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Labia Majora Varicose Veins
A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more
Minimal: Varicose veins in the legs are due to an underlying vein flow problem in the leg itself, and although associated varicosities can spread proximally, this is very rare. Vulvar or labial varicosities generally arise from a pelvic source, and are most commonly seen in pregnancy, where they can become highly symptomatic, but can be treated very simply, to resolve pain, by serial injection treatments.See 3 more doctor answers
32wks preg have severe painful varicose veins in labia (and on legs)they r constantly swollen and painful nothing takes the pain away. Any ideas?
Varicose veins: These are common with pregnancy Support/compression maternity pantyhose are very helpful Important to put these on before legs are dependent to get the best outcome Sometimes a vbrace may also be used if genital area varies are causing discomfort Discuss with your obSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what feels like varicose vein in outer labia with hard lump. Dr. Visit next monday. Should I be worried about blood clots and get sooner apt.?
I'm 30 wks prego & I'm having vaginal pain. I have varicose veins down there but now I have a tender spot on my vagina. Should I be worried?
VV and pregnancy: Varicose veins in the legs and vaginal varicose veins are very common during pregnancy. These veins enlarge due to the pressure of the uterus on the intra abdominal veins causing the leg veins to enlarge. Local care for vaginal veins with wet warm compresses may help. If these is a clotted painful vein, it can be drained under local anesthesia. See a vein specialist.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm 38wks and I have really big vericose veins in my vagina that are practically protruding into a 3rd lip, will these affect my delivery?
Limited effects: Small varicose veins of the vaginal region with pregnancy are common. Larger varicose veins like you describe are uncommon. The veins have limited effect on a vaginal delivery. Early ambulation post delivery is important. Vaginal varicose veins maybe associated with large varicose veins in the pelvis, internal. This could result in increased bleeding with the need for a c-section delivery.See 1 more doctor answer
See a specialist: As dr. Hertzman said, you should have an evaluation from a vein specialist. In the mean time though, there are simple things you can do which will help temporarily. These include using properly fitting compression stockings with adequate compression. Elevating your legs when you can gives relief, as does taking anti-inflammatory medicine. Regular exercise and no prolonged standing also helps.See 3 more doctor answers
Lifestyle can help: Anything that reduces stress on the vein valves will keep them from wearing out. Exercise is great - walk all the time and take the stairs. Avoid sitting with feet down for long periods of time or standing. If you have a job that requires sitting or standing (like me), invest in 20-30 mm medical grade compression stockings and wear them! You can't change genetics, but you can choose your lifestyle.See 3 more doctor answers
Get checked first: See a vein specialist and get an ultrasound to see the cause of your problems. Compression hose, exercise and leg elevation will be suggested. If conservative treatment fails you may need ablation, injection or removal of your abnormal veins. See sirweb. Org under varicose veins for info. Use doctor finder same site for interventional radiologist in your area.See 3 more doctor answers
Newton's thick skin: An apple hit newton on the head. If newton had sat under apple trees too often, he would need thick skin! And he had better have strong veins too! Lucky people inherit genes for strong veins, but 15% of people don't. Gravity pressurizes vein walls and the weaker veins can't take the stress- they give out and dilate! One can't change genetics, but fight back with lifestyle and compression socks!See 3 more doctor answers
Could be.: Varicose veins are for the most part not dangerous but they do have a problematic potential. Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves in the saphenous system and usually cause symptoms of aching, heaviness, tired, cramping or leg swelling. These same veins can worsen and cause clots, bleeding and venous stasis ultimately leading to venous ulcers it is wise to see a vein specialist early.See 2 more doctor answers
See Vein Specialist: Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist.See 3 more doctor answers
Yes there's hope!: I would see a phlebologist (vein specialist) who will examine your legs and likely perform an ultrasound to determine the extent of your vein insufficiency and then be able to recommend treatment options to you.See 3 more doctor answers
Medicine: There are no "real" oral medication based treatments that you can buy for this condition. There are medicines that your doctor may use to inject directly into the vein but none that can be taken by mouth. Compression stockings are also used as a non-surgical optionSee 3 more doctor answers
Varicose veins: Varicose veins are diagnosed based on examination. You can also have a type of ultrasound scan called a Doppler or a duplex scan. This helps to show how the blood is flowing in the veins. It can show whether any of the valves are damaged - which is useful to know when planning treatment. Occasionally, other tests are needed if the veins are complex.See 3 more doctor answers
Bioflavonoids &herbs: I don't know of any medicines that will reverse varicose veins but a variety of bioflavonoids & herbs can strengthen veins & prevent them from worsening. Avoiding prolonged sitting & standing helps & any yoga where your raise your legs will help. See http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/varicose_veins. Htm and http://www. Thorne. Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/9/3/308.Pdf & my comment:.See 2 more doctor answers