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After prolonged bedrest and delivery, I could feel like snakes on my calves. Discovered they were varicose veins popping up. Surgeon was mad I called.?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pregnancy a risk too

As dr. Bulger said, pregnancy increases a woman's risk for getting varicose veins.
In addition to prolonged bedrest being a risk factor for developing a blood clot, so is pregnancy itself. If you have pain, swelling, redness, and/or warmth in any of the veins in your calves, don't wait to seek medical attention. Otherwise, it isn't a bad idea to wait until 6 weeks post partum to see an md.

In brief: Pregnancy a risk too

As dr. Bulger said, pregnancy increases a woman's risk for getting varicose veins.
In addition to prolonged bedrest being a risk factor for developing a blood clot, so is pregnancy itself. If you have pain, swelling, redness, and/or warmth in any of the veins in your calves, don't wait to seek medical attention. Otherwise, it isn't a bad idea to wait until 6 weeks post partum to see an md.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Common when pregnant

Varicose veins and venous insufficiency can be exacerbated by pregnancy.
However, prolonged bedrest is a risk factor for developing a blood clot, which also may be present with varicose veins. It is appropriate to seek medical attention for new symptoms specifically when risk factors are present.

In brief: Common when pregnant

Varicose veins and venous insufficiency can be exacerbated by pregnancy.
However, prolonged bedrest is a risk factor for developing a blood clot, which also may be present with varicose veins. It is appropriate to seek medical attention for new symptoms specifically when risk factors are present.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vein Doctors

Look up www.Phlebology.
Org and find a phlebolgy doctor to help. You need to be seen and prescribed medical support stockings until your veins can be treated.... Usually 3 months after delivery of a baby. They also need to make sure your legs are healthy after all the bed rest. Did you wear anti blood clot stockings called tedhose while you were on bed rest?

In brief: Vein Doctors

Look up www.Phlebology.
Org and find a phlebolgy doctor to help. You need to be seen and prescribed medical support stockings until your veins can be treated.... Usually 3 months after delivery of a baby. They also need to make sure your legs are healthy after all the bed rest. Did you wear anti blood clot stockings called tedhose while you were on bed rest?
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
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In brief: See a Phlebologist

Pregnancy is a risk factor for development of vv, but by 6 weeks postpartum they tend to shrink.
If they persist, see a phlebologist and he will be smiling at you, and willing to evaluate your situation and take good care of your legs.

In brief: See a Phlebologist

Pregnancy is a risk factor for development of vv, but by 6 weeks postpartum they tend to shrink.
If they persist, see a phlebologist and he will be smiling at you, and willing to evaluate your situation and take good care of your legs.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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