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Random broken blood vessels all over during pregnancy?

Random broken blood vessels all over during pregnancy?

Fairly common: Dilated and broken blood vessels occur pretty commonly during pregnancy. They often go away after baby is born. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I have green veins showing on hands wrist and legs. this means ? if you have negative pregnancy test urine and blood after sex with light period.

I have green veins showing on hands wrist and legs. this means ? if you have negative pregnancy test urine and blood after sex with light period.

Normal: vein color can vary with indiviuals. The color is usually bluish but can appear greenish based on your skin tone ...Read more

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Do veins in chest area shows during pregnancy?

Do veins in chest area shows during pregnancy?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors. The also do become more prominent during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have big veins on your leg during pregnancy?

Is it safe to have big veins on your leg during pregnancy?

Common: During pregnancy the lover venous system has more pressure on it than other times. This can create a dilation of these veins. ...Read more

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Blue veins in breast during pregnancy. Is this normal?

Blue veins in breast during pregnancy. Is this normal?

Yes: The volume of blood increases by 50% during pregnancy. Plus high Progesterone hormone levels produced during pregnancy cause the veins to loosen. This can result in more prominent veins throughout the body, including on the breasts. ...Read more

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Are spider veins prone to get DVT during pregnancy? what are chances?

Are spider veins prone to get DVT during pregnancy? what are chances?

Spider veins: Spider veins are not at increased risk to develop DVT during pregnancy. Spider veins are only superficial tiny veins and have no relationship to ones ability to develop DVT. ...Read more

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Prevention and care of varicose veins on legs during pregnancy?

Prevention and care of varicose veins on legs during pregnancy?

Compression stocking: Prescription compression stockings are the best treatment for prevention and care of varicose veins when you are pregnant. Ted hose usually don't give you enough compression. There is one study that has shown that nauea and vomiting during pregnancy can even be helped by wearing compression stockings! if you have vulvar and labial varicose veins, a v2 supporter can help. Talk to your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?

What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet  during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?

Compression stocking: The pressure of the baby on to draining system- veins is one of the causes for venous reflux. To prevent swelling, pain, and cramps use compression stockings 20mmHg. Also, elevate your legs/feet when in bed or at home. Usually it gets better after the baby, residual disease can be treated with ablation in future if it persists. ...Read more

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I'm returning to work from maternity leave. During pregnancy i developed varicose veins and have achey legs. Can tights cause circulation/clotting?

I'm returning to work from maternity leave. During pregnancy i developed varicose veins and have achey legs.  Can tights cause circulation/clotting?

Varicose veins: pregnancy can be a causative factor for varicose veins. Usually they will resolve within several months after completion of the pregnancy, however, use of a compression stocking during daily activities would be helpful. The length of the stocking could be a calf length, or a pantyhose. Appropriate fitted compression stockings are beneficial and improve the circulation ...Read more

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Spider veins from pregnancy. Any drugs to help?

No pills: Dr. Isobe's answer is absolutely on target, but if you are looking for a pill or cream, there is nothing available that will help. ...Read more

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How do varicose veins change with pregnancy?

How do varicose veins change with pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy may cause varicose veins as a result of enlarging uterus,especially with repeated pregnancies Use of support compression maternity pantyhose is helpful and important in prevention ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more