Pelvic/Labial Varicose Veins in Seattle

Pelvic/Labial type of varicose veins develops in a woman’s pelvic, labial or vulvar regions during pregnancy. Almost 30% of all pregnant women will develop them, and once the baby is born, the veins don’t disappear on their own. The veins usually affect women ages 25-45 years of age and women who have multiple pregnancies. They start to develop around the fifth month of pregnancy. Treatment is usually postponed until after the baby has been born. However, you don’t have to be pregnant to develop these veins – any woman can develop them.

The causes for these veins to develop are weight gain, fluid retention, genetic disposition for developing varicose veins, higher than normal estrogen levels and changes in anatomy that happen during pregnancy. Some of the symptoms include dull pain, pain during intercourse, lower backaches, general fatigue, a swollen vulva, and depression.

Treatment Options

Pelvic Labial Varicose Veins Treatment in Seattle

Surgery used to be the only treatment option available for Pelvic and Labial veins. However, treatments have come a long way, and minimally invasive options are now common. An example of those minimally invasive treatments is Sclerotherapy, a virtually painless procedure in which medical solutions are injected into your varicose veins and cause the veins to collapse and be naturally reabsorbed by your body.  This treatment uses ultrasound to guide the doctor to veins that aren’t visible or close to the skin surface.

Another option is laser treatment, which uses a pulse light energy to collapse varicose veins. This option usually takes about 3 to 5 treatments to remove the veins completely. This is also a painless treatment with no downtime.

Don’t suffer from these embarrassing varicose veins. Great treatment options are available to fit your situation and relief is just a phone call away.

Call our office today (206) 596-3976 and set up a consultation with Dr. Ellen.

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Pelvic/Labial Varicose Veins in Seattle

Pelvic Labial Varicose Veins Treatment in Seattle

Pelvic/Labial type of varicose veins develops in a woman’s pelvic, labial or vulvar regions during pregnancy. Almost 30% of all pregnant women will develop them, and once the baby is born, the veins don’t disappear on their own. The veins usually affect women ages 25-45 years of age and women who have multiple pregnancies. They start to develop around the fifth month of pregnancy. Treatment is usually postponed until after the baby has been born. However, you don’t have to be pregnant to develop these veins – any woman can develop them.

The causes for these veins to develop are weight gain, fluid retention, genetic disposition for developing varicose veins, higher than normal estrogen levels and changes in anatomy that happen during pregnancy. Some of the symptoms include dull pain, pain during intercourse, lower backaches, general fatigue, a swollen vulva, and depression.

Treatment Options

Surgery used to be the only treatment option available for Pelvic and Labial veins. However, treatments have come a long way, and minimally invasive options are now common. An example of those minimally invasive treatments is Sclerotherapy, a virtually painless procedure in which medical solutions are injected into your varicose veins and cause the veins to collapse and be naturally reabsorbed by your body.  This treatment uses ultrasound to guide the doctor to veins that aren’t visible or close to the skin surface.

Another option is laser treatment, which uses a pulse light energy to collapse varicose veins. This option usually takes about 3 to 5 treatments to remove the veins completely. This is also a painless treatment with no downtime.

Don’t suffer from these embarrassing varicose veins. Great treatment options are available to fit your situation and relief is just a phone call away.

Call our office today (206) 596-3976 and set up a consultation with Dr. Ellen.

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Ellen Derrick, MD MPH FACS

(206) 596-3976

(206) 486-9013 fax
3216 NE 45th Pl
Suite 207,
Seattle, WA 98105

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Ellen Derrick, MD MPH FACS

 (206) 596-3976

(206) 486-9013 fax
3216 NE 45th Place
Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98105

 

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