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Intimate Veins – Don’t Suffer In Silence

by – May 29, 2018

If you’re one of the thousands of women with varicose veins in the vulva or vagina, you no longer have to put up with the embarrassment, annoyance and pain they can cause.

Maybe you’ve suffered in silence, or maybe you’ve talked to your GP and been prescribed pain relief medication only to find they don’t get to the root of the problem.

You may even have developed a condition called pelvic congestion syndrome. This is where varicose veins cause blood to remain within the pelvis when it should be pumped back to the heart. This stops normal blood circulation to the pelvic organs. In addition this causes the veins to push on the bladder, bowel, vagina and pelvic floor.

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome can cause some unpleasant symptoms. Some of these include an aching or dragging feeling that is usually worse around the time of your period, irritable bladder or stress incontinence, irritable bowel, and discomfort during sex.

To make it worse, many doctors are unaware of this distressing condition. Furthermore they don’t know that there is an effective treatment.

At The Whiteley Clinic, we offer a treatment for intimate varicose veins and pelvic congestion syndrome that is successful in approximately 75% of patients, who report dramatic improvements in their quality of life. These range from patients who say they are pain-free for the first time in years to those who are so happy to have got rid of unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins.

Cause, effects and treatments

Intimate varicose veins usually appear in pregnancy and, while they often ease a little after childbirth, they don’t disappear completely. What’s more, if you get pregnant again, the condition almost always gets worse.

Some women find that the varicose veins stay in the vulva. While for others they lead to similar problems in the top of the inner thigh. Plus they can even be further down the upper leg.

We have been studying this problem since 1999 and have developed a diagnostic and treatment process that treats it effectively, using the latest minimally invasive treatments. Our team includes a vascular surgeon, vascular scientist and interventional radiologist.

The procedure is takes place under local anaesthetic and under precise X-ray control. During the procedure we block the problem veins with tiny coils. This reduces the pressure on healthy veins and allows blood to circulate properly again. Coil embolisation is the name of the technique. For over 20 years we have been using this technique.

However, this is only part of the story. Often pelvic vein problems are misdiagnosed. We are proud that our chief vascular scientist, Judy Holdstock, has developed a pioneering technique called the extended pelvic scan. This enables us to examine the patient from several different angles to get the most accurate possible diagnosis. This means they are more likely to get the right treatment for their problem. Not to mention the highest chance of a cure too.

Take the first step today to treat your intimate veins and call us on 0843 902 2007 to book your initial consultation!

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