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    Default vulvar varicose veins....

    I have this weird discomfort/pain in the vulva (cannot exactly tell the location), and yesterday I took a mirror and as far as I could see down there, I saw really swollen veins on the inner labia, which I am guessing are vulvar varicose veins.

    I understand this is a pregnancy thing, but I am wondering what I can do to get some relief? Would cool witch hazel pads help? Any type of underwear that would be better?

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    Staying off your feet as much as possible
    Wearing a under-belly support belt or "Prenatal-Cradle"
    Not being constipated
    There are cool gel packs that you can wear in your underwear--Feels soooo good!
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    My OB said make sure not to wear any tight or restrictive clothing in the groin area. Cool packs or witch hazel compresses did help some too.
    Jen

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    My OB thought I was nuts when I mentioned this. She was like no, u don't have that, and I said yes, I do. Its like a hemoroid, and witch hazel helps. Hope u find relief.
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    Thanks everyone! Thanks daisymommy for the link to feme pad. Looks like something that would be useful PP as well.
    DD 10/2008
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    The good news is that they really did go away rapidly post partum - thank god!!!

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