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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 16:43 PM   1
Vixxy
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Sorry for TMI but help I have vaginal varicose veins!


I've been feeling heavy/achy down below so today I thought I'd have a look......I have a vaginal varicose vein. Not only am I in tears due to embarrassment but I'm also petrified as to what this means. Has anyone else experienced this? Anything I can do to help it? Just feel like I've got weeks left, work long shifts on my feet all day and regularly pick up my 3 year old!

Thankyou to anyone with experience/advice. I know pregnancy/child birth can be undignified and gross but right now I'm being an over exaggerating emotional wreck!



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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 16:50 PM   2
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Ugh, that sounds unpleasant.

Ask your midwife/doctor (or Dr. Google), but I'm pretty sure that when I was researching ways to relieve hemorrhoids, it mentioned sitz baths as a remedy both for those and for vaginal varicose veins. It should feel soothing, at least.

And try to find time to lie down, though I'm sure you're already trying as hard as you can!



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2015, 10:02 AM   3
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Try not to worry yourself. I got them with my second (now pregnant with my third). They are horrid looking but they will go down after birth. In the mean time, use a belly support band. I also wet makeup pads with witch hazel and leave them in the freezer to use as a compress for a few minutes. You can buy support underwear for vaginal vericose veins but I think they are a bit pricey.
ask your doctor for suggestions as well.
Best of luck.



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Old Feb 7th, 2015, 15:59 PM   4
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I'm so glad you started this thread!!. I'm 30 weeks pregnant with my 3rd and have been feeling loads of pressure ' down below' for weeks now. I also decided to have a look last night and was shocked at the sight!!. My labia is soooooo swollen and I have loads and loads of veins that look like they are protruding out of my lips!!! ....... Sorry tmi!!.
I have googled this and it seems like it's nothing to worry about and is more common the more babies you have and usually go soon after birth.
They are shocking!!.



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Old Feb 9th, 2015, 04:00 AM   5
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Hello Ladies,

Just to reassure you that you are not alone. I have had these vulva veins from about 26 weeks. Am not 30 weeks and some times they are bearable, sometimes worse. Depends on volume of blood in that region and activity of the day.

I asked my doctor three days ago if there is anything i can do about them and he dint seem bothered. He said to ignore them as they pose no threat save for the discomfort. The sight is urrggg! But worry not ladies. We are almost there.

Although i can imagine how swollen they may get as baby begins to pile on the fat and weight.



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Old Feb 22nd, 2015, 23:41 PM   6
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I am 20 weeks pregnant with my second baby. With my first I had varicose veins that didn't bother me at all and they developed pretty far into my pregnancy. With this pregnancy, they started many weeks ago. Maybe a month ago, and I am feeling the hell out of them and I am only 20 weeks!! It can only get worse i'm thinking and this just sucks!!!!!!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2016, 23:41 PM   7
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I havenít had vaginal varicose veins, but I had it on my legs during my second pregnancy. My baby was too heavy and my veins were swollen up and it was very painful too. I had undergone a varicose vein treatment in Vaughan after my delivery. Now I am pregnant again. Hope I donít have any complications this time.



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Old Nov 15th, 2016, 02:15 AM   8
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I feel your pain! I had them in my first pregnancy and it got much worse in my second. TMI WARNING: My vagina was so swollen I had veins all over it was painful and I felt so embarrassed. They were even checked by a midwife to see if they would impact labour but in the end that was really reassuring. I think they are mainly concerned if there are veins on/near your perineium because of possible tearing during labour but even then j think you can still have a vagina birth it's something they monitor. My second baby was born quickly and the veins were fine and reduced as soon as she was born. You can still see them a bit but all the swelling etc has gone down do although it's uncomfortable etc for you now they should go away. Try and rest when your aching and although it's impossible to not pick up your toddler etc try to limit it when you can. I think you can get support pants/belt things but not tried them x



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2016, 07:19 AM   9
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I had them in my first pregnancy along with piles (which are actually varicose veins of the rectum!)

The veins did take a few months to go away after I had baby but they stopped hurting entirely once he was born.

Agree with what others have said, it's caused by the pressure and the blood having a harder time moving away from there and pooling.

My OBGYN suggested avoiding sitting for too long, and avoiding crossing legs and definitely do NOT lie flat on your back.



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2016, 02:27 AM   10
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Mine are bad. So sore.



 
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