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Which treatment is better for spider veins, laser or Veinwave?
I have a few patches of spider veins on both legs. Some are purple and the others are red. What is the difference between laser and Veinwave treatment as it relates to the clearance of spider veins, pain, and the number of sessions needed?
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What are some complications that can occur after removing a vein towards the front of the knee?
Vein Treatments - 1 answer
The vein I had removed ran the full length of my leg. After removal, my left leg is 4x the normal size. Is this normal?
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I had EVLT 5 weeks ago on one leg. I wear the compression stocking during the day, every day. How much longer do I have to wear it?
EVLT - 1 answer
I had EVLT 5 weeks ago on one leg. I wear the compression stocking during the day, every day. How much longer do I have to wear it?
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Do pregnancy-related varicose veins go away after the baby is born?
I’m 37 y/o and 32 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy. I have a varicose vein running from the top of my right thigh, down past my knee, and it seems to have leaked over my lower leg. The vein is purple and bulgy at the top, then blue and bulgy. There is a lot of dark purple discoloration between my knee and ankle. It is also itchy, tingly, and painful to touch. I’ve spoken to doctors and midwives who seem to pass it off as a varicose vein and said it should go away when the baby is born.
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Can you drive home after endovenous laser treatment?
EVLT - 1 answer
I was wondering whether you can drive yourself home after EVLT.
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I developed necrosis after my most recent Asclera treatment for spider veins. Should I go the ER, or can I wait to see my doctor?
Asclera - 2 answers
I've had several spider vein treatments using Asclera foam. After my last treatment January 18, 2019, a small, purple, blood-filled ball appeared over my left shin, at the injection site. Now, I have necrosis about 1/2 inch in diameter. It is very painful. Is it safe to wait until the appointment I have with a doctor tomorrow?
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I have calcium deposits on my bones. Will there be any risks involved in my vein ligation and stripping surgery because of this?
I have calcium deposits on my bones. Will there be any risks involved in my vein ligation and stripping surgery because of this?
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Can severely painful knees, hips, and lower back be related to chronic venous insufficiency?
General - 1 answer
I suffer from severely painful knees, hips, and lower back. Recently my family doctor diagnosed me with chronic venous insufficiency. Can my symptoms be related to CVI?
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After DVT detection, when is it recommended to continue rehabilitation for a soleus and gastrocnemius tear?
I had a calf tear (multifibrillar on soleus and external gastrocnemius) and a big hematoma (9 x 6 x 3 cm). One month later, a DVT was detected on the gastrocnemius vein in the same leg. My question is, when can I return to the rehabilitation program for the tear?
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Is it normal for compression socks to cause my calf, thighs, buttocks and lower back to hurt, tighten up, and be very sore?
I had surgery, so they gave me compression socks. The socks made my calf, thighs, buttocks and lower back sore and tight. After 5 days of wearing them, I took them off to wash them. Now that they are back on, the pain, soreness, and tightness are worse than before. Is this normal?
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3 months after endovenous laser ablation, I have severe pain in my legs that wakes me up at night. Any ideas why?
I'm 3 months post-ablation of my saphenous veins. I'm having severe pain at night that wakes me from my sleep. The pain hurts some on ambulation, but it is mostly when I try to lie down and sleep. I have a hard time holding my legs still. I can get it to stop sometimes if I lay flat on my back with my legs straight, but that is hard to do.
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I have a blood clot in my ankle, and now my ankle is double in size and painful. Should I go to the emergency room?
I had foam sclerotherapy 2 days ago. Follow-up ultrasound showed 2 blood clots, one of which is in my ankle. My ankle is now double in size and painful. Do I go to the ER???
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I have cellulitis in my left leg and am currently taking medication to treat it. Is it OK to wear compression socks to help with the edema?
I have cellulitis in my left leg and am currently taking medication to treat it. Is it OK to wear compression socks to help with the edema? I have no other issues with my legs. I have worn compression socks in the past, but I'm wondering if they would help heal the cellulitis faster by promoting blood flow and reducing the edema.
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My bulging veins hurt and look worse after wearing compression stockings that wrinkled around my ankle. What should I do?
I have bulging veins in my left foot and wore compression stockings that wrinkled around my ankle. Now the veins hurt and look worse. What should I do?
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I had the ClosureFast done 4 weeks ago. I still feel burning, stinging, and pulling in my inner leg. Will these symptoms go away?
ClosureFast - 1 answer
I had the ClosureFast procedure 4 weeks ago. I still feel burning, stinging, and pulling in my inner leg that extends from ankle to groin. Will these symptoms go away? When the doctor did the procedure, though he numbed many areas, it still hurt and I actually passed out.
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Is it normal to have aches after a venous duplex exam?
I had a Venous Duplex exam done on both legs. My legs ached terribly after this scan. The findings of the scan were that I could possibly benefit from saphenous vein ablation. My legs felt much better the following day, but they just really ached after the test and into the night. Does this sound strange?
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5 weeks post-EVLT, veins along my inner thigh have turned brown, and in 1 spot it’s slightly red. Is this normal?
EVLT - 1 answer
It’s my 1st week in Vietnam and I’m here for an additional two-and-a-half weeks. My doctor closed up a vein in my groin area 5 weeks ago. I’ve just noticed on my thigh that the veins have turned brown and a small bit has changed to red (not much). I have been in the sun a little, and the entire area still feels quite bruised, but nothing too painful. I am also getting slight aches every now and then. Can’t see my doctor for another 3 weeks, unless I cancel my trip and head home.
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How long will it take for pain after sclerotherapy to subside?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
My mom (in her late 50s) recently had sclerotherapy for her foot and endovenous laser ablation for her leg. It's been nearly one and a half weeks, but the pain in her feet (not in legs) remains. The pain is not intense but is noticeable. We have compression bandages and pain reliever/anti-inflammatory tablets but they are not helping much. The doctor said it's due to numerous varicose + spider veins in her foot and that it will take more time to heal. I want a good second opinion on this.
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Can anything be done to treat very prominent veins in the center of the forehead?
I am 40 years old, and a healthy size (5'4", 117lbs). In the past few years, the network of veins in the center of my forehead has become very prominent. They bulge constantly, and I see them in the mirror, photos, etc. It seems I have thin skin. The same is true on my hands, front my shoulder and neck. I know this is a delicate area (face/head), but is there anything I can do to reduce the size of these veins?
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Should I wear compression socks while I sleep?
I had knee replacement surgery and they sent me home with 2 pairs of compression socks to wear for 2 weeks. Should I wear them while I sleep?
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