Vulvar veins can appear during pregnancy and can clot or bleed during this period. They reduce in size soon after pregnancy but only rarely go back to normal.

The enlargemnt of these veins may also be due to abnormalities (reflux or backflow) involving the ovarian veins where patients present with pelvic congestion syndrome. Vulvar veins can be painful and the patient can be diagnosed with 'vulvodynia'. Other causes of vulvar pain include herpes, chronic candidal infection, pudendal neuropathy and lichen sclerosus.

Vulvar veins may also be secondary to a vascular malformation such a venous malformation. In such cases these veins are present since birth and enlarge slowly with time. There is usually a soft tissue enlargement and the labia enlarge in size.


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