Pelvic Congestion Syndrome


The causes of chronic pelvic pain are varied, but are often associated with the presence of ovarian and pelvic varicose veins. Pelvic congestion syndrome is similar to varicose veins in the legs. In both cases, the valves in the veins that help return blood to the heart against gravity become weakened and don’t close properly, … Continue reading Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Pain Management


The process of providing medical care that alleviates or reduces pain. Mild to moderate pain can usually be treated with analgesic medications, such as aspirin. For chronic or severe pain, opiates and other narcotics may be used, sometimes in concert with analgesics; with steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs when the pain is related to inflammation; … Continue reading Pain Management

Superficial Phlebitis and Acute Thrombophlebitis


  What Is Phlebitis? Up to a fourth of all patients with varicose veins and lower extremity venous insufficiency will have an episode of clotting of a varicosity. This can be nearly invisible or can be located just underneath the skin.  This condition is called acute superficial thrombophlebitis. The condition causes pain and discomfort but is usually self-limiting. It should, however, … Continue reading Superficial Phlebitis and Acute Thrombophlebitis

Phlebitis Thrombophlebitis


What Is Phlebitis? Up to a fourth of all patients with varicose veins and lower extremity venous insufficiency will have an episode of clotting of a varicosity. This can be nearly invisible or can be located just underneath the skin. This condition is called acute superficial thrombophlebitis. The condition causes pain and discomfort but is … Continue reading Phlebitis Thrombophlebitis