A 29-year-old female asked:
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since having my son,i have a long blue vein in my thigh that sticks out a tiny bit. it's not varicosed, looks normal. is this going to become varicose?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Pregnancy is a common cause of varicose veins due to increased blood volume. Heredity plays a part when weak valves are inherited. If you have completed pregnancy, labor and delivery without varicosity, it seems unlikely that the vein you are noticing will develop it now. The time when it should have happened is over. Be sure to get regular exercise and maintain a normal weight. remember your flu vaccine
Answered on Oct 4, 2014

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