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I'm 36wks and afraid to have labor while I have vulvar varicose. How safe to have normal delivery while the varicose is present? My ob say it's ok?!
You can ask : You certainly may have that discussion with your doctor anytime but that doesn't mean they will agree. Normally inductions are reserved for medical complications of pregnancy in which the baby needs to be delivered. Some offer elective inductions of labor but not until after 39 weeks and usually only when the cervix is dilated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since the birth of my 2nd child 3 mo ago, I've experienced intense dull aching in my vulva and labia when lying down. What is this? Varicosities?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vulvar veins treated: Vulvar veins are a common problem and can be treated usually with sclerotherapy or removal through small incisions.Before doing this, a venous evaluation to find the cause of the vulvar veins should be done including a venous full venous ultrasound looking for reflux and DVT. Sometimes a pelvic source of the veins may need to be found. See a vein specialist. Loss of libido is not related to veins. ...Read more