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Is this normal? How long until I can expect this to resolve?
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I had a VNUS procedure of my left great saphenous vein 3 weeks ago. I'm still experiencing discomfort 3 weeks post-op. The pain is along my inner thigh. It is tender to touch and often throbs. It frequently fee... Read more
Is phlebectomy necessary after VNUS procedure?
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I went to a vein clinic (Dr 1) for my varicose and spider veins and was referred to a vascular surgeon (Dr 2). VNUS was done on my greater saphenous by Dr 2. I'm 3 weeks post-procedure and Dr 1 called today to... Read more
I had ablation of my GSV 12 days ago. Now I have pain in my groin and along the upper thigh. Can I massage the areas?
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I had ablation of my GSV 12 days ago. I am now suffering from pain at the groin and along the upper thigh that follows the path of the GSV. I have read that I can massage the groin area with light pressure. Ho... Read more
Why was my VNUS procedure so PAINFUL?
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I have completed 2 of 6 VNUS procedures. Both times it was extremely painful. I was screaming and crying. My leg burned like it was on fire! By about 15 min after the procedure, the pain was what I would have e... Read more
What is another option for the VNUS closure?
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I was scheduled yesterday morning to have the VNUS closure done on my left leg. My doctor worked for an hour and then stopped and said he was unsuccessful due to the vein being too small and he couldn’t get t... Read more
I am a 30 year old woman. I was diagnosed with greater saphenous vein reflux and want to know any drawbacks (long term as well) to venous closure.
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I have a family history of varicose veins. I'm an active woman and noted the vein for aprox. 1 year (especially down at my outer ankle area, back of calf, and inner knee areas). I wear compression socks. My leg... Read more
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Why VNUS Closure and Phlebectomy?
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Why does a patient need to have a VNUS Closure and a phlebectomy, can't you just have the phlebectomy? Read more
Are stents inserted in the groin during VNUS therapy?
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I have had groin pain for several weeks. Are stents used during VNUS therapy? Read more
I recently had the VNUS procedure done (both legs, multiple veins). Is it normal to have an open, circular wound with redness and slight weepiness?
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All of the other areas are healing nicely, but the area on my shin (a bit off center) has a much larger wound. It has been quite red in the immediate area and is a bit weepy and open. It has been over a week si... Read more
Do these symptoms indicate that an ablation of the great saphenous vein has failed?
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After 2 years of constant calf and foot swelling, I was diagnosed with GS vein reflux of left leg. I had VNUS done one week ago. All seemed good until 3 days after the procedure. I had a U/S to confirm the ve... Read more
I had the VNUS procedure 9 days ago and now my leg has swollen to twice the size of my other leg. What should be done?
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I have been told by A&E doctors that I have a blood clot and infection. I was sent home with antibiotics and told to talk to the surgeon who performed the VNUS procedure. I value the doctor's advice, but my leg... Read more
I had the VNUS procedure and am still bruising 4 months later. Why? Would laser treatment help?
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I had the VNUS procedure and am still bruising 4 months later. My legs look worse after 4 months. I have bruising and visual veins where I did not have them before--all in the lower leg. My circulation is fine... Read more
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