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Vulvar varicose vein
Did u have them ? Do u have them ? Do they affect ur birth ?

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#1 donkeyk

Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:22 PM

I have vulvar varicose veins. It get worse as baby gets bigger. I m quite worried about them. If u had them or have them. Wat r u doing to manage them ? I dont want them getting bigger sad.gif do they affect birth ? Will they go away ?

#2 TwiceTheWoman

Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:32 PM

Ouch Op, vulvar varicies are very uncomfortable and tend to become more so the bigger the baby gets.

During delivery the person at the business end will be observing closely and managing things appropriately for you.  Sometimes the vv's resolve with no problems post delivery, sometimes they remain abeit less prominant than during pregnancy.
They are often persistent when varicosities in the legs are also present.  They may ache - particularly during your period.

To ease discomfort, double pad and wear firm knickers.
You may wish to have the varicose veins removed after childrearing.  I'd such a proper Doplar Assessment to check out the valves in the groin if you wish to proceed with this.

Good luck OP - I do hope this helps a bit!

#3 jactela

Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

I had them. omg they hurt. Always felt like my bits were falling out. they just appears suddenly one day and didnt feel like they were worse as the baby got bigger. I found the pain was worse after being on my feet all day and when i had to poo (i had haemorroids as well)

There were no problems with the birth.

they still ache on the first day of my period every month and when i have definitely finished having babies, will be having them removed.

#4 red door

Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

soak a pad in witch hazel (get from chemists) and pop it on for 10 minutes a few times a day, and try to lie down and raise legs a few times a day too. helps no end.

#5 bandan

Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:44 PM

i had them with my last pregnancy,
and have them Again this time round too,
not doing to much about hem dont bother me too much unless it a hot day then i lay down as much as i can,
BUT good news is that after i had my last baby all went back to "normal"with a week of having her  hoping its going to be the same this time.
and no didnt effect birth at all original.gif

#6 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:45 PM

It was called "the exploding vagina" in this house.  And it did get worse up until the day before I had her.  
Order a Fembrace
do it TODAY.  Don't stuff around thinking is it worth the money.

You put the brace on before you get out of bed in the morning.  Lying down is better than sitting, sitting is better than standing.  Sex is out of the question in the morning or during the day.  Night time only.  Unfortunetly for me the same still applies 2 years after - I'm off to the gyno in a month to see about managing the vein as it's still an issue for me

Wasn't an issue for the birth at all.

Also, don't be shy about telling people about them.  It severely played with my ability to function and I needed help.  That said, I wasn't thrilled that my mother told my father about it, though he did get me a padded stool to sit on from a construciton site wub.gif  You will find that more women have had these than is talked about

ETA - Jacetla I have it return on the 1st day of my period too.  It impacts my functioning so much so that I tell my husband it's my "useless day".  There is no way I could work standing up if i was back at it.  I also have issues with sex - no more morning sex for us though I haven't worked out if this is only an issue at ovulation time as I'm starting to get suspicious.  Anyone with experience on getting them removed?  I suspect if I go back on the pill it would resolve all this

Edited by Duffy29, 29 March 2011 - 09:49 PM.

#7 BabyChloe

Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:14 PM

I developed them at 16w during my most recent pregnancy.  I was told to use the SRC Pregnancy shorts, or double pad.  I used the shorts and found that by the third trimester I wasn't bothered so much and could stop wearing the shorts.  
Mine didn't affect my labour and have resolved since the birth.

#8 donkeyk

Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:47 AM

Thank you for your replies. Look like not much i can do. Ahhh...will try all those things. I hope they will go away after birth. I dont want to see a vascular surgeon for this. Really dont want to. Ahhh they are horrible...i dont mind the look, just the feeling of heaviness as my baby is getting bigger...

#9 ednaboo

Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:53 AM

I got a V2 Supporter brace (more cheaply from Amazon.com) and that helped a lot.  Strangely, now at 41 wks  ohmy.gif  they are not bothering me so much as they were before?

#10 TwiceTheWoman

Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:59 AM

DUFFY29 asks "Anyone with experience on getting them removed?"

Aged 40yo, went to see a vascular surgeon to have a chat about what was possible......
V V's on both my legs were bad as well.  Had been working as a midwife for years and suffering with the aching legs and vulva - it had reached unbearable.  He said the valves in my groin were also "incompetent" and that he'd take care of that during surgery.

Surgery was 2 1/2 hours - they had to flip my body to work on back of legs as well.
There was no surgery to my vulva - only up as far as my groin area but whatever he did worked - the result was sensational!  I couldn't be happier and wished I'd had the surgery a lot sooner than I did.  That was 18 years ago and none of the vv's have returned.  I am very happy with the long term outcome original.gif

Edited by TwiceTheWoman, 30 March 2011 - 02:17 PM.

#11 Lilura

Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE (red door @ 29/03/2011, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
soak a pad in witch hazel (get from chemists) and pop it on for 10 minutes a few times a day, and try to lie down and raise legs a few times a day too. helps no end.

ice packs while lying down helps me original.gif

god I hope it goes away, nothing like this my first pregnancy, some days I can barely sit this time around.... fun times aye? wink.gif

#12 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:41 PM

had it during 2nd pregnancy.  Didn't affect birth at all.  Still falres up every so often & now I also have one very large VV on my left leg.  Urgh!  

These are the badges of motherhood I would be happy to live without (also the floppy boobs and saggy tummy)

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