Vulvar varicosity is a relatively common venous disorder in women with varicose veins of the pelvis and lower extremities and in pregnant women, but there is little information in the medical literature concerning its diagnosis and management. The aim of this study was to describe our experience with women with vulvar varicosities who were examined and treated at our center during — Patients were divided into two groups: group 1 with 61 women with varicose veins of the pelvis and enlarged vulvar veins, and group 2 with 40 pregnant women 11—38 weeks of pregnancy with vulvar varicosities. In most cases, vulvar varicosities were able to be diagnosed at clinical examination.
Vulvar varicosities: What to know about varicose veins on the vulva
Vulvar varicosities: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
Varicose veins occur when sections of your veins become enlarged, dilated, twisty, and overfilled with pooling blood. This can cause pain, pressure, and discomfort in the affected area. Vulvar varicosities VVs are varicose veins that have developed in your vulva. Many women experience VVs during pregnancy.
Vulvar varicosities or varicose veins of the vulva during pregnancy is not a common topic of discussion between pregnant women, but it should be. These veins have a low blood flow so even if bleeding occurred it could easily be controlled. As always, for peace of mind and making sure that your health is in no way compromised seeing your health care professional should always be your first step, especially as you are now responsible for that precious life developing in your tummy. The risk of varicose veins is greater during pregnancy because of the increase in blood volume and decrease in how quickly your blood flows from your lower body. This puts pressure on your veins.