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Is it safe to continue treatments while taking this drug?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
I have had sclerotherapy treatments done on my legs for a number of years. I now take Tamoxifen daily due to breast cancer diagnosis.
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Could this be the beginning of more varicose veins?
I had Venous Ablation 8 months ago and healed fast with no problems until the last few days. I've had a burning sensation in my lower legs and around the ankles.
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Should I be concerned or is this normal since I had both the SSV and GSV ablated in my left leg?
ClosureFast - 1 answer
I had RF ablation to both of my legs. Right leg GSV was done18 days ago; the left GSV and SSV 11 days ago. My left leg is now larger than my right! I am not experiencing any abnormal discomfort or symptoms that would make me think it's a DVT. I am wearing compression stockings during the day, walking constantly and elevating my legs several times a day.
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Is this normal? How long until I can expect this to resolve?
VNUS - 1 answer
I had a VNUS procedure of my left great saphenous vein 3 weeks ago. I'm still experiencing discomfort 3 weeks post-op. The pain is along my inner thigh. It is tender to touch and often throbs. It frequently feels like a tight, pulling sensation. I am way more uncomfortable now then before my procedure. There are no signs of infection. I am a very active, thin mom of four small children. I am taking Motrin regularly.
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After the procedure is done, can you wear knee-high compression socks or does it have to be thigh-high compression socks?
I was told to wear thigh high compression socks the last time I had a procedure where they closed one vein off. It was painful. They wouldn't stay up and they irritated my skin, leaving red marks around my leg. Also, my leg looks like its sunken in on one spot. My leg still hurts. I went back to knee-high compression socks today because I couldn't take it anymore.
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Are women necessarily more affected by varicose veins than men?
General - 1 answer
I got a varicose vein at 18. I worry my daughter will have much stronger varicose veins because of hormones, less muscle, pregnancy, etc. However, I have just read that men are equally affected but are less likely to go to the doctor.
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Is foam collapse and syringe sticking a real problem in foam sclerotherapy? Trying to develop new syringe technology to solve this. Is there a need?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
We are a materials research company focused on technologies for drug delivery devices. Our initial research indicated that using standard syringes for foam compounding and delivery can be a problem. Silicone oil in the syringes causes problems with foam generation, which quickly collapses. Controlled delivery of foam is also a problem with syringe plunger sticking. We have a perfect solution with a new syringe but wanted to find out from users if there is a real need before we invest further.
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Would knee injections (Euflexxa) cause problems if I also have varicose veins?
General - 1 answer
I have varicose veins and knee arthritis in my left leg. I ruled out having a knee replacement, as I am 86 and refuse to opt for possible blood clots. I had the endovenous ablation on both legs a year ago and get ultrasounds on both legs every 6 months for precautionary reasons.
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Can I stop wearing the thigh-high compression stocking?
I have been wearing a thigh-high compression stocking, but dermatitis on my lower leg flared up bad and has become inflamed.
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Can hemosiderin deposits be treated with lasers?
Can hemosiderin deposits be treated with lasers?
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Is the right approach LGSV ablation?
Ultrasound shows venous insufficiency, chronic peripheral. Venous duplex shows a significant amount of reflux in both lower extremities. Both SJF, GSV (thigh&calf); reflux time 1956+ms (RT leg) 1704ms(LF leg). SSV no reflux. RT dABI .73. LF dABI .78. Normal waveform. No DVT. Been wearing medical compression stockings for over 2 years. Getting worse over the past 5 years. I am 56 and in good health, but symptoms & visual VV are worsening.
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Was my deep vein damaged during thermal ablation?
I had a thermal ablation 4 days ago. I went for an ultrasound yesterday and the tech saw the main deep vein was too close to the affected vein. I have to see the doctor in 2 days. She said I might need medication and to watch my leg for swelling and shortness of breath. She did not tell me why. Could they have damaged my deep vein during the procedure?
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I'm in excruciating pain 10 weeks after laser ablation and it's affecting my mobility. What's wrong? What can be done?
I am so desperate for help. I had laser ablation 10 weeks ago. From day one, I have been in excruciating pain, which gets worse with walking. After 10-15 minutes of walking, I can’t get out of the bed from severe pain, soreness, swelling, heat, along with different sensations in my leg. I had an ultrasound done and the dr. said that it is just my body reacting to the surgery. I have two small children that need me but I am totally disabled!
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Why do I have different venous doppler ultrasound results?
I went to a third cardiovascular doctor who read both diagnostics. She said I should ask for another venous doppler. She is concerned about side effects like damage to the saphenous nerve. The second doc said I should go for ablation. All are programmed. But the third doctor said she would be cautious to perform the ablation because if I have saphenous venous incompetence I should go for it, but this last diagnostic shows problems from knee to down. I'll postpone it.
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I've been diagnosed with moderate venous insufficiency, when should I get endovenous laser treatment?
EVLT - 1 answer
I was diagnosed with moderate CVI a couple of years ago. I'm a 55-year-old woman who is obese. I take perindopril (Coversyl) for hypertension. In 2017, my doctor performed an ultrasound venous doppler of my veins, and it showed incompetence in the saphenous vein. This year (2019), I had another Doppler exam and "it shows not the same results". Yesterday, I went to a third cardiovascular doctor who read both diagnostics and said I should ask for another doppler.
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I have prominent veins that bulge in the center of my forehead and along the temple area on both sides. What safe option do I have for removal?
I have prominent veins that bulge in the center of my forehead and along the temple area on both sides. They are especially visible when I get hot or am outside in the heat. What options do I have for removal?
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