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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?!

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?!

Varicosities: There is rarely a situation that the vulva is damaged during a spontaneous vaginal birth. If you have varicose veins in the vaginal and/or vulvar area, your OB will be the best person to evaluate safety for delivery. ...Read more

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Vulva (Definition)

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


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I'm 38wks & 4days preggy with mucus out and vulvar varicose. When can I ask to induce my labor?

I'm 38wks & 4days preggy with mucus out and vulvar varicose. When can I ask to induce my labor?

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

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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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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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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?

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?

Could be: Could be varicose ties but also could be the uterus and ligaments returning back to there normal stretch. If no signs of necking (fever, chills) probably ok but would recommend being seen by obstetrician at your nearest convenience. ...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. ...Read more

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What to do if no libido and vulvar vericose veins?

What to do if no libido and vulvar vericose veins?

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

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What is a vulvar dystrophy?

What is a vulvar dystrophy?

Abnormal growth: Is the growth of abnormal skin on the vulva. The vulvar skin can be too thin, too thick (hyperplasia), or a mixture of both. ...Read more

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Is detol safe in vulvar area?

Is detol safe in vulvar area?

Dettol: As with other manufactured household cleaners, Dettol has the potential for causing lethal toxicity. It is poisonous when ingested and even when it is unintentionally inhaled. Absorption from the skin and mucous membranes may occur and you should not use this on yourself. ...Read more