Once again, it is time for bed but instead of falling asleep, you’re tossing and turning, trying to get your legs comfortable and relaxed. Your partner sighs, obviously aware of your near-constant wiggling. You wonder if either of you will ever get another good night’s rest.
Kristina Seeks Help for Chronic Pelvic PainKristina is a real Center for Vascular Medicine patient who suffered for years with chronic pain. Like a lot of patients, her pelvic pain was being mistreated causing frustration and debilitating pain.
"I was originally diagnosed with endometriosis and suffered with that for 14 years. My OB/GYN tried everything but nothing really worked.
The main sign of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is how long the pressure lasts, pain while intercourse, and after intercourse, and a high degree of discomfort during menstruation. Pain during or after sex is not the only symptom. Other symptoms include:
Chronic pelvic pain is a medical condition that many women suffer from. Urinary, reproductive, and gastrointestinal conditions may cause women to have pelvic pain, however, there are other circumstances that may be causing the pain.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is caused by varicose veins in the lower abdomen that have poor blood flow. A patient may also suffer from May-Thurner Syndrome that is caused by a compression of the iliac veins.
Don't miss Center For Vascular's upcoming segment! Let's Talk Live! March 16 at 10:00am WJLA Washington DC Channel 8 Center for Vascular's Dr. Vinay Satwah will be featured on March 16th to talk about Pelvic Congestion Syndrome on the show "Lets Talk Live" with Julie Wright at 10am. Dr. Satwah is Medical Director at Center for Vascular Medicine (CVM) and is considered an expert in treating Pelvic Pain of vascular origin.