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varicose vein, busted vein, or blood clot? Mommy Karee 2 kids; Alabaster, Alabama 54 posts
8th Nov '11

So for the past week i have had an on and off pain behind my right knee. and also every now and then one spot in the right calf. when it is hurting me, it hurts worse when i pull my toes back. but it doesn't always hurt me.



I am 37 1/2 weeks pregnant, and i do have a few varicose veins in my lower leg.
i lay on my right side at night, and sometimes it hurts when i wake up in the mornings.
i cant see any swelling of my leg or anything like that. it isn't red.



my mom looked and compared my two legs, and she said it doesn't look swollen, but she can see a blue thing what she calls a "busted vein" she says it also feels ropey.



both of my legs feel tight from the thigh down, but mainly my right leg.




i did ask my doctor about the pain the other day. i told the dr that it was really bad pain and that it want constant, and he said it ws just pregnancy, and if it was a blood clot it would hurt constantly, not on and off.



i just need other peoples stories/opinions on it, because it is scaring me a lot.



it isn't red or streaky looking.



just feels weird and hurts sometimes...

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21639 posts
8th Nov '11

I had a large clot that started in my leg during my pregnancy (well, didn't find it til after). I had a lot of swelling in that leg. The circulation was poor so it would cause my leg to be kind of discolored/redish. I didn't really have any pain until the clot was much larger and more dangerous though.

Mommy Karee 2 kids; Alabaster, Alabama 54 posts
9th Nov '11

was it because you were on bedrest? or did you just get it from pregnancy?




the only reason im not TOTALLY freaking out about it being a clot is because its on again off again pain and the dr said only to worry if it was constant and red and swollen where it hurts.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21639 posts
9th Nov '11
Quoting Karee & baby Gavin & baby:" was it because you were on bedrest? or did you just get it from pregnancy? the only reason im not TOTALLY ... [snip!] ... is because its on again off again pain and the dr said only to worry if it was constant and red and swollen where it hurts."

Well, it was from the pregnancy, but I also found out after the clot was discovered, that I have Factor V Leiden which is a common blood clotting disorder, and the pregnancy triggered it.

Dereion Mommy Due February 13; Delaware 495 posts
10th Nov '11
Quoting Karee & baby Gavin & baby:" So for the past week i have had an on and off pain behind my right knee. and also every now and then ... [snip!] ... on it, because it is scaring me a lot. it isn't red or streaky looking. just feels weird and hurts sometimes..."


hows your leg right now???......Im having a similar problem my right leg hurts on and off and the side of my ankle has a warm sensation sometimes. I have a doc app tamoro and I hope its not a blood clot.im realyy really worried But I was searching others opinions about them having blood clots in there legs and not all said that they had constant pain so If my doctor tells me that.Im be real mad and i may have to lie and say it hurts all the time so they can actually check and not just guess lol.sometimes I dont trust doctors..also blood clots are nothing to play with

Mommy Karee 2 kids; Alabaster, Alabama 54 posts
11th Nov '11

well my doctor said she thinks mine is my sciatic nerve and a varicose vein. she said to just watch for swelling and redness, since it is behind my knee.