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Is a magnetic resonance venography the best test for me? (1 answer)
Extensive ablations & sclerotherapy in both of my failing legs failing. As a result, the doctor is stopping treatment until I get a magnetic resonance venography w/contrast. Dr. suspects ovarian vein or pelvic congestion syndrome. I had an ultrasound done to top thigh only and the tech said the veins there were bad and suggested pelvic MRV too. Is this the best and most definitive test? Thanks
I have more visible veins since my VNUS closure procedure, why is this? (2 answers)
I am 23 years old. I had the VNUS closure on both legs 2 years ago. They fixed the problem veins but so many more have shown up since then. I'd say there are three times as more. Why is this happening? I thought the procedure was supposed to stop more from forming but it looks worse. Also, my legs hurt every day after only standing for a couple hours. My doc said this does not have to do with my veins.
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? (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?
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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