Pelvic Pain Treatment: A MIPS Center Guide to Stents, Embolization, and Sclerotherapy

If you are someone dealing with chronic pelvic pain, you understand the immense toll it can take on your daily life. Whether it is sharp, dull, or achy, pelvic pain can disrupt your routine, causing discomfort and distress. But there is hope. At MIPS Center, our vascular specialists provide innovative treatments to alleviate pelvic pain and improve your quality of life.

How is Pelvic Pain Treated?

Our vascular specialists treat chronic pelvic pain with minimally invasive outpatient procedures, depending on the cause of the symptoms. These procedures aim to improve and reverse the abnormal vein pressure in the pelvis by closing veins where blood flows in the wrong direction and opening veins that are blocked, causing a backup of pressure. This redirects blood flow into the normal veins.

MIPS Center’s Minimally Invasive Treatment include:

  1. Stent Placement for Iliac Vein Compression: We employ a minimally invasive procedure called stenting for May-Thurner syndrome. A Nitinol stent is strategically placed in the compressed vein, expanding it and restoring normal blood flow. This effectively relieves pain and prevents complications. Read Learn more about Stent Placement here.
  2. Embolization for Gonadal Vein Reflux and Malformations: If the culprit lies in abnormal pelvic veins (like ovarian veins), Embolization offers a precise solution. We insert tiny coils or inject medication to block off these veins, redirecting blood flow and reducing pressure on healthy veins. This alleviates pain and improves overall circulation. Read Learn more about Embolization here.
  3. Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins: In some cases, varicose veins contribute to pelvic pain. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a medication into these veins, causing them to collapse and close. This eliminates the source of pain and improves the appearance of varicose veins. Read Learn more about Sclerotherapy here. 

What causes pelvic pain in women?

Pelvic pain can be sharp, dull, or achy, affecting the lower abdomen between the belly button and groin. While some discomfort during menstruation or ovulation is joint, persistent, or severe pain can indicate an underlying condition. Several factors can contribute, including:

  • Endometriosis: Tissue like the uterine lining grows outside the uterus, causing irritation and pain, often worsening during periods.
    Ovarian cysts: Fluid-filled growths on the ovaries can cause pressure, bloating, and pain, usually on one side.
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs): Bacterial infections in the bladder can lead to burning pain during urination, frequent urination, and sometimes blood in the urine.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Gut dysfunction can cause bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and cramping, which can sometimes be felt as pelvic pain.
  • Pelvic Venous Disease: at MIPS we specialize in treating and diagnosing several pelvic venous diseases. Depending on what type of pelvic venous disease you are struggling with, our treatment approaches vary.

These are just a few examples, and other conditions can also cause pelvic pain. If you experience persistent or severe pain accompanied by symptoms like fever, abnormal bleeding, or difficulty urinating, seeking medical attention is crucial. Your doctor can help diagnose the cause and recommend the appropriate treatment to alleviate your discomfort.

Choose MIPS Center:

We are committed to providing you with the best possible care at MIPS Center. Here is why you should choose us for your pelvic pain treatment:

  • Experienced Vascular Specialists: Our team boasts extensive expertise in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain using minimally invasive techniques.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: These procedures offer an alternative to traditional surgery, with shorter recovery times and minimal discomfort.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We understand that every case is unique. We carefully assess your situation and tailor a treatment plan that best addresses your needs.
  • Comprehensive Care: We provide ongoing support and guidance throughout your journey toward pain management and improved quality of life. 

Schedule Your Pelvic Pain Consultation at MIPS Center Today

Although any general discomfort of the pelvis can be described as pelvic pain, it is essential to seek the correct treatment from MIPS Center if your pain begins to worsen or become severe. Please call (303) 805-7477 today to schedule an appointment!

Seek help from MIPS Center, where our experienced vascular specialists provide personalized, minimally invasive treatments that can significantly improve your quality of life – For more information, please visit our website here.