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Vascular Surgery

Anal/vaginal veins?

12/29/2003

Question:

Is it possible to have varicose veins in the anal/vaginal area? Slightly swollen, burning, throbbing symptoms. No open area. Just uncomfortable, burning.

Answer:

Varicose veins in the anal area are called external hemorrhoids. There can be `varicose veins` in the vaginal area which may develop during or after pregnancy. Treatment of both of these is often the use of warm Sitz baths (soaking in a small tub of water) to help relieve swelling and itching. Topical aids for hemorrhoids can also be used.

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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