Many women experience some form of pelvic pain at some time in their lives. But when that pain becomes chronic and debilitating, a condition called pelvic congestion syndrome may be the culprit. Pelvic congestion syndrome is a condition associated with a dull ache in the pelvic area that increases at certain times such as during menstruation, during or following intercourse, or after physically strenuous activities. The condition often develops in women who have previously given birth. This women’s health issue affects millions of women worldwide, yet is largely under-diagnosed and sadly under-treated. Many women with pelvic congestion syndrome endure frustrating years of suffering unnecessarily. Fortunately, as with a growing number of medical conditions, there’s a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure (MIIP) ... READ MORE
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Fibroid Embolisation vs Hysterectomy: What’s the Bleeding Difference?

Uterine fibroids are benign tumours that can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, bloating, pelvic pain, and urinary problems. If you wanted to have uterine fibroids removed 30 years ago, hysterectomy would have been your only option. That meant open surgery, risk of heavy blood loss and/or infection, and a 6-8 week recovery process. Fortunately, these days minimally invasive treatment options exist that offer faster recovery times and less disruption of your daily life. Let’s quickly look at the differences between an abdominal hysterectomy and uterine fibroid embolisation. Knowing the difference might help you make a more informed choice about which treatment is right for you. Abdominal Hysterectomy An abdominal hysterectomy is a certain and permanent solution for getting rid of fibroids. ... READ MORE