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What Are Vaginal and Vulval Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are bulging veins seen through the surface of the skin. However, sometimes the varicose veins can develop in other areas of the body including the vagina and vulva.

Vaginal varicose veins look like bulges in the wall of the vagina or vagina itself. Vulval varicose veins are bulging veins that bulge through the skin of the vulva, the “lips” of skin at the entrance of the vagina.

Doctors believe that vaginal and vulval varicose veins are more likely to develop in women who have been pregnant and experienced a vaginal delivery. Women who have varicose veins of the legs often also suffer from vaginal or vulval varicose veins.

These types of varicose veins are not usually considered serious, but they can present symptoms that are uncomfortable. They can cause itching, pigmentation changes, and cosmetic differences that some women find unpleasant and/or unsightly.

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