Vulva varicose veins are more common than most women think.
These pelvic veins can be called vulvar varicosities, which refers to the whole area, labial varicosities which means only on the labia, or vaginal varicosities actually inside the vagina.
An easy way to evaluate whether a patient has associated venous insufficiency in her legs is to order a Doppler duplex ultrasound of the the leg veins. If the patient also has symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome then we would add a pelvic ultrasound.
Vulvar varices can cause aching, local swelling and pain during intercourse. The discomfort increases with prolonged sitting or standing even in women who are not pregnant. They can also interfere with a normal vaginal delivery, especially if they have increased in size with each pregnancy without vein treatment.
The Morrison Vein Institute can do injection sclerotherapy of the vulvar veins as well as treat patient’s varicose vein…
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