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Im pregnant and I have vaginal varicose veins. What can I do? 
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Support
There are support garments made specifically for this problem. One brand is called the "v2 supporter" your doctor can write a prescription for one.

In brief: Support
There are support garments made specifically for this problem. One brand is called the "v2 supporter" your doctor can write a prescription for one.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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Dr. Lornell Hansen
Vaginal varicose veins are a sign of venous insufficieny. This can be caused by the baby and the uterus sitting on the veins in the pelvis. This increases the pressure in the veins below. I agree with Dr. Thompson and for now you should be wearing supportive garments as she has mentioned. If the veins do not resolve 3 months after pregnancy you may want to see a board certified phlebologist.
Dr. Ted King
I completely agree with using a V2 supporter during pregnancy. As Dr. Hansen mentioned, these veins often regress after delivery but they rarely ever go away entirely and can often be associated with other vein problems in the future. These include varicose veins in the legs, vulvar and labial varicose veins, and pelvic congestion syndrome. I would always recommend a visit to a phlebologist.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Pregnancy/vag. veins
Vaginal veins during pregnancy can cause significant pain and discomfort.
Certainly support compression helps but this may not be enough. I have a patient currently who has clotted vaginal veins and I will evacuate these under local anesthesia. Wet heat to the area will also help. Most of these veins will decrease after the pregnancy. If not, then they can be treated by sclerotherapy.

In brief: Pregnancy/vag. veins
Vaginal veins during pregnancy can cause significant pain and discomfort.
Certainly support compression helps but this may not be enough. I have a patient currently who has clotted vaginal veins and I will evacuate these under local anesthesia. Wet heat to the area will also help. Most of these veins will decrease after the pregnancy. If not, then they can be treated by sclerotherapy.
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Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Compression
No one should treat these veins while you are pregnant.
I agree with dr. Thompson. I would recommend that you wait 3 to 6 months after the baby is born and if they are still present you should have an evaluation by a physician that specializes in veins such as a phlebologist, vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist, .

In brief: Compression
No one should treat these veins while you are pregnant.
I agree with dr. Thompson. I would recommend that you wait 3 to 6 months after the baby is born and if they are still present you should have an evaluation by a physician that specializes in veins such as a phlebologist, vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist, .
Dr. Lornell Hansen
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In brief: V2 Supporter
Wear compression stockings plus a v2 supporter or pelvic cradle.
.. Sold in many baby or maternity stores. Have your veins treated between pregnancies, including vulvar injections after this pregnancy if necessary or before your next pregnancy. See a vein specialist: www.Phlebology.Org contact: cigsurg@optonline.Net dr. Mel rosenblatt, pelvic vein specialist for questions.

In brief: V2 Supporter
Wear compression stockings plus a v2 supporter or pelvic cradle.
.. Sold in many baby or maternity stores. Have your veins treated between pregnancies, including vulvar injections after this pregnancy if necessary or before your next pregnancy. See a vein specialist: www.Phlebology.Org contact: cigsurg@optonline.Net dr. Mel rosenblatt, pelvic vein specialist for questions.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Varicose vein
Vaginal varicose veins are quite frequent during pregnancy due to increased pressure from the enlarging uterus To help use a support or compression maternity pantyhose.
if these worsen discuss with your ob with regards to a product called a v brace which adds extra compression to the genital region

In brief: Varicose vein
Vaginal varicose veins are quite frequent during pregnancy due to increased pressure from the enlarging uterus To help use a support or compression maternity pantyhose.
if these worsen discuss with your ob with regards to a product called a v brace which adds extra compression to the genital region
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: Some possibilities
I completely agree with using a v2 supporter during pregnancy.
As dr. Hansen mentioned, these veins often regress after delivery but they rarely ever go away entirely and can often be associated with other vein problems in the future. These include varicose veins in the legs, vulvar and labial varicose veins, and pelvic congestion syndrome. I would always recommend a visit to a phlebologist.

In brief: Some possibilities
I completely agree with using a v2 supporter during pregnancy.
As dr. Hansen mentioned, these veins often regress after delivery but they rarely ever go away entirely and can often be associated with other vein problems in the future. These include varicose veins in the legs, vulvar and labial varicose veins, and pelvic congestion syndrome. I would always recommend a visit to a phlebologist.
Dr. Ted King
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