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If I get varicose veins during week 21 of pregnancy, will they last?

You may have started developing varicose veins earlier in your pregnancy, but you're particularly susceptible to them starting around week 21. Varicose veins are purple or blue, swollen veins in your legs. They might even be painful. Unfortunately, while varicose veins usually look smaller after you give birth, they don't typically go away completely, and you might get more of them if you get pregnant again.

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