Written by Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
Varicose veins are a common feature in pregnancy especially in late pregnancy.
Older women who have been pregnant earlier are more likely to suffer from this problem.
Varicose veins are enlarged and engorged veins which can be seen on the skin as bluish, squiggly, swollen lines. They occur mainly on the legs but can also occur on the vulva, opening of the vagina or even at the cervix (mouth of the uterus). When they occur at the mouth of the cervix, they can cause blood stained vaginal discharge or bleeding during pregnancy.
Varicose veins which occur at the anus and rectum are known as hemorrhoids.
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