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#1 of 4 Old 11-25-2012, 07:57 PM - Thread Starter
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I know many people suffer from varicose veins on the legs & can wear support hose, but what do you do when they are much much higher up? These have come about during my second pregnancy, were worse on my third & 14 weeks into my 4th I am dreading the results of the morning inspection w/ results steadily more pronounced. Last time I would apply Vitamin E oil after the shower but I'm not too sure that it did anything. Talking to a health worker, she was telling me of a woman who had them so badly into her 11th pregnancy they had spread all the way to her anus. I. Don't. Want. That. Happily, the throbbing hasn't kicked in yet, my diet is conducive to good movements & I'm trying not to gain a lot of weight,  I was just wondering what other ladies did when/ if this comes about. Thanks!transtichel.gif

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My sister had TERRIBLE vulvar varicosities last pregnancy and wore a support belt that looked a bit like a jock strap.  It put pressure right on the painful areas, similar to what support hose would, and she couldn't even stand without it.  In fact she dreaded taking a shower because she would have to take it off! 


Even with wearing it, her pain was horrible!  (But at least it was livable, compared to without!)  She just learned how to get around without standing or walking much.  She used a stool in the kitchen so she could sit while cooking or doing dishes, and she would even use a wheel chair when going somewhere that requires much walking. 


Good luck to you mama......those are not fun at all!

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Thanks for the bump AC. Last time I had considered making a mid-evil chastity belt thing out of ACE bandages but that's not conducive to peeing alot. Meh. My lot, I guess.

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