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Yesterday my left tush-cheek started to feel sore near my hoo-ha. It got more uncomfortable throughout the day, hurting more when I was on the toilet. While sitting in the bath it was really sore, so I got to feeling around. EEEEK! The right side of my hoo-ha, a bit up from my perineum, was all swollen! I jump out and break out the hand mirror, and I have a varicose vein. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> It's pretty ugly, and even uglier than it's looks is the way that it is making me feel... I could hardly sleep last night. It's definitely not making getting comfortable any easier.<br><br>
So now that I am done whining, I've got some concerns... I've read that they aren't very serious, but how would having one so near my baby welcoming parts effect giving birth? Could it rupture or anything? Is there anything I can do to make it go away now? How soon after birth, if that's the deal, will it go away? Anybody else have the same problem? Thanks for reading.
 

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I had this with both babies. It is excruciating. Sorry! It didn't hinder the birth process at all. I had no problems with it. It also went away immediately after having both babies.<br><br>
In the meantime, there are support things out there, I just never got them. Just suffered through it.<br><br>
HTH<br><br>
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I had a bad vein during my second pregnancy. I also had a nice UC with no problems, so I don't think it should cause any problems for you. I did find that lying in certain positions, being careful how I sat and how I *ahem* was intimate with my hubby could help relieve it (as certain things aggravated it). My sister had this too, and she swore by witch hazel. I didn't have quite the results she did, but she got some Tucks pads.<br><br>
If I remember correctly, I tried to sleep on the side opposite the vein and it seemed to help it.<br><br>
Best wishes!
 

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Thanks for the replies ladies! It's not as swollen as it was, and isn't as sore either. I think I must have sat funny, and gotten a little too frisky that evening. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> It's still there, but it's not being as icky. I've tried to stay conscious of how I sit and sleep, and it seems to help... Augusta, you are totally right! Sleeping on the side opposite the vein has made a big difference. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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yup, i have one on both sides down there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Its miserable. Last PG, I had it for the last 3 weeks or so, but i'm 22 weeks now, and i've had problems since about 14 weeks. Havent done anything other than baths and trying to keep my pelvis up when i sit.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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