Could your birth control method make you more likely to develop varicose veins? It’s possible, but probably not something you should worry too much about.
Experts note that women are more likely to develop varicose veins, and women’s hormones may be the reason, because they cause vein walls to relax. Birth control pills, other hormone-based birth control methods, and hormone replacement therapy may increase the risk of developing varicose veins.
They may also make women more prone to developing blood clots, which is a more serious medical problem than varicose veins.