Pritee Sharma1* and Edwin Stephen2
1Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Care Hospital, India
2Senior consultant, Vascular Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman
*Corresponding Author: Pritee Sharma , Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Care Hospital, India.
Received: March 15, 2022; Published: April 12, 2022
Pelvic varicose veins also known as Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is one of the most neglected cause of chronic abdominal pain in women. It is estimated that approximately 30% women experience symptoms due to pelvic varicose veins at some point in their lifetime. It typically presents in the 20 to 45 years age group. There is no genetic or ethnic predisposing factor, however, common in multiparous women, probably due to repeated child birth causing damage to pelvic veins. The engorged pelvic veins result in stretching of the intima, distortion of endothelium and smooth vessels lining the pelvic veins. Consequently, vasoactive substances like Substance P, Neurokinin A, and Neurokinin B are released that contribute to inflammatory reaction and pain. The engorged veins also cause a mass effect causing irritation of adjacent nerves.
Citation: Pritee Sharma and Edwin Stephen. “Pelvic Varicose Veins - Do Women know Enough?". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.5 (2022): 07-08.
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