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.
At Center for Vascular Medicine, we are committed to helping each of our patients find the right treatment to alleviate their symptoms and improve their health. Center for Vascular Medicine has seven conveniently located centers throughout Maryland.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot has formed deep in the vein. If patients do develop DVT, it normally occurs in the legs, though it may occur anywhere in the body. When a blood clot breaks off and travel to other parts of the body, patients can experience some serious health concerns. If you suspect you may have DVT, please contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Complications of DVT may include:
- Leg pain
- Fatigue when walking
- Difficulty standing or sitting for extended periods of time
- Non-healing wounds (ulcers)
- Critical limb ischemia – an extreme condition caused by insufficient blood flow that may eventually require amputation
- Stroke – 3X more likely in patients with P.A.D.
Doctors at Center for Vascular Medicine often hear from patients that there is nothing to be done about their chronic leg pain. We understand how discouraging this can be especially when the leg pain begins to affect the quality of your daily life. The "leg doctors" want patients to know that they do not have to take no for answer.
We have trained doctors that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of vascular conditions including PAD a common cause of chronic leg pain.