I don't mean to scare you but during one of my pregnancies "wham" over night I had a vein sticking out super far and super enlarged. Now its 6 inches long and sticks out super far.
Fast forward a few years and it has wrapped behind my knee and down the front of my leg you can see broken veins. This vein on my thigh is huge and engorged. Its ugly, I wont lie.
I always wear leggings/support hose on drives. Compression stockings didnt really do much for me and prevention.
Horse chestnut DOES work wonders...but no idea if you can use it during pregnancy, so I haven't.
Basically, if it is hurting...its getting worse.
Originally Posted by BubbleMa
I've had a little varicose vein in my left leg about 3 inches above my ankle (the inside of my leg) for a couple years now. It itches sometimes, but it's never been a big deal. Well...the last couple days it's started hurting when I walk. I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that I was in bed for about 5 days straight last week.
Is it normal if it hurts? Should I be worried? What can I do to make it stop hurting? Besides support hose. I'll do that if I have to, but I'd really rather not. I already hobble around like an old lady. I'd rather not have to dress like one too. ;)