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What range is considered mild reflux?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I had Doppler ultra sound and have reflux in deep veins behind the knee 1.5. Is that normal or mild? The saphenous vein inside my leg in is 1.2 reflux. I started wearing compression stockings of 23-30 mmHg.
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I have increased bulging and soreness from venous insufficiency in my left lower leg. Should I see a vein specialist?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 4 months ago7 answers
I am 68 yrs old an have had moderate venous insuffency for years. I am experiencing increased problems in my left lower legs with more bulging and soreness. Sometimes it feels like a cool sensation or like something wet around my ankle area. I sometimes wear compression knee-high hose. Should I see a vein specialist?
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~4w post op saphenous ablation. The vein near the catheter site has been hard for a few wks. Now it's swollen behind the calf, same region. Normal?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 6 months ago2 answers
I've had some shin discomfort after working out a few days ago but I don't think that's related if I had to give my opinion. My larger concern is I have Factor V Leiden, heterogeneous, to which I had a DVT in the same leg 8 years ago (overweight, narrowed vein, and birth control were also contributing factors). The vascular surgeon told me to take Xeralto for 2 days post op as a precaution. The swelling is softer to the touch, like water retention also. Any reason for concern?
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Does phlebitis cause venous insufficiency or is it vice versa?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 9 months ago3 answers
I am 20 years old with a history of undiagnosed autoimmune disease, which is currently in an acute flare. After suffering from a case of phelbitis in greater saphenous vein of the right leg for two months, I was just recently diagnosed with venous insufficiency in both the greater and smaller saphenous veins of both legs, incompetent saphenofemoral junction in both legs, and incompetent femoral vein in the left leg. I have unknown family medical history.
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Could there be any correlation between my underlying autoimmune condition and this new diagnosis of venous insufficiency?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 9 months ago1 answer
I am 20 years old with a history of undiagnosed autoimmune disease, which is currently in an acute flare. After suffering from a case of phelbitis in greater saphenous vein of the right leg for two months, I was just recently diagnosed with venous insufficiency in both the greater and smaller saphenous veins of both legs, incompetent saphenofemoral junction in both legs, and incompetent femoral vein in the left leg. I have unknown family medical history.
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I had a VNUS ablation 18 days ago and now have a lot of pain in both legs. What could be wrong?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 1 year ago1 answer
I had a VNUS ablation 18 days ago and now have a lot of pain in both legs. We did the ultrasound 4 days after the procedure and it was OK. I saw the doc last week because of the pain, and he gave me vasculera for pain and said it could be nerve damage. I still have 3 more veins to close but why now I'm in more pain than before. The pain, it's not at the big saphenous (the one was closed), it's in the back of both legs. When will the pain go away? It's keeping me from normal activities and work.
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Will VNUS closure help swelling of both calves, ankles, and feet if reflux is only in the right leg?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 1 year ago5 answers
In addition to above, I was told that compression stockings will need to be worn forever, even though I have no varicose veins. I have major swelling of both calves, ankles, & feet. I've been wearing compression knee-high stockings for 3 months, and I'm still getting pain in both thighs.
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Can venous insufficiency affect a man's ability to get an erection?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 1 year ago2 answers
On the underside of my penis, I have a long wriggly red vein that swells near the base and spreads out. Also, my dorsal vein is really enlarged and I have severe ED. Getting an erection isn't a problem, but I lose it in a few seconds. I never thought these things could be related, but I am starting to. Is there anything I can do to treat this problem? I have been diagnosed with venous leakage but have yet to find a cause.
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Do compression stockings relieve pain in the calf muscles?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 1 year ago6 answers
I am a Type 2 diabetic and I lead a sedentary life. The only place I go is to the Dr., and that's once a month. Do you think I am at risk for DVT? I do have pain in my left calf frequently. Dr. has checked it. She says I'm ok, but I don't believe her. She doesn't know about my lifestyle. I went through some deep depression that I'm still struggling with and I didn't move from my chair for at least 6 months. Got any ideas?
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I have been diagnosed with advanced deep vein reflux in my femoral and saphenous veins. Since it is untreatable, what can I expect to happen?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 1 year ago5 answers
I have had a few opinions given based on all testing performed. I have led an active lifestyle. Before retiring I spent 40 years as a plumber. The last 10 years of my career I commuted 24 miles roundtrip on the steep hills of Seattle by bicycle. I was a premie in 1952 and was what they categorized as an "oxygen kid," complete with compromised vision. Is this reflux issue yet another condition caused by the oversaturation of oxygen at birth?
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Does taking herbal supplement like grape seed extract or horse chestnut help prevent, if not cure, symptoms of deep vein insufficiency?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 1 year ago10 answers
I am a 28 years old female diagnosed with bilateral femoral vein reflux via doppler study. I have been experiencing slight edema on lower legs, and occasional pain and burning sensation. I already have visible spider veins. I am considering taking grape seed extract or horse chestnut supplement to slow down or treat my DVI. Thank you.
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Is venous reflux a symptom for an otherwise healthy female?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 2 years ago6 answers
I'm a 36 year old female, nonsmoker, non-alcoholic with 20.5 BMI. I was recently diagnosed with venous reflux in my legs. I have no genetic history of anything similar & I do not show typical symptoms (no DVT, varicose veins, swelling); however upon the hardening of veins in my legs, I took a doppler exam that showed valves in my superficial vein were not closing effectively. Within a week, vein pain & tingly sensation spread to my arms, hands, feet & head. Is this a symptom of something else?
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My 2 year old ultrasound study results were vague. It suggested EVLT. Is there a less invasive treatment?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 2 years ago6 answers
Original results from a 2 year old ultrasound said right gsv positive for dilation & venous insufficiency, greater than 2 seconds at junction, symptoms are mild now, but one unsightly varicose vein at top of right inner thigh, about 5mm. I still don't want an EVLT, I’d prefer something less invasive. Also, how do they determine that it's not from pelvic origin or long term constipation/hemorrhoid pressure during a new Doppler/ultrasound study?
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I am getting prominent veins in my legs that aren't tortuous but persist even when I’m not working out. How can I prevent this?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 2 years ago9 answers
I just started moderate weightlifting a year ago and have noticed prominent veins on my arms, hands and legs that are still present when I'm not working out. They aren't tender or tortuous but I'm guessing they are related to venous insufficiency worsened from valsalva during weight lifting. I'm careful about exhaling when lifting but they seem to be getting worse. I barely do leg exercises so it's not from leaner legs. They are getting very unsightly. What can I do?
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Does an ablation of the heart and legs go hand in hand?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 2 years ago7 answers
I have permanent afib even after an ablation and meds to correct it. My afib began after a violent gall bladder attack and surgery. My cardiologist wants to perform an ablation on my legs. I have venous insufficiency, swelling, pain, etc. Is my heart condition related to my leg problem? Also, based on what I've said, do you recommend a leg ablation?
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I am diabetic and have leg ulcers, what should I do?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 2 years ago12 answers
They do not seem to go away even with compression. What are my treatment options?
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Is a 10-day course of augmentin the right treatment for lipodermatosclerosis?
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 2 years ago16 answers
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