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Vascular Surgery

Small purple veins

06/30/2008

Question:

Hi, for the past few years I`ve had small purple veins in my vulva, or the exterior of the vagina. It does not hurt or burn or anything of that kind but it does worry me. Do you know what it`s called or what may cause it?

Thank You

Answer:

Hello. This is likely some evidence of varicose veins where the valves in the veins are not working properly. See your doctor if they become painful.

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Amy B Reed, MD Amy B Reed, MD
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