strange question for the group-around 23 or 24 weeks I developed some red/purple bumps around the outside of my vagina. On one side only. They don't hurt, aren't an STI or an ingrown hair. My midwife says they are likely varicose veins but I'm a little freaked out. I have felt a lot of pressure around the front of my crotch and in that general area and varicose veins seems like a likely culprit. But I'm curious if anyone else has experienced this. did you use any remedies to help ? When did they go away?