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Varicose Veins and bump growth in 24hrs

(11 Posts)
cupcake78 Sat 09-Feb-13 21:51:03

My bump has grown loads today. I'm 20wks +5 and it really is so much bigger.

Along with this I have noticed tonight varicose veins have spread to below my knees hmm.

Please tell me the veins will get better once birth is over and extra weight has been shifted!

Bodicea Sun 10-Feb-13 09:12:28

Hey I know a fair bit about varicose veins. This is my not very scientific explanation. Unfortunately your tendency to vv's was there already. You will have inherited valves that don't close properly in your main skin vein ( long saphenous). So don't blame your baby blame your mum!! The extra pressure from the pregnancy puts pressure on the valves making vvs you have there already fill and new ones start to be created. Once they are they they don't ever go but they might not be "filled" so much once the pressure from pregnacy has gone so they may go down . That's if they are vvs- only vvs if you can feel them with eyes shut. Spider veins are the thready things. You can treat vvs although not as much on nhs due to cut backs!

Katydive Sun 10-Feb-13 22:27:53

I too have suffered with a particular swollen vein on my left leg with my first two and now my third, I have a few bruise like veins anyway thanks to Mum and Gran but mid way through pregnancy the worst one swells and itches terribly to the left of my shin. I saw the midwife last time and was told to use arnica and pretty much sent on my way. I do worry how much it swells by and the fact it is so irritated.

brook109 Tue 12-Feb-13 12:58:45

I am affected by varicose veins. And my both legs are swollen with some purple colour dots. I am afraid. please let me know if there is clinic with painless treatment.

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katebob425 Wed 20-Feb-13 07:07:43

"Symptoms of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Many patients with varicose veins complain of pain, described as an aching or cramping in the legs. Other common symptoms include tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling, or heaviness in the legs. Pain caused by varicose veins is usually relieved by elevating the legs or by wearing support hose.

In women, symptoms may be worse during certain parts of the menstrual cycle or during pregnancy. Patients also may develop swelling, ulcers (deep sores), and an increase in the pigmentation or darkening of the color of their skin, especially in the ankle region. Occasionally, varicose veins can form a painful blood clot with inflammation of the vein called thrombophlebitis."

katebob425 Wed 20-Feb-13 07:08:27

Treatment Options for Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

There are seven major forms of treatment for varicose veins and spider veins.

1. Support Stockings. The most conservative approach is simply to wear properly-fitting support hose, especially when the veins cause painful or uncomfortable symptoms. These stockings can generally be purchased at any surgical supply store and at some pharmacies. They come in below-the-knee, above-the-knee, and pantyhose styles.

2. Lifestyle changes. Good skin hygiene, weight loss (if needed), and walking can help treat varicose veins and spider veins.

3. Sclerotherapy. This procedure, which has been available since the 1930s, is another treatment option. This procedure uses a highly concentrated saline (salt) solution or a specially made detergent that is injected directly into the vein, causing the vein to disappear gradually over three to six weeks. The procedure is simple, relatively inexpensive, and can be performed in an outpatient setting.

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