Jun 12, 2011
I am a 25 year old female diagnosed with it 3 years ago. I had left lower abdominal pain. dysparunia, and micro-hematuria. I had two renal vein angioplasties, without stent placement, with immediate symptom relief after each, but eventually returned. On third attempt to angioplasty, it was discovered the renal vein had completely collapsed. After around 6 more months of pain, the pain suddenly stopped. Vascular surgeon said my body had probably created more collaterals, which alleviated the pain. That was 2009 and 2010. Fast forward to 2012 and I have been trying to conceive for 17 months with no success. Went to a reproductive endocrinologist, who did all ovary function test, tubes test, sperm test, bloodwork....all normal. Dr suspected endometriosis from an internal pelvic exam. Dr performed an internal ultrasound which showed the pelvic congestion varicose veins all pressing on my uterus. Dr performed a laparoscopy. Found moderate endometriosis and of course, varicocele or large tangle of varicose veins, only on left side, due to nutcracker. Dr removed endo with laser. Dr also used laser ablation on varicocele walls to prevent it from pulling on my uterus. I am now three weeks post laparoscopy. Initially my left kidney hurt, but has since stopped. Now I am having pain at the surface of my skin in my left leg crease near groin area. I am guessing this is where the varicose veins re-routed. I am hoping this will subside, but I am most hoping that I am able to get pregnant! Dr says everything looks good now, so our fingers are crossed. If you have gotten gotten pregnant with female nutcracker. , let me know! Just thought I would add my story! Please message if you have any info regarding baby making and NCS!