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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
Varicose veins are a common pathology of the 21st century, from which not only women but also men suffer. Probably, each of us has heard about varicose veins in the legs and arms, but not everyone knows that there are varicose veins in the groin.
Varicose veins in the groin can occur in both men and women. The disease is similar on external examination with varicose veins on the legs, but differs in specific symptoms and causes.
Symptoms of inguinal varicose veins in women
Doctors identify symptoms of the disease in women:
- pain in the groin area (after the transferred loads), often pulling;
- bumpy surface;
- irritation of the dermis and itching;
- discomfort and burning.
If a man is diagnosed with varicose veins in the groin, the symptoms, as a rule, do not appear in any way at the initial stage, only in the future the following signs are observed:
- enlarged veins in the groin area;
- bumpy surface, easily detectable on its own;
- pain during erection, intercourse, walking, etc.
Causes of the disease in women
The main reason for the development of the disease in the female sex is pregnancy, in which the labia are affected during the development of the disease.
Causes of the disease in men
Men suffer from inguinal varicose veins for various reasons:
- bad habits: smoking, drinking alcohol, etc.;
- hard work associated with a heavy load on the legs and carrying heavy loads;
- weakened vascular walls;
- genetic predisposition;
- sedentary work and low physical activity.
Treatment of inguinal varicose veins in women
To heal varicose veins during pregnancy, doctors recommend conservative therapy, depending on the symptoms and the severity of the disease. To begin with, a pregnant woman must move more, walking is especially useful, since an additional load is created on the venous valves and they begin to work actively. Also, during treatment, doctors recommend that a pregnant woman visit the pool, which has a positive effect on dilated veins in the groin.
An important factor in the treatment of the disease is a balanced diet, which the patient must adhere to. Fatty, salty, fried foods should be completely excluded from the diet. The doctor recommends that the patient strictly monitor the weight gain - this negatively affects the varicose veins in the groin area. Weight gain should not exceed 300 g per week. If more - it is necessary to make fasting days with apples or cottage cheese.
When treating women, doctors often recommend the use of specialized underwear, the healing effect of which is aimed at reducing the load and pressure on the veins in the legs, on the groin and pelvic area, and getting rid of itching of the genitals.
In this case, the patient is shown to use compression stockings, the wearing of which requires special rules:
- daily use;
- daily wash;
- putting on in a supine position in the morning.
Treatment of the disease in women, in rare cases, may be accompanied by pharmaceutical venotonic drugs, which are used for external use.
Often these are ointments and creams that are also used to treat venous dilatation of the veins in the legs - Hepatrin, Troxevasin, Troxerutin, etc.
As a rule, in the last weeks of pregnancy, the expectant mother is sent to the hospital, examined and put on compression underwear just before the birth process. The delivery goes without further complications.
Varicose veins in the groin in women can also appear after the birth of a child. In this case, surgery may be required. Modern surgery is well advanced in this direction, so you shouldn't have a cause for concern.
Remember! Treatment of varicose veins should be comprehensive and carried out together with the attending physician. Only in this case will you achieve the expected result.
Treatment of varicose veins in the groin in men
Varicose veins in the groin in men, as a rule, do not cause complications. But there are cases in which a man has severe bleeding, which can lead to the formation of a blood clot. This is very dangerous, a blood clot appears near the head of the genital organ and is small in size. It interferes with normal blood flow and stops its outflow. In this case, consult a phlebologist immediately.
Treatment of varicose veins in men directly depends on what symptoms of the disease bother him. Usually, doctors prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs and recommend refraining from sexual intercourse during therapy. Also, to reduce pain, the patient is prescribed analgesics.
Surgical intervention is considered an effective method of treatment. Today, specialists use many techniques, but their essence is as follows: a small incision is made in the place where the veins are revealed, the vessel is first tied up and then removed, the operation is performed using an anesthetic injection.
After the operation, the doctor will prescribe a spermatogram to the patient, the results of which will show the quantity and quality of sperm. Such operations are the most effective and safest for a man. And within a few days after the operation, the patient will completely get rid of the disease and forget about the unpleasant symptoms of the disease.
To treat varicose veins in the groin at the initial stage of the disease, of course, you can use folk methods, with the help of improvised means and herbs, but in order to avoid negative consequences and side effects, seek help from a doctor.
Prevention of varicose veins
With varicose veins in the groin, for preventive purposes, doctors recommend following the basic rules:
- Protect yourself from stressful situations, go to bed and wake up at the same time, balance your diet and you will not be afraid of the disease.
- Give up alcohol and smoking, as these bad habits negatively affect the walls of blood vessels and contribute to the appearance of venous expansion;
- Strictly monitor your weight. Excess weight contributes to the development of the disease and prevents complex treatment;
- Drink at least 2 liters of water daily throughout the day - this will normalize your body water balance and the treatment will be effective;
- If you have a sedentary job, then every half hour stretch your legs, change their position, walk;
- The disease will not appear if you lead an active lifestyle, walking is especially useful. Do physical therapy, swimming, fitness, etc., just do not overexert yourself. Exercise will only benefit you and normalize blood microcirculation;
First of all, identify and eliminate the cause of the disease, then there will be no trace of the symptoms of varicose veins in the groin. And be sure to consult a phlebologist for the correct diagnosis and complex treatment.