Vein specialists around the world are increasingly recognising the importance of pelvic vein reflux in the development of varicose veins in the legs. Typically, ovarian vein reflux develops during pregnancy and it tends to get worse with subsequent pregnancies. For many, the pelvic vein reflux resolves when the mother has completed her family, but for some the problem persists and it requires treatment.
I have provided successful treatment to many women and recently Sarah from Hampshire kindly shared her experience.
“I developed severe varicose veins in my pelvis and both legs after the birth of my children ten years ago. I had pelvic embolisation done 4 years ago, which had been unsuccessful. I was originally booked to have my veins in my legs stripped, but cancelled after the lack of success in treating my pelvic veins. Four years on, the pain in my legs was getting worse, and a friend had been treated by Dr Gajraj and recommended him. I went to see him and explained my very complex veins, and my concern with the lack of success in treating my pelvic veins. He said that he could treat my legs. So last July I had my left leg treated by a combination of laser, foam and phlebectomy, which was successful, so in February of this year I had my right leg treated using the same procedures. Both my legs are a lot better. They will never be perfect, but the pain is a lot less, and I will happily wear shorts this summer for the first time in 12 years. Also, by using a less invasive technique than stripping, as and when necessary I can have further treatment without any problem. Dr Gajraj was very understanding and put me at ease straight away, answering any questions or concerns I had. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others” Sarah, Hampshire.
You can read Sarah’s story as well as those of many other people treated at the VeinCare Centre click here.
If you’re worried about your veins and would like a confidential chat please do get in touch. Our advisors are very happy to offer simple advice by telephone or email for free and without obligation. You can call and book an appointment with Nick or Simon direct without a referral from your GP.
The VeinCare Centre also offers a screening assessment with our vascular technologist. For £25 you can have a scan with Wendy Parsons. She is not a doctor and so she could not give you medical advice but she can check your deep veins and your varicose veins and give you an idea of how bad they are. If you would like to have an appointment with Wendy please call 01935 873 951