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varicose veins - on the vulva!

(8 Posts)
LittleOne76 Thu 04-Aug-11 21:22:10

Has anyone had any experience of these? Is there a risk that they could burst when giving birth?

EddiesTeddy Thu 04-Aug-11 21:28:45

I had these when I was pregnant with DC2 so you have my sympathy.

As far as I know there is no danger on them bursting as they aren't usually on the bits that tear so dont worry.

They also dissappeared completely with a few days of giving birth so they wont be around forever!!!

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Thu 04-Aug-11 21:37:19

I posted here a bout a week ago to share the news of my vulval varicose vein.

MW told me that it will probably get alot bigger between now (32wks) and full term but will definitely disappear after birth. No risk of rupture but obv can be uncomfortable. Mine is.

I jokingly said to my DH that I had no idea how he walked around with a penis as my VVV is awkward enough!! grin

baroness123 Thu 04-Aug-11 22:25:53

My sympathies to you , these varicose veins are very uncomfortable but will certainly go following the birth.
There is a slight concern about rupture during delivery but this is not common.

TheBreastmilksOnMe Thu 04-Aug-11 22:48:55

I had one with my 1st and it got all hot and uncomfortable and throbby so I would lay down and put something cold inside my knickers which was bliss. It didn't burst during the birth but I had a c-sect anyway and it totally disappeared after. It didn't make an appearence 2nd time around thank god! Ugly things but temporary so try not to worry!

sixkids Fri 05-Aug-11 08:45:29

wow you ladies are lucky if yours go after birth,i got them on 3rd pregnancy and still have them 16yrs later! but i did have 3 more dc after so maybe thats why they didnt ever go,they still to this day ache when im on my period and my last child was born 8yrs ago,think im just unlucky.

Vonnieday Sun 18-Sep-11 17:33:30

Mine did burst while giving birth, I lost a lot of blood and had to have stiches. This was horrible to go through at 18 yrs. I had to have iron shots for 1 year afterwards. When I got pregnant for the second time I was scared to death it was going to happen to me again, but I delivered after only a couple of hours of labor so I was fine.

goodnightmoon Mon 19-Sep-11 11:27:02

i had them last time around and they didn't seem to cause any problems, even with my episiotomy and forceps delivery. They pretty much went away in this area after birth, though I needed some treatment for my legs.

This time around I am completely disfigured by them and they are pressing hard on the episitomy scar. I plan to ask my consultant whether they pose a risk in birth - i worry more about them being sliced into then bursting.

I do find them terribly uncomfortable though and a real downer for intimate relations.

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