Here at Vitality Vein Care your clinical team is well versed in the diagnosis of pelvic, iliac and renal vein compression and acute/chronic DVT.
Chronic symptoms of venous compression include heaviness, aching and swelling in the lower abdomen and legs. If there is a pelvic vein disease component to your problem, your symptoms may get worse at the time of your month or during intimacy.
When you have chronic symptoms, your visit starts with vein evaluation, history, physical exam, and venous ultrasound of the thigh and leg. If this evaluation suggests the possibility of iliac vein, left renal vein or pelvic vein disease, another ultrasound of the deep veins of the belly is scheduled.
A positive vein evaluation and transabdominal US leads to tests to further testing to evaluate the direction of flow in these veins. It also shows areas of compression, scarring of the veins, evidence of blood clots and varicose veins in the abdomen and pelvis.
Leg swelling symptoms and pain that come on suddenly may indicate a DVT. If this were to happen, an emergent ultrasound to evaluate the deep veins of the pelvis and legs would be ordered. If an acute DVT is found, depending on the location, it may require hospitalization.