Aww your poor thing, Unfortunately no you don't just get them when you are old, a lot of young women get them and they do get worse with pregnancy so hopefully it will go down after you give birth. I'm not sure if it will cause any problem but I think you should tell your midwife so they can keep an eye on it because they can become quite nasty if they swell or get infected.
I had a tiny one come up in my last pregnacy on my thigh and didn't really think anything of it but for it to come up in such a senstive and personal place, it's really bothering me. Worrying about sex now, now I know it's there I'll be paranoid it'll burst or something.
ewww stop it! It wont burst lol My Dr have me something for my suoerfical clot last time which is like a cream, I think it is called Heperanoid gel/cream, could you try and get some in the chemist? that might help.
I had exactly the same during my 2nd pregnancy, it shocked me too!! I recall mentioning it to midwife & she wasn't worried at all. Mine disappeared very quickly after birth. Oh pregnancy is so glamorous!!
I got my hubby to have a look too last time, poor sod-he was more traumatised than me!! I just felt VERY swollen & it was VERY purple down there. 28wks with my 3rd & no sign of them yet, fingers crossed...
i am totally swollen down there from them, moreso on one side, and i'm only 18 weeks! started noticing it at around 12 weeks. I had it last time too (though much later) and not to worry - went away right after birth. i hate going to the loo (peeing even) because it puts pressure on the area.
I called my MW and she said not to worry although it will probably get alot bigger between now and due date due to added pressure on pelvis. She said it shouldn't pose any problems for birth and should go away on its own.