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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 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
I have had 2 ligation surgeries to remove varicose veins in the left leg. Both times I have gotten a recurrence. Can I try EVLT at this stage?
EVLT - 3 answers
I have had 2 ligation surgeries to remove varicose veins in the left leg. Both times I have gotten a recurrence. Can I try EVLT at this stage? Read more
Should I be worried that my 8-year-old daughter has visible, prominent green veins throughout her body?
General - 1 answer
My 8-year-old daughter has visible, prominent green veins in her hands, legs, upper chest, and sides of stomach. She is healthy and has no associated problems. The pediatrician said they look normal when he saw... Read more
I have varicose veins from foot to upper thigh. Would knee-high compression stockings be harmful? Is there a better length for me?
I have varicose veins from foot to upper thigh. Would knee-high compression stockings be harmful? Is there a better length for me? Read more
I'm 99% blocked again just 10 months after vein ablation and stenting. Why do I need another procedure so soon?
Stenting - 2 answers
I had a vein ablation and a stent put into my left leg 10 months ago. I was told yesterday I am 99% blocked again and need to redo the procedure? Is it possible that I need the procedure again this soon after ... Read more
I had vein ablation 3 years ago. The clips in my foot are causing irritation and hurting. Is this common? What can be done?
I had vein ablation 3 years ago. The clips in my foot are causing irritation and hurting. Is this common? What can be done? Read more
I've been diagnosed with superficial phlebitis. Should I be treated with antibiotics? Am I at risk of DVT?
I had endovenous radiofrequency ablation 12 days ago on right great saphenous vein. A week ago, I had same procedure on left small saphenous vein. Today, I have throbbing sensation, heaviness, and swelling. I h... Read more
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My mother is 99 years old with congestive heart failure edema in her feet and legs. Can she wear compression stockings?
My mother is 99 years old with congestive heart failure edema in her feet and legs. Can she wear compression stockings? If so, how much compression and what length? Read more
My oncologist thinks I may have chronic venous stasis disease. What should I do?
My oncologist thinks I may have chronic venous stasis disease. What should I do? Read more
I'm having a lot of pain in my pelvic area. Which specialist can make my pain go away and how will they do it?
I am in constant pain - range from 6/10 to 9/10 for more than 16 months. My MRI results show: 1) Nonspecific mild marrow edema involving the bilateral pubic bones, 2) Borderline prominence of the left gonadal a... Read more
Can compression stockings cause red bumps to develop along a venous ablation-treated leg?
EVLT - 1 answer
I had venous ablation on my left leg 6 days ago and now have red bumps going up my leg where the procedure was done. I called my doctor and he took me off compression stockings believe it could be the cause. Wh... Read more
Is it normal to have a painful area a year after ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, if performed on the back of the leg near the sural nerve?
Is it normal to have a painful area a year after ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, if the treatment was performed on the back of the leg near the sural nerve? The pain extends to the back of that calf. Than... Read more
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 dopp... Read more
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 vei... Read more
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. Read more
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 fou... Read more
Is it normal to still have a burning sensation in my leg 8 months after a vein ablation?
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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 tha... Read more
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