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Pelvic congestion syndrome
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ICD-9 625.5

Pelvic congestion is a condition of temporary uncomfortable and sometimes painful condition of both men and women, usually caused by prolonged sexual arousal.

It is associated with varices of the pelvic veins.[1]


Gender expression

In men, it is often referred to by the slang term, "blue balls" and may be accompanied by a cramp-like ache of prostatic congestion and pain/tenderness of the testes.

Women can also experience discomfort due to unrelieved vasocongestion as their pelvic area also becomes engorged with blood during sexual arousal. They can experience pelvic heaviness and aching if they do not reach orgasm.


Treatments described include embolotherapy and hysterectomy.[2]

Medications described include goserelin and medroxyprogesterone acetate.[3]


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