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An overflowing garbage can. Medical supplies and a disposable cup scattered across the counter. A bowl of something soaking in the sink, with white splatters on the floor and cabinets.

When Stephen Wilson saw the condition of the room he says his Army veteran son was taken to for treatment, he called it "unprofessional, unsanitary and disrespectful." Now a Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, has apologized and launched an inquiry to figure out what happened.

Wilson tweeted photos of the clinic room on April 27, tagging President Donald Trump and urging others to retweet.

"My son is a Veteran of the United States Army. He went to the #VA in Salt Lake City yesterday. This was the condition of the room he was seen in. Very unprofessional, unsanitary and disrespectful," he wrote.

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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.


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.