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My wife's ultrasounds are inconsistent, what should we do? (4 answers)
My wife has had multiple ultrasounds. One ultrasound tech found a bad perforator at 5mm, but they wanted to do open surgery. Another ultrasound tech from the Dr she wanted to use who does laser and RF could not find the perorator. What to do?
Is it possible to have too many veins treated by way of EVLA? (4 answers)
I'm 30 years old and went in for ultrasound. Apparently, I have about 6 veins in each leg that need to be lasered. They said both GSVs and SSVs, along with some tributaries and perforators. After the lasers, injections will be done. Is this too much?
Can ELA correct my varicose veins caused by pelvic congestion syndrome? (1 answer)
Varicose veins just popped up in the top inner, upper thigh. I have also been experiencing constipation. There is nothing mentioned about the origin of my problem, so I am going straight to ELA. Can they guarantee this will solve the problem? I don't want to waste my money.
Are bubbling and bleeding normal after VNUS closure? (1 answer)
I just had VNUS a week ago. I had redness and warmth in my calf, so I went to my doctor. I was told that I have inflammation and should rest and take antibiotics and steroid cream. A couple of days later, though, my calf began to bubble and bleeding. Is this normal?
Had a pulmonary embolism, should I wear compression stockings? (7 answers)
I had a pulmonary embolism, but am not sure if it started from deep vein thrombosis. The doctor compression socks are not mandatory since I am on Xarelto. However, I figured they can only help, even if only a little. What are your thoughts? Are compression stockings safe for me to try? I just want any additional benefit I can get.
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.
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? (21 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?
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?
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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