The Franklin Institute, a science museum in Philadelphia, reports that the average adult body contains approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) is also known as Pelvic Vein Incompetence (PVI) which manifest as pooling or accumulation of blood in the veins surrounding the pelvis. This chronic medical condition in women is traced to genetics and varicose veins in the lower abdomen. Chronic pain and a constant dull ache aggravated by standing are also associated with this disease.
Awais H. Siddique, MD believes that many women suffering from chronic uterus pain are often misdiagnosed and subjected to needless hysterectomies. When, in fact, heir distress is caused by pelvic congestion syndrome resulting from problems […]
Dr. Awais Siddique demonstrates venous ablation in a female patient with a wound history and venous disease. Watch as Dr. Siddique walks viewers through radiofrequency ablation at the AZH Vascular Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Case of the Month
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS)
Chronic pelvic pain is a very common problem in the United States. It accounts for 10 to 15 percent of referrals to gynecologists and pain clinics. For some women, the cause of their pelvic pain is a condition known as pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). It may go undiagnosed simply because physicians are often unfamiliar with it or fail to look for it.
Symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS)
Many times, symptoms do not appear until a woman becomes pregnant, and then they continue after the pregnancy. The main symptom of PCS is pelvic pain. The pain typically worsens […]
The AZH center is patient centric, providing quality care focused on outcomes and wellness. Our wound and lymphedema specialists work closely together to provide the best outcomes for patients.
Listen to Lymphedema patient Laurine as she describes her experience…
AZH provided “everything I needed, in one spot”.
Case of the Month
This 60 year old non-diabetic female with chronic venous insufficiency, ulceration and lymphedema presented to AZH Wound & Vascular Centers with BLE venous ulcers. She was evaluated and treated by both wound care and the lymphedema specialist. Wound treatment included topical antimicrobial and compression. Lymphedema treatment was started on the LLE first due to severity of wound and affected functional movement. Therapy included decongestive phase of manual lymphatic drainage, application of multiple layers of short stretch bandages, home exercise program, kinesiology taping, and skin/nail education. The left leg ulcer healed and limb was decongested within 2 weeks. The patient […]
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Case of the Month
It Take a Team Approach to Provide Limb Salvage: This 65 year old male, with PMH positive for DM, CAD, HTN and PAD, presented to AZH Wound & Vascular Centers with a necrotizing infection of his Right Foot. He was evaluated and then admitted for surgical debridement and antibiotics under the skillful care of an IPN Hospitalist. Soon after discharge, he underwent a vascular evaluation which revealed significant BLE arterial compromise. Successful endovascular intervention by Dr. Siddique was performed as an outpatient at the AZH Vascular Center. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and advanced wound care was then initiated at AZH Wound […]
Venous Insufficiency & Ulceration: A 68 year old female with a long standing history of BLE leg swelling, leg cramping and nocturnal restless legs presented for wound care evaluation after developing a leg ulcer 2 years earlier. She had been seen and treated without success at several local wound care clinics. On her initial visit to AZH Wound Center, diagnostic arterial and venous Duplex studies were obtained. No significant arterial compromise was identified, but the patient did demonstrate severe venous hypertension with insufficiency of bilateral great and lesser saphenous systems. Vessel diameters greater than 9mm (normal <5mm) and reflux of greater than 3400ms (normal 500ms) was measured. The patient was treated with multi-layer compression and underwent endovenous ablation therapy. The photos demonstrate pre and post ablation findings. The patient showed rapid healing after her ablation treatments. Follow up visits were remarkable for no ulcer recurrence.