Vaginal Vein Treatments in Cheshire
Veins are part of the extensive and intricate circulatory system in your body. They are responsible for transporting blood from all over your body back to the heart. Like any vessel or organ in your body, veins need to be looked after in order to maintain their effectiveness. When they become unhealthy, varicose veins can develop.
Varicosities, or varicose veins, occur when parts of your veins become dilated, convoluted and filled with an excess of blood. This is most often caused by a valve that has become damaged and is no longer able to close properly, thereby allowing blood to flow backwards, or to pool in the vein. These affected areas can occur anywhere on your body, and in women, they may even occur in your vagina and on your vulva.
Vaginal or vulvar veins are most common during pregnancy, but will frequently disappear by themselves a few weeks after giving birth. These veins can also develop if you are not pregnant, but these occurrences are less common. Some women may be more susceptible to vaginal veins than others, particularly if there is a history of varicose veins in the family, or if they already have varicose veins elsewhere. A study that was conducted in 2017 indicated that an average of 20% of pregnant women suffered with vulvar veins, and between 22 to 34 percent of women who had pelvic varicose veins also developed vulvar veins.
There are various symptoms that you could experience if you have varicose veins in your genital area, even if you can’t see or physically feel any abnormalities around the vulva or vagina. Should you notice any bulging veins at the top of your inner thigh, it is likely that you could have blue veins in your vagina or on your vulva. If you are at all uncertain or you suspect that you may have vaginal varicose veins, you should consult a doctor who can give you a formal diagnosis.
Medical practitioners employ a grading system to determine the severity of your vulvar varicosity. Grade one indicates a mild case, with some women not even realising that they have varicose veins in their vagina. Grades two to four are used when the damaged veins are visible.
Treatment of Vaginal Veins
The presence of vaginal veins does not have to be a life sentence. Those veins that have developed during pregnancy often disappear of their own accord, and we have some very effective treatments available for the ones that linger.
You can implement some home-based management techniques to treat vaginal veins. Remedies like applying ice packs to the affected area, propping up your hips when lying down to encourage blood to flow, and wearing compression garments can all have some positive effect, but in many cases you will need more aggressive methods of treatment to remove the affected veins.
An examination of the affected vein will determine the degree to which it is damaged and will guide us in deciding on the best course of treatment.
These veins are diagnosed by clinical examination and a trans-vaginal ultrasound scan and can be treated conservatively with special made-to-measure tights or, more effectively, with a minimally invasive day case procedure.
We offer the following treatments for blue veins in your vagina:
- Laser Therapy
- Cyanoacrylate Glue Treatment
- Sclerotherapy and Foam Sclerotherapy
- Thermal Ablation Treatment
Treatments are fast, minimally invasive and very effective in removing those damaged veins.
Vein Solutions offers a comprehensive range of Treatments for Varicose Veins across Cheshire.
Contact Vein Solutions to discuss your specific needs, free on 0800 043 1997 or email@example.com