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Does consuming caffeine cause less venous reflux to be found on an ultrasound? (4 answers)
Hello, I am interested in radiofrequency ablation of my greater saphenous veins. Last month an ultrasound showed continuous reflux at both greater saphenous junctions. I had no caffeine that day. I had another ultrasound today (after having 4 cups of coffee), and there was no reflux! Can consuming caffeine change the results of a person's reflux exam?
Why am I having pain and aches present so long after endovenous laser treatment? (4 answers)
I had slcerotherapy and an endovenous laser ablation on both my greater saphenous vein and lesser saphenous vein 7 months ago. Since then I have been more symptomatic and have continual aches/throbbing in one leg. The Dr. is unable to help. I saw a 2nd Dr. who said my treated veins were nearly all open or partly occluded. He suggested I wait 6-12 months to reevaluate. Both doctors are certified. What should I do?
I have permanent cramping after having an endovenous laser ablation, what should I do? (4 answers)
I had my greater saphenous and the vein around my calf closed a couple of years ago. Now, I get cramping that lasts for weeks after exercise. I've tried massaging the area, staying hydrated, and lowering my sodium intake but that doesn't seem to be working. I'm really frustrated and don't know what to do. Do you have any suggestions?
What should I do about my EVLT-related symptoms? (3 answers)
Good day, I had EVLT on both legs one month ago. I have worn my stockings faithfully, but since the past 2 days my right leg is swollen from the knee down and it's painful to walk.I also have two bumps where the vein was and my skin is warm to touch. What should I do?
Should I be concerned about the findings of my venous reflux exam? (2 answers)
I had a venous reflux study, which found an area of reflux, obstruction with collaterals via epigastric veins. The doctor says there is nothing to worry about, but I have pain at night. Hx of chronic dvt x 2, stent in left CIV. I thought any reflux was of concern. Should I be worried? Any insight you can provide is appreciated.
What size veins are ideal for sclerotherapy? (7 answers)
What are reticular veins and what is meant by grade 2? I know what bulging varicose veins are, and I don't have those. However, I have green/blue veins close to the surface that are causing minimum symptoms. I have red spider veins, too. What size veins are ideal for sclerotherapy?
Are bruising and darker veins normal sclerotherapy results? (27 answers)
I have done my first sclerotherapy treatment two weeks ago. I have healed from most bruising but I feel that the veins are now darker and more visible. Is that normal? I had to be in the sun recently, but used a lot of sunscreen and covered my legs with a long skirt.
Can I do yoga after the sclerotherapy? (22 answers)
I had sclerotherapy on 4.19.12 on both legs. I stopped wearing compressing stockings after 2 weeks as recommended by my doctor. I walk whenever possible but would like to do my yoga also. Will yoga be harmful for the veins?
Is sclerotherapy safe during pregnancy? (21 answers)
While pregnant with my first child I've developed a large number of spider veins on my legs/thighs. Are spider veins more prevalent during pregnancy? Do they go away after delivery? Can I get sclerotherapy while I'm pregnant?
Are compression stockings contraindicated in my situation? (19 answers)
I have severe venous reflux in the right greater saphenous vein and a past history of heart attacks. I recently quit smoking and am being treated for high blood pressure. My cardiologist wants me to use compression socks. Is this a good or bad idea?
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