It happens that after childbirth, complications occur in the mother's body. During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes serious changes, the consequences of which are the creation of a new life and, unfortunately, in a number of diseases. Varicose veins of the small pelvis are one of many possible.
The disease develops in 30% of pregnant women, often affects the state of internal organs after the birth of a child. It happens that the symptoms appear at this time: similarly, the body responds to prolonged stress, showing that the body's condition has deteriorated in the past nine months. The situation is noticeable if the first child is not born or the birth becomes complicated.
Some doctors, when asked "how to treat a disease, " shrug their shoulders and ask not to worry. If the pain is constantly disturbed, there is a risk of further complication of the disease, the answer is one: treat!
Symptoms of the disease.
Varicose veins of the small pelvis are easily hidden from a person by a number of other diseases that cause constant pain in the abdomen. Periodically, the disease develops in parallel with other pathologies of pregnancy. If you start treatment on time, the results will surely remain positive.
Patients with varicose veins of the small pelvis have symptoms:
- Constant pain in the back and abdomen intensify if you stand for a long time without moving. If the focus of painful sensations grows, it gives way to the perineum or lower back;
- Pain from sexual intercourse, lack of orgasm: symptoms and causes of the development of the disease. Often the signs develop in parallel, you need to stay alert and carefully monitor the sensations so as not to miss the disturbing pain. If intercourse is interrupted for contraceptive purposes, the risk of disease is extremely high;
- Increases vaginal sensitivity;
- In adolescents, the disease develops infrequently, progresses without obvious manifestations. If there is an unwarranted discharge from the genitals, this becomes an alarming signal to contact a doctor. Unexplained genital discharge also occurs in adult women;
- Strange reaction of the body to changes in temperature;
- Heavy menstruation, accompanied by constant pain, PMS, dysmenorrhea;
- Negative response to excessive physical exertion;
- Blood stagnation in parametric veins;
- Sometimes difficulty urinating.
Symptoms are not as common in other diseases, which often affect the pelvic organ mass. Varicose veins of the uterus and varicose veins of the testicle are separate inflammations that have nothing to do with the above reasons. Diagnosis is made by a doctor on the basis of several indicators: symptoms are a factor that is taken into account, the causes of the disease are clarified later.
Remember, patients with varicose veins manifest differently, sometimes not all symptoms are observed in the body. To prove that the diagnosis is correct, doctors use stimulants to assess the body's response. A timely diagnostic facility ensures quick and painless treatment. There is no need to leave the body, varicose veins cannot be allowed to develop with impunity.
Self-healing should not be practiced. Most women cannot diagnose the disease on their own, without specialized knowledge; you must go to the doctor. Even after reading many articles about the disease, it is easy to ignore the simplest contraindications that each treatment procedure has.
Diagnosis: how the diagnosis is confirmed
It is allowed to seek advice on diseases from different doctors: a venous phlebologist, a surgeon specializing in the treatment of blood vessels. The doctor will give competent advice, explain the causes of the disease and recommend the necessary treatment.
Before treatment, it is shown to contact the gynecology department with complaints. In response to the appeal, the doctor has the right to prescribe a series of studies that will prove or disprove the presence of pathology between internal organs:
- Phlebography through the uterus;
- Computed tomography.
Each procedure is performed with the consent of the women in treatment. The reasons for the diversity lie in taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient, the wishes of the woman, and possibly the minor doubts of the treating physician in the diagnosis.
If varicose veins of the small pelvis are diagnosed in a pregnant girl, moderate treatment is often prescribed. Includes the use of special medical clothing. The woman in labor does not take medications, the effect of medications on the fetus has not been studied. It is better not to risk it and get rid of the disease only after pregnancy. Healing stockings remain essential until full recovery.
The main rule of treatment is the normalization of the patient's lifestyle: it is impossible to stay in an upright position for a long time, work, especially that involves physical exertions, should be normalized. The exercises for pelvic varicose veins are not controversial, being preventive in nature. Appointed by a doctor. The main action is to unload the body: exercises such as "birch", "scissors", "bicycle" and others are used. Even breathing exercises are useful, which normalizes the work of a tired body, returning the vessels to their previous state. A daily contrast shower is recommended in the perineal area.
The reasons for the development of varicose veins affect the general condition of the internal organs, even if the symptoms do not show a similar condition. During the treatment it will be necessary to normalize the diet, abandoning bad habits such as alcohol and smoking, it is not necessary to talk about drugs. It is recommended to increase the consumption of vegetable products, certainly also fresh vegetable oil. It is beneficial for the blood vessels that need nutrients. It is useful to consume more products that include or produce collagen, entering the body: the substance has a positive effect on the connective tissues of the vessels, restoring and giving flexibility to the former.
If conservative treatment methods do not help, you need to resort to surgical intervention. The operation is performed in an area where there is a strong stagnation of blood. The doctor will make sure that the venous parameters are in good condition and functioning normally.
What happens if varicose veins are not treated?
Diseases that carry the consequences of disease cannot be called fatal and terrible. However, it is unacceptable to sit with your arms crossed for the disease to progress. We must not forget that when there is no treatment, the internal organs suffer. If varicose veins are diagnosed, the myometrium of the uterus is affected, creating many difficulties for the body with the outflow of blood.
Researchers distinguish three degrees of development of varicose veins:
- The vein increases to 5 millimeters, the type and course of the vessels is corkscrew;
- The vein increases to 6-10 millimeters, the appearance of loose ecstasy of the ovarian plexus, damage to the parametric veins and veins of the arcuate plexus of the uterus is possible;
- The vein increases by more than 10 millimeters, the varicose veins of the small pelvis finally acquire a total appearance, or the venous parametry is affected.
Treatment varies depending on the stage of progression. In severe cases, even surgery is possible. In the first and second stages of the course of the disease, conservative methods are used to treat blood vessels, which act on the causes of organ damage and exterminate the disease. Apply venotonics (increase vascular tone), exercise therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs.
If the first symptoms already appear, you should consult a doctor so that they do not get worse later. Most women try not to pay attention to small pelvic varicose veins, meanwhile, the treatment does not require much effort.
It is forbidden to start treatment on your own. Varicose veins of the small pelvis are not a fatal disease, but violation of the rules threatens serious complications.