LET'S OPEN
OUR EYES
to PeVD



Pelvic Venous Disorder is a major cause of Chronic Pelvic Pain1,2

LET'S HELP MILLION OF WOMEN
LIVING WITH PeVD

 

Pelvic Venous Disorder (PeVD) is a cruel condition, causing pain and distress to millions of women2. The symptoms are often non-specific, so it can be hard to spot, causing many women to live with PeVD for years before diagnosis3.

The good news  is that PeVD can be successfully treated. The first step is to understand more about what PeVD is – and what it isn’t. Once we do, we can say we’ve started to open our eyes to PeVD.

We want to help women with PeVD get the correct diagnosis and treatment as quickly as possible, so they can start to enjoy the life they deserve.

What is PeVD?

PeVD is, essentially, varicose veins in the pelvis4. Damaged valves in the ovarian veins cause them to enlarge, impairing circulation. Gravity then pulls blood down these veins into the pelvis, creating varicose veins.

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ANGELA’S 5-YEAR STRUGGLE
TO GET DIAGNOSED WITH PeVD

Angela's story

‘Angela’ is 42 years old, is mother of two children, aged 9 and 5, and lives in the Netherlands.

She has been living with pain for 5 years, since the birth of her second child.

She has seen many different healthcare professionals – a gynaecologist, a pain specialist, a general physician and a psychologist.  Getting an accurate diagnosis has been hard.

Angela’s pain was originally diagnosed as a consequence of her birth, then – as happens commonly – endometriosis.

Thanks to her own hard work, Angela has finally been diagnosed as having PeVD.

“MY GP SAID MY PAIN WAS DUE TO
THE STRESS OF A NEW BABY”

“SOMETIMES THE PAIN IS SO BAD
I CAN’T EVEN GO OUT FOR A WALK WITH MY KIDS”

“ONE SPECIALIST DIAGNOSED IT AS ENDOMETRIOSIS
HE RECOMMENDED SURGERY”

LET’S ALL OPEN OUR EYES TO PeVD

There are three simple steps we can follow – these could all make a real difference to the lives of the millions of women who are living with the pain of PeVD.

Consider

  • Has she had children?
  • Are her symptoms relieved by lying down?
  • Are upper leg, or vulvo-vaginal varicosities present?

Screen

Request an initial screening using transvaginal sonography, making a specific request for the visualization of varicosities.

Refer

As appropriate to an interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon for treatment with lasting positive effects.

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References

1

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26926975/

2

https://thewhiteleyclinic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/The-Impact-of-Pelvic-Congestion-Syndrome-Report

3

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-pelvic-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20354368

4

https://www.bsir.org/patients/pelvic-venous-congestion-syndrome/