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Do knee high compression socks prevent upper leg varicosities?
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I underwent ambulatory phlebectomy for my right leg. No visible veins on left. I'm always standing at work (8-12 hrs). 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
Is it better to get laser ablation and/or phlebectomy before or after pregnancy?
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I had laser ablation and plebectomy on my right leg with good results. I want to have, at least some phlebotomy on the left leg again. Is it better to do the procedure now or wait until after I give birth? The ... Read more
What is the maximum amount of phlebectomies that should be done on a leg at one time? Is there a limit?
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Is there a limit or can all veins be treated at once. Also, can both legs be done at one time? 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
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
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
I have severe leg pain and edema of the lower leg following radiofrequency ablation of perforator veins and phlebotomies. What are my options now? ?
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I had radiofrequency ablation performed on my GSV. Then, one week ago, I had radiofrequency ablation of perforator veins and multiple phlebotomies. One phlebotomy bled postop twice. The bleeding stopped upon ap... Read more
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is intense pain normal a week and a half after ambulatory phlebectomy?
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I had ambulatory phlebectomy on my lower calf & EVLT on my upper inner thigh. A small, painful lump formed in my thigh, but is better. The upper section of vein in my left calf, however, is very tender & sends ... Read more
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