Vulvar Veins

Vulvar veins or varicosities are varicose veins in the vulva.  They are usually caused by pregnancy and occur in approximately 10% of pregnant women.  The risk of varicose veins is greater during pregnancy because of the increase in blood volume and decrease in how quickly your blood flows from your lower body. This puts pressure on your veins. Vulvar varicosities can develop alone or along with varicose veins of the legs.


The symptoms of vulvar veins can include a feeling of fullness or pressure in the vulva area, vulvar swelling and discomfort. In extreme cases, the dilated vessels can have a bulging appearance. Long periods of standing, exercise and sex can aggravate the condition.


Since there are numerous diagnostic procedures and treatments available, it is important to choose a doctor with the right medical background and access to the latest technology.  Athens Vein & Thoracic Specialists services include the following:

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