Genital varicose veins are a common problem for women of all ages and social roles. It is hidden from the attention of others, so it is rarely treated in a timely manner. Some patients suffer from discomfort and pain until the end. They are embarrassed to consult a doctor with this disease.
The disease has no clear gender-specific division. And it happens in men, but quite rarely. For its appearance in a representative of a strong half of humanity, really weighty reasons are required. In women, varicose veins of the genital organs are almost as common as varicose veins of the lower extremities or hemorrhoids.
Types of varicose veins during pregnancy
It is possible to classify varicose veins of npo (lower genital organs) according to the place of localization.
Vaginal varicose veins
The disease is localized on a hidden surface within the genitals. This makes it invisible in everyday life. Detecting the presence of varicose veins in such cases is extremely difficult until, when it develops enough to "leak" into more visible areas of the body.
Varicose veins on the labia
Veins swell on the labia minora and majorora. The appearance of lumps and constant pain prevent a normal sex life. Sitting with this disorder is very painful, accompanied by numbness and itching.
Perineal varicose veins
Most common. The defeat extends not only to the area of the uterus and labia, but also to organs and tissues adjacent to the genitals. This disfigures the appearance, brings a lot of suffering to a woman, and can lead to serious problems in the future.
Symptoms of varicose veins in the genital area
The disease begins imperceptibly. Gradually, it gains strength, and serious circulatory disorders appear in the genitals. The symptoms of varicose veins in the genitals are very specific and recognizable. If you do not provide timely treatment, it can be very difficult or even impossible to restore your health to its original state. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to the appearance of the first signs.
Numbness in the groin
Numbness occurs almost constantly. They are particularly strong when they are seated.
The affected vessels cannot fulfill their function of supplying blood to the genitals. Varicose veins of the genital organs lead to tissue atrophy, their decreased sensitivity.
Itching, pain and discomfort
The inflammation affects nearby nerve endings.This causes sudden pain in the lower abdomen, in the perineum.
Swelling and flatulence
The inner surface of the vagina, called the labia, increases in size. This makes sex life difficult, painful and uncomfortable.
The appearance of spider veins on the external genital organs
The external signs of an incipient disease of the varicose veins express themselves precisely in micro-injuries of the skin. These signs are clearly visible when examined by a gynecologist.
Swellings, lumps and lumps appear
Varicose veins of the female genital organs in the advanced stage disfigure the appearance of the entire groin area. Feelings with this disease at the stage of the appearance and development of cones are very uncomfortable and painful. Dilated veins are not limited to the genital area. They spread to nearby areas - the inner thighs, the lower abdomen.
Causes of the disease
Pregnancy is the leading cause of the disease. The fetus compresses all internal organs and blood vessels. Can it cause varicose veins of the genitals? This is impossible to predict. Resistance to constant negative physical influences is different for every woman. While waiting for a child, some women are prescribed rest, which does not mean that they do not move at all. Due to the constant compression of blood vessels, this dangerous condition develops at a rapid rate. Varicose veins can pose a threat to a woman's health and life even at the time of birth.
Women without children also have varicose veins of the genitals. The following reasons can be distinguished:
- The use of excessive physical exertion at work.
- Sedentary, sedentary lifestyle.
- Digestive problems where the perineum is often squeezed (constipation and frequent diarrhea).
- Stay in hot rooms, sit on hot surfaces.
- Hereditary predisposition to varicose veins.
- Inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs.
- Weak work of the valve system of the veins of the whole body.
- Long-term hormone therapy can cause varicose veins in the genital area and other disorders of the circulatory system.
A self-diagnosis can only be made if the disease progresses sufficiently. Then when its signs are already neglected so much that they are visible and strongly felt.
The diagnosis of the disease is based on special studies.
- Visual observation during the examination by a gynecologist provides the first results. An experienced doctor can immediately identify a suspected genital varicose veins. If there are doubts about the health of a woman's veins, the doctor will give a referral for the passage of narrow specialists in the field.
- Ultrasound of the genital area with sensors for external and internal examination (inside the vagina).
- Phlebography is performed to examine the condition of blood vessels and to check their functionality.
- Doppler sonography effectively shows the working condition of the veins on the genitals and adjacent tissues.
Classic treatment of varicose veins
The complex drug therapy is used to treat female genital varicose veins.
Pain symptoms are relieved with pain relievers, inflammation is relieved with anti-inflammatory drugs (including ointments and gels). To prevent blood clots and improve the functioning of blood vessels, phlebologists prescribe special antiplatelet drugs.
The most common treatments for venous disease are laser and radio frequency coagulation. With their help, it is possible to significantly improve the condition of the veins in the affected area.
Phlebectomy is also an operation to create the normal venous lumen and its location.
Traditional medicine has a good additional and preventive effect. In conditions where official medicine intervention is impossible, alternative methods of treating varicose veins show good results.
A rare wild plant that was obtained by herbalists in the woods. Its extract has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect. An aqueous infusion of Badan is used for medical showering and tamponing (inserting a cotton swab moistened with a solution into the vagina at night).
Milk and honey
The method of showering with milk and honey is good for relieving inflammation, but it can cause a violation of the microflora. 0. 5 liters of milk are boiled with 1 tablespoon of honey. After cooling to body temperature, the solution is poured into the vagina with a syringe.
Sea buckthorn oil
Sea buckthorn oil is a well-known topical anti-inflammatory agent. Tampons with this oil can be placed in the vagina and applied to the affected area for a long time.
Infusions of marigold, oak bark, shepherd's purse
Used to gently remove inflammation and relieve swelling.
Self-medication with traditional medicine should not be a substitute for a full medical intervention. In the modern world there are many tools for eliminating disease at an advanced stage. While amateur funds are effective only in the initial stages of the disease and do not guarantee the termination of its development.
Dangers and Complications
The neglected varicose veins of the female genital organs can have many dire consequences.
A violation of the blood circulation in the genital area leads to work disturbances. The swollen tissue hinders the passage of the germ cells, makes the pelvic organs, uterus and developing fetus inadequate. Due to varicose veins, pregnancy can end spontaneously.
Vascular rupture during childbirth
Vessels with damaged walls can easily break. It is very dangerous during childbirth. Internal bleeding is not always noticeable. In ancient times, this was the leading cause of high postpartum mortality among women. To prevent vein ruptures, doctors decide how to give birth with varicose veins. Most likely, a caesarean section will be performed to avoid injuring the sore spot.
The physiological reason for the increased attraction and pleasure in sex is the ability of the pelvic organs to fill with blood. With venous lesions this is simply not achievable. You may stay cold due to inattention to the condition of the veins.
Modern medicine has learned to prevent such consequences, but they are too serious to be ignored. Even before the serious development of the disease, it is necessary to use prevention methods that will save you from problems in the future.
Disease prevention from varicose veins is the best choice. Once on, this disease will haunt a person for the rest of their life. Preventing the appearance of varicose veins of the genital organs, first of all, requires maintaining a healthy lifestyle and adequate nutrition, which will prevent varicose veins from developing.
Exercise helps to "disperse" the blood and increase the general tone of muscles and blood vessels. People who lead active lives are always healthier and fitter. But you don't have to worry about unnecessary stress. Everything should be in moderation.
And of course we mustn't forget the doctor's observation. Regular medical exams by close specialists around the world are considered good form.
A person who takes care of their health, treats it with care and receives the best award in the world. This award is excellent health and fulfills life!