Pelvic congestion syndrome is a cause of chronic pelvic pain. It is also called “pelvic venous disorders”.
Simply, pelvic congestion syndrome can be thought of as varicose veins in the pelvis.
It is one of the most misunderstood and least well-known medical conditions today. Because doctors most do not look for it, nor treat it:
However, research over the last 20 years has led us to know how we can investigate it and cure most people who have it.
Moreover, research is showing how haemorrhoids (piles), varicocele in men and some erectile dysfunction are also due to pelvic venous disorders, and how new treatments are being developed for each.
Research suggests that approximately 1.5 million women in the UK have PCS. It is unknown how many men. In the US, it is approximately 20 million women. Once again we do not know how many men in the US.
Prof Mark Whiteley and his team at The Whiteley Clinic are recognised world leaders in the investigation and treatment of pelvic congestion syndrome. Mark has recently sat on the committee to produce the international guidelines for pelvic congestion syndrome at the UIP (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31345010).
He has now written a book aimed at patients, the public who are interested in pelvic congestion syndrome, as well as nurses and doctors who wish to know more about this fascinating area.
It is separated into simple sections and explains the background, investigation, and treatment of this condition in simple terms. There are 37 diagrams and tables to illustrate the conditions. The book also explains the difference between pelvic venous reflux, nutcracker syndrome, May-Thurner syndrome, non-thrombotic iliac vein lesions, and other pelvic vein compression syndromes.
Pelvic congestion syndrome – chronic pelvic pain and pelvic venous disorders ISBN: 9781908586070 will be published on Monday, 7 October 2019. It will be available through Amazon and all good bookshops after that date.