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Is aspirin a valid treatment for Lipodermatosclerosis?
(1 answer)
A dermatologist diagnosed my 79 yr old mom with Lipodermatosclerosis and recommended she see her primary care physician. He told her only to take aspirin and elevate her legs 3 times a day for 15 minutes each time. Should I be concerned about this?
I will be flying to Cuba about a month after my vein procedure, are there any precautions I should take?
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I'm going to Cuba to see my daughter get married. I'm set to have a vein procedure on July 13th. My flight is on August 15th. Are there any precautions I should take? Are there any complications that could prevent me from taking the flight?
I had my first scleropathy session 7 weeks ago, why do I have intermittent leg aches?
(6 answers)
I had my first 'minor' scleropathy 7 weeks ago. It was very painful. A salt solution was used. A week after the procedure, I continue to have a dull intermittent ache behind my knees and down my shins. Legs were fine before treatment. Is this normal? Will this pain away? Approximately when?
I have pulsating pain in both legs after wrapping, why is that?
(0 answers)
I have had 14 HDD/clubfeet surgieries, and now my legs swell. I need a left THR/bone graft next month. To begin, they started wrapping my legs for 2 weeks. Now, I have pulsating pain 24/7, even at rest with no compression on them. Why is this happening? I cannot sleep.
My leg is swelling after having the endovenous laser ablation procedure, what should I do to reduce the swelling and discomfort?
(5 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation 6mos ago. I was told that I had a clot in my calf. Now, I have swelling at my ankle and lower part of my leg when I stand at my job for 7 hours a day? How can I reduce the swelling and discomfort?
Is it normal for new spider veins to form after sclerotherapy? What should I do?
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I had sclerotherapy on a medium enlarged blue vein a week ago. I removed the compression stockings to bathe and noticed bruising and red spider veins along the length of the veins treated. These spider veins are new. Is this normal? Is it possible for new spider veins to form after sclerotherapy? What should I do?
I have chronic venous insufficiency and mild May-Thurner syndrome, is it too risky to get pregnant? Also, should I consider stenting?
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I was diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency and mild May-Thurner syndrome 4 years ago. I have never been pregnant. I manage the problem daily with compression socks and a low-salt diet. Both legs swell every day, the right one especially. Is it too high risk to get pregnant? I am a 32-year-old female. Also, should I look into stenting?
I experienced a burning sensation during the VNUS procedure, is this normal? If so, how can that sensation be reduced next time around?
(6 answers)
I experienced a great deal of burning (fire-like sensation) along my vein during the VNUS procedure. Is this common and can it be reduced for procedure on the other leg?
Why is the pain worse 3 months after endovenous laser ablation?
(5 answers)
3 months after EVLA on both legs, my right leg is aching and it does not get any better with compression stockings, which worked well before the surgery. No recanalization according to the follow-up ultrasound. My right arm also hurts. What's happening? The doctor is not providing any answers.

Are bruising and darker veins normal sclerotherapy results?
(25 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.
What kind of compression stockings should I wear after foam sclerotherapy?
(24 answers)
Should they be 20-30mmHg or 30-40mmHg?
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?
Can I do yoga after the sclerotherapy?
(20 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?
What sensation or feeling should one expect after ELA of the saphenous vein and for how long?
(19 answers)
Three weeks ago I had endovenous laser ablation of the saphenous vein. I have a pulling sensation. Is this normal? How long with the feeling last?
Are compression stockings contraindicated in my situation?
(18 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?
Is there a non-surgical way to manage pain in my legs coming from veins?
(18 answers)
I am 26 and have had premature ovarian failure since the age of 19. Since then I have also felt pain in my veins on the side of my thighs and behind my knees. It gets worse with long periods of sitting or standing. Is there a way to reduce the pain without surgery? What can I do?

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