Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are common benign masses that can be found in both young and older women. They are likely caused by genetic and hormonal factors and produce symptoms based on size and where they are located in the uterus. Fibroids can cause excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or fullness, frequent urination, pain with intercourse, and sometimes result in difficulty with pregnancy.  Treatment for symptomatic fibroids can be done with hysterectomy, myomectomy or Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).

Pelvic Venous Insufficiency (or Pelvic Congestion Syndrome)

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is a condition where blood vessels (veins) in the pelvis become backed up and engorged – think of it as bad plumbing.  Pelvic Congestion Syndrome can also be called Pelvic Vein Insufficiency (PVI). Patients typically feel pelvic pain and/or heaviness that gets worse after sitting or standing for a long time. Patients are usually diagnosed after getting an ultrasound, CT, or MRI scan which shows engorged pelvic veins.