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When pregnant, sleeping on the left side may improve symptoms of vulvar varicosity.

Treatment usually focuses on managing symptoms at home, since vulvar varicosities typically go away within 1 month of giving birth.

Ways to prevent the veins from getting worse include:

Techniques for reducing pain include:

Doctors do not recommend removing vulvar varicosities during pregnancy since they usually go away on their own. If the veins do not disappear a few months after giving birth, surgical procedures can be used.

The two most common procedures are:

Both procedures can usually be carried out on an outpatient basis under general anesthetic, which means the person will be asleep and will not feel any pain.

Diagnosis

Many women with vulvar varicosities have no symptoms other than swollen veins. A doctor will often be able to diagnose them with a simple visual examination.

Vulvar varicosities sometimes signal an underlying circulatory problem. A doctor may ask a person questions about their circulation, as well as if they have varicose veins elsewhere on the body.

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