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Is ClosureFast safe for diabetics who've had open heart surgery?
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My 74-year-old stepmom is diabetic and has had open heart surgery. She is being told she can have the ClosureFast procedure to treat her varicose veins, which are very bad. She's nervous. Is ClosureFast safe fo... Read more
Is it normal to feel tired a few days after endovenous laser treatment? If so, why does this occur and for how long?
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I just had the endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and foam sclerotherapy yesterday. I came home and slept a good amount. For the most part, I feel pretty good. I'm a little swollen and achy around the insertion ... Read more
I'm an IV user. After injecting in my hand, pain began to travel up my vein. Why is this? Should I be concerned?
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I'm an IV user. After injecting in my hand, pain began to travel up my vein. Why is this? Should I be concerned? Read more
I am having throbbing pain near my saphenous vein. Why and what should I do?
I am having throbbing pain near my saphenous vein. Why and what should I do? Read more
Post-ablation, do you recommend wraps or compression stockings?
Venefit - 2 answers
Post-ablation, do you recommend wraps or compression stockings? Read more
I've been diagnosed with reflux in the deep veins. What are my treatment options?
I am 34 years old and in good health; I exercise daily. I've been diagnosed with reflux in the deep veins (at 2.5 and 4 seconds). What are my treatment options? Is compression possible? What about my prognosis?... Read more
I have cellulitis and a vascular problem. What type of compression hose should I wear?
My leg is swollen and dark from cellulitis. I was given antibiotics and told to wear support stocks because I have a vascular problem, too. I need the right stocking for my leg. Can you help? Read more
Which job is suitable after endovenous laser treatment, sitting or standing?
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Which job is suitable after EVLT, sitting or standing? Read more
How can I speed up recovery after endovenous laser ablation?
I had endovenous laser ablation 1 week ago. I have a good amount of pain in the groin area—sore pulling and burning. I have worn compression stockings regularly, only taking them off for showering and sleep a... Read more
I had ELA 4 days ago and have developed severe bruising at the top of my thigh. The bruise is about 5 inches across and very dark. Is this a concern?
I had endovenous laser ablation 4 days ago and have developed severe bruising at the top of my thigh. The bruise is about 5 inches across and very dark. This is the second time I've had this treatment and after... Read more
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It's been 4 days since my sclerotherapy treatment and I'm very bruised and red. Is this normal?
It's been 4 days since my sclerotherapy treatment and I'm very bruised. There's also a lot of redness spreading on my legs. Is this normal? When will it go away or get better? Read more
A few bulging branch veins persist after left GSV ablation ~4 weeks ago. Will using varicose vein cream help with these veins?
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A few bulging branch veins persist after left GSV ablation ~4 weeks ago. Will using varicose vein cream help with these veins? Read more
How can I find a competent, qualified doctor to treat a few blue facial veins with sclerotherapy?
I'm looking for a competent, qualified doctor to treat a few blue facial veins with sclerotherapy, near Chicago is preferred but can travel. The Plastic Surgeon who performed a lower facelift does not feel comf... Read more
What is the best treatment for incompetent bilateral sapheno-femoral junctions?
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What is the best treatment for incompetent bilateral sapheno-femoral junctions? Read more
Can under-the-knee compression stockings cause hip muscle pain?
I wore under-the-knee compression stockings for about a year. I had pain and soreness in my hip muscles, especially the left side, during use. I went through physiotherapy treatment and the pain got better. I d... Read more
Does wearing the same pair of compression socks daily cause them to lose their effectiveness over time?
I went from receiving 3 pairs of compression socks per month to one. I think one pair per month is unsatisfactory. I am disabled and had an open ulcer on my right shin for two years before a specialist prescrib... Read more
Is it normal to have swelling from foot to upper thigh after laser vein treatment?
I'm 42 yr old male who had a laser vein treatment for my right leg last week. I am experiencing swelling from my upper thigh to my foot. Is it normal? When can I expect the swelling to go away? Can ultrasound t... Read more
Before having radiofrequency ablation, my doctor asked if I've been on antibiotics. What's the reason for this question?
Before having radiofrequency ablation, my doctor asked if I've been on antibiotics. What's the reason for this question? Read more
I have venous regurgitation and currently wear 15-20 mmHg moderate compression. Today my legs are tingly, numb, and they throb. What's going on?
I have venous regurgitation and currently wear 15-20 mmHg moderate compression. Today my legs are tingly, numb, and they throb. I haven't experienced issues with until now. What's going on? Read more
I am a certified fitter for compression stockings. Are there specific guidelines of what must be noted on a prescription for compression stockings?
If a doctor writes compression stockings and doesn't specify whether they should be calf, thigh or pantyhose height, do I give the patient whatever he'll be most compliant with? Or, do I need to ask the doctor ... Read more
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