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I am a 60 year old male that suffers from varicose veins. I had one leg stripped of the vein approx 15 years ago, then the other approx 10 years ago.
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Since then, both legs have returned to varicose veins, as bad or worse than before. So far they do not bother me too much physically, but they are horrible to look at, I don't feel comfortable in shorts or goin... Read more
Was my deep vein damaged during thermal ablation?
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I had a thermal ablation 4 days ago. I went for an ultrasound yesterday and the tech saw the main deep vein was too close to the affected vein. I have to see the doctor in 2 days. She said I might need medicati... Read more
I've been diagnosed with superficial phlebitis. Should I be treated with antibiotics? Am I at risk of DVT?
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I had endovenous radiofrequency ablation 12 days ago on right great saphenous vein. A week ago, I had same procedure on left small saphenous vein. Today, I have throbbing sensation, heaviness, and swelling. I h... Read more
Before having radiofrequency ablation, my doctor asked if I've been on antibiotics. What's the reason for this question?
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Before having radiofrequency ablation, my doctor asked if I've been on antibiotics. What's the reason for this question? Read more
Is cramping normal after radiofrequency ablation? How do I alleviate the pain?
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I had my left leg ablated about 5 weeks ago. I work long hours on my feet as a chef and now have cramping in my calf. Is the cramping normal? What can I do to alleviate the pain? Read more
It's been 2 weeks since radiofrequency ablation. At week 1, I started having severe pain when I bend or move certain ways. What should I do?
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I had radiofrequency ablation on both legs approximately 2 weeks ago. One week after the procedure, when I would bend down, I would get severe pain in my left leg. It has now been 2 weeks and I still have sever... Read more
I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I would like to wear my custom knee-high stockings instead of full compression hose. Is that OK?
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I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I have been wearing compression stockings since my procedure. I had my hose and knee-high stockings custom fit, but the hose is horribly uncomfortable and restricting my activity... Read more
How do you stop the spread of ankle swelling?
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I had laser ablation to treat ankle swelling, but had no improvement. The swelling keeps spreading to the feet and now up the legs. Compression garments, keeping feet elevated, walking and dancing have no effec... Read more
Will I have side effects if I don't wear my doctor-recommended compression socks after radiofrequency ablation?
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I got radiofrequency ablation treatment today but I don't have the 30-40mmHg compression stockings my doctor recommended. The delivery is delayed. The medical grade arrive Monday. Meanwhile, my leg is wrapped ... Read more
Is it normal to still have warmth in my varicose and spider veins 5 years after radiofrequency ablation?
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I had RFA about 5 yrs ago. At times, I notice warmth in the varicose and spider veins in that leg. I had a Doppler in June that was negative and for a while, it seemed improved. When I sit with my legs elevated... Read more
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Does RA work on leg pain? I have pain throughout my buttocks, front and back of my thighs, and front and back of legs down to my ankles.
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I have no varicose veins. My accident that caused this pain was falling down concrete stairs on my back, landing on my butt. I have no back pain from this--all legs. My doctor recommended radiofrequency ablatio... Read more
A year after ablation I have burning small vein in my inner thigh. Ultrasound found I have anterior vein reflux. Should I have another ablation?
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A year after ablation I have burning small veins appearing in my inner thigh. It is painful. The ultrasound determined anterior vein reflux, and my doc suggests another ablation. Is it absolutely necessary? May... Read more
After having a radiofrequency ablation on my left knee, I am not feeling any relief from pain. Sometimes I think it is worse. What went wrong?
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After having a radiofrequency ablation on my left knee, I am not feeling any relief from pain. Sometimes I think it is worse. I have tightness and my toes tingle. What went wrong? Read more
When can I get back to intense resistance training, plyometrics after ablation with microphlebectomies?
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I had my great saphenous vein ablated with radiofrequency and 11 microphlebectomies over my left shin 2 weeks ago. I love to workout—intense workouts with weights, bands, and plyometrics. When can I get back ... Read more
I had RFA of my small saphenous vein 1.5 weeks ago. I have visible pulsing underneath the incision and blood is pooling in my foot. Is this normal?
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The doctor also didn't use enough tumescent anesthesia and I was burned behind my knee. I haven't been able to properly walk and am in considerable pain. I've been wearing my stocking and keeping it elevated Read more
I had RF ablation on AAGSV 6 months ago. There was no improvement in the bulging appearance. Is this normal?
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My doctor said I now need sclerotherapy. Should I get a second opinion? Read more
Can burning on my right arm have anything to do with RF ablation on my right leg?
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I had radiofrequency ablation on my right leg 4 days ago and now I'm getting severe stomache pains, headaches and my right arm feels like it's burning. Read more
Should I have RFA on the small saphenous veins if my duplex ultrasound scores are between 2400 and 2900 but I have no symptoms?
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Also, just local anesthesia and 2 weeks apart is my doctor's recommendation. I had great saphenous veins done by a different doctor 7 months ago under conscious sedation at the same time. Why the different appr... Read more
I am pregnant and have significant pain form my varicose vein. Is it safe to do ablation during pregnancy?
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I am pregnant and have significant pain form my varicose vein. The doctor I am seeing is recommending not to do any procedure and to wait until after delivery. But I am in pain. Is it safe to do ablation during... Read more
Is it normal, after ablation, to have a open wound where the incision took place?
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I am going on 2 weeks post surgery and where the incision was will not heal. I was told I did have a skin burn. Every time it scabs it opens up again. It's red and irritated. It honestly looks like it needs sti... Read more
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