floor the pelvis and additional varicose veins down into the legs. This almost always occurs in women of childbearing age and is underdiagnosed and undertreated.
What are the symptoms of PCS?
- Pelvic pain
- Varicose vein on thighs or vulva
- Some leg pain
- Skin changes on the legs
How is pelvic congestion syndrome treated?
PCS is treated by closing the ovarian vein in the vascular lab with a minimally invasive procedure. This simple and direct procedure leads to dramatic improvement.
If you are experiencing symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS), visit the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana. Dr. Fastabend is Louisiana’s only full-time, comprehensive vein specialist who exclusively focuses on vein care. Utilizing advanced, minimally-invasive vein treatment options, Dr. Fastabend offers innovative and results-driven care for the full range of vein problems. Call us today at 337.312.VEIN or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.