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Doctor insights on: Vulva Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

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Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
Phlebology
25 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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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


Dr. Craig Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Phlebology
30 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald Dr. Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
21 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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What could having no libido and having vulvar varicose veins point towards?

What could having no libido and having vulvar varicose veins point towards?

Vulvar varicosities: Vulvar or labial veins are quite common. They often present during pregnancy but can present without pregnancies & can also often persist after pregnancy but to a lesser degree. They may cause pain including pain with intercourse. You may have pelvic venous congestion causing these veins. If you have significant pain then get evaluated for ovarian vein reflux. Libido is likely unrelated to veins. ...Read more

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Dr. Oliver Aalami Dr. Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
19 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Why do varicose veins throb during menopause?

Why do varicose veins throb during menopause?

Pressure in Veins: The throbbing is most likely from worsening venous insufficiency (leaky valves in veins) and not necessarily related to menopause itself. Below-knee compression socks are a good way to start controlling the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Phlebology
30 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Do varicose veins only surface during menopause?

Absolutely not: The most common age group is 30-60, but I have treated patients from age 17-93. Most common causes of varicose veins are family history or genetics, pregnancy, trauma, occupations or activities with prolonged standing or sitting, and hormonal influences, which is where menopause would play a role. ...Read more

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Dr. Margaret Mann Dr. Mann
Dermatology
15 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Why do my varicose veins throb during my menstrual cycle?

Why do my varicose veins throb during my menstrual cycle?

Hormones play a role: Female hormones such as estrogen fluctuate in our menstral cycle and affect the "stretchiness" of our veins. This in turn causes the veins to enlarge which makes them throb. Some women will report similar symptoms on hormone therapy and during pregnancy, when our estrogen levels tend to fluctuate. If you have significant symptoms, consider wearing compression stockings and see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Varady Dr. Varady
Family Medicine
years in practice
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Does vulva darkening happen during pregnancy? How long does it take to go away?

Does vulva darkening happen during pregnancy? How long does it take to go away?

Grey is the new pink: Yes, that is not unusual. It may lighten up several months after the pregnancy is over, but it's unlikely that it will completely go back to what you consider normal. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If his penis (with precum) touches my labia majora or the area between that and my vaginal opening during ovulation, what are the chances of pregnancy?

If his penis (with precum) touches my labia majora or the area between that and my vaginal opening during ovulation, what are the chances of pregnancy?

Low but possible: No one can really tell you an exact number. Precum may contain viable sperm and if inserted far enough into the vagina may be able to fertilize an egg if you are ovulating. If you don't want to be pregnant don't do this. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
Phlebology
36 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Prevention and care of varicose veins on legs during pregnancy?

Prevention and care of varicose veins on legs during pregnancy?

Compression stocking: Prescription compression stockings are the best treatment for prevention and care of varicose veins when you are pregnant. Ted hose usually don't give you enough compression. There is one study that has shown that nauea and vomiting during pregnancy can even be helped by wearing compression stockings! if you have vulvar and labial varicose veins, a v2 supporter can help. Talk to your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev Dr. Postoev
Surgery
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?

What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet  during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?

Compression stocking: The pressure of the baby on to draining system- veins is one of the causes for venous reflux. To prevent swelling, pain, and cramps use compression stockings 20mmHg. Also, elevate your legs/feet when in bed or at home. Usually it gets better after the baby, residual disease can be treated with ablation in future if it persists. ...Read more

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Dr. Norman Chideckel Dr. Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
38 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I'm returning to work from maternity leave. During pregnancy i developed varicose veins and have achey legs. Can tights cause circulation/clotting?

I'm returning to work from maternity leave. During pregnancy i developed varicose veins and have achey legs.  Can tights cause circulation/clotting?

Varicose veins: pregnancy can be a causative factor for varicose veins. Usually they will resolve within several months after completion of the pregnancy, however, use of a compression stocking during daily activities would be helpful. The length of the stocking could be a calf length, or a pantyhose. Appropriate fitted compression stockings are beneficial and improve the circulation ...Read more

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Dr. Norman Chideckel Dr. Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
38 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What to do if no libido and vulvar vericose veins?

What to do if no libido and vulvar vericose veins?

Varicose veins: With regards to the vulvar varicosities you may have ovarian vein reflux also called nutcracker syndrome This can be diagnosed by MRI With regards to the decrease libido discuss with your gen not sure the two are related ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Malvehy Dr. Malvehy
Phlebology
17 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Dr. Angelina Postoev Dr. Postoev
Surgery
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Dr. Norman Chideckel Dr. Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
38 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What can I do about varicose veins?

Varicose vein: Firstly need to be evaluated to determine the source,venous Doppler sonogram and s the best evaluation,once done a treatment plan can be determined ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Nielsen Dr. Nielsen
Phlebology
34 years in practice
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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How do you treat large varicose veins?

See vein specialist: I would recommended seeing a vein specialist will likely recommend an ultrasound of you leg veins to look for the cause of your varicose veins. Often, treatment may involve compression stockings (conservative treatment), laser or radiofrequency closure of the veins with bad valves that are causing the varicose veins, phlebectomy of surgical removal of the varicose veins, or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Klein Dr. Klein
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What can I do about my varicose veins?

What can I do about my varicose veins?

Can be treated: Varicose veins can be an uncomfortable and unsightly problem for many. When veins are particulary uncomfortable there are several different procedures that can be done. Treatements range from stopping the blood flow to the swollen vein with a laser, to surgically removing the entire damaged vein. A vein treatment center or a vascular surgeon can review all the current options for treatment. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more