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Is it possible to have varicose veins on your vulva that burst open!?

Is it possible to have varicose veins on your vulva that burst open!?

Unlikely: I agree with dr king it is extremely unlikely that varicose veins on vulva burst. At the time of delivery it could happen. Also they veins could bleed if they were cut by shaving or other grooming.

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Varicose Veins (Definition)

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


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If I have varicose veins in my legs, is there a chance it will spread to my vulva?

If I have varicose veins in my legs, is there a chance it will spread to my vulva?

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.

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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?

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 ob

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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 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.?

Don't worry.: What you describe could be a varicose vein with a superficial clot (superficial phlebitis) or a cyst. Either way, it is not an emergency and should not be anything bad. Try applying warm compresses and wait for your appointment with your doctor.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Varicose veins. What can I do?

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Varicose veins. What can I do?

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.

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How can I avoid varicose veins?

How can I avoid varicose veins?

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.

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How can you treat varicose veins?

How can you treat varicose veins?

Ablation procedure: You can initially use compression stockings for conservative therapy. For more definitive treatment, typically need to get an ablation procedure performed (using laser or radiofrequency). May also need a combination with microphlebectomy.

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How can I treat my varicose veins?

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.

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Is it normal to get varicose veins?

Is it normal to get varicose veins?

No: No, varicose veins are never normal. They are very common and become increasingly common with age but varicose veins are a manifestation of part of a body system that is failing, or has failed. So varicose veins are never normal.

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What can be making varicose veins worse?

What can be making varicose veins worse?

Prolonged standing: Heredity, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, hormones, pregnancies, weight lifting, not using compression stockings, heat (hot climates), inactivity, not using your calf muscle...Some say obesity but even skinny people have varicose veins.

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What causes most people's varicose veins?

What causes most people's varicose veins?

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!

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What is Varicose veins a risk factor for?

What is Varicose veins a risk factor for?

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.

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How to know if I am getting varicose veins?

How to know if I am getting varicose veins?

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.

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Possible for me to lose these varicose veins?

Possible for me to lose these varicose veins?

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.

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What medicine should I buy for varicose veins?

What medicine should I buy for varicose veins?

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 option

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What are some of the tests for Varicose veins?

What are some of the tests for Varicose veins?

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.

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What are good home remediesfor varicose veins:?

What are good home remediesfor varicose veins:?

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:.

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