What are vulval varicose veins and vaginal varicose veins?
Vulval varicose veins
This website was last updated on 03/10/17.
Vaginal varicose veins and vulval varicose veins are one of the most under-diagnosed conditions in venous surgery. Almost exclusively found in women who have had at least one baby delivered by normal vaginal delivery, most healthcare professionals (including midwives, gynaecologists and family doctors) still tell their patients that nothing can be done for these. Indeed, until recently, even on the Internet the only advice was to wear special underwear and some companies have started making specialist items of clothing for this function.
Approximately one in seven women (or one in five women who have had at least one baby by normal vaginal delivery) with leg varicose veins have also got vaginal varicose veins or vulval varicose veins causing, at least in part, the leg varicose vein problem. Research from The Whiteley Clinic suggests that failure to treat the cause of the vaginal varicose veins or vulval varicose veins whilst treating the leg varicose veins, massively increases the risks of veins coming back again (recurrent varicose veins).