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Doctor insights on: Vaginal Varicose Veins Stress Pregnancy

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Can vaginal varicose veins itch?

Can vaginal varicose veins itch?

Yes: Vaginal varices can itch but often are also associated with labial varices which also can cause irritation and itching. Do not forget, however, that vaginal itching is more commonly associated with vaginal infections or fungal skin infections, sometimes with urinary tract infections. I would recommend you see your doctor before assuming that the cause of itching is from the varices. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Do varicose veins only surface during menopause?

Do varicose veins only surface during menopause?

Absolutely not: The most common age group is 30-60, but I have treated patients from age 17-93. Most common causes of varicose veins are family history or genetics, pregnancy, trauma, occupations or activities with prolonged standing or sitting, and hormonal influences, which is where menopause would play a role. ...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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As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?

As there are varicose veins, are their varicose arteries? Could HTN medications result in varicose veins being more visibly noticeable?

Sort of: An aneurysm is sort of like a varicose artery, but we don't tend to refer to it in that terminology. Just like varicose veins that weaken & bulge, artery walls can also weaken and bulge, leading to an artery aneurysms. Aneurysms of arteries are dangerous because arteries are under much higher pressure than veins so when they rupture it can be life threatening. The HTN med should not increase vein ...Read more

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Are breast veins prominent during menstruation?

Are breast veins prominent during menstruation?

Yes: Changes in hormones can cause enlargement of the breast and dilation of the veins, making the veins more visible. Totally within the spectrum of normal. If they bother you, a vein specialist or phlebologist can perform sclerotherapy. ...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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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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Are blue worms the symptoms of varicose veins or blood clots?

Are blue worms the symptoms of varicose veins or blood clots?

Veins vs. clots: Blue worms that are not painful are most likely to be varicose veins. Pain and swelling, with or without varicose veins, is more liekly to be a blood clot. Regardless, if you have varicose veins that are painful, you should definitely get it checked out by a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins a sign of ovarian cancer?

Are varicose veins a sign of ovarian cancer?

No: Absolutely not. Varicose vein are not a sign of ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer it typically diagnosed late after it has spread. When the lymph nodes in the pelvis are involved, this can cause leg swelling. Leg swelling from other causes, however, is much more common. ...Read more

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Blue veins early pregnancy symptoms on hands?

Blue veins early pregnancy symptoms on hands?

Probably not: Hand veins can swell for many reasons but the most common is certainly hereditary . Other factors would be level of hydration, aging, sun exposure loss of elasticity and volume and possibly pregnancies.Actually, I am amazed at the amount of women that i see with bulging hand veins. There is no direct connection between blue hand veins and early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to distinguish between varicose veins spider veins and blood clots?

Is it possible to distinguish between varicose veins spider veins and blood clots?

Vein specialist: Spider veins look like spider legs and are usually blue or red and very tiny(1-2 mm) and are several mm to cm long. Varicose veins are large bluish colored veins that are grape-like in appearance. Clots can be superficial on the skin , tender and easy to feel or deep below the skin requiring ultrasound to see associated with pain and swelling. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Many bulging veins on top of feet. Duplex ultrasound showed no reflux or insufficiency & veins are not varicose. Can they be treated to improve look?

Many bulging veins on top of feet. Duplex ultrasound showed no reflux or insufficiency & veins are not varicose. Can they be treated to improve look?

See vascular special: Vascular specialist, be it a surgeon or a Cardiology specialist who has also had training in vascular disease. They can give u the best answers for u'r options ...Read more

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33, F, PCOS,Can varicose veins cause decreased blood flow to the uterus and cause no sensation while having intercourse or low libido in a female?

33, F, PCOS,Can varicose veins cause decreased blood flow to the uterus and cause no sensation while having intercourse or low libido in a female?

Typically no: Varicose veins are not typically linked to decreased blood flow to the uterus, a lack of sensation during intercourse or decreased libido. There are a variety of treatments for varicose veins. Consider seeing a specialist. A gynecologist can address the very complex issue of decreased libido with you as well. ...Read more

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Egg white discharge & blue veins on breast ( veins look like a road map ) . Are these pregnancy symptoms ?

Egg white discharge & blue veins on breast ( veins look like a road map ) . Are these pregnancy symptoms ?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You do not need to guess about pregnancy based on symptoms. ...Read more

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After doppler scan result varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

After doppler scan result  varicose veins both lower limbs greater saphenous system due to incompetence of perforators of bilateral knee no thrombosis

Venous insufficiency: There is not enough information for me to comment. You need to know the size of the vein and the symptoms as well as the duration of reflux to help guide medical versus surgical therapy. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause spider veins and visible blue veins in the breasts?

Can high blood pressure cause spider veins and visible blue veins in the breasts?

No relationship: There is no causal relationship between spider vein formation and blue vein formation and high blood pressure. These two types of veins are commonly due to genetic factors, aging, weight, sun exposure hormonal changes and pregnancies. ...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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Could too much estrogen&progesterone in BCP cause pregnancy symptoms: veiny breasts/hips, bloating/distended stomach, more visible montgomery glands?

Could too much estrogen&progesterone in BCP cause pregnancy symptoms: veiny breasts/hips, bloating/distended stomach, more visible montgomery glands?

Certainly: Every woman is different, and not every OCP is appropriate for every woman. There are may OCPs out there with differences in the types and dosages of estrogen/progesterone. It is absolutely appropriate to try a different strength and or progestin and see if these symptoms resolve. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more


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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