Varicose Veins Around The Genitals.?
Afternoon, the wife was 19 weeks pregnant and lately appeared like varicose veins around her genitals to her calves, was there a solution other than having to be operated on because the wife was always in pain. Thank you. Antonius
Good night Antonius, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
Varicose veins that occur in the genitals and legs during pregnancy are a very common condition that occurs due to an increase in blood volume in the pelvic area accompanied by a decrease in the speed of blood flow back from the area to the heart. This condition is very difficult to avoid, and cannot be prevented because an increase in blood volume during pregnancy is a natural thing that occurs and cannot be prevented.
In general, varicose veins that occur during pregnancy will not cause pain, but may only cause discomfort in the genital area. The recommended therapy is in the form of therapies that can be done at home, and based on the available literature, surgery is not recommended to treat varicose veins that occur during pregnancy. Some therapies that can be done at the home are:
Using special clothes for varicose veins in the genital area and also the legs, these clothes aim to help reduce the symptoms that are felt and also help increase backflow of blood from varicose veins. Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time. Elevate your legs while lying down in a way. prop your feet up using a pillow Perform cold compresses on the genital area to help reduce complaints Avoid having sex for a while because it can aggravate complaints In addition to trying to do these things, it is also highly recommended to bring your wife to the obstetrician for further evaluation and also plans other therapies that may be needed to treat varicose veins.
I hope this helps.