Pregnant, had developed varicose veins. What is this? - Online Doctor Chats
my wife is pregnant and has developed the same
ok, please proceed, what exactly u want to know about them
what can be the possible complications if any because of the same
may i know how many weeks she is ?
this is her second pregnancy
19 weeks 6 days
how long has she had them ? i mean when did the veins present ?
has your doctor confirmed them to be varicose veins ?
about 1 month now and today the doctor said that they are significant
usually, with the high estrogen levels , in the blood, as well as the increased blood circulation, the veins can get predominant
in addition, increased pressure on the pelvic veins , due to the enlarged uterus can cause stagnation of blood in the lower limb veins , resulting in large veins
there is no need to panic
ok what is it that we need to take care of
does it have any longterm affects and any impact on the child
there is no effect on the child
use of varicose stockings and also limb elevation will help to control the symptoms
so would it normally subside after the delivery
yes, in most cases, it does subside
thanks ..just got a bit concerned as my wife's doctor told her that it might affect her health and has also recommended color doppler test ..any thoughts ?
make sure, that she does not gain weight , later on
yes, a doppler test can be done to check it there is any major venous value defects
I mean Valve defects
ok...in general she is very health concious and does regular exercises ..walks,yoga etc. Can she continue with the same or any recommendations
yes, she can continue with the same at this time
no need for anything else
additionally would car driving compound the problem
but once delivery occurs, regular exercises, should be done
no ,car driving will not cause any issues for the veins
ok thanks doctor...
but long distance driving should be avoided, as this will cause more pressure on the veins
You are welcome
thanks and same to u
bye for now
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