Entries by Allyson Walker

Testicular Varicoceles: FAQs and Treatment

A testicular varicocele is an abnormally enlarged vein within the sac that holds the testicles (the scrotum). Complications of this condition can range from a mild aching sensation in the scrotum to testicular shrinkage and infertility.  Varicoceles most commonly form during adolescence when the testicles are growing rapidly and require an immediate increase in blood […]

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Is It Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

Many women suffer from abdominal and pelvic pain for years, with little knowledge about the source of the pain and few effective treatments.  Fortunately, we know more about the causes of pelvic pain than ever before, including the existence of a condition called pelvic congestion syndrome, also known as ovarian vein reflux.  This condition occurs […]

Why Doesn’t Menopause Cure Uterine Fibroids?

Many women who suffer from uterine fibroids expect them to disappear as menopause approaches. And while estrogen levels do decrease significantly during this time of life, a lot of women with fibroids continue to experience symptoms.  As they approach menopause, many women wonder: does menopause cure fibroids?  Unfortunately, the answer is no. Estrogen Levels During […]

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

For many women, chronic pelvic pain goes undiagnosed and untreated. Surprisingly, however, a large percentage of pelvic pain can be attributed to issues with the pelvic veins. When pelvic pain is attributed to the pelvic veins, it is known as pelvic congestion syndrome.  Pelvic Congestion Syndrome is thought to be responsible for pelvic pain in […]

Radiofrequency Ablation for Varicose Veins

Radiofrequency ablation is a cutting-edge treatment option for painful, bulging or unsightly varicose veins.  Painful varicose veins can make it difficult to stand for long periods of time or exercise the way you want to. Even if your veins cause no painful symptoms, they can become a serious cosmetic concern. They can cause blue, bulging […]

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Information

Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) are benign growths in the uterus that commonly affect women of childbearing age. Although the majority of fibroids are non-cancerous, they can grow large enough to cause serious issues like severe pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, bloating, urinary and bowel issues and even fertility problems.  Traditionally, the most common treatment […]

Uterine Fibroids: FAQs + Treatment Information

Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that grow on the walls of the uterus. Most of the time, fibroids don’t cause symptoms. In some cases, however, they can grow large enough to cause pain, irregular periods and even fertility problems.  Many women with fibroids experience severe enough symptoms that they require specialized treatment. The Fibroid Treatment […]