Will varicose veins reappear with a second pregnancy?

During pregnancy, it is possible to develop additional abnormal or prominent veins due to the increase in blood volume and hormonal shift.

Question: After my first child, I suffered from varicose veins. I didn’t gain much weight during the pregnancy, but it was mostly due to hormones. After having EVLA and sclero treatment, I am afraid to have a second child. Will my varicose veins reappear?

Answer: It is possible to develop additional abnormal or prominent veins with another pregnancy due to the increase in blood volume and hormonal shift. Typically, venous insufficiency is genetic, so the nature progression is that you will develop additional vein issues as time progresses. Compression stockings and use of Diosmin (Vasculera) can help minimize symptoms during pregnancy.