Post Partum Varicose Vein Treatment
With multiple changes occurring during pregnancy, expectant mothers are often faced with painful, varicose veins. An estimated 10-25% of women develop varicose veins during pregnancy. While these veins often dissipate on their own following delivery, there are cases where additional measures are required to alleviate symptoms.
Why are varicose veins common during pregnancy?
Many women discover their first varicose veins during pregnancy, experiencing muscle cramps ,heaviness, swelling, pain, or even itching and dermatitis in the legs.
Why during pregnancy? During this very special time in your life, extra pressure is placed on your pelvic veins by the baby, placenta, and uterus. Pelvic veins lie within the walls of the uterus, vagina, rectum and perineum. As a direct result of the increased pressure they are experiencing, pelvic veins will in turn put pressure on veins in the thighs and lower legs, ultimately aggravating existing varicose veins, or producing new varicose veins entirely.
For some women, after delivery the pressure is relieved, and symptoms may decrease or vanish on their own. There are, however, many women who continue to experience issues with varicose veins.
What should I do if these veins don’t go away following labour?
The Sudbury Vein Clinic is proud to provide our patients with the safest and most advanced technology for the treatment of venous disease.