No. They are normally operated on due to discomfort or due to the poor quality of life that they give. In some severe cases, the vascular surgeon may recommend surgery without having discomfort, in order to prevent future complications.
During pregnancy, it is particularly recommended to control weight, walk frequently, use elastic support stockings and to rest with the legs raised. In severe cases, treatment may be recommended to prevent the risk of varicophlebitis/venous thrombosis during labour and puerperium. Surgery is never indicated during pregnancy.