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Should You Treat PCS in the Setting of Chronic Pelvic Pain?


Discussion: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects up to one-third of all women. Pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS), usually found in one-third of cases, is one of the treatable causes. Ovarian vein embolization (OVE) has had mixed results in terms of efficacy. There is interest in the identification of those subsets of patients where the varicosities are likely the cause of the pain, to make OVE more efficacious. PCS usually occurs in multiparous women, and is noncyclical lower abdominal more...
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