PFES Logo Patient & Family Education
Our Words.    Our Care.    Online.

Pelvic congestion syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatments  
Abstract:  This handout explains pelvic congestion syndrome, a chronic (long-term) ache or pain in the lower abdomen and groin. It is caused by enlarged veins in the pelvic area. Ultrasound and venography may be used to help diagnose this condition. It is often treated with embolization, a non-surgical treatment that closes off abnormal veins.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2012, June 1, 2012
UWMC Availability:  Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
General Topics:  Symptoms and General Pathology; Cardiovascular Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Veins; Pelvis
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:

Health Online Citation #4043

To Order Copies:
Please reference Citation number listed above when ordering copies of this document.

UWMC-authored: Print document from this Web site, or contact authoring department for master. For multiple copies, contact UWMC Copy Services, 206-598-4019.

Non-UWMC authored: For photocopy or information, contact PFES, 206-598-7498; or contact the department listed in the "UWMC Availability" field above.

The health education materials accessed through this site are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other health care provider with any questions you may have about a medical condition.
If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately.