Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Pelvic Congestive Syndrome (PCS) occurs when varicose veins are located in the lower abdomen. Women suffering from this condition usually report a dull-achy pain in their abdomen that is irritated by prolonged periods of standing and during or after intercourse. Although the cause is unknown, PCS affects over 15% of all women. It is most common in women with multiple pregnancies between the ages of 20-45. During pregnancy estrogen weakens the vein walls, while pumping over 30% more blood than usual to accommodate for the baby. After delivery, the vein walls have been compromised and can cause the valves to become incompetent.

Here at Sonoran Vein and Endovascular we specialize in the evaluation and diagnosis of PCS. Diagnostic testing is performed in-office under fluoroscopy where radiopaque dye is injected into the pelvic veins to visualize their competence. The procedure is safe and reliable and performed by our Board certified vascular and endovascular surgeon, Dr. Sean B. D’Souza, one of Phoenix top physicians specializing in the diagnoses and treatment of PCS. With two convenient office locations in Peoria and Scottsdale, we provide outstanding care to the residents of Sun City, Peoria, Glendale, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Tempe and Mesa.

Ovarian vein embolization is a minimally invasive procedure for treating pelvic
congestion syndrome (shown here; note close-up of varicose vein)

No matter what your vascular concerns may be, here at Sonoran Vein and Endovascular we can ensure you that you will be provided the best care possible while being treated by one of the top vascular surgeons in Phoenix. Whether you are just starting to experience pain, or you are familiar with your diagnosis and ready to pursue treatment options, we are here for you. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your initial consultation please feel free to contact either of our Phoenix office locations.