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I have prominent veins and varicose veins in both temple areas on my head. They are unsightly and cause my face to ache. What can I do?
Facial Vein Treatment - 1 month ago2 answers
These veins get worse in the heat. They really pop then. Part of what caused them is that I used to wear hats and bandanas a lot. Even during excessive and hot yoga. I think it blocked veinous blood flow that was trying to drain from my head. Is there anything I can do about this?
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Can I fly 1.5 hours three days after EVLT?
EVLT - 1 month ago1 answer
I have to take a short flight from Chicago to a Newark on Thursday night. I have EVLT Tuesday morning at 9 am. Do you think this is an issue? Should I ask my doctor about anti coagulants?
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I have bruising from Sclerotherapy injections that I had 8 weeks ago. Is this normal?
Sclerotherapy - 1 month ago1 answer
One year ago I had Sclerotherapy injections. I have severe bruising that has not gone away.
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While wearing stockings a pain occurred behind knee. I checked for rolling & bunching but there was nothing.
Compression Stockings - 1 month ago1 answer
I didn't get to really pull them down, but even after taking them I had pain behind and in the knee cap, pain and redness, swelling to my toes, and now swelling from toes to hip. I have afib and the reason I wear these is because of swelling which I was also prescribed water pills and that worked beautifully. My cardiologist wouldn't rewrite my prescription because my MD wrote the original, even though it works. The swelling and pain is scaring me, please advise.
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Ankle swelling 6 months after sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 1 month ago1 answer
I had sclerotherapy on my greater saphenous vein 6 months ago. The leg is still more swollen than my healthy leg and recently my lower calf/ankle area has gotten more swollen, similar to the symptoms of venous reflux. It only feels better when I elevate my leg. The doctor said the vein is completely occluded and everything went well, so why is my ankle still swollen and warm? I am upset I still need to elevate my legs after everything I went through.
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External banding valvuloplasty for incompetence of the GSV vs stripping or ablation? Pros and cons? Finding an experienced physician?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 1 month ago1 answer
I'm a 40 year old male teacher. I was recently diagnosed with venous insufficiency and varicose veins. My duplex ultrasound only showed a little reflux at the SFJ in the left leg when bearing down, but the test was performed in a position where I was lying down, only slightly inclined (20-30 degrees above horizontal). I have read studies on external banding valvuloplasty describing good outcomes, but cannot find anyone who performs or can answer questions on the procedure.
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I had surgery on my knee and afterward the muscles in my feet are tight and they feel like they are asleep at times.
General - 1 month ago1 answer
I had a knee replacement surgery and it now feels like someone is standing on my feet.
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Compression stockings during hot weather?
Compression Stockings - 1 month ago2 answers
I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and suffering from varicose veins (third pregnancy). I wear compression stockings (thigh high) daily, but it's so tough during the hot Summer weather! Any suggestions? Also, any suggestions for varicose veins in the vulva region? Will these go away after birth?
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How safe is it to get pregnant with varicose veins?
General - 1 month ago1 answer
I am 29 and have two children. With each pregnancy, my varicose veins have gotten significantly worse. I am otherwise fit and healthy. How safe is it to get pregnant with a third child? My mother was told not to have any more children due to varicosities after her 2nd child (but this was in Europe and in the 80s). What are the risks? My varicose veins showed up during my first pregnancy, stayed, and worsened significantly during the second pregnancy (despite daily compression stocking wear).
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Why are the Veins in my legs suddenly more visible?
General - 1 month ago1 answer
I have always had visible veins in my legs. Recently I started my career in yachting which requires walking or standing all day. After a two week charter, the veins in my legs have become extremely visible and there seem to be many more showing than usual. The sight of it is embarrassing and I would like to know what the cause of this may be and what I can do to get normal looking legs. I read somewhere that it may be due to leaking valves? Also, I am also prone to bruising easily.
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I have been left with indented scars on the tip/end of my nose by VeinGogh treatment. What can I do?
VeinGogh - 1 month ago1 answer
The treatment was 6 weeks ago. The treated areas have indentations and shallow pits that are red in color. The setting used was clearly too high and I am now scarred. Also, the veins have returned and look worse than before treatment. I am at a loss as to what to do next.
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Why does it require so many sessions to eliminate the appearance of my spider veins, and is it worth continuing?
Sclerotherapy - 1 month ago1 answer
I’ve had 7 sessions of sclerotherapy to eliminate the appearance of spider veins that I’ve had for about 25 years (since I was a teenager, and I’ve never been pregnant). Each session targeted different areas, with repeats in all sections. However, a significant amount of the veins are still visible. I had 2 ultrasounds when I was first pursuing doctors, so I know there's no underlying medical issue. Progress is so slow, and barely detectable. Is it worth continuing treatments? What can be done?
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Can you wear compression stocking for 24-36 hours during your duty rounds?
General - 1 month ago1 answer
I'm a medical clerk and we are not supposed to sleep or even sit down for 24 hours during our duty as we have to constantly walk around to get vitals of patients and other errands. My feet and ankles had edema on my first duty because of that. I was wondering if it's alright to wear compression stockings for 24-36 hours straight? Or do we need to give our legs a rest for a few hours?
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After blood clots my doctor told me that the clot in the gastrocnemius vein has calcified. What does that mean exactly?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Care - 1 month ago1 answer
I recently had superficial blood clots and small clot (1mm/1mm) in the gastrocnemius vein in my leg. Should I be worried about this? The superficial clots dissolved and the varicose veins causing the reflux/clots will be removed soon.
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Can you have endovenous laser ablation in two veins on the same leg performed at the same time?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago2 answers
If a patient needs two veins done in each leg, do they need to have four procedures, or can they just have two?
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