Category Archives: Varicose Vein Symptoms

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

It is estimated that one-third of all women will experience chronic pelvic pain in their lifetime.  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 do not close properly, which allows blood to flow backwards and pool in the vein.  This can cause leg pressure adjacent to the uterus, ovaries and vulva.  Up to 15% of women, between the ages of 20 and 50, have varicose veins in the pelvis, although not all experience symptoms.

For a print out of the symptoms and treatment options of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome go to our forms page.

Conservative Care

Conservative care compression hose

Conservative care guidelines:

  • Wearing medical grade compression hose or socks prescribed by your Physician
  • Exercising​:  Choose exercises that target your legs.  Walking, running, biking are a few examples of good exercises to improve the circulation in your legs. 
  • Maintaining a healthy weight​
  • Elevation ( elevating feet above heart)​
  • If prolonged sitting is required with your job it is important to walk every hour to increase blood flow in your legs.​
  • If prolonged standing is required with your job flex your feet or walk to increase blood flow in your legs.​

Varicose Vein Symptoms

Varicose vein symptoms Big Sky Vascular    Varicose Vein Symptoms: 

*Leg discomfort​, heavy feelings or achy, worsened after prolong sitting or standing

*Swelling​, burning, throbbing, muscle cramping in lower legs

*Bulgy veins​, they are twisted and rope like

*Restless legs​

*Skin color and texture changes​

*Venous ulcers​ on your lower legs

*Itchy around vein areas