Understanding Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) is characterized by chronic pelvic pain due to dilated veins in the pelvis. Often mistaken for other conditions, PCS can impact daily life, causing discomfort and distress.

If you think you're experiencing symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome, the specialists at Premier Vascular & Interventional are here to help.  We specialize in the screening, evaluation, and treatment of PCS. Reach out today to explore your options.

What is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)?

What Causes PCS?

Pelvic congestion syndrome is a vascular abnormality caused by varicose veins that arise from the ovarian veins in the pelvis.  Similar to other causes of varicose veins, these dilated pelvic veins are characterized by abnormal valves resulting in chronic progressive dilatation, translating into worsening symptoms.

PCS Symptoms Explained

The most common symptom of PCS is chronic pelvic pain. Additionally, pelvic pressure/ heaviness, pelvic pain with prolonged standing, or dilated varicosities at the vulva or pelvis may be noted.

Risk Factors

Pelvic congestion syndrome is typically diagnosed between ages 20-50. Women with history of multiple childbirths have an increased risk of developing PCS.

When to Consult a Doctor

PCS is typically defined by pelvic pain for at least 6 months in the setting of characteristic pelvic varicose veins identified on imaging. Given the difficulty of diagnosing pelvic congestion syndrome, PCS has historically been a diagnosis of exclusion resulting in unnecessary prolongation of symptoms and discomfort. 

Treatment Options for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Conservative Management

Pelvic congestion syndrome can sometimes be treated with hormonal medications to reduce blood flow and congestion in the pelvis. 

Minimally Invasive PCS Treatments

Embolization of the gonadal veins is the treatment of choice for treating pelvic congestion in order to decrease the size of the veins in the pelvis and therefore improve pelvic discomfort and related symptoms. 

Personalized PCS Care

Every patient's PCS experience is unique. At Premier Vascular & Interventional, we tailor treatments to individual needs, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Navigate PCS Challenges with Specialized Care

The experts at Premier Vascular & Interventional are specialized and experienced in treating Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. Our streamlined process ensures efficient care in a state-of-the-art facility. We champion minimally invasive techniques, offering quicker recovery with reduced risks. Our patient-centered approach, clinical integrity, and flexible scheduling make us the preferred choice.


Our welcoming staff, state-of-the-art facility, and experienced practitioners  are available to deliver tailored treatment options. Let's chart a path to better health together. Your journey starts here.