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The Groin pain, which is more common in women, can often be caused by the changes in the body during menstruation or a urinary tract infection. It is necessary not to ignore the PCS, that is, pelvic congestion syndrome, which is known as the hidden disease of women in the groin pain experienced outside the menstrual period.

Turkey Medicals member and Bodrum hospital clinic Interventional Radiology Specialist Assoc. Dr. gave info about pelvic congestion syndrome and treatment methods.

Inguinal pain in women is a common complaint. The most common causes are urinary tract infections and menstrual problems. PCS, i.e. pelvic congestion syndrome, is also one of the important causes of inguinal pain. This condition leads to inguinal pain in 1 out of every 10 women and is more common in women aged 20-45 years.

It is observed in women who give birth a lot

Especially common in women who give birth a lot, PCS occurs when the valves of the veins in the inguinal balls deteriorate. As with the formation of varicose veins on the legs, varicose veins can form in the veins surrounding the uterus, ovaries, and bladder. Formed varicose veins can lead to severe pain, as well as in some women the process can proceed painlessly.

Your pains may intensify in the evening

The most obvious symptom of PCS, that is, pelvic congestion syndrome, is pain in the groin. Groin pain caused by pelvic congestion syndrome can increase in the evening due to prolonged standing. In addition, groin pain that occurs after sexual intercourse or in the early stages of pregnancy can also be experienced due to PCS. Fullness in the lower Dec of the abdomen, the appearance of varicose veins between the legs or on the buttocks can also be a sign of PCS.

It can be confused with different diseases

There are many causes of groin pain in women. Endometriosis, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic or recurrent urinary tract infections, irritable bowel disease, diverticulitis, groin pain in women can lead to many diseases such as overactive bladder.

The correct diagnosis is very important

For the diagnosis of pelvic congestion syndrome, following the examination of the obstetrician and gynecologist, the determination of varicose veins around the uterus and ovaries by ultrasound or medicated tomography methods may be sufficient for diagnosis.

You can completely get rid of the pain

Although medication and surgical methods are also used to treat pelvic congestion syndrome, interventional techniques have come to the fore as the most effective treatment in recent years. In non-surgical treatment, the egg vessels are first inserted through the veins using angiographic methods. In both balls that are problematic,the vein is closed with a coil or liquid occlusive agents. After the procedure, which lasts about 1 hour, the patient is discharged after several hours of observation. Patients can usually return to their social lives after 1 day. The probability of recurrence of the ailment after treatment with interventional methods is very low.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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