Spider and varicose veins can develop anywhere on the body, including on your buttocks. When abnormal veins appear in this area, it can be extremely embarrassing. Even though this area of your body is hidden most of the time, these veins can still affect your self-esteem. In some cases, they may even cause you pain. Fortunately, there are treatments that can address these veins and eliminate associated symptoms.
Causes of Abnormal Veins
Three possible causes of abnormal veins on your buttocks include:
Genetic factors may play a role in the development of abnormal veins, including those that appear on the buttocks. If you have a close family member that developed varicose or spider veins on his or her buttocks, you may be more likely to develop them yourself.
During pregnancy, the risk of developing abnormal veins on the buttocks is increased. When a woman is pregnant, the hormone progesterone increases dramatically which often relaxes vein walls and they enlarge as a result. Her blood volume also expands to support the fetus putting extra pressure on the blood vessels and makes the development of abnormal veins more likely.
3. Excess Weight.
People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have abnormal veins in any location, including on the buttocks. If you are carrying excess weight, you may develop abnormal veins in this area.
Abnormal Vein Treatment Options
Fortunately, several treatment options are available to individuals who develop spider or varicose veins on their buttocks. Three of the most popular treatment options include:
For varicose veins and larger spider veins on the buttocks, sclerotherapy is the best treatment option. During this procedure, a vascular surgeon uses a thin needle to inject a special solution into the patient’s veins. This solution irritates the walls of the vessel, forcing them to stick together and seal off the vein. Eventually, the body absorbs the vein and it disappears from view. Sclerotherapy may be performed with or without ultrasound guidance.
For mild cases of abnormal veins, VeinGogh may be recommended. This procedure uses radiofrequency energy to destroy small spider veins, as well as cherry angiomas that may appear on the buttocks.
Selecting the Right Treatment
If you have spider veins, varicose veins or some other vein issue that affects your buttocks, an experienced physician can help. Contact the vein doctors at Vein911 today to learn more about your treatment options.