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Microphlebectomy Questions

I thought no stitches were needed for a microphebectomy. Were stitches necessary?
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I am upset that I now have 1 to 2 cm big X mark scars on my leg because of the stitches done by my doctor (I noticed when she took the tape off after 2 weeks). Is there any way I can get rid of these scars? She... Read more
How common is it to have to have a second microphlebectomy on a long ropey vein less than two months after the first procedure?
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I had EVLA on both legs for varicose veins that have been present for over 18 years. I have also had a microphlebectomy done on a long ropey vein that went from top thigh down to lower calf. I am awaiting same ... Read more
I have several areas of red, bulging, itching patches on both legs. What is going on?
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I had microphlebectomies on both legs. The first on 10/16/17 and the second on 10/19/17. I have been recovering well until the night of 10/29/17 I started itching (severely). I have had bruising and hardness wh... Read more
Is general anesthesia for endovenous ablation and microphlebectomy necessary?
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I have a procedure coming up and I feel pressured from the doctors to get general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia. They tell me it's due to patient's comfort and that otherwise it will be painful, but I ... Read more
I had phlebectomy 2 weeks ago. All was well until I started wearing open toe compression stockings 1 week post-op (as directed by my physician.)
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Suddenly, I started experiencing sharp, stabbing pain midway between the top and bottom of the inside of my foot. This area seemed to be extremely constricted by the stockings, so I stopped wearing them after t... Read more
Is soreness and tenderness in the treatment normal after light jogging?
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I have been doing household chores and walking since the EVLT and microphlebectomy procedures. Recently I resumed light jogging (9 weeks post-EVLT and 7 weeks microphlebectomy). I feel soreness and tenderness o... Read more
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I had microphlebectomy performed on both of my legs and new varicose veins are popping up. Is that normal?
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My doctor told me that having varicose veins is a progressive vein disease so it is normal to see new ones popping up. A new vein has popped out right where there was an incision. Read more
I had a bi-lateral microphlembectomy 1 week ago and am starting to experience heart palpitations. Is this related or separate?
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I had a bi-lateral microphlembectomy 1 week ago and am starting to experience heart palpitations. Is this related or separate? I also had a EVLA on my right thigh two weeks ago (my already treated vein reopened... Read more
I still have bruise-like dots all over my leg after having a microphlebectomy 5 months ago. Will they ever fade, or are they permanent?
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I have been using vitamin E, a gel-based scar cream and skin lightening, and the dots are still very deep in color and there are many of them. These were not bulging-type veins that were removed, they were smal... Read more
I still have several bruises, five weeks after a microphlebectomy. Is that normal?
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It's been five weeks since my microphlebectomy on my leg and there are still many red bruise-type areas, that are very sensitive. Is this normal? And when will they disappear? Read more
Why did I form dead tissue around my microablation site that needed to be removed?
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After a closure procedure and microablation, what would cause the tissue in the treatment area to die, requiring me to have to have it opened up and have the dead tissue removed? Read more
Which is safer and more effective, general or spinal anesthesia?
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I had the microphlebectomy procedure performed on one of my legs 3 months ago. It caused extreme pain all over my body for about two days after the surgery. I read somewhere that it could have been due to an al... Read more
Exercise after procedure
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How soon after my procedure can I resume body weight exercise, such as pistol squats, planks and pull ups? How soon after can I resume kettle bell practice? Read more
Normal amount for one sitting?
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My recent microphlebectomy was much more intense than anything I am reading about. I was given 50+ injections for numbing and have 46 incisions on my leg. Is that a normal amount for one sitting? seems like I... Read more
Should I put an ointment on the incision site after a microphlebectomy?
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I just had a microphlebectomy on my left leg yesterday and my leg is pretty sore, especially on my knee where he took out a vein. I still have gauze on them but was wondering if I should put bacterium or neospo... Read more
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