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Would someone being on birth control affect the appearance of veracose veins? If so how?
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: BCP-VARICOSE VEINS
I don't think bcp affects varicose veins.
It is hormonal while varicose veins are circulation problems.

In brief: BCP-VARICOSE VEINS
I don't think bcp affects varicose veins.
It is hormonal while varicose veins are circulation problems.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology
In brief: Maybe
Hormonal changes can potentially worsen varicose veins but the amount of hormone present in birth control is usually a fraction of what is present in your body during a typical cycle, so these should have less effect.
Maintain a normal weight. Use compression socks. Exercise and elevate your legs when resting. And see a vein specialist. Phlebology.Org for referrals.

In brief: Maybe
Hormonal changes can potentially worsen varicose veins but the amount of hormone present in birth control is usually a fraction of what is present in your body during a typical cycle, so these should have less effect.
Maintain a normal weight. Use compression socks. Exercise and elevate your legs when resting. And see a vein specialist. Phlebology.Org for referrals.
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Dr. Albert Malvehy
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
In brief: not much
Birth control pills tend to regulate hormonal fluctuations.
Hormonal cycles may effect the appearance of varicose veins. Birth control pills tend to moderate the hormonal fluctuations and therefore they may mildly help the perimenstrual worsening of varicose and spider veins that can occur, but the dont prevent or cure varicose veins.

In brief: not much
Birth control pills tend to regulate hormonal fluctuations.
Hormonal cycles may effect the appearance of varicose veins. Birth control pills tend to moderate the hormonal fluctuations and therefore they may mildly help the perimenstrual worsening of varicose and spider veins that can occur, but the dont prevent or cure varicose veins.
Dr. Thomas Wright
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