Vulvar varicosities during pregnancy: What can you do?

I had them in pregnancy number 3 and they were just because of the pregnancy. I think they said they were like varicose veins. Mine did get annoying and itchy but dont scratch them, because boy, they blow!!!!! Exploding red fanjo Blush No lasting damage tho

tigerbear- no one gets checked for herpes. Herpes hurts, so you’d know if you had it because it hurts.

Thanks for replying Sofaslug, thats reassuring. I suppose it’s time to stop wearing chafing g-strings and start wearing big knickers instead! I’ll probably also inquire about it with the midwife at my next appointment to allay my concerns.

I damn impressed youve seen your fanjo at 37 weeks and that you wear g-strings generally Grin

It sounds like a blood blister. I had one of these exactly as you describe when I was pregnant (in late stages, in fact I think it was still there when I gave birth). Never had one before or since, I guess it was down to the pressure! Midwives never commented on it, and it disappeared soon after the birth. I really wouldnt worry Smile

This type of hematoma can also develop during vaginal delivery, either as a result of pushing pressure or trauma from medical equipment, such as forceps. Having an episiotomy can also cause a vaginal hematoma. This describes a surgical incision made close to the vaginal opening to facilitate a baby’s passage through it. After giving birth, vaginal hematomas brought on by childbirth may not manifest themselves for a day or two.

Your doctor will first perform a basic examination of your vulva and vagina to look for any obvious signs of a hematoma in order to diagnose a vaginal hematoma. Your doctor may also request an ultrasound or CT scan, depending on what they discover during the examination, to determine the size of the hematoma and whether it is expanding.

With over-the-counter painkillers, a small hematoma, typically less than 5 centimeters in diameter, is typically manageable. To reduce swelling, you can also apply a cold compress to the area.

A larger vaginal hematoma may require surgical drainage from your doctor. To begin, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area. The blood that has accumulated will then be drained using a tiny tube after they make a small incision in the hematoma. Once the blood is gone, they’ll stitch up the area. An antibiotic may also be administered to you to stop an infection.

Even if a vaginal hematoma appears to be minor, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor because they can occasionally cause dangerous bleeding.

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