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Do you have varicose veins?

I have some painful varicose and spider veins.
They are the most painful when I have my period.

Does anyone else deal with this and what have you done to help with the pain, or stop it altogether?


Asked by ARmom at 2:28 PM on Oct. 3, 2010 in Health

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  • Yes, I have them pretty bad on my left leg. Sometimes they itch and sometimes they tingle and ache. I have to wear compression stockings. One day I could have them removed or treated, but there's the risk they will come back. My husband had them removed from his thigh because he has a port wine stain and watching him go through that pain and seeing them come back makes me leery. My insurance won't cover laser treatment.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 7:53 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • are you pregnant? i had them with my last pregnancy. i used these special socks, mostly to sleep in, and really releived the pain. about 3 or 4 months postpartum they went away.

    Answer by rfurlongg at 2:48 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • No, I'm not pregnant. I started getting them when I was pregnant with my 1st, and with each pregnancy they got worse. By the time I had my 4th - I had to wear the surgical stockings all the time.

    Now I have them permanently.

    Comment by ARmom (original poster) at 4:00 PM on Oct. 3, 2010