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Is it normal to have swelling from foot to upper thigh after laser vein treatment?
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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 therapy help reduce the swelling?
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My fiance has a vein on the side of his forehead. What are his options for removal of this vein? Is this something that can be done in an office?
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My fiance has a vein on the side of his forehead. What are his options for removal of this vein? Is this something that can be done in an office? What's the cost?
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If you have had a varicose vein burst and bleed out, once it's healed, can you safely fly?
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A varicose vein across my shin burst and bled out for over 30 minutes. Paramedics advised me to rest the leg and see my GP for compression hosiery, but none were given to me. I want to fly out to the U.S. from the UK to visit relatives and wonder if its safe to do so
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Which is best for greater saphenous vein treatment, CoolTouch or Varithena?
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Twisted GSV 2.2 mm with reflux, minor bleed at ankle 2x, swollen ankle late in the day. Have had an ultrasound scan. Laser seems to give better results than foam. The doctor is a Varithena site with company tech doing treatment. My own research leans toward CoolTouch with much fewer complications. Have some concerns obviously. Would appreciate any advice.
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Since there are limited veins, will a removal procedure accelerate new varicosities developing?
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I'm 24. I've had a noticeable varicosity since I was 14 in my left leg. Now the pain is starting to be a significant problem in both legs. I'm nervous the procedure won't cure my problem. I've consulted with a surgeon who says the most noticeable vein is incompetent. In the last year, I can see the another varicosity on my right leg. I have a very healthy diet aside from caffeine like energy drinks. I am interested in a preventative diet.
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After laser treatment is there risk of added pressure/stress to the veins that the blood is rerouted to?
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My husband was diagnosed with venous reflux in both of his legs. A vein specialist that is treating my husband prescribed compression socks 20-30mmHg. He will have a follow-up visit in three months, at which time he may be having laser treatment to treat the veins that are defective. My concern is if the blood is redirected to the healthy veins, is there any danger of added pressure/stress to the veins the blood is being re-routed to? Thank you for your response.
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Seven months after treatment I still have extreme pain around my knee. Is this normal?
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In April of this year I had a laser vein treatment of my large saphenous vein on my left leg followed by several injections. The procedure went well and the majority of the vein discomfort is gone. However, around the front of my knee right where the shin bone meets the knee, is an area causing me a great deal of pain when I bend my knee. I went to the doctor yesterday and had an ultrasound on my knee and everything looked normal—just some dead veins still needing to absorb. Is this normal?
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Is it normal to have pain requiring compression stockings a year after laser ablation? Or to have more/new varicose veins and atrophy in calf muscle?
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My cardiologist said my veins were “refluxing” and if I didn’t have laser ablation the varicose veins could lead to a blood clot. When I started treatment I had no pain in my legs and only a few varicose veins. Now a year later I have a numb/tingling feeling, pain and atrophy in calf muscle; my legs require compression stockings constantly. Despite the above, she claims they look better!
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Are laser vein treatments suitable for the treatment of multiple spider veins? Where can I find a specialist in Albuquerque, NM?
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I have several spider veins on my legs. Is laser treatment best for these types of veins? Where can I find a vein specialist in Albuquerque, NM?
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It has been 6 months since I had EVLT and in my left leg I have terrible aching in my calf muscle. I had no issues from the procedure in either leg.
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A few months after the procedure I started to get the terrible aching in my left calf. It gets so bad I can't stand it and nothing helps. I have talked to my doctor and they have done an ultrasound and found nothing, but it's been another month and it still is there. I am supposed to go back this week for another ultrasound but I'm very frustrated.
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When is surgery needed? My doctor said venus reflux is a progressive disease—stage one through six. I am at stage three, almost four.
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My procedure is scheduled for two weeks. Will I damage or complicate things having this done now. Is this too early?
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Do I have nerve damage in my foot after laser ablation?
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I had ablation by laser for a large peripheral vein on the inside of my right leg 7 months ago. I recovered well after the procedure but have had issues in my foot since, such as pressure point type pain at various locations and currently on my big toe (only sore while walking). I had to stop wearing my orthopaedic insoles ages ago as the undersole of my foot got so tender from the pressure. Also in the past couple weeks I get a cold 'rushing' sensation in my toes while driving.
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I had laser surgery for my varicose veins almost a year ago and I still have a lump on my thigh that is swollen and painful. Is this normal?
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I had laser surgery for my varicose veins almost a year ago and I still have a lump on my thigh that is swollen and painful. Is this normal? I have been to see my gp and he thinks there is no blood clot so not sure what else to do as it really bothers me and is not the best companion when I need to work with painful thigh.
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