From this website: Pelvic Venous Congestion Syndrome
For some women, the cause of their pelvic pain is a condition known as pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). It may go undiagnosed simply because physicians are often unfamiliar with it or fail to look for it.
- Pelvic pain or aching around the pelvis and lower abdomen
- Dragging sensation or pain in the pelvis
- Feeling of fullness in the legs
- Worsening of stress incontinence
- Worsening in the symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome
The valves in the veins no longer function normally.
This causes blood to back up.
The veins become engorged or “congested,” which can be very painful.
Treatment for pelvic congestion syndrome
Embolization, a minimally invasive catheter procedure to “plug” the varicose vein
The term is easily google-able. It is something you consider when nothing else seems to make sense.