Lines Along The Legs During Pregnancy?
I am 6 months pregnant, I just realized there are lines along my inner legs, the color is darker than the skin. Are they varicose or what? Dangerous or not? Can it disappear alone?
Hello Mrs. Hannah Mary, thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com. During pregnancy you will indeed experience a variety of conditions that even before pregnancy were never experienced. This is reasonable because there are both physical and hormonal improvement that occurs during pregnancy. Because we do not check directly and see the appearance of the line directly on your feet as you mean, we can only estimate what possibilities are leading to the condition you are experiencing right now.
Stretch marks are caused by body changes that occur quickly and are not balanced by good skin elasticity. It generally occurs in women who have little collagen on their skin, so that the flexibility of the skin is very limited if the body experiences "stretching" or weight gain, and generally this is also related to hormones produced during pregnancy. reddish or purplish and feels a little itchy, but over time will change to white or grayish color depending on the basic color of the skin owned by the individual.
Varicose veins may also occur in pregnant women, where there is suppression by an enlarged fetus, so that blood vessels that drain blood back from the bottom up to return to heart can be disrupted, blood eventually collects below and causes enlargement of blood vessels that appear bluish or purplish and prominent. It usually appears in the leg or calf area and is sometimes accompanied by pain even though most are asymptomatic.
To ensure your condition, you should consult with a doctor, so that you get treatment in accordance with these conditions. Our temporary advice that you can do at home is:
avoid standing for long periods of time
Use a pillow to support your feet when you lie down, so that your feet are taller than your body
apply olive oil to the dark areas so that it can improve skin elasticity slowly
consumption of many fruits and vegetables that are beneficial for maintaining healthy skin
Thus we can convey, hopefully our information is useful for you. thanks.