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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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Spider veins from pregnancy. Any drugs to help?

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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Pregnancy spider veins worse with compression socks, what can help?

Pregnancy spider veins worse with compression socks, what can help?

Wait: The compression stockings are likely making them not as bad as they would be otherwise. If you don't have thigh highs, get those in 15-20. Walk. Manage weight gain in accordance with your ob's recommendations. If the spider veins haven't resolved 6 mos after birth, see a vein specialist or phlebologist. Phlebology. Org for referrals. ...Read more

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Has anyone had varicose / spider veins go away after pregnancy?

Has anyone had varicose / spider veins go away after pregnancy?

Yes: The prominent veins present during pregnancy resolve after 6 weeks or so, and with each pregnancy they tend to worsen with more becoming obvious. Seek help of a phlebologist by checking out www. Phlebology. Org, and find one via zip code. He will be able to see your legs, and advise you accordingly. ...Read more

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In a phantom pregnancy can spider veins and major blue veins start appearing? Also do nipples darken?

In a phantom pregnancy can spider veins and major blue veins start appearing? Also do nipples darken?

Yes: It is sometimes difficult to distinguish a phantom pregnancy from a normal pregnancy and, therefore, signs and symptoms that can occur with normal pregnancies can also occur during a phantom pregnancy including the things that you have described. ...Read more

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I have blue spider veins in my leg and one or two small purplish veins. Am I at risk of DVT in pregnancy if I become pregnant? I'm terrified!!!!

I have blue spider veins in my leg and one or two small purplish veins. Am I at risk of DVT in pregnancy if I become pregnant? I'm terrified!!!!

No: These spider veins and small blue veins are simply a sign that some of your veins and a bit of back flow creating these veins that you see. DVT in pregnancy is always a small risk but you are no more likely than anyone else. These are really benign vascular formations and not associated with DVT. DVT as name involves deep veins not these superficial spiders. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins/ spider veins in legs dangerous to have before pregnancy? I never have been really active and I got small blue/purple veins

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Are varicose veins/ spider veins in legs dangerous to have before pregnancy? I never have been really active and I got small blue/purple veins

Usually not: Usually not; they will probably get worse with pregnancy.
The only time when they might be putatively dangerous that I can think of is if/when they're associated with deep vein thrombosis (deeper calf, groin, pelvic veins). ...Read more

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Have a lot of pregnancy sypmtoms. I have frequent headache, my breast are swollen and have spider viens all around my belly. Am I pregnant?

Have a lot of pregnancy sypmtoms. I have frequent headache, my breast are swollen and have spider viens all around my belly. Am I pregnant?

Possibly: There is a high probability of you being pregnant. I would get a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant, there other possibilities. Meg syndrome from ovarian tumor where you get ascites (fluid in your abdomen) or cirrhosis of the liver with portal hypertension. In this disease, your liver fails, backs up pressure, and fluid in your abdomen. ...Read more

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Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

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My belly is measuring 30 CM during my pregnancy how many weeks am i? How is measuring and weeks the same?

Measuring is a rough: Estimate of weeks gestation, so 30 cm is normal for 30 weeks but the best way to check if there is a problem or question of size or dates is to get an accurate OB ultrasound to measure the baby. ...Read more

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Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have stomache pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy 26 weeks?

Is it normal to have stomache pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy 26 weeks?

NO!: See your local Labor and delivery immediately and be evaluated for possible premature labor or cervical shortening ...Read more

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Are sharp lower abdomen pain normal during 9 weeks pregnancy? What are its possible causes and when does it go away? Thanks

Early Pregnancy pain: It's common to have pain early in pregnancy. Typically this pain is due to ligament stretching and growing of the uterus. Unless accompanied by bleeding and cramping, this pain is typically normal. One would want to make sure that you don't have a urinary tract infection, appendicitis, or gastrointestinal problems. Sharp lower abdominal pain in pregnancy can come and go throughout the pregnanc. ...Read more

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Do jobst stockings that were made during my pregnancy still work if they fit me? I'm about the same size in legs and belly : (

Do jobst stockings that were made during my pregnancy still work if they fit me? I'm about the same size in legs and belly : (

Probably some-try: The best way to tell is use them. These compression stockings are designed to reduce pressure /backflow of venous blood, from the pregnant uterus and hormonal changes. Even after pregnancy, resultant varicose veins can benefit. ...Read more

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Is a tingling pain in the belly button common during early pregnancy, my partner is 5 weeks pregnant today and experiencing this?

Is a tingling pain in the belly button common during early pregnancy, my partner is 5 weeks pregnant today and experiencing this?

The biggest: Thing to watch out for is if she runs a fever or develops increased nausea and vomiting; it may be muscular but, though low probability, one must always be aware of the appendix. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy? Not a cream, the pure butter itself, to prevent stretch marks

Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy? Not a cream, the pure butter itself, to prevent stretch marks

Safe, BUT: Do not expect any wonderful result. Stretch marks are determined by factors other than dry skin. Mostly by how much the skin is stretched. Any lubricating agent will do the same. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?

Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...Read more

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Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.

Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.

Maybe: But I don't consider any horrible pain as normal...Pregnant or not. It may t be serious. I would asl my OB about it and I am a fan of chinese medicine and acupuncture as it is safe and may easily resolve your gallbladder colic. ...Read more

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I'm 3 months postpartum and noticed I have quite a few new tiny hemangiomas on my belly I must have got during pregnancy. Will these go away in time?

I'm 3 months postpartum and noticed I have quite a few new tiny hemangiomas on my belly I must have got during pregnancy. Will these go away in time?

Likely...: If the hemangiomas are hormone-sensitive, that is, they arose due to the hormone changes during pregnancy, they will likely fade away in time, usually several months. Best wishes to you and your growing family! ...Read more

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When does your belly get hard during pregnancy?

When does your belly get hard during pregnancy?

Yes: Later in pregnancy when you can feel the uterus, it is not uncommon for you to feel occasional tightening of the uterus. If you are concerned about regular contractions, then you should contact your doctor. Next time, indicate how far along you are in your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly drops during pregnancy?

Lightening: At about 30 to 34 weeks the uterus and baby are large enough and heavy enough that gravity causes the uterus to descend into the pelvis giving the impression that the abdomen is dropping. That is normal. ...Read more

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How can I lose excess belly fat during pregnancy?

How can I lose excess belly fat during pregnancy?

Maintain 25 lbs limt: It is expected to gain upto 25 pounds during pregnancy so - check and make sure you do not exceed this limit and do not worry about weight gain excessively the tough part is postpartum to switch gears to bring down your hunger and diet habits if you switch back your eating pattern between 15 days - 21 days post pregnancy you will do fine. ...Read more

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Is small belly during pregnancy means small baby wight?

Not necessarily: Some women just carry small. It depends on the size of your torso and pelvis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a scar on my belly, will it stretch during pregnancy?

What to do if I have a scar on my belly, will it stretch during pregnancy?

Nothing to do: Scars on the belly can stretch a little. But they don't cause any major problems and no intervention is usually necessary. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pains in the side of ur belly at 17 weeks during a pregnancy?

What could cause sharp pains in the side of ur belly at 17 weeks during a pregnancy?

Very hard to say: Some muscle pulling type pains are very common, but it really could be anything: gastrointestinal pains, round ligament pains, constipation, (an appendicitis?). Ask your ob. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

Spider angiomas (Spider nevus, spider veins, nevus aranius, & vascular spider.) = dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface. It can take the shape ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins = (telangiectasia or venulectasias), very small purple ...Read more