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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:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

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