My vascular surgeon won't treat small/medium varicose veins on my ankles and feet because he says they are too close to the capillary beds and arteries. He doesn't want to risk accidentally closing off those areas too. Is this a normal concern for vascular surgeons or vein professionals?
I had endovenous laser ablation and phlebectomy, yet my doctor still suggests I wear compression stockings for life. I'm so disappointed. I originally wanted spider vein treated but I had to have the phlebectomies first. If I have to wear those torture devices anyway, I don't see the sense of having anything done. I had no swelling or problems other than aching, which would come and go.
My husband had endovenous laser treatment. Things went very smoothly after the procedure. He had it done because of chronic swelling of his foot and recurring cellulitis. He uses the pump daily now but the swelling never went down. It is still as swollen as it was before and his doctor doesn't really know why. Do you have any clue?
Hello, I'm worried about my arm veins. They are bulging and more prominent now. I'm a 35-year-old tall and slim woman. I have a one-year old boy who I often carry on my arms. I exercised regularly at home for about 4 months. Now, I don't exercise for the fear of getting my veins worse. Can you help me. Thank you in advance.
I am 43 years old and have dealt with varicose veins since my 20's. I am at my wits end with them; I suffer pain. I was assessed by a surgeon for vein stripping. It was decided that my veins were too complex and it would not be a success. I had sclerotherapy years ago and they came back. What options are left for me? Would laser treatment be effective?
I'm obese and post-menopausal. On the front of my left upper thigh, I have 4 small rock-like bulges that are in a straight row. At times they burn and ache; sometimes they are larger than other times. I take cool showers when they burn. On my right leg (outer upper thigh), there has been a small bulging purple vein that itches bad and looks like its leaking. That area also goes numb, yet still itches. I scratch trying to satisfy the deep itching below the numbness but fail to reach it.
I have some redness and bruise-like pain (only on touching) on the front of my lower left leg. These symptoms are occurring near an area of varicose veins. I've been told I have a superficial blood clot that will resolve itself with elevation, NSAID cream, etc. I need to take an 11-hr flight in less than a week with return 14 days later. Is this safe? Should I wait until redness (less than 5cm) is completely gone? I did back and forth 8-hr flights 3 mos ago.
I have painful, severe varicose veins in my rt leg. I also have swelling/pain/heaviness in both. Last year, a vein surgeon confirmed this is due to problems with veins in both legs and suggested EVLA and sclerotherapy. I needed to fly long haul 1-month after and due to having small phlebitis on my right varicose vein, she said my risk of DVT is higher and to wait 6 months to fly long haul. I backed out of the treatment. Now things are worse. How soon can I fly in my case? I'm 28 years old.
I am 25 weeks pregnant. I recently started wearing knee-high compression stockings. My mom had varicose veins during her pregnancy, so I believe it’s hereditary. I am starting to show a bit of varicose veins right under my knees, in both legs. There are also some at the very end of my leg, where it connects to my foot. I exercise twice a week and I work. How should I wear the stockings? If the varicose veins remain after birth, how can I get rid of them?
I am nearly two months post-EVLT and just found two lumps on my calf two or three days ago. There is no accompanying pain until I push on the lumps. I exercise regularly. I sit at a desk most of the day but get up every hour & a half to two hours to walk around. I had to have nine total procedures on both legs.
I'm a 36-year-old female based in Ireland. I had surgery 9 days ago, where they made a groin incision and some smaller incisions down my right leg to my calf. I'm finding the recovery very hard. My right leg is very bruised and sore, but what's worrying me is I have a hard lump under the groin incision and my upper thigh is quite swollen still. I also have pain in my right lower back (kidney area). Is this normal? I also woke up yesterday with a low-grade fever and flu-type pains.
I had EVLT and phlebectomy on my leg. My procedure was 1 1/2 wks ago. Went to my follow up and took the steri-strips off—everything looked good. Two days after follow-up, I noticed tenderness, redness, a little swelling. When I pushed the incision site, a little blood and fluid came out. Is it OK to clean the site and put antibiotic ointment on it? Or, should I wait to make an appointment with my doctor if it gets worse?