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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. Read more
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... Read more
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 fee... Read more
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.... Read more
I think a 30-40 thigh-high stocking is too long for me. Can I try a 20-30 knee-high stocking?
I had foam sclerotherapy done yesterday; no DVT. I was given a 30-40 thigh-high stocking. It is much too tight and makes my foot is tingle. I took the stocking off and have kept the foot elevated. The tingling ... Read more
Are women necessarily more affected by varicose veins than men?
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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 lik... Read more
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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 oi... Read more
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 g... Read more
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. Read more
Can hemosiderin deposits be treated with lasers?
Can hemosiderin deposits be treated with lasers? Read more
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)... Read more
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 medicati... Read more
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 se... Read more
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... Read more
I've been diagnosed with moderate venous insufficiency, when should I get endovenous laser treatment?
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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 vei... Read more
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? ... Read more
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