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What causes raised veins on labia majora?

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Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Question: I am not pregnant, but I do have two children. I have what looks to be very small raised veins on my labio majora. This is on the outside of my labio majora. You can tell that a small vein runs to the raised little purple/blackish bump. Is this a varicose vein?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hemangioma

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Also thanks for a good description.

As per your description this looks to be a small hemangioma, the draining vein will automatically appear to be enlarged as the blood supply to such a lump is increased.

Nothing much to worry about until you fiddle with it or the lump enlarges.
Just keep under observation.
Consult a Surgeon if there is enlargement or pain or any other symptom develops.
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (11 minutes later)
I thought that hemangiomas were normally there at birth and went away within the first couple years of life. The raised bumps sometimes get caught or scratch and will bleed a little which is irritating and messy. I am just confused by your answer because I thought a hemangioma you got at birth and they usually go away.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hemangioma can occur any time

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
Very true, The hemangiomas present at birth are called as congenital hemangiomas.
But this is not the only type. So please do not get confused.

One can get other types of hemangiomas anytime in life and any place in the body. They can be of various forms.

Because of the stasis of the blood the skin undergoes some changes and becomes itchy, irritating and may bleed a bit.

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What causes raised veins on labia majora?

Brief Answer: Hemangioma Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query. Also thanks for a good description. As per your description this looks to be a small hemangioma, the draining vein will automatically appear to be enlarged as the blood supply to such a lump is increased. Nothing much to worry about until you fiddle with it or the lump enlarges. Just keep under observation. Consult a Surgeon if there is enlargement or pain or any other symptom develops.