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I am having phlebectomy after few days.
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1- When I can wear high heels after the procedure? 2- When I can wear jeans pants? 3- When I can take normal showers? 4- When I can stand up for a while?
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My physician is recommending an Ambulatory Phlebotomy under general anesthesia. Is that common?
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53 yo male with left leg chronic symptomatic varicose veins and a 2 cm venous aneurysm located in his anterior medial thigh in the setting of saphenous vein reflux. The patient also has left leg skin thinning, edema, signs of venous reflux, and elevated venous pressure. CEAP classification C3. Valvular incompetence / venous reflux of the left common femoral vein, left anterior accessory saphenous vein, left saphenofemoral junction, left great saphenous vein and proximal small saphenous vein.
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After the procedure is done, can you wear knee-high compression socks or does it have to be thigh-high compression socks?
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I was told to wear thigh high compression socks the last time I had a procedure where they closed one vein off. It was painful. They wouldn't stay up and they irritated my skin, leaving red marks around my leg. Also, my leg looks like its sunken in on one spot. My leg still hurts. I went back to knee-high compression socks today because I couldn't take it anymore.
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Why would a doctor recommend a patient wear compression stockings for life?
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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.
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How long after phlebectomy on both legs can I get back to my on-your-feet job?
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Hi, I spend a lot of time on my feet for work (all day sometimes). How soon after a phlebectomy on both legs can I start to spend the day standing up?
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I had a bilateral high ligation of GSV with phlebectomy. Puncture sights and areas where varicose veins were are fine, but not where GSV's were.
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On the inside of left thigh, there is a 5 inch long hard and painful knot going up the leg and higher in different areas. On the right, there are some in the mid inner thigh. These are more painful now than a week ago and seem to be bigger. I am two weeks post op today. Is this normal? I have been taking Advil around the clock for the last couple of days and putting ice packs and heat on them. Trying not to let them slow me down, but it's almost impossible.
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Can I baby wear my 20lb child, in a strap on carrier, as a loophole to the weight restriction? I will sit to pick her up and put her in the carrier.
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My doctor said I would not be able to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for two weeks, but I did get the okay to sit and pick up my 16-month-old daughter who weighs about 20lbs. I can NOT pick her up or carry her for two weeks (she doesn't walk yet, but can do stairs and get around on her own). I need to be able to carry her without straining my thigh though! Should using a baby carrier "backpack" get around that lifting restriction? Thanks!
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Is it safe to have breast augmentation 4 weeks after a phlebectomy?
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The phlebectomy was minor with only 13 incisions. Incisions have healed. Is there an increased risk for DVT due to recent phlebectomy?
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Is it completely necessary to wear a compression leotard beyond two weeks post recovery?
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I had a laser ablation at the junction near my hip three months ago on the great saphenous vein on my right leg. I had multiple phlebectomies two weeks ago to finish. My vascular surgeon recommends wearing the hose "as much as I can." I work outside on the pipeline and every time I move, so do the hose. They are uncomfortable and I am sure they will be very hot as well. I suppose my question would be am I any more at risk than anyone else by not wearing them? What happens if I don't? Thank you
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Is it normal to shower over my bandaged wounds after phlebectomy?
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They told me to let the sutures fall off naturally but it looks like padding and tape over the top of my wounds. They told me to shower with them.
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Can a phlebotomy remove/treat a perforator vein?
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I did my ultrasound at a different place from where I did my procedure. The place where I did my ultrasound said that the main problem was re-flux from a perforator. The place I ended up doing my procedure lasered my lesser saf. and did ambulatory phlebotomy for the remaining veins (including he said for the perforator). I am skeptical that a phlebotomy can reach a perforator, and afraid the issue may not have been treated.
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Is it possible to do a phlebectomy on a refluxing perforator vein and likely remove it for good without a laser or other methods?
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I had ambulatory phlebectomy preformed on my varicose vein and (according to my doctor) a preforatoring vein that I was concerned was causing the reflux. He said doing an ambulatory phlebectomy on the perforator was almost as successful as the laser treatment. I am slightly skeptical from what I have read. A different place that I had the ultra sound done said that the reflux was coming from a perforator vein and not the greater or lesser saf. veins (my lesser was lasered in the procedure).
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What is the risk of performing a second stripping surgery on a saphanenous vein that regenerated? Could the cramping symptoms worsen?
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My original surgery occurred 2 years ago. My dermatologist who now does vein procedures told me that I should never have had the surgery given my age (42). He seems to believe that laser may help my issues. I recently went to a vascular surgeon to get a second opinion. Given the size of the saphenous vein (17mm) he feels that a second stripping procedure would be my best bet. I am a very active cyclist and worried that another procedure may worsen my cramping and swelling:function of my leg.
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After ambulatory phlebectomy I have a large blister under one of the steri strips. What should I do?
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I have a large blister under one of the steri strips. The area around it is warm, and the warmth increases as you touch closer to the blister. There are other areas where phlebectomy was performed, and they are not warm to the touch.
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Can removal of veins and the ablation of greater and lesser saphenous veins lead to an increase in the number of varicose veins?
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Two years after having my greater and lesser saphenous veins ablated in both legs and some varicose veins removed (stab phlebotomy) in my right leg, I have now developed a considerable amount of varicose veins in the right leg. I'm concerned about having them removed now, thinking it will cause pressure on other veins and I'll get even more of them.
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What's the name of the procedure that involves a few cuts and the vein is pulled out?
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How many weeks after this procedure do I have to wear compression stockings, and how many weeks I have to avoid dancing or yoga? Can I do a Graston Technique in my knee after this type of surgery?
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Can i wear compression stockings on a arterial ulcer?
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I had my artery ballooned in my leg last week to help heal my leg ulcer. Should I wear a compression stocking? There is no mention of this in my discharge letter.
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After an ablation/phlebotomy will I need another phlebectomy if any veins return after pregnancy, or will sclero suffice?
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I had ablation on the main veins in my legs followed with a phlebotomy to remove all visible veins. I am currently pregnant and you can see the whole vein in the side of my leg. I know after delivery it will get better, but some bumps and rigids have surfaced and I'm worried I'll need treatment again. Will I need to go through with the full treatment or will sclerotherapy suffice?
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