Ovarian Vein Embolization For Pelvic Congestion In The Greater Houston Area
Pelvic congestion (also referred to as pelvic venous insufficiency) is a potentially painful condition caused by enlarged or varicose veins in the pelvis. It may be a result of pregnancies or possibly estrogen, which can weaken vein walls so that they become enlarged and result in dysfunction of venous valves, leading to venous reflux. Approximately 15% of all women have enlarged varicose veins in their abdomen and pelvis.
Pelvic congestion can result in chronic pain, which becomes more pronounced when standing up, during/after intercourse, or just before your period. Other symptoms can include cramping, back pain, abdominal bloating, vaginal discharge, depression, mood swings and fatigue. The symptoms of pelvic congestion can be similar to other health conditions; as a result, it is often under-diagnosed.
Synergy Vascular and Interventional offers ovarian vein embolization to help treat pelvic congestion through this minimally invasive procedure for women. Ovarian vein embolization is performed by one of our highly skilled and board-certified interventional radiologists using image guidance and a special catheter to seal off the faulty veins, which shrinks them and alleviates symptoms. Like embolization for uterine fibroids, ovarian vein embolization is a safe and effective outpatient procedure that is an effective alternative to open surgery.
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Synergy Vascular and Interventional offers ovarian vein embolization services at each of the 10 hospital and outpatient facilities we serve in the greater Houston area including the communities of Pearland, Humble, Webster, Katy, Cypress, and The Woodlands, Texas. Call (713) 621-7436 to schedule.