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 that visit pelvic pain doctors. Most people don’t realize that pelvic pain can be a symptom of a vascular condition. When your gynecologist gives no hope for your pain then it is time to visit a vascular specialist near you.
New studies are emerging that suggest eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day can help decreases your chance of developing peripheral artery disease or PAD. So, like your doctor, and mom, always told you, eat your vegetables!
PAD- peripheral arterial disease, can cause dangerous blood clots in the legs. Approximately 8 million people in the U.S are affected by PAD but many go undiagnosed until it is too late. PAD is a dangerous health condition that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, or even death. It is important to know the signs of PAD so you may seek early treatment. The Center for Vascular Health of the greater Maryland and Metro DC area offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of PAD and other vascular diseases.
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.
The Center for Vascular Medicine has published the Summer Newsletter with several key articles on current medical issues. Here are highlights from this issue, which is available for download here. Increased patient coverage with ACA: under the new regulations put forth in the Affordable Care Act, patients with chronic kidney and vascular disease are no longer denied insurance coverage due to "existing condition" status.
Our spring 2015 newsletter announces the recent awarding of a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing in the areas of Peripheral Arterial Testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This accreditation means that the Center for Vascular Medicine has undergone intense scrutiny of our practices, technology and patient care by experts in the field of vascular testing. Although voluntary, this accreditation proves our dedication to both the integrity of our work and the health and welfare of our patients.