Genital varicose veins are a common problem for women of any age and social function. It is hidden from the attention of others, so it rarely receives timely treatment. Some patients endure aches and pains until the last moment, hesitating to consult a doctor with this disease.
The disease does not have a clear gender division. And in men it happens, but very rarely. For its appearance in a representative of a strong half of humanity, really compelling reasons are needed. But 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 genitalia) according to location.
Vaginal varicose veins
The location of the disease occurs on a hidden surface within the genitalia. This makes it invisible in everyday life. Recognizing the presence of varicose veins in such cases is extremely difficult untilhas developed enough to "break out" to more visible parts of the body.
Varicose veins on the lips
Swelling of the veins of the labia minora and majora. The appearance of nodes and constant pain prevent a normal sexual 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 lips, but also to the organs and tissues adjacent to the genitals. This disfigures the appearance, brings a lot of suffering to the woman and can lead to serious problems in the future.
Symptoms of genital varicose veins
The disease begins imperceptibly. Little by little it is gaining strength and leads to the appearance of serious circulatory disorders in the genitals. The symptoms of varicose veins on the genitals are very specific and recognizable. If prompt treatment is not carried out, initial health can be very difficult to restore, even impossible. Therefore, it is necessary to be attentive to the appearance of the first signs.
Numbness occurs almost constantly. They are especially strong while sitting.
The affected vessels cannot perform their function of supplying blood to the genitalia. Varicose veins of the genital organs lead to tissue atrophy, their reduced sensitivity.
Itching, pain, and discomfort
Inflammation affects nearby nerve endings.This causes sudden pain in the lower abdomen, in the perineal region.
Swelling and swelling
The inner surface of the vagina, the labia, increases in size. This makes sex life difficult, painful, and unpleasant.
The appearance of spider veins on the external genital organs
The external signs of an incipient disease of varicose veins are manifested precisely by micro-lesions of the skin. These signs are clearly visible when examined by a gynecologist.
Swelling of the veins, lumps and knots appear
Varicose veins of the female genital organs in an advanced stage disfigure the appearance of the entire groin area. Feelings with this disease at the stage of appearance and development of cones are very unpleasant and painful. Enlarged veins are not limited to the intimate area. They spread to nearby areas: the inner thighs, the lower abdomen.
Causes of the disease
Pregnancy is the most common 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 a complete absence of movement. Due to the constant compression of the blood vessels, this dangerous condition develops rapidly. At the time of delivery, varicose veins can already become a threat to the health and life of a woman.
Women without children also have varicose veins on the genitals. The following reasons can be distinguished:
- Being overweight.
- The use of excessive physical effort at work.
- Sedentary, sedentary lifestyle.
- Problems with digestion, so there is frequent pushing on the perineum (constipation and frequent diarrhea)
- Stay in hot rooms, sit on hot surfaces.
- hereditary predisposition to varicose blood vessels.
- Inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs.
- Weak work of the valve system of the veins of the whole body.
- Hormone therapy, carried out for a long time, can cause genital varicose veins and other disorders in the circulatory system.
Self-diagnosis can only be carried out with a sufficiently developed course of the disease. Then when your signs are already so neglected that they are visible and strongly felt.
The diagnosis of the disease is made by special studies.
- Visual observation during the exam by a gynecologist gives the initial results. An experienced doctor can immediately recognize a suspected genital varicose veins. The doctor, if there is any doubt about the health of a woman's veins, gives a referral for the passage of narrow specialists in this area.
- Ultrasound of the genital area using sensors for external and internal examination (inside the vagina).
- Phlebography is performed to study the condition of the blood vessels and check their functionality.
- Doppler ultrasound effectively shows the functioning status of the veins of the genitalia and adjacent tissues.
Classic treatment of varicose veins
Complex drug therapy is used for the treatment of female genital varicose veins.
Pain symptoms are relieved by pain relievers, inflammation is relieved by anti-inflammatory drugs (including ointments and gels). And to prevent blood clots and improve the functioning of blood vessels, phlebologists prescribe special antiplatelet agents.
The most common treatments for venous diseases are laser and radio frequency coagulation. It is with their help that it is possible to achieve a significant improvement in the condition of the veins in the affected area.
Furthermore, one cannot fail to mention phlebectomy, an operation to form the normal lumen of the veins and its location.
Traditional medicine has a good additional and preventive effect. In conditions in which the intervention of official medicine is impossible, alternative methods to treat varicose veins show good results.
A rare wild plant obtained by herbalists in the woods. Its extract has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect. An infusion of badan water is used for douching and medical plugs (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 can lead to 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 calendula, 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 complete medical intervention. In the modern world, there are many tools to eliminate diseases in advanced stages. While amateur remedies are effective only in the initial stages of the disease and do not guarantee the cessation of its development.
Dangers and complications
Neglected varicose veins of the female genital organs can cause many dire consequences.
Violation of blood circulation in the genital area leads to interruption of their work. Inflamed tissues impede the passage of germ cells, make the pelvic organs, the uterus and the developing fetus inadequate. Due to varicose veins, pregnancy can end spontaneously.
Vascular rupture during childbirth
Containers with damaged walls break easily. It is very dangerous during labor. The internal bleeding that occurs is not always visible. In ancient times, this was the most common cause of high mortality in women after childbirth. To avoid rupturing the veins, doctors decide how to give birth with varicose veins. Most likely, a cesarean will be done to avoid injury to the sore spot.
The physiological reason for the increased attraction and pleasure of sex is the ability of the pelvic organs to fill with blood. With vein injuries, this is simply impossible to achieve. May remain frigid due to inattention to the condition of the veins.
Modern medicine has learned to prevent such consequences, but they are too serious to ignore. It is necessary even before the serious development of the disease to apply prevention methods that will save you from problems in the future.
Prevention of the disease in the case of varicose veins is the best option. Having appeared once, this disease will begin to haunt a person for the rest of his life. Prevention of the appearance of varicose veins of the genital organs implies, first of all, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, which does not allow varicose veins to develop.
Sport helps to "disperse" the blood, to raise the general tone of the muscles and blood vessels. People who lead active lives are always healthier and fitter. But you don't need to torture yourself with unnecessary stress. Everything should be in moderation.
And, of course, we must not forget about a doctor's observation. The regular medical examination by limited specialists from around the world is considered good form.
A person who cares about his health, cares about it, gets the best prize in the world. This award is excellent health and a fulfilling life!