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Vulvar Varicosities/Veins

Vulvar varicosities – vulvar varicose veins – can commonly occur during pregnancy when blood flow is compressed. 

What are vulvar varicosities?

Vulvar varicosity (commonly known as varicose veins) is the result of enlarged vulvar veins secondary to engorgement that commonly occurs from blockage of blood flow in the veins. This commonly occurs in pregnancy when the gravid uterus compresses the vena cava impacting lower extremity venous blood flow from the lower body to the heart. Sometimes varicosity results in pain or pressure, but often there are no symptoms.