What You Need to Know About Vulvar Varices

August 11, 2023
By United Vein & Vascular Centers®

What are vulvar varices and how can they affect your life? 

Vulvar varices are enlarged and twisting veins that occur in the vulvar region. They are similar to varicose veins, which most often occur in the legs. Vulvar varices are typically present in pregnant women and are often seen in those who already have pelvic varices. These varicosities occur when there isn’t enough blood flow to the area or when veins suddenly come under stress to push more blood through the pelvis, which can often happen during pregnancy. 

How can vulvar varices affect your life? 

  • Can cause pressure or discomfort in the vulva — One symptom of vulvar varices is a sensation of pressure or discomfort around the vulva, caused by the bulging veins and lack of blood flow. This can make it uncomfortable to carry out even simple activities like sitting down or walking. 
  • May cause pain or discomfort to the lower back — This condition can cause pain and discomfort not only to the vulva itself, but also to the veins that extend to the tops of the thighs and even the lower back. This can make walking, sitting and standing particularly uncomfortable for patients with these varicosities. 
  • Can cause pain during intercourse — These varicosities can also cause significant pain to those who are affected by this condition, especially during intercourse.  

Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for your vulvar varices treatment 

You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.  

Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:  

  • Reduce your symptoms. 
  • Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.  
  • Increase your overall quality of life.  

Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment. 

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