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Do varicose veins caused by pregnancy typically disappear after delivery?

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Do varicose veins caused by pregnancy typically disappear after the pregnancy? Varicose veins following pregnancy will often times improve significantly. And on occasion, they may disappear completely. Usually, you will get improvement without disappearance. The stimulus for the varicose veins is thought to be the high estrogen levels that occur early on the pregnancy and continue on the pregnancy. The weight gain during pregnancy probably does not help matters. Following the delivery, one the person is able to reestablish their more normal hormone levels and their more normal body weight, the veins will improve. Although, it is okay to evaluate patients shortly after pregnancy, it is best to wait probably three to four months prior to instituting treatment to allow maximum improvement and re-evaluation to determine the extent of the varicosities and whether treatment is actually adequate.

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