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33 weeks pregnant & have cramping/sharp pains in my vagina.Ultrasound fine, obgyn said like varicose veins in my vagina? Feels like i'm dilating.

33 weeks pregnant & have cramping/sharp pains in my vagina.Ultrasound fine, obgyn said like varicose veins in my vagina? Feels like i'm dilating.

Vaginal veins.: Vaginal veins are actually quite common during pregnancy and tend to worsen as the duration of the pregnancy increases. They can be due to back flow (reflux) either through the ovarian, hypogastric or saphenous veins. Once the pregnancy is over, the veins usually resolve. During pregnancy, support panty hose and leg elevation may help. After delivery, see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


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I'm 30 wks prego & I'm having vaginal pain.I have varicose veins down there but now I have a tender spot on my vagina.Should I be worried?

I'm 30 wks prego & I'm having vaginal pain.I have varicose veins down there but now I have a tender spot on my vagina.Should I be worried?

VV and pregnancy: Varicose veins in the legs and vaginal varicose veins are very common during pregnancy. These veins enlarge due to the pressure of the uterus on the intra abdominal veins causing the leg veins to enlarge. Local care for vaginal veins with wet warm compresses may help. If these is a clotted painful vein, it can be drained under local anesthesia. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I'm 38wks and I have really big vericose veins in my vagina that are practically protruding into a 3rd lip, will these affect my delivery?

I'm 38wks and I have really big vericose veins in my vagina that are practically protruding into a 3rd lip, will these affect my delivery?

Limited effects: Small varicose veins of the vaginal region with pregnancy are common. Larger varicose veins like you describe are uncommon. The veins have limited effect on a vaginal delivery. Early ambulation post delivery is important. Vaginal varicose veins maybe associated with large varicose veins in the pelvis, internal. This could result in increased bleeding with the need for a c-section delivery. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins painful?

Are varicose veins painful?

Possibly: Other symptoms can include restless leg syndrome, skin changes in the lower leg to include darkened pigmentation, eczema and even ulcers. If you are having pain consult a board certified phlebologist, interventional radiologist or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins dangerous?

Are varicose veins dangerous?

They can be: Varicose veins may be of cosmetic concern, but commonly cause symptoms such as leg heaviness, leg fatigue, itching, night cramps, and restless legs. They can also lead to leg swelling, eczema, skin inflammation, and leg ulceration. Phlebitis can occur in a varicose vein, which could lead to a blood clot. Consult a phlebologist (http://www.Phlebology.Org/) to discuss your particular condition. ...Read more

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How to fight varicose veins ?

How to fight varicose veins ?

Lifelong care: As dr. Hernandez says, spider veins, varicose veins and venous disease is inherited and made worse with hormones, pregnancies, prolonged sitting and standing, heavy weight lifting, and others... Phlebology is a specialty for treating veins: www.Phlebolgy.Org minimally invasive diagnostic and treatments to get rid of each type of problem before it progresses and exercise and medical compression. ...Read more

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Are all varicose veins unhealthy?

Not really: A varicose vein is one which has dilated due to increased "back pressure" in the vein. Several reasons, but commonly the one way valves have become incompetent , so gravity pulls the blood back down causing pressure. To many, these may be unsightly, but don't cause symptoms such as burning, itching, and a heavy, achy feeling. If yours do bother you, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of Varicose Veins?

What is the cause of Varicose Veins?

Bad valves: Varicose veins are caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, (varicose), leak fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers. It is treated by laser ablation. ...Read more

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How to cure unsightly varicose veins?

How to cure unsightly varicose veins?

No cure: There are many very effective treatments for existing varicose veins, as dr. Nielsen said. Unfortunately, there is no cure. No treatment will guarantee that you will never get another varicose vein as long as you live. When it comes to treating varicose veins, control is the name of the game. Periodic check ups and maintenance treatment when necessary, will give you the best long term results. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat varicose veins?

Surgery v no surgery: Start with support hose & observation.The gold standard is to have a venous reflux exam and laser closure of the leaking valves of saphenous followed by microphlebectomies or sclerothrapy of the vv. Vein stripping is still done but newer treatment have faster recovery.. See a vein specialist. To discuss for eval and discuss options. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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