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What percentage of women who develop varicose veins while pregnant keep the veins?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
7 doctors agree

In brief: All of them

Varicose veins have lost their normal function and carry blood the wrong direction.
Once veins become abnormal, they are never able to "heal" and fully achieve normal function again. This is true, regardless of the cause--even pregnancy. After delivery, many of these veins shrink, often to the point of being unapparent, but they are never fully normal again. They are just much smaller.

In brief: All of them

Varicose veins have lost their normal function and carry blood the wrong direction.
Once veins become abnormal, they are never able to "heal" and fully achieve normal function again. This is true, regardless of the cause--even pregnancy. After delivery, many of these veins shrink, often to the point of being unapparent, but they are never fully normal again. They are just much smaller.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 100%

Pregnancy, like heredity, obesity, aging, lifestyle (prolonged standing or sitting) are risk factors for development of vv.
Once vv develop they only get worst with time. Pregnancy increases the blood volume making the vv more prominent, and after delivery they may not be as obvious, but they are still there. Suggest visiting a phlebologist to fix the vv problem.

In brief: 100%

Pregnancy, like heredity, obesity, aging, lifestyle (prolonged standing or sitting) are risk factors for development of vv.
Once vv develop they only get worst with time. Pregnancy increases the blood volume making the vv more prominent, and after delivery they may not be as obvious, but they are still there. Suggest visiting a phlebologist to fix the vv problem.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: All

Varicose veins are due to leaking (refluxing) of the valves usually of the saphenous system. During pregnancy these valves stretch and the reflux begins.
Following pregnancy the pressure on the valves is lessoned but the damage has been done. Over time, the reflux will usually again worsen and the varicose veins will return.

In brief: All

Varicose veins are due to leaking (refluxing) of the valves usually of the saphenous system. During pregnancy these valves stretch and the reflux begins.
Following pregnancy the pressure on the valves is lessoned but the damage has been done. Over time, the reflux will usually again worsen and the varicose veins will return.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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