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1 in 7 women have varicose veins of the vagina and vulva

by – March 24, 2016

varicose veins of the vagina and vulva

Varicose veins of vulva and vagina

The Whiteley Clinic research has shown that 1 in 7 women have varicose veins of the vagina and vulva. For many the signs are not obvious until either pregnancy or until their leg varicose veins keep recurring despite having had surgery or other treatment.

15-20% of people have varicose veins of their legs that they can see and another 15-20% of people have what we call ‘hidden varicose veins’. These ‘hidden’ varicose veins are too deep under the skin to be seen from the surface. Despite these veins lying deeper, they can still cause problems such as aching, ankle swelling, eczema, skin damage, phlebitis and ulcers. With new the endovenous techniques used in The Whiteley Protocol®, all leg varicose veins can be treated successfully under local anaesthetic with walk-in walk-out surgery.

For those women suffering from varicose veins of vagina and vulva, help is not easier to find. Many women suffering find it hard to talk to others about their condition and many non-specialist doctors, nurses and mid-wives do not know that there are treatments available to investigate and treat the pelvic varicose veins that cause this problem.

The Whiteley Clinic has been at the forefront of the research into the investigation and treatment of pelvic varicose veins that lead to varicose veins of vagina and vulva for over 16 years. Using the techniques developed here at The Whiteley Clinic, all women presenting with varicose veins of vagina and vulva can have the optimal investigations and treatment.

A transvaginal duplex ultrasound performed by a specialist vascular technologist trained at The Whiteley Clinic will identify which pelvic veins are causing the problem.

Once the faulty vein or veins are found a combination of pelvic vein embolisation with coils and foam sclerotherapy has been shown by our research to give excellent results. As with all of The Whiteley Clinic varicose vein treatments; pelvic vein embolization is a sophisticated but straightforward walk in walk out procedure performed under local anaesthetic.

We have a free pelvic congestion syndrome screening questionnaire on our website, which will give you some indication if you show any of the symptoms of the condition.


For more information, please see the vagina and vulva section of our website. Alternatively, contact us by email at info@thewhiteleyclinic.co.uk or call us on 01483 477180

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