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If I have had a DVT in the past, can I still have RFA on that leg?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 1 month ago3 answers
I had DVT in one leg in the past. Now my doctor tells me I have varicose veins and have reflux in that leg. Can I still have a RFA as he has suggested?
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After endovenous laser ablation the compression stockings are uncomfortable. What can I do?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago2 answers
I had endovenous laser ablation a few days ago on the same side that I broke my ankle 2 years ago. I have a plate and 9 screws. The compression stockings are tight and I feel charlie horse sensations in my foot when sitting or sleeping, but it seems fine when I walk. Is this normal?
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What treatment will get rid of spider veins?
ClariVein - 2 months ago2 answers
I have multiple spider veins on both legs as a result of standing on cement floors for over 30 years. Can I get help to improve the look of my legs?
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Is radiofrequency ablation the best treatment for varicose veins?
ClosureFast - 2 months ago1 answer
I'm 39 and was just diagnosed with varicose veins due to sever swelling of my feet and legs. Recently I had an ultrasound of bilateral legs that verified varicosities with no blood clots or PAD. I wear thigh high compression stockings.
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I have extensive bruising and discoloration after vein ablation almost 2 weeks ago. How long before it disappears?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago2 answers
The left leg went well, but the right leg was a nightmare since I was very suddenly diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura while receiving vein treatment. The ITP caused me to have a very heavy and unmanageable period with heavy blood loss and all the purpura all over my body. Ever since all this happened, my right leg wouldn't heal and I had to have a platelet transfusion since I was dangerously low with platelet levels. My leg looks discolored and scary, how long will this last?
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I had RFA done 4 days ago. The RF procedure was done partially to close the GSV. Do my bulging veins on ankle and foot resolve on their own?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 2 months ago2 answers
I am 29, male. I had my RFA procedure done on my mid-thigh to groin area 4 days ago and also had stab-phlebectomy on other bulging veins on thigh and part of legs. My question is two-part. My surgeon did RFA procedure from mid-thigh to Groin. So this is partial ablation, I assume (she said remaining vein is superficial in nature). Is this normal to have partial abltaion? I have remaining bulging veins around the ankle and foot. Do they get resolved on their own? Or do I need scelrotherapy?
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Can bulging great saphenous veins (and other leg veins) be normal in skinny people?
General - 2 months ago2 answers
I'm a 19 year old male. I am very skinny (I guess around 8% body fat) and I have very palpable and visible great saphenous veins. They are straight (not twisting), colorless to very light blue, and rather firm. They run from my mid-thigh all the way to my feet. Branches of the vein are also palpable and visible. I have had this all my life, but now it's more extreme. Veins in arms are the same but less firm. There's discomfort in legs during hot weather, but no swelling or color change.
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Do I have to keep my leg up while sitting?
General - 2 months ago1 answer
After surgery do I have to keep my key up while sitting? For how many days should I put my feet up?
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I had sclerotherapy two days ago and I'm having foot pain in the treated leg. Is this normal?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 2 months ago1 answer
The Pain is in the left, top side of my foot, just under my pinky toe joint and it hurts worse if I touch it or walk on it—especially if I push in from the side of the foot. I was instructed to wear my compression stockings for 3 days. I had the other leg done with no issues.
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Should I continue to wear thigh high compression stockings on flights over 3 hrs? I've had 2 DVT's in one leg, a superficial clot and PE.
Compression Stockings - 2 months ago3 answers
One clot was surgically removed, and didn't have problems for 23 years until I had ACL surgery. I now take 11mg Coumadin a day, for life. I also now live in Asia, and every hematologist I've talked to, doesn't agree about wearing them. I can't even get a prescription for them here, much less find any. Our flights are usually about 19-26 hours, total travel time.
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Is treating a varicose vein with heat detrimental?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 2 months ago1 answer
I was just diagnosed with a varicose vein in my lower leg. Prior to diagnosis I was treating the area with a warm compress because it eased the pain. My doctor examined and diagnosed and gave me tons of tips for taking care of it, but I forgot to ask if the heat treatment is why it appears bruise-like in appearance. It's a bit red at the sight of the vein. How long before this should improve?
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My legs swell in evenings and during the night. In the daytime the swelling is gone. Should I wear compression socks overnight?
Compression Stockings - 2 months ago4 answers
I had a radical prostatectomy 6 months ago and a number of lymph nodes were removed as part of this. In the last 3 months I have noticed the evening/nighttime swelling. Is this timing a coincidence, or is likely to be lymphoedema?
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I had my varicose vein laser ablation in my lower left leg 2 weeks ago. There is little pain in my lower leg, but why is my inner thigh still sore?
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 months ago3 answers
My inner thigh is very tender to touch, to walk, and it feels warm and still swollen. My incision points are healing. I took 10 cipro antibiotic pills over 5 days after surgery. I took ibuprofen for 10 days 2x 600 mg, but have now stopped. I have been walking with a cane a little every day since the surgery.
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