Varicose Veins can occur almost anywhere on the body. Most people are familiar with varicose veins on the legs; however, one common area varicose veins occur, and are rarely talked about, is in the vulvar area. Vulvar varicosities are veins which are enlarged or twisted on the labia majora and labia minora, and we offer the Vulvar Varicose Veins St Louis treatment that you need to deal with them!
Vulvar and or vaginal varicosities occur in up to one in ten pregnant women. They usually present in the last two thirds of the pregnancy but may occur earlier especially if they occurred in previous pregnancies.
They often do not cause symptoms but they can discomfort or pressure when sitting or standing in the vulvar area. They can also be associated with swelling and itching of the labia and they can also cause pain with intercourse.
Veins of the vulva drain into the pudendal vein which drains into the great saphenous vein and the perineal vein which drains into the iliac and ovarian veins. Therefore, before treatment is considered, signs and symptoms related to problems in the veins of the legs and pelvis should also be looked for. Varicosities that occur during pregnancy often improve in appearance and symptoms within two months of delivery. For patients whose veins and symptoms persist, evaluation of the legs and often the pelvic veins by duplex ultrasound scanning is important prior to discussion of varicose veins St. Louis treatment options.
Pelvic congestion symptoms necessitate treatment of ovarian and pelvic veins under fluoroscopic guidance. Sclerotherapy of vulvar veins with trans-illumination or with ultrasound guidance is the most effective method for isolated vulvar varices. Embarrassment should not be a deterrent from the proper treatment of this common medical problem.
If you need vulvar varicose vein treatments, want to know what the symptoms of vulvar varicose veins are, or simply want to learn more about varicose veins St. Louis treatments, we can help. Contact us today, and we’ll help you deal with your vagina varicose veins for good!