During my 2nd pregnancy, I developed a varicose vein on the inside of my right knee which became extremely painful toward the end of the pregnancy, but disappeared not long after birth. I am pregnant again, and the vein is back with a vengeance! I'm only 18 wks and already it's very painful. I wore support stockings during my last pregnancy, but that was through the winter. Now that it's getting hot, I want to wear skirts and shorts, but can't wear stockings with them. Also, the vein is so ugly that I feel self-concious wearing shorts. Does anyone have any tips on hiding varicose veins in the summer months?
Also, has anyone had a procedure done to correct varicose veins, and if so, did the vein come back during subsequent pregnancies anyway?