Post # 1
This is SO embarrassing. This is my first pregnancy and I am 30 years old. I developed vericose veins in my legs a few years ago (they run in my family) – and pregnancy is obviously making them worse. 🙁
(Be warned – the rest of this post is TMI.)
But lately I have been having trouble peeing… a full stream does not come out, just a trickle. And my vagina area has been aching for the past week. Well yesterday after I had sex with my husband (it was Valentines day, people!!) my labia was really starting to throb. I got a mirror and I looked at my vagina. Well, I have a HUGE vericose vein on my labia!!! It looks and feels so painful!
Has anyone else ever experienced this?
Post # 3
Don’t worry — you’re not a freak or a mutant.
It happens to about 10% of pregnant women, usually within five months of a second pregnancy.
It can be treated. You just need to be brave and tell your doctor so you can begin treatment — they’ll know what’s best for you and your body and baby.
Post # 4
Oh I’m so sorry you’re in pain! They run in my family too and my mom has them. I pray I don’t get them but I look so much like my mom I’m probably going to be doomed to it too. Maybe find a doctor that deals with vericose veins and see what they can offer you for treatment?
Post # 5
@Hyperventilate: Yes, I read that website last night when I found them. 🙂 I have an appointment next week with my OB, I will definitely tell her then!
Post # 6
@MrsFairyBee: Yes, my mom and her mom both had them very, very bad. 🙁 It makes you look disfigured… not to mention it is very painful.
Don’t worry, you might not get them. My mom’s sister didn’t get them, and none of her kids have them!
Post # 7
@kelly105: Yikes! I haven’t experienced this (22 weeks) but *have* noticed larger than usual veins around my lady parts. That sounds horrible though! I’m so sorry it hurts. D:
Post # 8
I absolutely had that with my first pregnancy. It was awful. Mostly went away after giving birth and recovery. I never had the problem with my second child.
Post # 9
@kelly105: I had this too so I know how painful it is.
I know it’s embarrassing but you need to tell your OB and they will give you something to use or some pressure panty hose which I had to use ( ugly but worth it).
Unfortunely my veins in my legs never recovered and I had to have them stripped at age 26 but it was so worth it as they look so much better now.
Ahh the joys of pregnancy that no one tells you 🙁
Post # 10
@kelly105: I totally feel you on the pee trickle crap! I hate that! Some people say to pee while leaning forward to help your bladder compress, but that hasn’t really helped for me, sometimes it just doesn’t want to all come out, and usually my uterus is contracting at the same time so it is very uncomfortable to lean forward! I don’t have a vein though, best of luck with the treatment!
The thing that I wish people would have told me about was that my body/face hair would grow thicker @[email protected] Never had a problem with my facial hair before but now I have to pluck my lips.. eww!
Post # 11
There is SOOOoooooo much that nobody warns you about. If women knew all the gross, painful, and humiliating things that came with pregnancy and childbirth (and child rearing now that I think of it) the human race would die out.
Did anyone tell you you’re probably going to poop? Yeah, you’re probably going to poop. While giving birth. About a 95% chance of it. Sorry.
Post # 12
@Daisy_Mae: Was this after opting for an enema? My OB said an enema would most likely resolve this issue.
Post # 13
@Daisy_Mae: Oh my goodness. I can’t wait til FH and I TTC, but things like this make me want to be able to skip the whole pregnancy/labor process! I know it’s natural.. but come on!
Post # 14
@MrsZippyMouse: Enemas are terrible! I would not want to opt for one. If constipated during labor it woulld probably good, but otherwise I think I might take popping on the floor.
@kelly105: Best of luck! That sounds so awful! I think light compression should help. Maybe try the special hose until you see your doc next
Post # 15
@Holly77: I plan to get my veins stripped too. You should see my mom’s leg. Her left leg is twice the size of her right leg – and she has terrible pain in her leg.
I wear compression stocking all the time… it helps a little. Nothin’ I can really do about the labia right now though. I just hope it doesn’t explode under pressure when I give birth.
Post # 16
@Daisy_Mae: Yep, I knew about the poop thing. Really freaked me out at first, but I got over it. I mean, if it happens to 95% of girls then there’s no real reason for me to feel that embarrassed, right? At least that’s what I’m trying to tell myself. I hope my husband doesn’t see that though. I may make him sit out in the waiting room.