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Do I need antibiotics for swelling and tenderness after a recent vein procedure?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 3 weeks ago1 answer
I had varicose vein procedures in both legs recently. The left leg developed swelling and tenderness nine days after. I called my doctor's office on Saturday and they said to go to the ER. The ER doctor said it was a skin and underlying tissue infection and prescribed antibiotics. They said to see my regular vein physician as soon as possible. My vein physician said this was a normal reaction and told me to stop the antibiotics and that the swelling would go away in about three months.
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Can removal of veins and the ablation of greater and lesser saphenous veins lead to an increase in the number of varicose veins?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 3 weeks ago2 answers
Two years after having my greater and lesser saphenous veins ablated in both legs and some varicose veins removed (stab phlebotomy) in my right leg, I have now developed a considerable amount of varicose veins in the right leg. I'm concerned about having them removed now, thinking it will cause pressure on other veins and I'll get even more of them.
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AFter EVLT can I walk when I take out the stockings to go to the bathroom, for example, during bedtime?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago3 answers
I had Endovenous Laser Ablation 5 days ago and last night was the first time to sleep without the stockings. In the beginning I felt some little pains but later was OK. If I have to go to the bathroom do I have to wear the stockings again? I am scared walking without the stockings. Will something happen to my leg without them?
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Is a Partial hysterectomy a good treatment for PCS for someone who does not want embolization?
I was recently diagnosed with PCS via ultrasound and CT. I've been to a radiologist and OBGyn. I do not want the embolization. What are the other options for me?
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Is it OK to wear a compression sleeve around a pretty big bruise on my arm (elbow area)?
Compression Stockings - 1 month ago1 answer
I donated plasma on Tuesday, and the nurse jammed me pretty good. Afterwards, it was swollen and sort of bruised. In the days since, the swelling has gone was down. I've seen two doctors, both said it's not infected, just bruised. The past 3 days the bruise has gotten almost 3 times the size and the pain has gone down. I'm just curious if wearing the compression sleeve will be harmful to my bruise. It's pretty tight around the area. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Is illiac vein stenting always done before vein closure?
Stenting - 1 month ago1 answer
I had two illiac vein stents without knowing they were stainless steel mesh, my doctor never let me know what they look like, or any of the risks or precautions. Had I seen them I would not have had the surgery. I am 68. I thought I was just getting one small vein on my shin taken care of.
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How soon after the ClosureFast procedure should my leg be checked for clots?
ClosureFast - 1 month ago1 answer
My friend had to report back the next day to check. My procedure is scheduled for a Friday and I am not reporting back to the doctor for a clot check until the following Monday. Also, how does one know he/she has a clot? What does one do if he/she experiences a clot symptom? Where can I find the post procedure - do's/dont's/instructions? Thank You.
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What could be causes of heal and arch pain after foam sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 1 month ago2 answers
Two weeks ago I had foam sclerotherapy on my lower greater saphenous vein. After the procedure I had increased swelling and pain in my foot and ankle. I went to the ER to determine if I had a DVT. The scan was negative. The swelling has gone down quite a bit but I still have a lot of pain in the arch and heal of my foot. It hurts to the point where it can be difficult to walk on it. Just a note, I have no prior foot or heal issues.
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What treatments do you recommend for prominent veins on my chest, arms, hands, abdomen, and around my mouth?
Vein Treatments - 1 month ago1 answer
I am a 56 year old woman with hx RA, HTN, spinal fusion from sacrum to T3 and C5, 6, and 7. I had a ventral hernia repair with mesh, abdominoplasty, and paniculectomy. I recently noticed that my veins are prominent and visible on my chest, arms, hands, abdomen, and around my mouth. I have been on Enbrel since 2005. I am concerned. I showed my dermatologist and told her that people think that I have hair around my mouth. She suggested bleaching creams which only temporarily fade it.
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I had EVLT 2 months ago. Is it OK for me to resume my fitness training now? like HIIT training, running, circut training and lifting weights.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago1 answer
If I can resume my training, do I need to wear my compression stockings or not? I want to do what's best. I'm just afraid that i'll mess up my legs if I train too hard. I'm not too sure on whether to wear the stocking during training or if it's OK not to.
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The GSV and LSV in my left leg were ablated to address venous reflux, yet I continue to experience poor circulation in leg. Anything I can do?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Care - 1 month ago2 answers
The general reflux symptoms have definitely receded. However I continue to have significant circulation-related problems such as pain when my foot remains on the floor for a few minutes from sitting or standing (sometimes big toe feels like it will explode). Would removing the rest (lower half) of my LSV help? The LSV part that was ablated was from mid-calf to knee. Also, is it unusual for patients to have this problem after both veins have been ablated?
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I have noticed over the past week that my veins in my legs are appearing and disappearing throughout the day, but not bulging out. Why is that?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 1 month ago2 answers
It feels like the veins are making my legs ache and are causing pain. Is this connected?
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Can vaginal varicose veins affect the delivery of my baby?
General - 1 month ago1 answer
I am eight months pregnant. This is my second baby. My first delivery was normal. Now I have vaginal varicose veins and am afraid of complications with the delivery. What should I do to decrease these varicose veins? Thanks.
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