Feb. 10, 2022

077 Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

077 Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

Varicose veins are a farily common and benign finding in prengnacy. While these types of veins are not harmful, they can be unsightly and uncomfortalbe. Lower extremity, anorectal, and vulvar varicosities are different type of varicosies that can be...


Varicose veins are a farily common and benign finding in prengnacy. While these types of veins are not harmful, they can be unsightly and uncomfortalbe. Lower extremity, anorectal, and vulvar varicosities are different type of varicosies that can be seen and not much can be done to prevent them. 

Varicose veins are also very common where as much as 50% of pregnant people experience this type of dilation of the superficial veins .  These varicosities can become visible anytime during pregnancy but are most common in the third trimester.  

 

In this episode, Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon review varicose veins and what to do about them. 

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