Chronic pelvic pain is one of the most common reasons that women visit the gynecologist. At times it may seem like there is no practical solution for pelvic pain, which can be discouraging for many patients. Most people don’t realize that pelvic pain can be a symptom of a vascular condition. Our team of highly trained doctors can work with you to find the best type of treatment for your unique needs.
The good news is that pelvic pain caused by vascular problems is both easy to identify and can be treated through non-invasive measures. Once the first examination is complete and the source of the issue is identified, our doctors will further evaluate by venography and outpatient-based endovascular techniques.
Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain
At the Center for Vascular Medicine, we understand that no two patients are alike. We work with each of our patients to build a treatment plan based on the unique needs.
Venoplasty and Stenting
Venoplasty and stenting is the second option of treatment for patients suffering from May-Thurner Syndrome. Venoplasty and stenting are considered a minimally invasive procedure, which requires a stent to be placed in the compressed iliac vein. Using Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), the physician leads a catheter through the vein in the leg and into the pelvic region, which allows for exact measurements.
Embolization therapy is usually recommended for patients with Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS). Women with PCS experience pelvic pain that can last up to six months and gets worse throughout the day. Embolization Therapy involves injecting a sclerosing agent into the vein. The sclerosing injection will allow blood flow to begin again. Another method using injections does the opposite. It will be strategically placed to block blood flow completely and in effect creating a rerouted healthy flow of blood.
Bypass surgery may be recommended in advanced cases. Bypass surgery is only recommended to restore proper blood flow.
Visit the Center for Vascular Medicine to relieve chronic pain and find the solution you need. Come in for a consultation and meet our doctors to discuss the best possible treatment plan for you.
Request An Appointment
The Center for Vascular Medicine is committed to providing personalized, effective solution for patients in need. Our team of doctors works with you to find the right solution for your needs. To schedule an appointment, call (301) 276-7379 or request an appointment online at one of our convenient locations across Maryland and Virginia.
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