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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?
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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
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
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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?
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 tha... Read more
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 ... Read more
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? Read more
I had endovenous laser treatment 24 days ago. Is it normal for the leg to swell after my first time returning to the gym?
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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 n... Read more
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 whe... Read more
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