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Will varicose veins in my genital area go away after birth?

Will varicose veins in my genital area go away after birth?

Yes: Once the increased blood volume of pregnancy resolves and the pressure and weight of the uterus reduces, the veins will be able to drain better. The vessel walls are weakened, though, so will remain "flabby" and won't go back to their original size. ...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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How long after giving birth does it take perineal varicose veins to go away? What can I do to help them go away?

How long after giving birth does it take perineal varicose veins to go away? What can I do to help them go away?

Depends: Perineal and vulvar varicosities generally resolve within a few weeks after childbirth. If they do not resolve in that time frame, they might never resolve without treatment. The good news is that these respond very well to foam sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Are the varicose veins reversible when i get off the birth control?

Are the varicose veins reversible when i get off the birth control?

No: Getting off birth control will help to decrease your risk of having a blood clot if you have varicose veins, but varicose veins are veins that are structurally broken and that isn't affected by the pill. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills give you spider and varicose veins on your legs?

Can birth control pills give you spider and varicose veins on your legs?

No association: There isn't an established association between birth control pills and varicose veins or spider veins. Both are made worse by prolonged standing. Varicose veins also get worse during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about methods to minimize varicose veins. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a birth control pill that has risks of blood clots when you have varicose veins?

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Yes. : Yes, it's okay to be on oral contraceptives (ocps) with varicose veins. The ocps will increase your risk of DVT but the presence of varicose veins does not. ...Read more

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What birth control method can I use seen I have varicose vein?

Should Not Matter: Although the use of hormonal birth control does have a higher risk for potential clotting, the presence of varicose veins shouldn't effect which method to use. More importantly, you should seek treatment from a qualified vein specialist to get your varicosities and the underlying cause taken care of, and then you may use any birth control you wish. Treatment is minimally invasive and easy to have. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for a varicose vein to hurt after giving birth?

Is it abnormal for a varicose vein to hurt after giving birth?

No: Many have vv with pregnancy, and superficial or deep venous thrombosis is not uncommon. Pregnancy increases the risk of blood clots, and pain over a vv implies blood clot within, and presents as a cord like area, often with surrounding redness, heat, rubbery/ firm to touch. Suggest that you see your doctor about this, for superficial thrombophlebitis can extend into the deep system in some cases. ...Read more

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How normal is it for a varicose vein to hurt after giving birth?

Not unusual: Pregnancy and childbirth put a tremendous amount of stress on the venous system of the legs. This is due to the increased pressure in the pelvis which limits the vein drainage from the legs. I would recommend an evaluation by a vein specialist ...Read more

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Is it normal for a varicose vein to be painful after giving birth?

Is it normal for a varicose vein to be painful after giving birth?

Not really: Although varicose veins can hurt after giving birth, you need to be cautious, as dr. Proffitt said. Pregnancy is a hypercoagulable condition. That means that your risk of getting a blood clot when pregnant is higher than normal. That increased risk doesn't go back to normal until at least 6 weeks after delivery. If you have a painful vein, see your doctor to make sure you don't have a clot. ...Read more

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Will varicose veins in my legs go away at all if I lose weight?

No: The symptoms that you are experiencing may improve but the veins will not go away until they been treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

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