Veins on the Buttocks, Face and Vagina: Unusual Spider & Varicose Veins

May 24, 2022

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We understand that patient’s are rightly concerned about getting the right diagnosis and treatment for vein disease. Your vein health is incredibly important and having an experienced vein doctor can be the difference between relief and disappointment. To that end, we have put together this simple guide to help you find the best vein doctor for spider and varicose vein treatment.

Most commonly we are asked to evaluate patients for spider and varicose veins on the legs.  However, as some patients are well aware, abnormally dilated veins can appear just about anywhere on the body, including the buttocks, face and even vaginal area.  While the location of these veins may seem surprising, fortunately there are only a few instances where special attention is needed.

Varicose Veins on the Vagina or Vulva

Dilated veins on the vagina or vulva often appear during pregnancy.  After childbirth, the same veins often regress and disappear as the pressure lessens from the pregnant uterus.  The persistence of varicose veins on the vulvar regions, buttocks or inner thighs may suggest pelvic congestion syndrome. 

In pelvic congestion syndrome, the internal veins remain dilated and symptoms of chronic pelvic disease persist for greater than 6 months.  This is a medical condition and warrants investigation for symptomatic patients.  Often, the cause can be found as reflux in the pelvic veins including the ovarian vein or internal iliac vein.  It is not an easy condition to diagnose and requires a multi-specialty approach.  Any patient with chronic pelvic symptoms, especially in the presence of visible varicose veins in the pelvic region, should seek expert consultation with a vein specialist in collaboration with their gynecologist.   With proper diagnosis, the condition can be effectively cured with minimally-invasive treatments.  

In patients with co-existing varicose veins on the legs and signs of pelvic congestion syndrome, it is recommended to consider a thorough evaluation before proceeding with vein treatment.  Effective vein treatment requires eliminating the most proximal sources (highest point) of reflux, which in certain individuals involve the pelvic veins.  A comprehensive evaluation by a vascular surgeon with experience in pelvic venous disease is recommended.   Smaller pudendal veins that are without symptoms can be treated without further investigation using sclerotherapy.   

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Abnormal Veins on the Buttocks

In simple instances, this can be small thread veins or spider veins visible on the buttock region.  Other than being cosmetically displeasing, there is no cause for concern.  These spider veins are similar to the ones that we are more familiar with on the legs and respond well to sclerotherapy.  

Spider veins and even larger varicose veins in the buttock region are often secondary to incompetent veins.  As blood pools in the veins around the buttocks, the increased pressure results in spider veins and varicose veins.  

Hemorrhoids are another type of dilated vein that can appear on the buttock region.  For the majority of patients, this is not likely to be significant.  However, individuals who have symptoms including pain, itching, or bleeding, effective treatments are available.

Facial Veins

We are commonly asked to treat what appear to be broken capillaries on the face.  These spider veins must be distinguished from Rosacea, a skin condition treated under the care of a dermatologist.  Spider veins on the face tend to cluster around the nose and have an association with aging, genetics, hormones, sun exposure and certain medications.   Because these veins are so close to the skin, they can be easily visible in some affected individuals. 

Facial spider veins are best treated with laser vein removal.  The location and tiny nature of these veins are not often suitable for sclerotherapy.  For patients with larger veins near the forehead, temples  or eyes, sclerotherapy can be effective.

What To Do Next?

If you are upset about the appearance or symptoms of spider or varicose veins, the next step is to have a visit with a board-certified vein specialist.  The Vein Specialist Centers in New Jersey and New York have a very talented group of physicians dedicated to the evaluation and management of vein disease.  Dr. Brotman also provides specialty care for pelvic congestion syndrome.  Our vein clinics offer the latest in treatment including vein ablation, cryosclerotherapy for painless spider vein treatment, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy.  

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Stop hiding your legs!

It’s time to schedule a consultation with the top vein doctors in New Jersey and New York. With eight locations throughout New Jersey, Vein Specialist Centers has offices conveniently in Clifton, Edison, Freehold, Mt. Laurel, Paramus, Point Pleasant, Princeton and Wayne. Request a consultation online or by calling 609-257-2095. The caliber of attention and treatment you will receive at Vein Specialist Centers is unmatched. The team of physicians excels in providing cutting-edge and innovative solutions to treat cosmetic concerns, as well as complex vascular issues.

In Summary

Finding the right vein specialist is the most important step towards getting the right diagnosis and treatment. The Vein Specialist Centers are a premier destination for spider and varicose vein treatment. Our team of vein specialists have been carefully selected based on their training background, reputation, and favorability rating with patients. The experience has been great for our patients and we look forward to helping you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

CONTRIBUTING SPECIALIST

Dr. Brotman O’Neill

Harvard Trained | Vascular Surgeon / Vein Specialist

Dr. Alissa Brotman O’Neill is an accomplished vascular surgeon and vein specialist and skilled in applying cutting-edge, minimally-invasive endovascular technology of the aorta and peripheral arteries.

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    10 Forrestal Road South
    Princeton, NJ
    08540

    02. Woodbridge Twp

    1200 Greene Street
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
    08830

    03. Mt. Laurel

    4000 Church Road
    Mt. Laurel, NJ
    08054

    04. Paramus

    2 Sears Drive, Ste 101
    Paramus, NJ
    07652

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    905 Allwood Road, Ste 105
    Clifton, NJ
    07012

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    342 Hamburg Turnpike, Ste 202
    Wayne, NJ
    07470

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    501 Iron Bridge Road, Ste 2
    Freehold, NJ
    07728

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    105 Morris Avenue, Ste 101
    Springfield, NJ
    07081

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    Great Neck, NY
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