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I've been diagnosed with moderate venous insufficiency, when should I get endovenous laser treatment??
I was diagnosed with moderate venous insufficiency a couple of years ago. I'm a 55-year-old woman who's obese. I take perindopril (Coversyl) for hypertension. In 2018, my doctor performed 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 the same results. I needed the exam because I feel more bothersome aching in my left leg. When should I get ELA? Thanks in advance.
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Is minor post-op swelling normal 4 weeks after endovenous laser ablation?
I had EVLA on both legs 4 weeks ago and I'm thrilled with my results. I'm very happy with how much ligher and less achy my legs feel, but I still have a little tenderness and swelling in my thighs where the veins were lasered. Is this normal and how much longer is it likely to last?
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Is there every a time when a saphenous vein must be promptly ablated with ELA?
Yesterday, I went for a second venous doppler. My doctor said I should go for the laser ablation promptly. I don't know why it should be done so soon. Please, I would like to know.
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I have continuous numbness in my right foot and also varicose veins in both legs. Can I wear compression stockings on both legs?
I saw a neurologist who labeled the numbness in my foot as peripheral neuropathy. Yet, when speaking with my friend who is also a neurologist, he didn't make much of it and when we did an ultrasound, it was found I have varicose veins. He recommended I wear compression stockings. Not sure if the stockings will make the foot condition worse.
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Is it normal to still have a burning sensation in my leg 8 months after a vein ablation?
Vein Treatments - 1 answer
I had an ablation to stop swelling in my leg, as per my cardiologist. I have had numbness and burning in my leg since the treatment was performed in December 2018. The burning sensation has gotten so severe that it has woken me up at night. I wear compression stockings daily.
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The front of my knee and leg hurts when I sit or lay down after being on my feet for about an hour or more. Why?
I developed lymphedema after having a groin lymph node dissected due to cancer. My entire leg and foot are affected by lymphedema. I also have varicose veins, too. I wear compression hose for it but the pain I have when I sit or lay down can be unbearable at times. The pain started about 2 months ago.
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I had the ClosureFast procedure 4 hrs ago and am now having sharp, stabbing pain on the top of my foot. Is this normal?
ClosureFast - 1 answer
The pain is not constant but is continual, happening approximately 2- 3 times each minute. Should I be concerned or is this normal following this procedure? Will Advil or something similar help?
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I had endovenous laser treatment 24 days ago. Is it normal for the leg to swell after my first time returning to the gym?
EVLT - 1 answer
I had an EVLT done 24 days ago. I started exercising again 1 week ago. I started feeling discomfort in the leg after the last workout. Now my leg is 2 cm bigger in circumference than the healthy leg. There is no strong pain but it is uncomfortable. What could have happened and what can I do?
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I just had a hip replaced and am seeing swelling on the opposite side. Should I wear compression stockings on both legs?
I just had a hip replaced. I have a compression stocking on the opposite side to the operation and am getting swelling. Should I use compression on both legs? My surgeon did not say how long to wear it and whether to wear it all the time or just at night. I will not see the surgeon until September. I am getting pain in the thigh, none where the scar is. Is this also typical? I am fairly mobile. The operation took place 4 weeks ago.
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Why do I have a dull, heavy, aching feeling when I wear compression socks? How can this be fixed?
General - 1 answer
I have worn 20-30 mmHg compression socks. My left leg has a dull, heavy, aching feeling when I wear the socks. My right leg is fine. I recently went down to 15-20 mmHg but the same thing is happening. Why is this happening and how can I fix it? I wear them for preventative measures as I sit at a computer for 40 hrs a week.
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Should I have all my refluxing superficial veins injected?
ClariVein - 1 answer
I’m a 45-year-old male who had ClariVein treatment on his GSV (both legs) and SSV (right leg). After 6 weeks, I still had a lot of heaviness. The ultrasound technician said I had several other veins in my rt leg by my ankle that were refluxing. They injected some with foam sclerotherapy and now, 3 weeks later, my foot feels heavy and numb. Another ultrasound saw more refluxing veins near my ankle. My symptoms are worse than before I had anything done.
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Should I wait until I stop birth control before getting vein ablation and stripping?
I had vein ablation and stripping 6 years ago, then I got pregnant and developed varicose veins again. They seem to be getting worse since starting birth control 20 months ago. I’ve read some things about how hormones can effect your valves.
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Can blood coagulation from sclerotherapy be evacuated 8 weeks post-procedure?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
After sclerotherapy, I have what looks like a hard black marble under my skin. It is a blood coagulation. My doctor does not want to evacuate it because he says it can scar. Can blood coagulation from sclerotherapy be evacuated 8 weeks post-procedure?
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I had a phlebectomy 3 days ago. My thigh-high compression stockings cut right through a large bruise, making it painful. Can I stop wearing stockings?
Phlebectomy - 1 answer
I had a phlebectomy 3 days ago on my leg, almost up to the hip. My thigh-high compression stockings cut right through a large bruise, making it painful. I don't have full compression stockings, nor do I want to buy and wear them in this summer heat. Is it okay to stop wearing the compression stockings if they make things worse instead of better?
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Is it safe to stop wearing compression stockings 2 weeks after endovenous laser treatment and phlebectomy?
EVLT - 2 answers
I had endovenous laser treatment and phlebectomy. My doctor recommends I wear thigh-high stockings day and night for 2 weeks. Is it safe to completely stop wearing them after this period?
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If I've had endovenous laser ablation, can I return to heavy weightlifting before 6 weeks?
I am an avid heavy weightlifter (5-6 times a week). The physician said no weightlifting for 6 weeks. Do I really need to wait this long? Can I resume before this timeline?
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Will lifting my children after endovenous laser ablation cause damage?
I had laser ablation performed on one leg 5 days ago. My partner is due to go back to work tomorrow and we have 2 toddlers. My question is, could I do damage by lifting my kids? I can avoid lifting my 3-year-old but not my 16-month-old.
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