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Vulvar varicosities may become worse with each pregnancy.

Vulvar varicosities are not usually permanent. Symptoms typically disappear shortly after giving birth.

However, women who get them during one pregnancy may develop them with the next pregnancy. The veins may also get worse or more painful with each pregnancy.

When the veins do not disappear on their own, it is important to speak to a doctor about possible underlying causes, such as poor circulation.

Doctors can easily remove the veins with outpatient surgery. However, women with a history of varicose veins may continue to develop them, so it is often better to give them time to disappear without treatment.

Takeaway

Vulvar varicosities can look frightening, and some women may be embarrassed to discuss them with their doctor. However, these veins are widespread, and there is no reason to be alarmed.

Women should still speak to a doctor for a proper diagnosis and reassurance that the veins will likely disappear over time.

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