What are the Signs and Symptoms of Pelvic Varicosities?
As highlighted above, pelvic congestion syndrome, also can be pelvic varicosities, can manifest in varying ways. As a result, there’s no one standard sign or symptom associated with the condition.
However, many women suffering from pelvic varicosities report a dull but recurring pain. While the pain may come and go, certain factors and situations can worsen the pain. Some of the situations that could lead to chronic pain include;
- Standing up for extended periods of time
- Sitting for long or remaining inactive
- The period leading to menstruation
- In the evenings
- In the mid or late stages of a pregnancy
- During or after sexual intercourse
While pain is the most recorded symptom associated with labial varicosities, some women also note a different combination of recurring symptoms. These are likely influenced by the severity and advancement of the condition. Other pelvic congestion syndrome symptoms include;
- Experiencing overly painful menstruation (commonly called dysmenorrhea)
- Excessive or abnormal bleeding during menstruation
- Swelling of the vulva or vagina
- Irritable bowel syndromes
- Increased urination
- Hip pain
- Change in the vaginal discharge
- The appearance of varicose veins around the legs, buttocks, and vulva
- Abdominal tenderness
Whether alone or part of a combination, you should consult a doctor if you notice these symptoms. This will help rule out any conditions, and if it is indeed a pelvic congestion disorder such as pelvic varicosities, they can begin the treatment process.
So, if this is you and you’ve been experiencing pain, please give our office a call at 858-550-0330.
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