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Is it normal to be able to see below the varicose vein after treatment?
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I had my varicose veins treated last week (microphlebectomy).I can see it's very bruised, which is okay. However, I can see below the treated varicose vein. It looks to me like it wasn't completely treated. Wha... Read more
I'm not happy with the results of my EVLA and microphlebectomy procedure. How should I approach my surgeon? What can he do about the problems?
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I had EVLA and microphlebectomy done 4 weeks ago on both legs. The right leg looks good, but the left leg is a mess. There are still some veins on that calf, as well as discoloration, bruising and spider veins ... Read more
I have pain and a lump in my thigh two months after phlebectomy, is this normal?
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I had a surgery to remove varicose veins in my thigh and now two months later, I feel a pain in my calf and I see a lump. It hurts so much. Is this normal? What should I do? Read more
Does Medicare cover the VNUS closure and/or phlebectomy procedure?
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I've received varying information regarding Medicare coverage. I have had ultrasounds twice, and each indicate that my valves do not function correctly. As if the test was not an indicator, I have had lower leg... Read more
Evla problem after treatment
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Two years after EVLA on left leg I had tenderness followed by bruise where vein used to be. Is the vein returning and do i need more treatment? Read more
When can I resume exercising and being out in the sun after ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation?
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I am scheduled for ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation in a week. I also have several 5K runs soon and a two-week beach vacation in June. How soon before I would be able to exercise and run again after ... Read more
Are compression stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?
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I had a microphlebectomy below my knee and radiofrequency ablation above on the same leg on the same day. Now, I have neuropathy in that leg from mid-calf to nearly my groin. It's been one month. Are stockings ... Read more
After discontinuing my compression stocking, I have pain and more bruising. Should I be concerned?
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I had my microphlebectomy procedure 12 days ago, and I've had minimal pain since the initial 48 hours post surgery. However, I stopped wearing my compression stocking 2 days ago and now have pain when I walk an... Read more
What risks are associated with phlebectomies and radiofrequency ablation if I have diabetes?
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I have type 2 diabetes that is not well controlled (hba1c is 11). I'm having radiofrequency ablation & a stab phlebectomy. I'm concerned about anesthesia and wound healing. What are the risks based on my condit... Read more
Is it normal for a surgeon to charge a high fee before you've been scheduled or pre-approved for surgery?
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I have yet to be scheduled or pre-approved for vein surgery, but I've been asked to asked to pay a fee of $295 to cover injections used during the procedure. This does not sound right. Is this normal? The fee t... Read more
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Why is there so much scarring from ambulatory phlebectomy?
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A friend of mine had ambulatory phlebectomy and now her leg is scarred from about 50 little incisions that never really healed. Everything online says "minimal" scarring, but is that really true? It wasn't in h... Read more
What is your take on ambulatory phlebectomy?
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Over the past 3 years I was diagnosed with insufficient circulation due to weakened veins. The doctors told me there was no medicine and that the only alternatives are compression stockings or an ambulatory phl... Read more
Should I be elevating and icing my leg after a phlebectomy?
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I just had a phlebectomy done at 3pm, and have increasing pain and throbbing.Norco and Ibuprofen are not doing much! I have been elevating my leg and icing it to help with the pain, but it's not getting better.... Read more
Is an ambulatory phlebectomy the best option for a 25-year-old with varicose veins?
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I'm 25 and have had varicose veins since I was 17. I have started to get more noticeable varicose veins with more discomfort. I used to be a runner, but now I fatigue quite easily. What options could I look at ... Read more
Is it normal to be bloated and puffy on my whole body after ambulatory phlebectomy?
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I had phlebectomy of the left thigh 4 days ago. I have no pain there, but I am bloated and puffy over my whole body. Is this normal? Read more
Is a small, hard bump around a phlebectomy scar normal?
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I had ambulatory phlebectomy 7 weeks ago to remove some veins under my foot. I have a small pea-sized hard lump under one scar. It doesn't seem to hurt. Is this something to be concerned about? I will have a fo... Read more
I have varicose veins and spider veins and one burst in back of knee and bruise has doubled in size in 24 hour time period.
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I have varicose veins and spider veins and one burst in back of knee. The bruise has doubled in size in a 24 hour time period. What should I do? Do I need a consult and, if so, which type of specialist? Read more
Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Micro Phlebectomy
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Are they the same procedure... Is Ambulatory being for bigger veins and micro for smaller? I am confused... Read more
Reduce scarring
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Is there a cream or something that can help minimize the appearance of the scarring left from an ambulatory phlebectomy? Read more
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