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How much ibuprofen or other pain killer is used before the procedure?
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What is the reasoning behind waiting to resume more vigorous physical activity after varicose vein surgery? (17 answers)
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What should I do when sclerotherapy didn't work? (17 answers)
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How long after pregnancy should I wait to have treatments? (17 answers)
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Why would I have moderate tingling in the bottom of my heel and foot after sclerotherapy? Is it permanent? (16 answers)
During the procedure my right foot/heel began to tingle. I noticed it was there on and off after the procedure, which was 4 days ago. Today it has worsened, and at times my heel is burning. It has been more constant since going for a 20-minute walk.
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Is it alright to take standard multivitamins during schlerotherapy, or will this affect results? (I read that Vitamin E is not good during treatment, and multi-vitamins contain some Vitamin E.)
Is it normal for my legs to hurt after sclerotherapy? (16 answers)
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What does vein discoloration after sclerotherapy mean? (16 answers)
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Can I have a vein ablation if I have a deep vein clot in the leg? (16 answers)
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Is there a treatment for spider veins on the hands and facial areas? (16 answers)
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Is it true that blot clots relating to the endovenous laser ablation procedure are generally visible within the first 24 hours? Or, is this rather a long-term potential side-effect arising from the procedure? I am worried about this risk.
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Can I sleep with compression stockings on? (16 answers)
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Is it better to get full-length compression stockings or knee-highs? (16 answers)
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Are compression stockings just as effective if worn inside out? (15 answers)
Are compression stockings still as effective if worn inside out? I am trying to avoid pressure points on my toes.
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Does this procedure hurt?
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How long does the effect last from endovenous laser treatment? (15 answers)
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Is swelling in the ankle after varicose vein surgery normal? (15 answers)
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can you go in a hot tub after sclerotherapy and how long do you have to wear the stocking for? (14 answers)
Can you go in a hot tub after sclerotherapy and how long do you have to wear the stocking for?
Can you do Sclerotherapy on veins on the hands/wrist/arms? (14 answers)
Is it possible to do sclerotherapy on veins on the hands/wrist/arms?
Can Sclerotherapy make a difference on the spider veins in the ankle area? (14 answers)
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I've read conflicting answers about how long I should wait before applying fake tanning lotions (self-tanners).
Is there a connection between varicose veins and constipation? (14 answers)
I am a 25-year-old female, and I have spider veins and visible reticular veins behind knees. My ultrasound is normal. I have had chronic constipation for 10 years. Could it be the reason?
How long does it take for telangiectatic matting to resolve following a sclerotherapy session? (14 answers)
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Can sclerotherapy treat varicose veins that have been scarred due to old clots? (14 answers)
I have seen two vascular surgeons. Both said that my varicose veins have been scarred due to old clots and that EVLT or VNUS closure may not be possible. One suggested ligation, while the other recommended compression hose and possible sclerotherapy. These options would be on the table if my condition has not changed by the next appointment. What is best?
Which is better, foam sclerotherapy or liquid sclerotherapy? (14 answers)
I am so excited to finally rid my hands and arms of bulging veins from thin skin. I understand some risks are involved bubbles from a small amount of sclerosant foam can appear in the heart or brain, a gas embolism or stroke. Which is best, foam sclerotherapy or liquid sclerotherapy?
Is foot pain normal after Sclerotherapy? (14 answers)
I had sclerotherapy in the right leg 5 days ago. Last night I had foot pain and couldn't stand on the foot. Today is better but it still hurts. I called my doctor and he said the spider veins treated were superficial and could not cause this foot pain. Should I trust him?
I have been having pain in my legs lately. Can it be from my spider veins? (14 answers)
I stand all day and have recently noticed a lot of pain in my lower legs. It looks like I might have spider veins. Can they cause pain?
Can someone have too many spider veins to be treated? (14 answers)
I have sooo many spider veins around my ankles that from a distance my ankles look purple. Would I not be a good canidate for this procedure?
Why do I have varicose veins at 25 years old? (14 answers)
I am a skinny 25 year old who has never been pregnant. I live an active lifestyle and maintain a healthy diet. I work out for an hour a day, plus I take my dog on 3-4 walks a day. I don't keep my legs crossed and I wear compression socks. Why do I have varicose veins?
What should I do about a purple lump on my leg after Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy? (14 answers)
It has been three weeks since my UGS procedure and there is a small purple lump about 20mm in diameter where my vein was treated. It is sore to touch. My follow-up appointment is in three weeks. What is the purple lump? Can it wait until then to be seen or is there something I can do/should do?
Is microphlebectomy effective in treating varicose veins? (14 answers)
I’ve heard microphlebectomy is a newer surgical treatment method for varicose veins. What exactly is it, and is it as effective as other surgical or minimally-invasive treatment options?
Can sclerotherapy be used on all skin types? (14 answers)
I have medium toned skin. Will sclerotherapy work on the backs of my knees?
Can Sclerotherapy cause blood clots? (14 answers)
I’ve heard that occasionally, small lumps of clotted blood can be felt after sclerotherapy. Aren’t blood clots quite dangerous?
Could sclerotherapy be used for vascular lesions? (14 answers)
Is it possible to use sclerotherapy to treat vascular lesions like hemangioma? Seems like it'd be safer than surgery.
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Does laser light therapy involve a laser being put in the vein or is the laser shone on the vein externally?
Can I take a long road trip after having ELA? (14 answers)
Can I drive for 9 hours a day for 2 days after having ELA, or would you advise against that?
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The vein is on the side of leg near the knee crease. I was told that it was a varicose vein and ablation would fix the vein and improve its appearance. After two weeks it still hurts and bulges. My doctor now claims it is a spider vein and that he fixed the problem.
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Can I heal from complete numbness? (14 answers)
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I've had varicose veins since the age of 12. I am now 28 years old with an insufficient sapheno-femoral valve. If I get the EVLA procedure, will the veins get worse after I become pregnant?
Are there any downsides to endovenous laser ablation? (14 answers)
I have chronic venous insufficiency and just learned I need a greater saphenous vein (GSV) ablation. Other than blood clots, are there any downsides or side effects associated with endovenous laser ablation treatment? Is the leg compromised in any way? Where does the blood go after the vein is closed off?
Is there an age restriction with endovenous laser ablation? (14 answers)
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Is Endovenous Laser Ablation better long term than Radiofrequency Occlusion? (14 answers)
Is it true that radiofrequency occlusion is associated with a higher recurrence rate of varicose veins than endovenous laser ablation? I heard that there's a greater chance the vein would re-open with RO.
Should I take ibuprofen after Endovenous Laser Ablation, or not? (14 answers)
I’ve heard conflicting recommendations.
Is it true that there is little pain associated with the Endovenous Laser Ablation procedure? (14 answers)
It seems like the laser would hurt.
Is there an age limit with Endovenous Laser Ablation? (14 answers)
My mother is 82 and she has varicose veins that have gotten progressively worse in the past 2 years. She complains that they are painful and make her legs feel heavy. She's in good health and active, but is there an upper age limit with ELA?
Why are my compression stockings causing unbearable pain? (14 answers)
I was fitted for compression stockings and when I would wear them, my circulation seemed to get worse. It felt like my toes were going to fall off because I couldn't feel them. When I take them off, the "pins" and "needles" are unbearable. Is this normal?
Is it OK to wear compression stockings if I have severe leg pain due to thickening of the uterus? (14 answers)
I have been having severe leg pain from my hip down, especially in the knee area, due to thickening of my uterus. I am being scheduled for a hysterectomy. The compression stockings seem to give some relief for now. Is this common? Is it OK to wear these?
Can compression stockings cause a clot if they fit poorly? (14 answers)
My 30-40 mmHg strength thigh-high compression stockings roll down at the thigh and cause intense discomfort (like a tourniquet). The discomfort occurred repeatedly for 1.5 weeks and now I am having right calf pain. Could the rolling at the upper thigh level have caused a deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
Which compression stocking would you recommend for a person with orthostatic hypotension? (14 answers)
I was diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension. Am I better off with knee-high or thigh-high stockings? Also, which part of the body needs the most compression (ankles, calves, or thighs)?
For a blood clot, do you wear compression stockings 24/7 or just during the day and take off at night? (14 answers)
How long should I wear compression stockings after a C-section and when is it ok to take them off for a while? (14 answers)
I am wearing compression stockings and was wondering how long should I wear them? Six and a half weeks after my C-section, I am still not mobile much.
Is wearing compression stockings during pregnancy safe? (14 answers)
I'm wondering if the pressure from compression stockings can harm the fetus?
Should someone with a blood clot wear compression stockings? (14 answers)
I was wondering if someone who already has a clot wore compression stockings, would it be safe? Might this dislodge the clot? I only just learned about compression stockings and I'm not sure of these details.
Do I need prescription to get compression stockings? (14 answers)
I've been wearing Futuro compression knee highs for years. I now find the elastic below the knees which holds them up is tight and makes an indentation. I have venous insufficiency with mild leg edema. Do I need prescription to get new compression stockings?
Would it be better to wear compression hose with wrinkles or not at all? (14 answers)
My 100-year-old mom is on a plane from Denver to Alaska. Her hose have wrinkles in them. Does this indicate they are not fitting correctly, and would it be better to remove them? Or, is it better to have them on for the flight vs. not at all?
What is the best compression appropriate for a nurse? (14 answers)
I am a 25-year-old nurse and I currently have some tiny spider veins on my ankles and have some visible veins on my calf. I want to prevent them from getting worse. My mom has swollen varicose veins. I do not have any medical problems.
Are there special compression hose that don't wrinkle behind knees? (13 answers)
Maybe with special elastic inserts? My present hose are already flat knitted to measure. I'm concerned about the wrinkles when one is not standing. Is there any manufacturer that provides special inserts?
My compression socks make my legs hurt more and they become swollen when I wear them. Is that normal? (13 answers)
How big of a size do compression stockings come in?
Is swelling normal after wearing compression stockings? (13 answers)
I have had a fractured knee, ACL and MCL tear. Two weeks ago my doctor recommended compression stockings (TED hose), as I am not allowed to bear any weight on the right leg. When I don't have the TED hose on, my right foot swells up. Is this dangerous? How long do I need to wear compression stockings, and is it okay if I just wear them on one leg?
Why would compression stockings relieve pain in my upper legs but increase pain in my lower legs? (13 answers)
I have noticed that when I wear compression hose the back of my upper legs feel better but my calves and lower legs feel worse (burning and aching). I know compression stockings are supposed to help the whole leg. Do you have any suggestions?
Are knee-highs effective enough to prevent spider veins in legs? (13 answers)
I'm a 25-year-old LNA. I don't have any pain in my legs, but I do have spider veins above my knees and cold feet. I hate hose. Would knee-high socks help at all? Would they make the spider veins above them worse? What compression do you recommend?
How should one go about buying Compression Stockings? (13 answers)
I want to purchase knee-high stockings. How do you know which type/gauge/size etc, of over the counter stocking to buy?
Can compression stockings be used routinely? (13 answers)
Is there any danger in wearing compression stockings daily for a long period of time?
What Compression Stocking Devices can help me? (13 answers)
What devices are available to help me put on my compression stockings ??
Hemosiderosis and Venous Insufficiency or Stasis Dermititis? (13 answers)
I have seen two different doctors for my ankles and shins, one of them diagnosed me with hemosiderosis and venous insufficiency. The other said I had Stasis dermititis. Should I see another doctor. They said there is nothing that can be done.
Does endovenous laser ablation require multiple treatments? (13 answers)
Or will just one treatment do the trick? Could the varicose veins come back?
Why doesn't Endovenous Laser Ablation laser the lower leg? (13 answers)
If the evlt procedure doesn't alleviate problems in the lower leg do /can you laser the lower leg?
Should I wait to have Endovenous Laser Ablation until I'm finished having kids? (13 answers)
I have varicose veins that get worse when I'm pregnant. I want to have endovenous ablation, but should I wait until I'm finished having children (my husband and I want at least one more)?
Is this varicose vein treatable? (13 answers)
I have nerve damage from endovenous ablation. Around my ankle is highly sensitive and it hurts to touch. I had this treatment in June 2010 and still having a lot of problems. Is this treatable?
Can you do both legs at the same time? Is it advised? Why? (13 answers)
My wife (age 26) has post pregnancy (1.5 years ago) bad veins with:
great saphenous- moderate reflux
popliteal - light reflux
great saphenous- Sever reflux
Superficial Femoral - light reflux
Can you do both legs at same time?
Is pain two weeks after Endovenous Laser Ablation normal? (13 answers)
I still have pain, cannot take anti-inflammatory medicines and I have a leg ulcer at the site of the surgery. Is this normal? Since I can't take those types of medications, how should I handle this two weeks post-treatment?
How many times does a physician have to do Endovenous Laser to be proficient? (13 answers)
I am trying to decide between a vascular surgeon within my insurance group who has done about 100-200 endovenous laser treatments versus paying cash for a well-known vein specialist who has done this thousands of times.
Am I at high risk for varicose veins because I work on my feet all day? Might I need an Endovenous Laser Ablation? (13 answers)
I work on my feet all day. They often ache (including my calves) at end of day. Am I at higher risk for developing vein disease/varicose veins? What recommendations do you have to prevent onset?
When can I start Bikram yoga again after endovenous laser ablation? (13 answers)
I am going to have endoVenous laser ablation treatment. I go to Bikram yoga where room temperature is 105 degrees. When can I start practicing again?
Is intense pain normal after laser ablation of great saphenous vein? (13 answers)
I had my GSV ablation done 13 days ago and still have intense pain in a segment on the inner thigh just above the knee. Is this level of pain normal and, if so, for how long? I have to take Advil for relief, but my stomach is sensitive to NSAIDS.
I'm having severe pain following an endovenous laser ablation, is this normal? (13 answers)
I had the endovenous laser ablation procedure 10 days ago. Last night I got a stabbing pain and it felt like my skin tore from the inside. I thought after a night of sleep the pain would go away, but it hasn't. Is this something to be concerned about?
Is it true that a person can develop lumps in their leg after endovenous laser ablation? (13 answers)
The leg that was treated with endovenous laser ablation falls asleep soon after sitting down, is this normal? (13 answers)
I am two weeks out from endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and have had several complications that my physician has seen me for. A blood clot was ruled out but now the leg that had the procedure falls asleep very soon after sitting down. Is this normal?
I had EVLA seven months ago and the doctor won't offer any solutions for my symptoms, what should I do? (13 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation on both legs last August, yet the swelling and aching persists long after treatment. The MD who treated me is more or less ignoring the issues. I can't live like this, I am 40 years old. I thought the procedure was suppose to help, not disable me. Are my symptoms normal? What should I do about the unhelpful doctor?
What is the best treatment for spider veins on the face? (13 answers)
I have tiny reddish spider veins under my eyes. I think they are caused by my swim goggles (they require a tight fit) and fair skin. What is the safest and most effective treatment to remove these?
How long will it take for me to recover from Sclerotherapy? (13 answers)
Will the length of time be longer then two weeks?
Can dermatologists perform Sclerotherapy? (13 answers)
Or only Phlebologists? What kind of certification is required?
Would a nurse practitioner be authorized to perform the VNUS procedure? (13 answers)
I need to have the VNUS procedure done, and the doctor I was referred to said they have a nurse practitioner who does this VNUS procedure. Is that safe? Is that legal? I thought only physicians (MDs) were authorized to perform the VNUS procedure.
Can I continue running and moderate workouts after sclerotherapy? (13 answers)
Will running short distances, say 2-4 miles three times per week, be of detriment to sclerotherapy procedures? What about medium distance hikes of 5-10 miles that include hills?
Injections (13 answers)
I want to inject some minor veins/spiders, they are branches of a great sph. vein that is now closed; but doctor won't inject ANY veins before closing sph. vein on the calf first,but I prefer not to touch it as it's not symptomatic. Any 2nd opinions?
Should my spider veins disappear after four sclerotherapy treatments? (13 answers)
I have had four treatments of sclerotherapy and one treatment of laser on my legs. One area on the inside of my knee still has dark red veins visible. Will this improve post-treatment? It has been 6 weeks since my treatments, and my nurse said if this doesn't work they may need to change the serum.
What treatment is there for the blisters after sclerotherapy? (13 answers)
Asclera was injected yesterday in a sclerotherapy procedure and this morning I couldn't stand the stinging pain in the shower. It was caused by blisters. Should I put something on them?
Is sclerotherapy safe for patients with factor V Leiden? (13 answers)
If sclerotherapy is not safe for patients with factor V Leiden, then what what is the most effective way to treat reticular and spider veins on the lateral legs?
Can I cut the feet off of my compression stockings? (13 answers)
I just had the sclerotherapy procedure today. I would love to cut off the feet of my compression stockings. I feel like it would be much more comfortable. Would that defeat the purpose?
When can I expect to see results from sclerotherapy? (13 answers)
I had sclerotherapy for spider veins and reticular veins behind the knees 16 days ago. My spider veins started to fade, but the reticular veins have not. When can I expect to see results?
Can the older "saline solution" be performed instead of Sclerotherapy for spider veins? (13 answers)
Does one need to have sclerotherapy done for spider veins? I had the older saline solution treatment and never had a problem. Can this method be used instead of the new one?
Can you use sclerotherapy to get rid of dark under-eye veins? (13 answers)
I have very dark veins under my eyes and cannot seem to find a doctor who will use sclerotherapy to get rid of them. They either want to do lasers or surgery, which is too expensive! Do you recommend sclerotherapy in the eye area?
Is it all right to shower the day after a Sclerotherapy treatment? (13 answers)
When can I remove the bandages?
Is there a treatment to diminish the appearance of dark blue veins in the chest and arms? (13 answers)
i have very prominent dark blue veins that appear across my chest and my arms. they do not cause pain but i find them very unsightly and wanted to know if there is any treatment or procedure that can diminish the look of these veins?
Why is it necessary to wear Compression Stockings after Sclerotherapy? (13 answers)
Why is it necessary to wear Compression Stockings after Sclerotherapy?
How long after the procedure do I have to wait before I can tan? (13 answers)
How long after the procedure do I have to wait before I can tan?
After laser surgery how long do you wait to have sex? (13 answers)
Is it normal for my arm to hurt after varicose vein treatment in my leg? (13 answers)
I had surgery to remove varicose veins on my left leg and now my left arm hurts. I had surgery 6 days ago and was put under with a general anesthesia. The veins were superficial on my thigh & calf. My leg seems to be healing okay, but my left arm has been hurting since then. It's not red or bruised, but hurts. Coincidence, or not?
Will insurance cover Varicose Vein Surgery? Pain is getting worse.. (13 answers)
I have spider veins and varicose veins. Will my insurance ppo bluecross pay for it?
I was told by my insurance co they would pay if it is medically necessary, they hurt and are getting worse, I am a nurse.
Am I too young to have Endovenous Laser Ablation? (12 answers)
I am only 15 years old, and I've had varicose veins since my 12th birthday. A few months ago I had vein inflammation. I already have a varicose vein surgery scheduled this month, and my doctor thinks I am not too young. But am I really too young to have surgery? I need a second opinion.
How can one avoid varicose and spider veins? (12 answers)
Is it important to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy? If so, why? (12 answers)
How long will I have to wear compression stockings after varicose vein surgery? (12 answers)
And, are there any options in terms of colors or styles?
How can varicose veins in the foot be treated? (12 answers)
I had ELVeS on both legs a few months ago and there are bulging veins remaining in my right foot. How can these veins be treated? Varicose veins in both calves have been treated with sclerotherapy.
I have a numbness in my left arm and face five days varicose vein surgery. Is this normal? (12 answers)
Can you offer advice on options for a non-healing vein wound? (12 answers)
My husband had varicose vein surgery a dvt (aug 2011), and a bleed from a vein (may 2012), which has left a non-healing wound. We are currently struggling to get the infection under control. He is a large man, so not really suitable for anesthetic. What options does he have?
Is swelling, numbness and pain common after varicose vein surgery? (12 answers)
I had varicose vein surgery eight months ago on my left leg but it is still slightly swollen, numb, red and painful. Will the symptoms eventually go away? Will it be OK?
Is it safe to do sclerotherapy in the summer? (12 answers)
Is it safe to do slerotherapy in the summer?
Is blistering around the injection site a side effect of Sclerotherapy? (12 answers)
My friend had sclerotherapy a few days ago, and now she has blisters around the area that was treated. Is this a normal side effect? She said her specialist never mentioned anything about possible blisters.
Should I avoid any specfic vitamins/supplements before or after Sclerotherapy? (12 answers)
Should I avoid any specific vitamins/supplements before or after sclerotherapy?
How long after Sclerotherapy can you get in the sun? (12 answers)
How long after Sclerotherapy can you get in the sun?
Are there any complications involved with Sclerotherapy? (12 answers)
Are there any complications such as skin wounds after Sclerotherapy?
Will being on birth control pills affect Sclerotherapy treatments? (12 answers)
I've heard that birth control pills can have an effect on the vein walls, softening them and causing problems. Is this true? Could being on the pill then create problems with sclerotherapy?
Should I have been given anticoagulants after sclerotherapy? (12 answers)
I was treated for a large vein that was pressing on the ankle region and causing a chronic ulcer. I have a history of bilateral deep vein thrombosis (DVT), post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) 80% occlusion in thighs, open deep veins with no valves in calves. A week after the procedure, I developed DVT. Should I have been given anticoagulants after sclerotherapy?
How soon is it safe to have a fat reduction or skin tightening procedure after sclerotherapy? (12 answers)
There are treatments for fat reduction such as i-Lipo or CoolTec and body contouring such as laser rejuvenation body tightening. After one sclerotherapy session, when is it safe to have a fat reduction or body contouring procedure on the same area that was treated?
What to do to speed up the resorbing of large lumpy sclerosed veins? (12 answers)
A month ago, I had scleropathy of very large varicose veins behind my knee, and am left with hard lumpy veins. My doctor doesn't want to drain them believing it is part of the healing process. Can I do anything else to speed up the healing?
How many injections are needed per vein for Sclerotherapy? (12 answers)
I've seen advertising offering 50 injections for Sclerotherapy for what seems to be a very reasonable price. Since I don't know the surface area of veins that 50 injections could treat I can't ascertain whether this is truly a great deal. Thank you for your help.
Is leg weakness normal after VNUS treatment? (12 answers)
I had VNUS (Radio Frequency Ablation and Microphlebetomy) under general anesthesia on 5/17/2012. I am experiencing leg weakness and some pain which is causing me to walk with a limp. Recovery seems to be harder than I expected. Is this normal?
When are venous reflux exams helpful? (12 answers)
I have a few varicose veins on my legs, which I'd like to have removed. My doctor suggested I might have a venous reflux exam, as well. I already know I have varicose veins, so why would I need an exam? Also, how are the venous exams performed?
Is it common for two specialists to see two different things in an ultrasound? (12 answers)
I had an ultrasound done and was told I have deep vein reflux, but when I went to Mayo they found nothing other than a small superficial vein. I have leg pain in my calves, shins and upper legs. There is no swelling, but there is mild leg discoloration. Is it common for an interventional radiologist and a vascular doctor to see two different things in an ultrasound? Any suggestions as to what my condition may be?
Can very mild reflux cause lots of pain in the legs? (12 answers)
I've had two separate venous ultrasounds done at two different clinics. Neither showed much reflux, yet symptoms still persist. Can very mild reflux cause lots of pain in legs or is this typically only seen in people with a more significant amount of reflux? Are there other problems that could be causing symptoms similar to vascular/vein issues?
Does a venous Doppler exam also check for arterial dieseases? (12 answers)
I know there is vein disease and arterial diseases that can cause leg pain. When someone has a duplex ultrasound done are the arteries and veins both checked for issues?
Can I file an appeal if my insurance company refuses to cover my vein surgery? (12 answers)
I pay $1,000 a month for my insurance policy with BCBS, yet they will not cover ANY of my vein issues. I am in terrible pain all the time, my knee and calf are very swollen and it's affecting my walk. I have been diagnosed with venous reflux. Can I appeal the insurance company's decision? If so, how do I do that?
Is microphlebectomy the same thing as ambulatory phlebectomy? (12 answers)
I have large varicose veins on both legs and am trying to figure out what the best treatment is. Microphlebectomy and ambulatory phlebectomy both are surgical procedures, and they sound kind of the same. Which is better?
What causes weakened blood vessel walls and incompetent valves within the vein? (12 answers)
What causes weakened blood vessel walls and incompetent valves within the vein? Are the veins in my heart weak? Should I be worried about this? I have had my large veins and small veins injected. The large ones have not been problematic, it's the small veins that all came back.
Can the blue tint in my leg still be a vein after microphlectomy? (12 answers)
A part that was left in my leg after microphlectomy looks blue but concave. Could the remainder of the space where the vein was taken out be a blue tint? I am paranoid there is still vein left.
Is Sclerotherapy safe for people who bruise easily? (12 answers)
I haven't had it evaluated by a doctor, but I do bruise extremely easily and the bruise usually stays for at least three weeks, even for a minor bump. Is this something I should have checked before undergoing sclerotherapy?
Is Sclerotherapy the best for broken veins in the ankles and foot area? (12 answers)
Is Sclerotherapy the best for broken veins in the ankles and foot area? Is there a better procedure for this area of the body?
Can spider veins cause the feeling of heaviness in the legs? (12 answers)
What options are available for the treatment of spider veins?
Can sclerotherapy be used on the wrists? (12 answers)
I have large, purple veins on the underside of my wrists that I'd really like to get rid of because they really show my age. Is there a safe way to do this?
Which procedure works best for back veins? (12 answers)
I have these terrible veins on my back. I have had laser therapy 3 times, with very little fading. Getting ready for the 4th treatment. Do you have any suggestions on what I might try differently? Thanks.
Is laser light therapy a good option for broken capillaries on the face? (12 answers)
My husband has lots of tiny little veins on his nose and cheeks. What are the best ways to treat these, making them look less red and noticeable?
After EVLA it feels like I have a rock in the sole of my foot, how do I get rid of that feeling? (12 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation (EVA) 1 month ago on the back of my knee. I felt a sharp pain to my big toe during the injections and as the laser started, I felt a sharp pain to my small toes and the back of my heel (below the ankle). I had no feeling in my big toe for the first 2 hours. Now, it feels like I have a rock in the sole of my foot. It is also sensitive on the upper skin of my foot. How do I get rid of this feeling?
Can I fly on plane for 2.5 hours three days after I've had endovenous laser ablation? (12 answers)
How is fluid injected into a vein prior to endovenous laser ablation? (12 answers)
How many injections are needed for this procedure?
Could endovenous laser ablation get rid of the swelling I'm having? (12 answers)
I had deep vein thrombosis six years ago. What can I do to get rid of the swelling I still have because my valves are shot? I was told there was a procedure to close off that vein. Could endovenous laser ablation help?
Could my inflamed gums be due to a recent endovenous laser ablation procedure? (12 answers)
I still have pain two months after having an endovenous laser ablation procedure. My doctor says it is inflammation. Could it be something else? What can I do? I have already tried two courses of prednisone. Also, I have been told at my dentist appointments that I have inflamed gums. Could that inflammation be due to the procedure?
Should I still have pain one year after endovenous laser ablation? (12 answers)
I have a heavy feeling in my groin and legs since the endovenous laser ablation surgery I had a year ago. The pain can be severe on days where I am on my feet a lot. My feet also hurt. All symptoms started right after the ablation. I have been doctoring to find a conclusion. Do you know what's wrong? Are these symptoms normal?
Can anticoagulants affect the outcome of my endovenous laser ablation procedure? (12 answers)
I plan to have endovenous laser ablation and scherotherapy. Over the years, I have had a few surface blood clots but no deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The doctor plans to have me take Lovenox injections for 5 days around the procedure. Does anticoagulation sound reasonable and will it affect the outcome?
Can you suggest pain relief for foot pain after vein surgery? (12 answers)
I had bilateral RFA of both greater saphenous veins in 2007 and am on coumadin for continued LE ulceration. I have significant foot pain, particularly when I first stand. I wear compression hose. Ideas for relief?
My Dad is considering this procedure, but he is 87 yrs old. Should I be concerned with risks at his age? (12 answers)
My Dad is considering this procedure, but he is 87 yrs old. Should I be concerned with risks at his age?
Will skipping the 2nd ablation harm the work done on the 1st leg? (12 answers)
I had my ablation about 10 days ago and I'm still sore. I was scheduled to have the second ablation this week but it's too early for my taste. If I do not have the second one done, do I risk unravelling what I had done on the other leg? Bad idea?
Foam Sclerotherapy vs EVLT? (12 answers)
I have a few visible spider veins on my lower leg, I wanted to do foam sclerotherapy, but the doctor wants me to do EVLT before the sclerotherapy, he says my vein is way to large & if I do the sclerotherapy first that they will reappear, is this true?
Is Microphlebectomy always needed after EVLT ? (12 answers)
How long should I wait to see if the veins in my calf will diminish after EVLT? I would like to avoid Microphlebectomy if possible, but will have it done if necessary ?
Lasers for perforators? (12 answers)
Is it is possible for ablating perforators by endovenous lasers?
I have bruising from an EVLT treatment from a year ago, is this normal? (12 answers)
It's been a year since my surgery and I still have bruising. Does that mean it's permanent?
Do I need a general practitioner referral to have Endovenous Laser Ablation? (12 answers)
I'd like to have the treatment for my varicose veins. Will I need a referral? Will insurance cover the treatment if my GP isn't involved?
How should I choose my Endovenous Laser Ablation provider? (12 answers)
I'm pretty sure I want to have my moderate varicose veins treated with ELA. What should I base my choice of a specialist on? Degrees earned, years of experience, before-and-after pictures, equipment used? What's truly important to a good result?
Will Endovenous Laser Ablation improve my circulation? (12 answers)
I have perpetually cold feet and occasional tingling in my feet and ankles. I also have a number of large varicose veins in each leg, so do you think that my circulation in my feet will improve if I have ELA?
What kind of anesthesia is used during EVLT? (12 answers)
Is local, topical, or general anesthesia typically used during this procedure?
Will I be able to drive home after endovenous laser ablation? (12 answers)
What is recovery like for the first 24 hours after the procedure?
I have pain after EVLT, is that normal? (12 answers)
I had EVLT about 10 days ago , now I have a big knot on my inner thigh and when I touch it, it still hurts , I had a lot of pain the day after the surgery and I couldn't bend my leg. Is this normal?
Can endovenous laser ablation cause Leg Ulcers? (12 answers)
After having the endovenous laser ablation on both legs, I developed large ulcers on one of my legs.
What could have caused this? This has been a very long & painful experience.
How do I put on Compression Stockings? (12 answers)
I'm pregnant, and already have varicose veins, but I don't want them to get worse. What is the best way for me to put the stockings on? Are there any tricks for getting around a pregnant tummy?
Are compression stockings from the drug store okay or do I need prescription? (12 answers)
What are the differences? Is it worth the additional cost?
Is it ok to wear compression stockings on the plane? (12 answers)
Do you recommend wearing compression stockings on long flights? I have two flights: one 8 hours with a break of 12 hours and continuing another 12 hours after. I have store bought knee highs and thigh highs. Any disadvantages?
I had knee surgery, and was wondering when can I stop wearing my compression socks? (12 answers)
I got knee surgery and have been wearin the socks for 3 weeks with some rests a day. I walk on my leg so blood circulates and crutches help me in public. Is it safe to not wear the stockings at all anymore? I just really don't want a blood clot.
Stopping wearing compression stockings, or wearing off and on. (12 answers)
If I start wearing compression stockings, and then stop, will my varicose veins get worse than if I had not started? What about if I wear them on some days and not others?
Is shin pain normal after wearing a full-length compression stocking? (12 answers)
After varicose vein surgery I have been experiencing pain in both shins. The surgeon said this is caused by the full-leg compression stocking I wore for 2 weeks. Is shin pain normal after wearing a full-length hose?
Can compression stockings help with numbness in the leg? (12 answers)
My left leg keeps going almost completely numb from the knee down. My father has peripheral artery disease; however, I am only 27 years old. I have flat-lined before. I am now in recovery, but still have poor circulation and body temperature. I saw a cardiologist who said it could be nerve damage. Would compression stockings help with the numbness I am having in my leg?
What can I do to prevent damage from superficial/spider veins other than compression stockings? (12 answers)
I have been evaluated by a venous specialist, all perforator veins are "perfect." Dermatologist says since I have some spider veins, superficial veins are the cause of lipodermatosclerosis. Can superficial veins cause LDS? If true, what can I do to prevent more damage other than compression stockings?
Which type of compression stocking should be worn for travel and by someone who has postural tachycardia syndrome? (12 answers)
I am taking a long haul flight that is about 15 hours. I have postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and would like to wear a comfortable and effective compression stocking on the flight. Should I opt for knee-high, thigh-high, or panty hose? Also, what grade? Thank you very much.
Why are my legs so itchy after I take off my compression stockings? (12 answers)
I wear compression stockings for varicose veins during my pregnancy. They ease the pain and tiredness, but my legs get so itchy sometimes - especially after I take my stockings off. What can i do to prevent the itchiness and are they too tight?
Are there alternatives to wearing compression stockings for those who can't? (12 answers)
I received RF ABLATION OF GSV + FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY on my left leg in August. I could not wear compressive stockings owing to ulcers and small bleeding from swelled veins. Is there a negative effect from not wearing compression stockings, and can you suggest an alternative and/or a remedy?
How long should I wear compression stockings during pregnancy and a long flight? (12 answers)
I will be 35 weeks pregnant when flying long-haul (21 hours plus 7 hour lay-over.) I've been told by my ob-gyn to wear 30-40 mmhg full hose, but how long to wear them? Do I take them off at some point during the 29 hours or leave them on the entire time?
Can I swim with compression stockings on rather than taking them off and then putting them back on again? (11 answers)
Putting on compression hose is difficult, and I swim 30 minutes around 3-4 pm. daily for exercise. Can I swim with them on?
Can compression stockings cause weakness in the legs? (11 answers)
Can wearing compression stockings cause legs to become weak and difficulty in standing up or getting up and down?
Can compression stockings heal hyperpigmented marks caused by atopic dermatitis? (11 answers)
It feels like I have pins and needles in my feet when I wear compression stockings, what should I do? (11 answers)
If I stop wearing compression stockings will my veins get bigger? (11 answers)
What kind of compression stockings should women wear after they've had their veins injected? (11 answers)
can I use compression stockings if I have an ulcer on my leg? (11 answers)
Can I use compression stockings if I have an ulcer on my leg? I've had surgery two years ago because of the ulcer. After a few months the ulcer healed but now it has coem back again. Would I need to have surgery again?
What is the best level of compression for a RN? (11 answers)
I would like "save" my legs and buy compression stockings. I dont have any other medical problems that would require me to use the stockings other that I am a nurse and am on my feet a lot. What level of comrpession would you recommend I start with?
How long do I have to wear compression stockings? (11 answers)
How long are stockings required after endovenous laser ablation? How do they help?
Can wearing Compression Stockings improve varicose and spider veins if they are not too bad? (11 answers)
I'm hoping to only have to wear them for several months. If there is improvement will discontinuing their use make the vein problems come back?
Can compression stockings help with severe leg pain? (11 answers)
After working a 12 hour shift, my legs hurt so bad I can't sleep. I have tried several name brand shoes and support hose. Is it possible that compression hose might help this?
I have a DVT in my left leg and have to wear a compression sock because the valve is broken. Is there a surgical treatment to fix this? (11 answers)
I have to wear a compression sock because I had a DVT and the valve in the vein that runs behind my knee is broken. I am still young and would like this fixed so I don't have to wear the sock. Is there a procedure to fix this?
What can be done to treat lipodermatosclerosis? (11 answers)
I am about two months into treatment for chronic venous insufficiency? I have had laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy with very little results. Can anything be done to treat lipodermatosclerosis after the veins are treated. I wear compression hose.
Is EVLT or RFO the same as Vein Ligating? (11 answers)
I want to know if the 2 procedures listed above is technically the same as ligating?
Can one have EVLT done while pregnant or trying to get pregnant? (11 answers)
Is it possible to have my veins treated with EVLT and phlebectomies and possible foam sclerotherapy now if I am planning to get pregnant again in the future? Do I have to wait until I decide not to have more children?
Is vein mapping done with Endovenous Laser Ablation? (11 answers)
Is the vein mapping procedure done with Endovenous Laser Ablation?
Should I still have bruises (that never disappear) on the leg that had Endovenous Laser Ablation 10 months ago? (11 answers)
Is this normal?
How long before I will see an improvement in the ropey appearance of the treated varicose veins? (11 answers)
I have just had the endovenous laser ablation procedure. A lot of the leg discomfort I had before the procedure is gone. How long after treatment will I see an improvement in the ropey appearance of the varicose veins?
How do you treat perforator problems with Endovenous Laser Ablation? (11 answers)
I have distended, ropey veins on the anterior surface of my left calf and have been told that my problem involves the perforator veins. How would you treat this? Would you use traditional laser or "cold" laser?
Can veins come back after Endovenous Laser Ablation? (11 answers)
I had a prominent but otherwise normal blue vein under my right eye removed, and the results were great. I only got one treatment, and then a few weeks later it seems like the blue vein is getting darker, as I can see it again. Is it coming back?
Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be used on a Vulvar Vericosity? (11 answers)
Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be used on a Vulvar Vericosity?
How much bleeding is expected after ELA? (11 answers)
I just had Endovenous laser ablation and some of my bandages are blood soaked. Is this normal or is something wrong?
How long does pain after EVLT last? (11 answers)
I am just over 2 weeks post EVLT and still have pain. As long as I take an anti-inflammatory the pain subsides. Visually the inner thigh looks good. How much longer will the pain last?
I had EVLT nearly 2 yrs ago on my left GSV. I now have pain & swelling in my left calf. Why? (11 answers)
Could my surgeon have performed surgery on the wrong vein, or has it reopened or do I now have a new insuff.? I am 44, active, slender, healthy, and lately my left calf has begun to swell toward the end of the day. It causes brief stabbing pain occasionally.
Is my ELA medically necessary? Cosmetically, I do not need it. (11 answers)
The duplex scan on both legs revealed a poor return of blood to the heart in one leg, but my doctor has recommended and scheduled ELA on both legs. I do not have any symptoms. Should I have ELA?
Post Surgery (11 answers)
Is it OK to take Levitra after having this surgery?
How many hours a day do I have to wear a compression stocking after EVLT? (11 answers)
It has been a week since my EVLT procedure, and I am wondering if I should continue wearing the compression stocking?
Is swelling normal after closing veins with endovenous laser ablation? (11 answers)
I had swelling in my left foot and my doctor confirmed that the valves in two of my veins were not working properly. I had these veins closed with endovenous laser ablation, but four weeks later I still have swelling in my foot that doesn't go away. Is this normal?
Does EVLT reduce the chance of a future clot? (11 answers)
I developed clots due to the birth control pill and from a Factor V mutation (blood clotting disorder). Developed reflux as a consequence, and performed 4 EVLTs to treat the veins. Does EVLT reduce my chance of getting another clot in the future?
Is there a stem cell treatment for veins after EVLT? (11 answers)
I had gotten EVLT done on my right and left great saphenous veins. This was in 2009, and since then I am having so much pain on my lower calves and ankles, and i started to see some skin discoloration as well. is there a stem cell treatment for veins?
Should I get a second opinion? (11 answers)
I have spider veins, but no bulging varicose veins whatsoever. Was told that I have 4 incompetent veins and need the laser treatment. Orig went for the spider veins. Is this necessary? Is there another option other than the laser ablation?
I had ablation surgery 3 weeks ago on my right leg, am I okay to use the tanning bed? (11 answers)
I had ablation surgery 3 weeks ago on my right leg, am I okay to use the tanning bed?
Do I need an Endovenous Vein Ablation for severe edema? (11 answers)
I went to my doctor for severe edema, and after a duplex screen, he suggested I have an edovenous vein ablation. Is this necessary? He stated I had reflux that was causing the swelling. I don't have varicose veins, but he is concerned about clots.
What are my risks with EVLA if I have a protein S deficiency? (11 answers)
I'm 42 years old but had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at age 9. I've had no others since, but have some unsightly veins and edema if I walk/run over a few miles. It also happens sometimes when I am sleeping. I'm a mom of 11-yr old triplets, so even a slight risk scares me. What are the risks with this procedure and are there any particular risks if I have a protein S deficiency?
Can I tan post-radiofrequency ablation? (11 answers)
I had radiofrequency ablation recently - the last procedure was 3 weeks ago. I am now concerned about being in the sun. I have a trip to Mexico in 3 weeks and am concerned about how my skin will react to sun exposure post-procedure. Will tanning permanently change the color of my skin in the treated area?
I have peripheral arterial disease and my ankle-brachial index is < 0.7 in both legs, can I have endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation? (11 answers)
How long will it take for my EVLA-related symptoms to go away? (11 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation to the great saphenous vein in order to treat my varicose veins. Four months later, I still have some burning, stinging and bruising along the "track" area. Is this normal? I'm beginning to regret having the procedure done. I didn't have these complications before.
The "track" in my leg still feels bruised and stingy 4 months after EVLT, will this go away? (11 answers)
I had laser ablation of the great saphenous vein to help with varicose veins in my shin area. That was on 11/29/12. Nearly four months later, the "track" still feels bruised and stingy at times. Will this ever go away?
Is Laser light therapy the best treatment to help a red blotchy face? (11 answers)
I was born with a small red birthmark about the size of a quarter on my face. Over many years it has grown and now covers half my face and some of my neck and chin. It looks like varicose veins on my face, and is very embarrassing. Is there anything that can be done for it?
Would laser light therapy help reduce superficial veins? (11 answers)
I had endovenous therapy on R and L leg a year ago,but I still notice visible veins on both legs. I think these may be superficial veins, which need another treatment. Would you recommend laser light therapy as an alternative treatment for these?
I have bruising from Sclerotherapy injections that I had 8 weeks ago is this normal? (11 answers)
It has been 8 weeks since I had spider and 1 surface blue vein injected by vein surgeon. I still have black blue spots and the surface vein looks worse, will this correct itself or do i need more treatments/ new doc??
I have been having foot problems after Sclerotherapy, couldit be related to the procedure? (11 answers)
After having sclerotherapy 6 weeks ago, now I am having intense pain in my foot and am having trouble walking on it. is this normal? The physician says it is not related to the sclerotherapy or vein stripping i had done on same leg.
Does wearing high heels result in spider veins around the ankles (11 answers)
I’m worried about my circulation.
Will alcohol affect my upcoming sclerotherapy? (11 answers)
I've heard that drinking can dilate blood vessels. Will this affect my sclerotherapy procedure? Should I stay away from alcohol for a certain amount of time? I normally have 1 or 2 drinks 3 or 4 times per week.
How long do I have to wear compression hose after microphlebectomy? (11 answers)
I am 6 days post op from microphlebectomy. How long should I wear compression hose? Everyone seems to really vary with this answer...
What is the recovery time after cauterizing veins with microphlebectomy? (11 answers)
How long does it take one to recover after vein surgery?
Would foam sclerotheraphy work if I'm taking warfarin? (11 answers)
My doctor says it's okay but I thought veins had to clot in order for the sclerotheraphy to be successful.
Will the ultrasound in a Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy be harmful for a pregnant woman? (11 answers)
Will the ultrasound waves damage the unborn fetus? Could the sclering chemicals hurt the mother or baby?
Shouldn't I be able to see varicose veins on the surface of my leg? (11 answers)
If I have varicose veins that can be treated, shouldn't I be able to see them on the surface of my leg? Or, can you have refluxing veins that aren't obvious to the eye?
When should one get a venous reflux exam? (11 answers)
And when is it unnecessary? I already know I have varicose veins, so what are the benefits of having a venous reflux exam?
Are Venus reflux exams painful? (11 answers)
Does either version of the exam hurt? What should I be prepared for?
Should I get a Venous Reflux Exam for my spider veins? (11 answers)
I have a lot of spider veins on my legs, but no pain and no visible varicose veins. However, if I get bruised it takes months to heal and my feet are always cold, even in the summer. Should I get a reflux exam to find out what's going on?
Can Hemosiderin staining be removed? (11 answers)
I was told when I was 42 that I have PAD and leaking valves in my lower legs causing Hemosiderin staining. Is there anything that can be done to remove the staining from my legs?
Can I have an alcoholic beverage soon after I had scleortherapy on my spider veins? (11 answers)
Sclerothrapy during menstrual cycle. (11 answers)
Is it ok to do sclerotherapy during menstrual cycle?
What should I do if my ankle has been hurting for nearly two months? (11 answers)
Might I need Sclerotherapy?
Should my legs ache 4 weeks after sclerotherapy? (11 answers)
I had sclerotherapy almost 4 weeks ago. My legs now ache and feel heavy as soon as I get up in the morning. I have been wearing support knee highs. How long should this last? Legs didn't feel this way before sclerotherapy.
Is it normal to have more veins appear around the area where I had sclerotherapy done? (11 answers)
I had sclerotherapy done five months ago. Now there are two dark dots from shots and more veins appeared around area with some discomfort. Is
Can I take allergy medicine after Sclerotherapy? (11 answers)
I had the procedure 2 days ago. Today my GP prescribed MethylPrednisolne, 4mg for allergies. Is this safe to use?
How many months after sclerotherapy is it safe to become pregnant? (11 answers)
How long do sclerotherapy chemicals stay in the bloodstream?
After sclerotherapy treatment more spider veins appeared (11 answers)
It's been 2 weeks since my first sclerotherapy treatment, and the area that was injected has new spider veins?
Can a person die from blood clots after a varicose vein treatment? (11 answers)
I am getting ready to have a varicose vein treatment but am afraid that I may develop blood clots and die. What should I do? Thanks.
What does the burning hot sensation after varicose vein surgery mean? (11 answers)
I had a main vein stripped and incisions by knee done 4 days ago. It looks like its healing well, but I am getting a burning sensation. What does this mean?
Why would a surgeon leave surgical clips in my upper groin after varicose vein stripping? (11 answers)
I had varicose vein surgery 14 years ago to strip veins from my right leg. I have had severe pain in my groin and lower abdomen for years. Just found out the surgeon left three surgical clips in my groin. They are to be removed. Why would he do this?
Is VNUS performed under general or local anesthesia? (11 answers)
I need to undergo VNUS procedure on both saphenous veins and my doctor says that it can only be done under general anesthesia. I have read on this site and other that it is usually performed under local anesthesia. Which form of anesthesia is best, local or general?
Do you offer a Vein Surgery/treatment under sedation? (11 answers)
What is the most effective surgery that is least painful?
When undergoing Varicose Vein Surgery I was wondering if they could numb my leg instead of giving me anesthesia? (11 answers)
I was wondering if they could numb my leg because I don't like Anesthesia and want to be awake during the surgery. Or are there alternatives for treating varicose veins so I won't have to have surgery for my varicose veins?
Do Varicose Veins cause you to have severe leg cramps? (11 answers)
Is this a side effect of having varicose veins and can varicose vein surgery effectively treat this condition?
When is varicose vein surgery the best treatment option? (10 answers)
From what I see online it seems that minimally-invasive options like endovenous ablation are always being recommended for varicose veins, and I can see why, but is there ever a time where surgery is preferred? Are there benefits to surgery?
Is varicose vein surgery a better choice for someone who is overweight? (10 answers)
I am significantly overweight and have very painful varicose veins in my legs. Is it better for me to have surgery or endovenous laser treatment?
Can high blood pressure affect varicose vein surgery? (10 answers)
Could elevated blood pressure increase risks during microphlebectomy or other varicose vein surgery or procedures? Is there a recommended treatment for those with HBP?
I have large ropey veins in the back of my knee following endovenous laser ablation, should I try sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy? (10 answers)
What is the difference between these two varicose vein surgical procedures? (10 answers)
What is the difference between ambulatory phlebectomy and transilluminated powered phlebectomy? What would each be used for?
Is it normal to have a Phlebectomy in the doctor's office and not a hospital? (10 answers)
I just consulted with a doctor about my large varicose veins. He advised me that he could take them out by phlebectomy in his office under local anestic. Is this normal or should I find a doctor to do this procedure in a hospital.
Why do Varicose Veins get worse during pregnancy? (10 answers)
Is the association between Varicose Veins and pregnancy because of the weight gained during pregnancy? Or are there other factors involved?
What kind of anesthesia is used during Varicose Vein Surgery? (10 answers)
Would I be put under, or is just a local used?
Is it possible to remove too many veins with varicose vein surgery? (10 answers)
I have a large number of varicose veins covering both legs. I want to get them treated but I'm afraid I won't have many veins left! Is there a point where you shouldn't have them all removed/injected because there won't be enough circulation?
What treatment options do I have with Deep System Reflux? (10 answers)
I just had a venus reflux exam indicating I have superficial & deep system reflux which has changed from a year ago. I'm concerned about my leg's future if the superficial cannot be treated because it will put stress on the deep system. Any options
I still have pain 16 days after a saphenous vein ablation, should I be concerned? (10 answers)
Ten days after my great saphenous vein ablation I noticed deep pain on my inner thigh and a red line along the vein. I saw my doctor on the 12th day and he was not worried. But now 16 days post-op, the pain is still not any better. Should I be concerned?
Will wearing compression stockings before vein surgery improve my outcome? (10 answers)
Medicare says the success rate of wearing hose three months before surgery is 2 percent for corrective surgery. If you don't wear them before surgery what is the success rate for the surgery?
Could spasms in the top of my foot be because of varicose veins? (10 answers)
At night I get severe spasms in the top of my foot. I can feel my tendon stretched and have to get up and walk in order to relax it. I have a varicose vein that runs from my thigh down to my mid calf. Is this causing my spasms in my foot?
ls it normal to have soreness and a lump three weeks after varicose vein surgery? (10 answers)
l had my varicose vein surgery done three weeks ago. There is a lump that is sore to touch and can be a little painful. Is this normal?
Will dark Lines after vein ablation fade? (10 answers)
I had vein ablation done 3 months ago. I have scar tissue that I can feel under my skin, but it is the dark lines going from both incisions that are not fading. Will this ever fade? It looks worse than the veins did.
can you tan after having the Sclerotherapy procedure? (10 answers)
I had the procedure done, but I was not told if I could tan.
Will I have to avoid hot or cool water after Sclerotherapy? (10 answers)
Could hot water from a jacuzzi or hot shower, or cold water in a swimming pool, negatively affect my vein treatment results? How long should I refrain from the hot tub and pool?
How soon after microphlebectomy can sclerotherapy be begin? (10 answers)
How soon can sclerotherapy begin after a microphlebectomy?
How much is too much sclerotherapy (10 answers)
I've had laser treatment of my left and right front saphenous veins and my left back saph vein. The follow up to this is Sclerotherpy to close off some branches. I had three injections on the right leg and seven on the left. He wants to do more. Should I ?
What can I do about a small clot of trapped blood after sclerotherapy? (10 answers)
After sclerotherapy, there is a small section that is lumpy and discolored. My treating pysician does not drain these, is there any way to speed up the healing/fading of pigmentation?
If there is no visible inflammation, did sclerotherapy work? (10 answers)
I had sclerotherapy in a vein on my calf 3 days ago. I thought the vein was supposed to look worse or that I should have some inflammation, but things have not changed much, except for a tiny dark spot. Does this mean the sclerotherapy did not work?
Must bandages be used after procedure? (10 answers)
I have had Sclerotherapy done on my spider veins in my legs every year from 2004-2009. This was in AZ. After the procedure I would wear compression pantyhose (my own,support pantyhose) for 24 hrs. I have always had a great result.Is this acceptable?
What is the difference between sclerosants Used for sclerotherapy? (10 answers)
What is the difference between "Sodium tetradecyl sulfate" (Sotradecol) and Sodium Morrhuate (Scleromate)? Which of these sclerosants would you use, and why?
What is the difference between Sclerotherapy and Foam Sclerotherapy? (10 answers)
I'm looking to treat my spider veins with Sclerotherapy, but have no idea what the difference between foam and traditional sclerotherapy are.
Is the correcting reflux veins an urgent procedure?? (10 answers)
My vein mapping test showed reflux and weak veins. The test was done because of pain in leg and varicose veins. I had a DVT in that leg 2 yrs ago. Is the procedure to correct this urgent? Can it be delayed or not done at all?
Is the Venous Refulx Exam the proper vein problem detection method? (10 answers)
I was wondering what test can be performed to detect which veins in the pelvis are refluxing. I am having a hysterectomy and have been told if we know which veins are refluxing they can be taken care of during the hysterectomy surgery.
Can pain and swelling in ankles be from varicose veins? (10 answers)
I have varicose veins. For the past two months I have had severe pain and swelling in my ankles. I have no arthritis. Can the pain and swelling be from the varicose veins? Am to have a venous reflux exam next week.
Large varicose vein (10 answers)
Would a large varicose vein on the side of my leg get better with weight loss? Would it disappear or get smaller?
Can excessive touching cause a vein to not heal properly? (10 answers)
I had the VNUS closure procedure on my leg two weeks ago. I now have firm, cord-like veins on the inside of my leg. I suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and can't stop touching them. Is this a problem? Can excessive touching, not pressing or massaging, cause problems?
When will the swollen, tender and cord-like veins in my leg disappear? (10 answers)
I had the VNUS closure procedure done almost five weeks ago and still have swollen, tender and cord-like veins on the inside of my leg. When will they disappear? Also, can sleeping on my side with the veins pressing against the mattress delay the healing?
Does microphlebectomy cause scarring? (10 answers)
I've heard microphlebectomy described as minimally invasive, but from what I understand it's still surgery. Wont there still be scars?
Could the lump that has formed under my skin after sclerotherapy be trapped blood? (10 answers)
Two weeks after having a sclerotherapy treatment, a lump developed under the skin. It is slightly red and sore to the touch. There's also bruising around the treated area. Could this be trapped blood?
Can foam sclerotherapy be toxic? (10 answers)
Is it bad for your health to have sclerotherapy? It seems dangerous to inject chemicals like that directly into the bloodstream. Couldn't they spread and cause damage to other veins/areas of the body?
What is used to create the foam in foam sclerotherapy? (10 answers)
Is the foam a separate ingredient? What are the chances of an allergic reaction?
Is sclerotherapy safe to have while pregnant? (10 answers)
I have a spider vein on my cheek, can I get it treated now or should I wait until I have the baby?
Is sclerotherapy best treatment for a bunch of spider veins? (10 answers)
My thighs are basically covered in a network of spider veins. If I choose sclerotherapy, will each tiny vein have to be injected? Are there any other options?
Does Sclerotherapy have to be repeated? (10 answers)
Will sclerotherapy permanently get rid of spider veins, or will I have to keep getting treatments forever?
How long does it take for Sclerotherapy to work? (10 answers)
I hade sclerotherapy yesterday, but I can still see a few of the veins that were treated. How long until all the veins disappear?
How is polidocanol related to Sclerotherapy? (10 answers)
I've heard conflicting accounts. What exactly is polidocanol?
Is there a way to prevent spider veins? (10 answers)
My mother and sister both have spider veins on their thighs and knees. Is there anything I can to do prevent spider veins as I get older?
Which vein procedure would I need for varicose veins? (10 answers)
I am trying to find out which vein procedure would be best for me. I have had varicose veins for some time now and on my left legs I have two spiral veins that are more visible. What can I do?
Can laser light therapy treat facial redness and veins? (10 answers)
I'm only 16, and I have lots of small veins and redness on my nose and cheeks. Is laser light therapy good for this? Are there any age restrictions, and how much downtime is needed after each procedure?
If something was seriously wrong after EVLA, would I know it? (10 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation to the great saphenous vein 4 months ago and still have some stinging/burning on a daily basis. It more so occurs when standing. If something was seriously wrong would I know it? It is normal to experience unbearable pain, swelling of the leg, throbbing, etc?
If an EVLA procedure fails, should it be fixed free of charge? (10 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) done 6 months ago and I am still suffering in pain. I believe the vein failed to close completely, as I had a large amount of blood removed 3 months after my procedure. It still feels tight like a cord and I have pain in the same spot. If the specialist did in fact fail at the procedure, should it be fixed free of charge?
How long will it take for the veins in my legs to disappear after endovenous laser ablation? (10 answers)
I had an endovenous laser ablation procedure done 5 days ago. I am bruised and extremely sore, even when I walk. I am currently wearing support stockings. Will some of the ugly veins in my legs disappear in due time? It would be depressing if they were still there after going though this pain.
How long after laser ablation and also sclerotherapy is it recommended to wait before resuming weight lifting (heavy weights)? (10 answers)
Is it normal to have pain in the lower left arm and numbness in the hands after endovenous laser ablation? Could it be a blood clot? (10 answers)
How long will I have scar tissue after Endovenous Laser Ablation? (10 answers)
I've read that after EVLT, the vein turns into fibrous scar tissue. How bad will it look and how long until my body absorbs it?
What can I do about a DVT after endovenous surgery? (10 answers)
My surgery was one month ago. I now have a large clinging DVT. I went yesterday for another ultrasound and it is larger and moving. I am taking aspirin as instructed. Too early for blood thinners. When can I expect to get rid of it?
should I have muscular pain in my thight in the leg that I had the ablation done on and is there need to call my doctor? (10 answers)
should I have muscular pain in the thigh that I had my ablation done. Is there a need to call my doctor?
Is surgery going to help? (10 answers)
I have severe reflux on both saphenous veins and Femoral vein. Doctor says surgery on saphenous veins is going to help but I don't see how since I still have valve problem on femoral vein, and blood is still going to leak down. Please help me understand.
Will vein reappear with a second pregnancy? (10 answers)
After my first child, I suffered from varicose veins. I didn't gain much weight during the pregnancy, but it was mostly due to hormones.
After having EVLA and sclero treatment, I am afraid to have a second child. Will my varicose veins reappear?
Vein removal with EVLA? (10 answers)
I have a bulging vein around my knee, and I have a beauty on my calf, plus a another around my groin area, can they be removed with EVLA?
Need to decide between VNUS closure and Endo Laser Ablation (10 answers)
I had my large saphenous vein removed and now I need my smaller saphenous vein removed in R/L and large saphenous in L/L. I Have 2 good doctors and have read that vnus has less bruising. Is it better than ELT?
Is the endovenous ablation a good alternative to correct poor circulation in the legs after having a DVT? (10 answers)
I am on Coumadin and since I had the DVT in June 09, my quality of life has diminished. If I sit down for an hour and intend to stand u I look like very old lady. It is painful and so tired of my legs and feet, the heel hurts very much.
How long should I wait after the procedure before I start lifting weights and running? (10 answers)
I had the procedure done on one leg 2 weeks ago and the other leg 1 week ago. I usually go to the gym 3 times a week but I haven't gone since I had the 1st procedure done. When is it safe to begin heavy exercising again?
Is it safe to have VNUS surgery if there is a blockage in the groin area? (10 answers)
Is it adviseable to have VNUS surgery when there is blockage in the groin area? I am very healthy, not overweight & not diabetic.
Is Endovenous Laser Ablation effective in treating lipodermatosclerosis? (10 answers)
Is EVLT recommended for lipodermatosclerosis (LDS)?
Is there a risk to the fetus if we did endovenous ablation while patient was 4-5 weeks pregnant? (10 answers)
The patient was unaware she was pregnant. Also is it protocol to do pregnancy tests on everyone prior to laser?
What is the recurrence rate of varicose veins after endovenous laser ablation? (10 answers)
What are the odds the veins will come back after treatment?
What complications are involved with Endovenous Laser Ablation? (10 answers)
If I have had large vessels such as the saphenous closed, is there chance of circulatory problems later on?
My Compression Stockings hurt the back of my knees because of wrinkling fabric, what can I do? (10 answers)
My compression stockings really hurt the back of my knees I cannot get my compression stockings to not have wrinkles. These wrinkles gather around the back of my knee and really hurt. How do I overcome that?
Do Compression Stockings help with Hemosiderosis and Venous Insufficency? (10 answers)
Do Compression Stockings help with Hemosiderosis and Venous Insufficency?
What type of Compression Hose should i choose? (10 answers)
I have spider veins in my both thighs.what type of compression hose should i wear? Below knee or above knee?
Airplane Travel (10 answers)
My wife always has swelling at the ankles when we are on a commercial carrier flight of any distance. Will compression stockings help this? If so , what strength?
Will compression stockings cut off my circulation? (10 answers)
It seems like tight clothes wouldn’t benefit circulation.
Will Compression Stockings help with leg pain? (10 answers)
I am experiencing extreme pain in both calf muscles and have egg size swelling on each outer leg. My GP has recently told me to just go to the drug store and buy support hose because I have symptoms of varicose veins. What are my options?
Are Compression Stockings available in different colors? (10 answers)
What about sheer?
Can compression stockings help my bruised varicose veins? (10 answers)
I have varicose veins in my leg. I hit my leg on the vein and now it is swollen, bruised, and sore. Is this dangerous? What are my options?
Compression socks for long flights? (10 answers)
I am a healthy 45yr old with no circulation problems. I'll be taking long flights (Washing, DC, Bhutan) and wonder if I should wear compression socks as a precaution. would drugstore grade be adequate or should i order medical quality?
Swollen calves due to ruptured baker's cyst. (10 answers)
My calves are swollen due to a ruptured baker's cyst. The doctor's office said to wear TED hose. How do I know what kind and the proper fit?
How long should you wear your compression socks a day? (10 answers)
And should you be physically active while wearing the crompression socks?
Abdominal pain while wearing compression pantyhose? (10 answers)
I'm a RN in my 20s and wear 15-20 mmHg compression pantyhose for my 12.5 hour shifts. I have some spider veins on my thighs and the pantyhose prevent them from feeling bruised. However, the pressure hurts my stomach. What can I do to stop this?
Can compression stockings help with varicose veins on the tops of my feet? (10 answers)
I have mild varicose veins in both my legs and on the tops of both feet. From what I've read, compression stockings can help with stabilizing veins in my legs, but what about the veins in my feet?
Do you have to wear compression stockings on both legs if a procedure was on one leg? (10 answers)
How do compression stockings affect a new tattoo? (10 answers)
I wear knee high compression stockings, 20-30 mmHg and am considering getting a tattoo on my lower leg. How will the stocking affect my tattoo's healing process and is this a bad idea with venous insufficiency in the legs?
Is it normal for compression stockings to cause uncomfortable sleeping issues? (9 answers)
My mom had a total knee replacement five days ago and is now complaining of a lot of pressure/pain in her knee from the compression stockings. Is this normal? Would it be safe for her to take off the stockings at night and put them back on in the morning?
Is it normal to get cold, sweaty feet while wearing compression stockings? (9 answers)
Why do my thighs get red and puffy after I take off my knee-high compression stockings? (9 answers)
About an hour after I take off my compression socks, I notice that my thighs will feel puffy and hot. Does this mean my socks are too tight? Thanks!
Can wearing knee-length compression stockings cause the upper leg to grow in size by a few centimeters? (9 answers)
Can compression hose cause bruising? (9 answers)
I am a nurse and only wore compression hose to prevent swelling and leg cramps/pain after work when I was pregnant. I just restarted using them but I am not pregnant, but I have noticed SEVERE bruising developing. Could it be caused by the hose?
Is it dangerous to wear compression hose with a run in it? (9 answers)
One of my knee high hose has a run in the foot up into the lower ankle. Can wearing this be dangerous? My doctor advised to wear the hose for fluid retention. If it is not safe, can I wear just one leg until my new hose arrives tomorrow?
Compression Stocking and exercising, especially when jogging long distances? (9 answers)
Is it a good idea/ beneficial to wear compression socks/stockings when exercising? Especially when jogging long distances? I also already have vague signs of some spider veins.
Is is necessary to wait until warfarin dose is therapeutic before wearing compression stockings after diagnosis of DVT? (9 answers)
Is is necessary to wait until warfarin dose is therapeutic before wearing compression stockings after diagnosis of DVT?
Are wearing compression stockings beneficial for my scenario? (9 answers)
I hurt my knee and I've been working on it while it's been sore. I thought I had a blood clot because the calf area was swollen so much, but an ultra sound ruled that out. Now I'm wearing stockings and the swelling is down, but am I doing more damage wearing them? Deb
Can anyone use Compression Stockings? (9 answers)
I don't have spider or varicose veins (yet), but my feet and lower legs are chronically cold and "fall asleep" giving me a tingly feeling at least three or four times per day. Should I try compression stockings to help improve my circulation?
Should I wear compression stockings at night? (9 answers)
I had the procedure this morning and wore the compression stockings all day but I can't remember if the Dr. said to wear them when I sleep?
Do Compression Stockings have to be worn on both legs? (9 answers)
If I have problems with just one leg, can I wear one compression knee high or should I wear both?
Can EVLT make your legs look worse? (9 answers)
Is it possible for EVLT to make your legs look worse after the procedure?
Can varicose veins come back after endovenous laser ablation? (9 answers)
Or does the treatment permanently remove them?
Will endovenous laser ablation really destroy the greater saphenous vein? (9 answers)
Is that going to affect my circulation?
Can EVLT cause nerve damage? (9 answers)
I had EVLT done about three months ago..right after the EVLT procedure i started feeling weird sensations in my ankle and now the pain seems to get worse every day? Could this pain be associated with the procedure?
Enlarged greater saphenous around ankle, is EVLT a good option? (9 answers)
I have a painful/enlarged greater saphenous vein along its course to my groin, however most painful near my ankle bone, does EVLT take care of this distal location since the procedure is only done from the knee to the groin for this vein?
Double Saphenous Vein and EVLT. (9 answers)
I had EVLT done in March. I have a double great saphenous vein. They only did one of them. Now my legs feel (and look) worse than they did before the EVLT. I'm switching docs, but what are the chances of EVLT working on the other vein in that leg?
When can I start running after I have this procedure? (9 answers)
I am 52 and 130 lbs. I have been running 2-3 times a week since 2006. I run between 5-26.2 miles at a time. I am healthy otherwise besides being on medication for high blood pressure.
EVLA during pregnancy (9 answers)
What is the risk of performing the procedure while pregnant. I am a surgeon pregnant (2nd tri) with my second. The pain is so great from LSV reflux that I cannot stand or operate. I am looking for answers as to what has been reported about complications.
Is it safe to have endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy on the same leg on the same day? (9 answers)
Is it safe to have endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy on the same leg on the same day?
Do two procedures carry more risk if carried out on the same day?
ELA with Factor V Leiden disorder (9 answers)
Are there higher risks for a patient with Factor V Leiden during the endovenous laser ablation procedure?
what is considered 'normal' bruising 5 days post EVLT (9 answers)
EVLT 5 days ago GSV. No serious pain yet. Compression stocking to come off tomorrow, but bruising seems excessive with dark patches and tenderness to touch. I was told to use heating pad, and now I'm reading not to do that. What should I do?
Why has EVLT not improved my chronic leg swelling? (9 answers)
It's been 4 wks since I had EVLT and Phlebectomy of my left leg. I continue to have the same chronic, daily leg swelling that I did before treatment. I have a follow-up appt in 3 mths but I am less than optimistic. What should I expect next?
Are long periods of standing after EVLA safe? (9 answers)
My job (bar manager) requires me to stand for long periods of time and occasionally lift heavy objects (but not for sustained periods.) I am 25 and in good shape, leg is healing with no pain after 2 days. Is it safe to return to work on the 4th day?
How long does it take for a wound and scar to heal post-endovenous laser ablation? (9 answers)
I had a place on my leg that would profusely bleed before my endovenous laser ablation and phlebectomy. I was hoping that the scabbed area would go away, but it's been two weeks since my surgery and although it is not bulging, the area is still dark and has a small scar. How long will it take for the wound to heal and for my scar to disappear?
Are bulging veins at the knee after GSV normal and will they go away? (9 answers)
I had GSV laser done eight days ago. Now there are bulging veins at the knee and below. Will these go away? I am scheduled for the lower SAF procedure as well.
I had an injury two weeks after endovenous laser ablation, will everything be OK? (9 answers)
I had the endovenous laser ablation done 14 days ago. Recently, I was playing around with my kids and stomped my foot really hard. Now there is a really sore spot and my leg has a burning sensation all over again. Should I be concerned? My doctor told me to place a warm compress on it.
Which is good? NdYag 1064nm or 1320nm for my varicose veins? (9 answers)
One facility is advocating 1064nm NdYag. Other facility is advising 1320nm for my varicose veins(endo venous). What is good?
Can smoking and drinking the night before a laser vein treatment affect my results? (9 answers)
I had a laser vein treatment today. The night before the procedure I could not sleep. I had 1 beer and 4 cigarettes. Over the weekend, I also had a few drinks. Will this negatively affect my results? Thank you.
Are there certian medications I should avoid before Sclerotherapy? (9 answers)
I am taking a number of medications for high blood pressure and was wondering if it is safe to have sclerotherapy or if another treatment would be better.
Is it common to need repeat sclerotherapy treatments? (9 answers)
I'm considering sclerotherapy, but want to know if patients typically need more than one treatment to get rid of all of the spider veins in an area.
Can sclerotherapy be performed on hemorrhoids? (9 answers)
Is this a possible treatment method for hemorrhoids?
How long does it take to show an improvement after the Sclerotherapy is performed? (9 answers)
How long does it take to show an improvement after the Sclerotherapy is performed?
Is sclerotherapy safe for those with Celiac Disease? (9 answers)
Does the sclerotherapy solution contain any gluten? I want to avoid any bad reactions.
When would microphlebectomy be used instead of ELA? (9 answers)
It seems like ELA is less invasive.
Should I get Microphlebectomy and Endovenous Ablation to ensure my varicose veins do not come back? (9 answers)
I have multiple large superficial veins on my legs. Should I get microphlebectomy to get rid of the veins themselves, and then ELA so they don't come back? Or will ELA be enough that I wont need microphlebectomy?
Can ultrasound guided sclerotherapy cause ulcers? (9 answers)
After receiving Vnus laser ablation with ultrasound guided schlerotherapy I developed several large ulcers BELOW the knee area.
Any explanation for what could have happened?
How does Ultrasound Guided Sclerofoam differ from a Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy? (9 answers)
What are the things they have in common?
What machine is used in Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy? (9 answers)
Is it the same one used to view babies in the womb?
What are the risks and benefits of the VNUS closure procedure? (9 answers)
I am 34 years old and have severe spider veins. My legs ache sometimes, but there is no sign of swelling. My left GS has .66 sec reflux. The right was WNL. I am a runner and of normal weight. A vascular surgeon has suggested the VNUS closure procedure. I am nervous. What are the risks vs benefits?
Is it OK to start wearing a compression sock again many weeks after the VNUS procedure? (9 answers)
I wore the compression sock on the treated leg for the first two weeks. I stopped wearing it for the next three weeks but the healing process seems to be taking longer than I'd like. Is there any issue with me wearing the compression sock again? Will it promote healing?
what can I do to reduce varicose veins in my wife's legs? (9 answers)
Would elevating her legs to my shoulders while lying in bed and massaging her legs from ankles to thighs help at all?
Can significant weight loss eliminate the need of a VNUS procedure? (9 answers)
It has been suggested by a vascular surgeon that I have CVI or venous reflux. She performed sclerotherapy yesterday on my ankle after a spider vein burst. She suggested that I may be a candidate for VNUS, but my weight is a concern (I am 375 at 5'8").
Do I need vein treatment for venous reflux at age 24? (9 answers)
I am 24 years old, and I have spider veins and visible blue veins behind knees on both legs. Ultrasound showed 0.4 sec reflux in GSV right leg. Some doctors told me this is normal, but is it normal? And, if not, is it dangerous or weird for my age? I am scared and confused. Can you offer any advice?
Is ultrasound guided sclerofoam used for spider veins? (9 answers)
Is it common to use sclerofoam to treat spider veins? I've heard conflicting answers.
I have no varicose veins, but should I get a Venous Reflux Exam? (9 answers)
Ever since my last pregnancy (1 year ago) I have had aching and heaviness in my lower legs, but no visible varicose veins at all. Should I get a venous reflux exam to find out what's going on, or is the discomfort likely caused my something else?
Are venous reflux exams required before varicose vein treatment? (9 answers)
Do I need to have a venous reflux exam before endovenous ablation procedures? I have very obvious varicose veins on one leg, and already know i want to have them treated with ELA.
Are there any contraindications to having the VNUS Closure procedure done when diagnosed with both superficial and deep venous reflux? (9 answers)
I had an ultrasound of veins in my legs and apparently have both superficial and deep venous reflux. Since I have deep reflux as well, is the VNUS Closure procedure still adviseable? What if the deep vein does not get better? How will blood flow out?
Will a Venous Reflux Exam tell me if I have venous insufficiency? (9 answers)
I can see that I have varicose veins. Are all varicose vein sufferers diagnosed with venous insufficiency? How are these two conditions related?
Are there Venous Reflux Exams for DVI? (9 answers)
Recent ultrasound: left leg reflux 3.7 sec in femoral, and 5.2 in GSV, Rt leg 1.4 sec in common femoral 4 sec in femoral. Another showed popliteal left leg. I am 47, BMI 19 & I exercise. I have spider veins but no varicose veins yet. Treatment options?
Is there any risk in not doing microphlebectomy after the closure procedure? (9 answers)
My leg feels a lot better after 2 months (not perfect) but some bulging veins remain. Could I worsen my condition if I don't remove the bulging veins? How would blood flow out?
Is microphlebectomy safe for removing varicose veins near the inner ankle bone and foot? (9 answers)
Is an ambulatory phlebectomy the best option for a 25-year-old with varicose veins? (9 answers)
I'm 25 and have had varicose veins since I was 17. I have started to get more noticeable varicose veins with more discomfort. I used to be a runner, but now I fatigue quite easily. What options could I look at to help me minimize them or get rid of them?
How long do the results from sclerotherapy last? (9 answers)
I have lots of veins on my heels and ankles. Are there any treatments that I can do that won't stain brown? (9 answers)
I have thin skin that bruises easily, and I have brown stains from previous sclerotherapy treatments that I did over 7 years ago.
Will the spider veins come back? (9 answers)
Approximately how long after treatment do your legs stay clear of spider veins?
Treating an open wound from schlerotherapy (9 answers)
The Dr. re-injected a vein, and the solution didn't enter. The next day the injection site had blisters and then later drained onto the stockings. Two weeks later the open wound was treated with antibiotics, and four months later it's still open, ugly, dark, and keloidish. How would you treat the wound & the scar?
Is it ok to use moisturizing CREAM/LOTIONS containing Vitamin E on areas treated with Sclerotherapy? (9 answers)
Is it ok to use moisturizing creams or lotions containing Vitamin E on areas treated with Sclerotherapy? I've heard that you shouldn't take vitamin E supplements/internally during sclerotherapy, but I'm unsure about externalproducts..
Why can't you get sclerotherapy done when pregnant? (9 answers)
Why can't you get sclerotherapy done when pregnant?
At home remedies for pain in legs? (9 answers)
I had large veins done and also spider veins with 3 or 4 treatments about 1 year ago.
Now I am having sharp pains in the veins in my legs everyday. My legs are still very tender.
Any at home remedy for this, no money left.
Is there a varicose vein penis treatment? (9 answers)
I am 21 years old and recently I have developed a varicose vein on my penis. The vein gives me slight discomfort. I am not sexually active. How can I fix this vein? Is there any medication or procedure which can fix it? I don't like the look of the vein.
What happens when varicose veins are not treated with surgery? (9 answers)
If surgery for varicose veins is not done, what will be the result? What problems will occur?
Are bruises and lumps normal two weeks after vein stripping surgery? (9 answers)
I had my right leg stripped of veins in a clinic in Switzerland two weeks ago. It is very bruised and lumpy. Is this normal?
Will varicose vein surgery help the red sploochy marks on my leg? (9 answers)
I had my vein stripped in my right leg 5 years ago. Soon after, I developed a scabby red spot (where there had been a small unexplained hole post-surgery). That spot eventually spread and developed into a series red spots.I have seen several doctors...help!
Is it normal to have pain and pressure after radical hysterectomy? (9 answers)
After radical hysterectomy i am still having pain and pressure on my left side. What are the best treatment options if over the counter medicines don't work? I have had a radical hysterectomy and still have the pelvic congestion. Now the pain and pressure are getting worse.
I had varicose vein surgery 4 years ago, should I still have pain while exercising? (9 answers)
I had varicose veins stripped from my groin to my ankle 4 years ago. I ride horses and exercise regularly. However, the leg that was treated seems to be a lot weaker. I also get quite a bit of pain along the track where my vein was stripped. Is this normal?
Are there any risks to leaving Varicose Veins untreated? (9 answers)
Will the veins get bigger over time?
Why do varicose veins usually appear in the legs and nowhere else in the body? (9 answers)
What is the name of the special hooks in Varicose Vein Surgery? (9 answers)
It is the tool used to pull veins through microincisions. What are these called?
Is varicose vein surgery, treatments, or spider vein treatments covered by insurance? (9 answers)
I have some friends who’ve had varicose and spider veins treated, some with surgery and some with injections. Some people said that insurance covered it but others said that it didn’t. What determines insurance coverage for vein treatments?
I have visble veins on my legs that are not bulging out like Varicose veins and I don't think they are Spider Veins. What are they? (9 answers)
I am 24 yrs old, and after i had my daughter i noticed my legs are veiny. The veins don't bulge out nor are spidery. i was wondering what are they? How should I get rid of them?
Is Vein Ligation and Stripping safe? (9 answers)
Is this procedure safe or is it risky?
What can I do to reduce pain from labia veins during pregnancy? (9 answers)
I had vulvar/labia veins during my third pregnancy and had to spend a lot of time in bed with pain/heaviness etc. That continued three years postpartum so I had varicose vein surgery. Nine months ago, the doctor said I had pcs and removed some huge veins. I am now 6 mos pregnant and the veins are back. Help!
Can you have rope-like varicose veins and not have saphenofemoral reflux? (9 answers)
I have numbness after EVLT with phlebectomy, will this ever resolve? (9 answers)
I had endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) with phlebectomy on the left leg 3 days ago. I now have numbness around my left ankle, on the left side of my foot, and running up the right side of my shin from the ankle to a few inches below the knee. Will this numbness likely resolve?
How long can I wait to have my great saphenous vein treated? (9 answers)
I recently went in to have sclerotherapy on two veins on the lower left leg. I had endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) on the small saphenous vein and it was VERY, VERY painful. The doctor now wants to do the great saphenous vein, but I have reservations. How long can I wait to have it done? Is there a time frame?
I have friend who has dark pigmentaion (8 answers)
I have friend aged 34, modestly built. He travels all day by 2 wheeler. He has dark pigmentation of both legs. It started around ankles and is now spreading up. No veins are visible. Feet are spared. Doctors suggested varicose vein surgery. Does it help?
Is pain and bruising normal 12 weeks after varicose vein surgery? (8 answers)
I had varicose vein surgery done on both legs 12 weeks ago and I've got a lot of bruises and it hurts. Is there something wrong? I had about 6 veins taken out from ankle to groin.
Am I too young to have varicose vein surgery? (8 answers)
I am only 21 years old but I have painful veins on my left leg. I have had them since I was very young, and they only become worse. They are only on one leg. What is the best option to treat the appearance? Thank you.
What is the approximate time that Varicose Vein Surgery takes? (8 answers)
How long does the procedure itself take, and how much time should I expect for recovery?
Do Varicose Vein Surgeries hurt? (8 answers)
Do they use local anesthesia?
How effective is Diosmin in treating varicose veins? (8 answers)
Is Diosmin effective for varicose veins as an at home treatment?
Is bruising typical after the varicose vein surgery called vein stripping? (8 answers)
Is bruising normal after vein stripping? The bruise is nowhere near the incision sites, so i was wondering if that is normal or not? The bruise is on my inner thigh, and the incisions are below the knee and one in my groin.
Is VNUS the same as EVLT? (8 answers)
They sound kind of the same. Can they both treat varicose veins?
How long after surgery on your leg will the numbness and aches last? (8 answers)
This pain occurs after I have been active on my legs. My varicose vein surgery was about five months ago.
Is embolization a good treatment option for venous malformations in the labia? (8 answers)
Embolization has been recommended to treat venous malformations in the labia. What can be expected after the procedure besides three weeks of pain? How soon will the venous malformations return? Is it possible that the venous malformations can reoccur in other areas?
What are the long-term effects after treatment or removal of deep varicose veins? (8 answers)
How long does it take for the hard spots and bruising to go away after sclerotherapy for spider veins? (8 answers)
How long does it take for the hard spots and bruising to go away after sclerotherapy for spider veins?
I was told there would be minimal bruising and it would go away in six to eight weeks. Is this true and could you have scars afterwards?
Is this signs that Scelerotherapy did not work? (8 answers)
I had sclerotherapy on several reticular veins for the 2nd time about 1 month ago. At times the veins bulge during the day, but other times look flat. Is this part of the healing process or does this mean that the sclerotherapy did not work? Thanks.
What to do for numbness and tingling in calf and ankle after vein stripping? (8 answers)
I have 7 cuts in my leg between knee and ankle from vein stripping and 3 above...I have just awful tingling and numbness esp. at inner ankle, but all cuts and areas are sensitive 6 months after the surgery. What do I do? adductor tenditis too-
When will Asclera, the new Sclerotherapy treatment, be available? (8 answers)
I heard that Asclera (Polidocanol) was recently FDA approved. When can patients expect this sclerant to be widely available in the US?
Painful spot and hematoma (8 answers)
I had sclerotherapy 1 week ago. Painful, swollen, hematoma(black) is blood trapped? There is also redness and new blue veins around the spot. Went to a dermatologist and he said it would take 2 months to heal. I'm afraid it wont heal nice and there will be pigmentation. Are there alternative treatment options?
How long after treatment can I wait to have a second treatment? (8 answers)
My doctor told me not to wait longer than 5 weeks. I am going on vaction during that time and want to relax in the sun. Can I wait longer between treatments?
Bruising and staining after sclerotherapy treatment, will bleaching cream fade this? (8 answers)
Will a bleaching cream used twice daily (hydroquinone) fade the staining left after sclerotherapy ? How long will I have to use it? I have a few areas that are very, very noticeable after 4 months bruising as well.
Veins are still there after having sclerotherapy. (8 answers)
I have had 3 treatments of sclerotherapy at Kaiser because of leg pain associated with 22 years of teaching and standing. The ugly veins are still there and the doctor says to wear compression stockings and live with them. Do I have to?
How soon after sclerotherapy can I play tennis, run, and dance? (8 answers)
How soon after sclerotherapy can I play tennis? run? dance?
Having big/swollen legs related to varicose veins? (8 answers)
Is the increase in size of my legs, particularly in my calves related to having varicose veins? How will I know? And if sclerotherapy will help?
Can sclerotherapy become toxic if you have too many injections? (8 answers)
Can sclerotherapy become toxic if you have too many injections? What would the side effects be?
Veins on my ankles and the back of my legs (8 answers)
About a year ago I have large veins taken care of and the scelerotherapy done on spider veins. Now I have bunch of veins all around my ankles and some back on my legs. Is it because I laid in the sun when I was a teenager all the time?
bulging calve veins after 2 yrs intense leg workout (8 answers)
I have low body fat,several veins now pop-out in my calves all the time now for the past 2yrs, stopped working-out my legs as well. Will sclerotherapy guarantee me that those exact veins will not bulge or pop-out or do I need a different procedure?
Blood Poisoning/Nerve Damage from sclerotherapy (8 answers)
Following 2 recent sclero treatments for spiders, I have had horrendous backaches and numbness/tingling. This last time I have developed a large, bumpy, red groin rash. Any connection?
Can the same results be achieved if a microphlebectomy is done before endovenous laser ablation? (8 answers)
My doctor didn't notice the saphenous vein was abnormal until right before the microphlebectomy was to be done. He suggested that we could do the endovenous laser ablation later on. Will the same results be achieved if the microphlebectomy was done first?
What is your take on ambulatory phlebectomy? (8 answers)
Over the past 3 years I was diagnosed with insufficient circulation due to weakened veins. The doctors told me there was no medicine and that the only alternatives are compression stockings or an ambulatory phlebectomy. Is an ambulatory phlebectomy necessary or would compression stockings work just as well?
Will I have swollen legs for life? (8 answers)
In April I had a blood clot in my thigh, behind my knee and in my calf. I had another really bad calf cramp, so my doctor sent me for another doppler, which showed I had developed another clot in my calf. He said that I would have swelling for life. Is he right?
What can a Venous Reflux Exam tell me? (8 answers)
How does this treatment measure my veins effectiveness?
Where can I get a Venous Reflux Exam? (8 answers)
I have a few visible varicose veins, and general heaviness. I think I may need a Venous Reflux Exam. Can they be performed at a general practitioner's office, or should I go to a vein specialist or a hospital?
Is a MRI contrast safe when you have reflux in the femoral deep vein? (8 answers)
I have had swelling above the knee for 3 months. An ultrasound found no deep vein thrombosis (DVT), just reflux in the femoral deep vein. The doctor told me to have a MRI of the left leg with contrast, but I read that the dye can cause clotting. What are the risks of doing a MRI contrast when you have reflux in the femoral deep vein? Is the MRI safe?
Is it common to have an exam that show deep vein reflux but no superficial varicose veins or swelling? (8 answers)
Having had two separate exams done, one showed deep vein reflux and one showed nothing. I have no superficial varicose veins and no swelling, but do have pain in my legs and burning in my feet on and off. Any suggestions in terms of the next steps I should take? I am confused. Thx.
My ultrasound showed no reflux, so why am I experiencing a lot of pain? (8 answers)
Compression stockings seem to help some, but there are days where I am not sure. I have classic vein symptoms, such as pain in the calves and the back of the upper thigh. However, after a duplex ultrasound at Mayo Clinic, no reflux was found. I was in a standing position during the exam. If no reflux was found, should I be experiencing so much pain? I have to sit down and elevate my legs constantly, as it's hard to stand up.
I now have 10 times the amount of blue veins down my outer legs after VNUS. Is this common and what is happening? (8 answers)
I had vnus closure on both legs in July/August 2011. I recently increased my exercise to get my legs in shape. I now have dark blue veins appearing, getting worse by the minute down my entire outer thighs, back of legs, and back of knees and calves. Why is this?
Are there long-term side effects or considerations in removing the saphenous vein? (8 answers)
I am 34 years old and want to proceed with VNUS and phlebectomy as a treatment for saphenous vein reflux. I have unsightly red, blue, and brown spots and enlarged veins on my feet. Are there any long-term effects of saphenous vein removal to consider?
Do I need VNUS if I have only mild GSV reflux? (8 answers)
I'm a 25-year-old female who developed spider veins on thighs and blue reticular veins behind knee both legs 3 years ago. I had ultrasound and found out I have 0.3 to 0.5 sec reflux in GSV right leg. My doctor told me I have to do VNUS, but I don't have symptoms, so is the VNUS a good idea?
How soon can I resume squatting to pick things up after the VNUS procedure? (8 answers)
I've heard that squatting puts added pressure on your leg veins, which is not good for people prone to varicose veins. I've also heard that squatting is a good exercise for people with vein issues. Which is true? Is it safe to squat 7 weeks after the VNUS closure procedure?
When should one have microphlebectomy versus endovenous ablation procedures? (8 answers)
I want to have my varicose veins on my legs addressed. Are there certain circumstances where microphlebectomy is better than endovenous ablation? Or vice versa?
Will I need to take antibiotics after my Microphlebectomy procedure? (8 answers)
Is the risk of infection very high?
How long before Microphlebectomy should I stop taking aspirin? (8 answers)
I’ve heard that taking aspirin could complicate the procedure. I take aspirin daily, but I want to make sure it doesn’t affect my vein procedure. What is a safe period of time to allow for the drug to be out of my body?
What kind of anesthesia is used during Microphlebectomy? (8 answers)
Will I be put under? What is typically used for pain?
Does microphlebectomy require a longer recovery time than endovenous ablation techniques? (8 answers)
Do the incisions take longer to heal?
Are only phlebologists allowed to perform Foam Sclerotherapy? (8 answers)
I’ve seen the procedure advertised at medspas, and wondered who is qualified to perform it legally.
Is it safe to breast feed while undergoing Sclerotherapy? (8 answers)
How long does the Sclerosing agent remain in bloodstream after procedure? I had it done while breast feeding and was told to just disregard and continue. How long does sclerosing agent remain in bloodstream?
My girlfriend is in pain after having a laser treatment to remove a clot, what is wrong? (8 answers)
My girlfriend had a clot removed from her toes after an accident. A laser treatment was performed on her. It was supposed to be a simple surgery, but now she's in horrible pain. It has been two days and she is still connected to the pain pump all the time. What's wrong?!
My leg is extremely itchy and uncomfortable one week after endovenous laser ablation, what should I do? (8 answers)
I had severe groin pain after endovenous laser ablation, should I worry? (8 answers)
During an endovenous laser ablation treatment, the doctor said my veins were large and that he had to juice up the energy from 50 to 90. I paged the doctor that night because I was having severe groin pain. After an ultrasound, he told me to take one aspirin a day. Should I be worried? The closing at the vein is .25 centimeters away from the deep vein. I tried to ask the doctor and he quickly changed the subject.
EVT after varicose vein surgery (8 answers)
I had varicose vein surgery (ligation and stripping) 10 years ago. My problems came back and I've had many rounds of sclerotherapy. Now my doctor recommends EVT. Is that OK?
Is Endovenous Laser Ablation necessary? (8 answers)
Originally went to get checked out about my spider veins & was told that I have 4 incompetent veins & need the laser treatment. Didn't give me any info/explanation of their findings. Not even sure what they mean. I'm completely lost, please help! (27 and never had kids)
Karate & kickboxing after EVLA and Sclerotherapy (8 answers)
I had EVLA done on 3 veins recently. I know 1 was the small saph., the other two names I am not sure. Also had sclerotherapy on both legs. When can I go back to karate and kickboxing. We do kick pads pretty hard. Training for my black belt!
What are the short & long term risks of this procedure? (8 answers)
I had the Endovenous laser treatment on my upper leg,(long Saph?)Doctor wants me to do all four, I'm questioning if I really need all of that done. Can this cause me harm in the short or long term?
Is thera any chance of getting traveling blood clots after this procedure?? (8 answers)
Is there any chance of getting traveling blood clots after this procedure??
I had this procedure done in March. My leg feels better, even though I know I'm still healing. But the past couple of days I haven't been feeling well....tired, and my chest is achy..just afraid the pain may be the result of a traveling clot..
Can you get bone irritation after the Endovenous Laser Ablation? (8 answers)
Is this a normal side-effect?
Is it normal for new veins to appear in my leg after endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy? (8 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy but I keep spotting new veins appearing in my leg. Is this normal?
I should mention that I suffered from phlebitis in this leg following surgery and it has never felt the same since as it aches and feels heavy. I have new veins in my upper thigh and calf. What should I do?
Thoughts on going to the tanning salon before this procedure? (8 answers)
Is it ok to go to a tanning salon before this procedure? I use the stand up bed, I have arthritis, and find that the tanning makes me feel a lot better.
Confused, not noticing improvement (8 answers)
I had minor reflux, but my reticular leg veins swell especially late in the day. I had 4 EVLTs, and the swelling is still there. The doc said I don't need sclero because the branches aren't open and don't need treatment. Why am I not seeing results?
After 2 weeks post EVLT, the doctor said I needed to redo the procedure? (8 answers)
I had EVLT preformed 3 weeks ago. When I went for the 2 week follow-up ultrasound it showed that the vein was still open and doctor said he needed to redo the procedure. Please advise - I thought this was a one-time procedure.
Driving after having endovenous laser ablation? (8 answers)
When may I start driving after my venous procedure? I had ELA 10 days ago on right leg.
Is it possible to only do a partial ablation of the greater saphenous vein? (8 answers)
Is it possible to only do a partial ablation of the greater saphenous vein?
Sapheno Femoral Junction? (8 answers)
Can a laser effectively occlude an incompetent Sapheno femoral Junction? If it does, which modality is better; Diode or NdYag?
What qualifications are required for a specialist performing endovenous laser ablation? (8 answers)
I'm interested in having the procedure done. What should I look for in a specialist? What kind of training and/or degrees are required to be qualified to perform vein procedures?
How is veinwave different from endovenous ablation? (8 answers)
What makes this product unique?
Is surgery really necessary for varicose veins? (8 answers)
Are endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation suitable for varicose veins in the upper part of the thigh? I consulted my surgeon for alternative techniques, he said sclerotherapy would not work. Would these other two methods be suitable?
Sciatica pain. Will compression stockings help with the pain? (8 answers)
I presently suffer from a sciatica for the 1st time. Lots of pain in my calf area and particularly in one pinpoint spot in the calf along with hip/groin pain.
I wonder if stockings will help my calf pain and is it safe at 20/30 compression?
Who benefits from wearing Compression Stockings? (8 answers)
What devices are available to help me put on my compression stockings?
I wear compression Stockings since my pulmonary embolism, do I need to wear these stockings during sport & exercise? (8 answers)
Is this necessary?
Is your leg supposed to hurt when you wear compression stockings? (8 answers)
Around my knee was hurting, and the doctor said I'm now getting varicose veins. Current treatment is to wear stockings and take Daflon, but now when I wear the compression gd 2 stockings, my entire leg is hurting.
Compression hose (8 answers)
I bought compression hose online at a doctor recommended site. Does the tightness and compression in the stomach cause a problem from the hose? I thought you want to avoid tightness in the stomach area.
Why do my muscles hurt more in my legs? (8 answers)
I was measured for the stockings and need to use them during my pregnancy, but I find them uncomfortable, itchy and my leg muscles or calf muscles have been killing me since I started using these stockings. I'm thinking it's not worth it!
Will it hurt me if I wear class II stocking with spider telangiectasia legs? (8 answers)
My leg is swollen with compression stocking is this normal? (8 answers)
I have dvt in my right calf, it has only been 3 weeks since i found out. My leg still swells after 3 weeks even when i wear my compression stocking 20 -30. Is this normal. Should I be take it off and elevate my leg or leave it on?
Are footless compression stockings just as effective as full-coverage hose following endovenous laser ablation? (8 answers)
My vascular surgeon did an ultrasound and prescribed endovenous laser ablation. She also suggested that I wear compression stockings after the procedure. However, due to severe psoriasis and eczema on my feet, I cannot wear full-coverage stockings that cover them. They must always be in wet dressings, but cannot be fully covered. Would footless compression stockings be just as effective as full-coverage hose following the procedure?
What are the alternatives to TED stockings for patients with very, very sensitive skin? (8 answers)
I have a patient who needs TED stockings post-hip replacement surgery, but she has very, very sensitive skin. Any type of textile causes redness and itching. Do you know of any alternatives?
What do I do if my thigh-high stockings are digging into my groin? (8 answers)
I'm a few days out from a knee arthroscopy and manipulation. I have had the TED hose before when they did an ACL reconstruction and never had a problem. The stocking that was recently prescribed has been digging into my groin, causing it to become raw and painful. What can I do to fix this?
Is it common to have a bad experience wearing the Ted stocking? (8 answers)
I had total hip replacement on the left side and after surgery wore thigh-highTed stockings on both legs. I woke up in the middle of the night with stinging pain in one leg above the knee. My stocking had rolled down. The doctor did ultrasound and there was no clot. My leg hurts and then goes numb. Is this normal and what should I do?
Can compression stockings cause pain? (7 answers)
I was just diagnosed with an SVT in L medial lower leg halfway down. My symptoms began about 1" below medial knee joint. I just started wearing my compression stockings (20-30 mmHg). There was some relief for 9 hours, but I have much pain just below the medial knee again. Suggestions?
I have veins showing after surgery (7 answers)
I had long and short libation, strip and avulsions in both legs one week ago. The left leg has been done for the second time, I can see veins still, will they disappear wearing the support stockings?
compression stockings for POTS (7 answers)
I am diagnosed with POTS (dysautonomia). What would be the proper compression? I am 106lb and think that 15-20 compression (recommended) is too low, since stockings do not stretch as they would on a heavier person. Is it safe to switch to 20-30?
What to do when compression stockings increase symptoms? (7 answers)
I had cramp for about a week in right let then swelling around ankle. Went to vein specialist, did ultrasound. No clots but could have been after the fact. Prescribed compression stockings because there is so much pain. Unfortunately no health insurance.
Ankle swelling (7 answers)
Im wearing comprehension stockings for bilateral ankle swelling that began 3 months ago and only have a varicose vein in the left leg. My vascular surgeon doesn't think the surgery will reduce the swelling in the affected leg. What to do?
Does a low pressure compression stockings helps to prevent leg cramps during sleep? (7 answers)
Does a low pressure compression stockings helps to prevent leg cramp during sleep?
I had knee surgery and the doctors put a stocking on my good leg. (7 answers)
I had knee surgey yesterday and they put a stocking on my good leg should i keep wearing it on the good leg?
Can i wear my TED stockings if my feet, ankles & calves are already swollen? (7 answers)
I have recently had surgery and was wearing TEDs while I was not mobil, I have had them off for about 4 days and done a lot of walking yesterday and now I have swelling in my feet, ankles & calves. Is it okay to put my TED stockings back on?
Should I be wearing compression stockings? (7 answers)
I am 21 years old and just bought some compression stockings but im not sure if thats what I need. My legs are always very tired, feel heavy, and also feel swollen around my ankles. I've also noticed a couple of spider veins on my legs.
How long does it take Compression Stockings to work? (7 answers)
How long after starting to wear these, will I see results?My calve has improved, but the ankle is still huge and the foot quite puffy.
How much pressure should a Compression Stocking have? (7 answers)
How does one calculate the compression in stocking?
What level of compression stocking I should get? (7 answers)
I have been running lately and while I run, my left foot gets tingly and wants to fall asleep and then throughout the day from my knee down to my toes it tingles off and on. I believe compression stockings will help.
Does endovenous laser ablation damage the saphenous vein? (7 answers)
I’ve heard that endovenous laser treatments actually remove or destroy the saphenous vein in the leg. Is this true, and will I still get enough blood circulation to the legs if this large vessel is removed?
What are the resrictions after Endovenous Laser Ablation? (7 answers)
Can you please detail some of the restrictions after EVLT?
Are risks of complications during pregnancy higher after having endovenous laser ablation? (7 answers)
I had this surgery a year ago, then again 4 days ago because the first one was not successful. I would like to get pregnant in the next could of months, but an worried about clots. Should I be, or are there other risks?
How many times can you do EVLT on same leg? (7 answers)
I had 3 laser surgeries done on left leg in 2006.It helped tremendously.I had much pain swelling etc. off and on for years until I did this.Well now I have some new vein problem in same leg.Right now I have superficial phlebitis in the left leg
Sciatic issues? (7 answers)
Someone posted about buttock/leg/foot numbness after EVLT. In someone with venous hypertension is it possible that removing superf. veins can increase vein pressure in the deep veins, causing pressure against the sciatic nerve and numbness?
Endovenous Ablation and subsequent pregnancies. (7 answers)
I developed varicose veins during my 2nd pregnancy and have consulted with a physician regarding endovenous laser ablation. We would like to try for another baby after the procedure. How long should I wait to get pregnant after the procedure?
Is it possible the procedure would fail because the vein is thin or curved? (7 answers)
Could it be possible to not get through the vein because of it being thin or curved?
Proceedure affected my large saphenus vein (7 answers)
I have the laser proceedure done on my small saphenus vein. The Ultrasound results shows there is reflux in my large saphenus vein which was not there prior to the proceedure. Should i have my large saphenus vein treated also. Is there a risk?
Is numbness in both feet caused by ELT and how long will this last? (7 answers)
I had ELT done on my left leg. At first it was quite painful for about 2 weeks post procedure a month later had the Right leg done 2 days after pocedure I developed numbness in buttocks that radiates down both legs into my feet, it is very annoying feeling.
What's the maxium size vien allowed for this procedure? Using the laser at 12 watts. (7 answers)
Should we increase the watts to compensate for a big vien?
Will the general anesthesia used in laser vein surgery hurt my fetus? (7 answers)
I had a laser treatment done on a deep vein when I was 4 weeks pregnant and did not know I was. I am now 23 weeks and am nervous that the general anesthesia at such a early time in gestation will cause long term effects.
Dimpling after EVLT (7 answers)
I noticed a large dimple on my leg after deep EVLT. Is this common and will it go away? The Dr. had a difficult time with the vein because it was so deep, and he struggled getting me numb. I bruised severely.
How long will my feet and ankles be swollen after endovenous laser ablation? (7 answers)
What can I do if I need treatment for veins on the hand? (7 answers)
I have a lot of veins in my hands and I don't want them. What treatment options do I have?
Can serrapeptase help resolve scar tissue after EVLT? (7 answers)
I am healing well after endovenous laser ablation (EVLT), except there is a small tender lump where vein was removed. My doctor said it is scar tissue they checked it on ultrasound. He recommends massage. I've read about serrapeptase. Is that safe to use?
Can laser light therapy repair a deep tissue bruise? (7 answers)
I have a deep tissue bruise on my leg just above my ankle that has been there for years. I have done red light therapy at the tanning salon and it has lightened up the bruise, but I want it gone. Do you do anything like that?
Is this procedure appropriate for large varicose veins? (7 answers)
My legs look as if they have snakes under the skin from the groin area through the calves. I have had these for many years and would like to have them taken care of before I reach age 65. I fear invasive therapy. Is laser light therapy appropriate?
Can laser light therapy help varicose veins long term? (7 answers)
if I have problems that originate in my deep veins, will I always have problems with varicose veins? and in the future (I'm only 27 and have had veins rupture-very painful to walk) am i at risk for DVT's with surgeries like total joint replacements
Can I have Laser Light Therapy while pregnant? (7 answers)
I have 6 week of pregnancy, and i have varicose veins , they are causing me a lot of pain ,and i have a spot that it always feels hot .Can i have laser therapy now during pregnancy?
What would be the effects of not wearing of compression stockings after vein surgery? (7 answers)
What would be the adverse effects for not wearing compressive stockings after RF ablation of GSV and foam sclerotherapy?
Am I a good candidate for radiofrequency occlusion? (7 answers)
I am 25-year-old female, and 3 years ago I started having spider veins on my thighs and blue slightly bulging veins behind my knee on both legs. I have no symptoms, but had ultrasound done, and found that I have 0.3 to 0.5 sec reflux in GSV in right leg. Do I need to get immediate treatment, or what do I have to do next?
Is sclerotherapy effective on both spider and varicose veins? (7 answers)
I have both spider veins and varicose veins, and I was hoping to find a treatment that works on both. Is sclerotherapy effective for varicose veins?
What is foam sclerotherapy? (7 answers)
What exactly is foam sclerotherapy, and is it more effective than traditional sclerotherapy?
Is Foam Sclerotherapy the best procedure for the removal of spider veins? (7 answers)
Is Foam Sclerotherapy the best procedure for the removal of spider veins? Or are others more recommended?
Does foam sclerotherapy have to be performed with ultrasound? (7 answers)
Or can it be done without?
How does Microphlebectomy work? (7 answers)
How can the large veins be pulled out of such small little incisions?
What is the recovery and post-operative care like after microphlebectomy? (7 answers)
What is the length of recovery?
How long after foam sclerotherapy injections will it take the vein hardening to resolve? (7 answers)
How long should I wait to have my spider veins removed following foam sclerotherapy? (7 answers)
I had EVLT and foam sclerotherapy on my right leg. My Dermatologist suggested using laser to remove spider veins and other discoloration. He would only do this once the underlying problem (reflux) corrected itself. How long do I wait to have laser done?
is foaming tx safe and effective? (7 answers)
Is foam sclerotherapy as or more effecfiive as traditional sclerotherapy? Are there more risks?
Can treated veins reappear after going away? (7 answers)
I had a treated vein reappear six weeks after the VNUS closure procedure. It was not visible the night before. I admit that I have been doing a lot of exercising and flexing of my legs. Could this be the reason why the vein is present again? Is it possible for a treated vein to reappear after going away?
Why is my husband still having excruciating pain 1 month after two VNUS closure procedures? (7 answers)
My husband had two VNUS closure procedures (one week apart) on the great saphenous vein in each thigh. He has been in agony ever since and as a result, he has required substantial doses of narcotics. Ultrasound shows that the veins are closed and that there are no clots. When he stands up, he has pain and knee buckling. Surgeon seems at a loss. What is going on?
Should I be concerned about bruising on hip and buttocks? (7 answers)
I had one vein in my left thigh treated three days ago, and I'm due for a second in two days. I just noticed a few small, very dark bruises on my left hip and buttock. Any relationship to closure? Should I be concerned about clots? I have no pain or other symptoms.
Should I have a second VNUS closure if I am still experiencing major pain in the leg that was first treated? (7 answers)
I had the large saphenous vein in my left leg closed with VNUS 3 weeks ago. I'm supposed to do the small saphenous vein soon and have a few veins injected. There's still major pain in my calf and upper thigh. Should I have the 2nd procedure done despite this?
How long does it take for reduction of visible calf veins after VNUS? (7 answers)
I had VNUS radio-frequency ablation (from knee to my groin) 2 weeks ago with a review scheduled in 4 weeks. The unsightly vein in my calf is now reduced, but is still about 30 percent the size it was previously. Will it reduce completely and finally disappear? How long would this take?
When is swelling above the knee a concern? (7 answers)
I have swelling above the left knee, which was noticed 3 months ago. I had an ultrasound that revealed no deep vein thrombosis (DVT), just vein reflux and stasis. I've been wearing compression stockings, but the swelling is still there. I'm worried. Should I have further testing?
Are Venous Reflux Exams also used for wound care? (7 answers)
I have a slow-healing wound on my foot and my wound care center specialist recommended some vascular testing. Are the same venous reflux exams used to evaluate legs with varicose veins also used in people with non healing wounds?
Does grade 1 Venous Reflux need to be treated with EVLT? (7 answers)
I was recently diagnosed with Venous insufficiency of 0.7s. My understanding is that this is grade 1 venous reflux. Does this need to be treated with EVLT? Will it get worse if left untreated?
Why am I experience pain in my pelvic/vaginal area after a VNUS closure and phlebectomy? (7 answers)
I had a VNUS closure with phlebectomy on my right leg (near the knee and calf region). This was 10 days ago and I am still experiencing low pelvic pain and vaginal discomfort more each day. Why is this happening?
Does no compression hose after small microphlebectomy sound right? (7 answers)
I have 2 small reticular veins that are varicose. My doctor is going to do a Microphlebectomy. He said due to the size it won't even be necessary to wear compression hose after. He also stated there is no chance of DVT. Does this sound accurate?
Is numbness after microphlebectomy normal? (7 answers)
Ten days after microphlebectomy I still have numbness and tingling on the top and medial aspect of my right foot and ankle. What is this from and will it resolve?
What kind of Varicose veins are best treated with Microphlebectomy? (7 answers)
I have some smaller, superficial varicose veins (they aren't as small as spider veins), and also two larger, more ropy varicose veins, all on the same leg. Can microphlebectomy treat both types of veins, or should I look into ablation procedures?
Should I be elevating and icing my leg after a phlebectomy? (7 answers)
I just had a phlebectomy done at 3pm, and have increasing pain and throbbing.Norco and Ibuprofen are not doing much! I have been elevating my leg and icing it to help with the pain, but it's not getting better. I walked around for short periods, with no relief. Is something wrong?
Is it normal to have swelling in leg and ankle one year after a phlebectomy? (7 answers)
How long is the healing time after sclerotherapy? (7 answers)
How soon after sclerotherapy can I have Myofuscial Rolfing and Lympahtic massages?
Is it normal for my leg to look splotchy and purple? The injection bruises have faded but this large splotch is still there. (7 answers)
10 days ago my doctor injected glycerin in my thigh veins. At first it was swollen and now it's a solid pinkish-purple area about 6in wide with the spiders on top - darker and more numerous than before. Is this the healing process or permanent?
What solutions are more likely to cause telangiectatic matting and hyperpigmentation? (7 answers)
I cannot tolerate STS due to severe telangiectatic matting that never goes away without treatment. Are there other solutions less likely to cause these problems?
Do I have to wear compression stockings for a week after having poly sclerotherapy? (7 answers)
I have noticed more veins surfacing after wearing these uncomfortable compression stockings for 4 days. I had the poly sclerotherapy done not the foam sclerotherapy.
How soon after sclerotherapy for spider veins can you safely treat those same areas with a laser? (7 answers)
I've had four sclerotherapy treatments for clusters of spider veins that have not improved. I was wondering if laser therapy would be more beneficial, but I did not want to go too soon after my last sclerotherapy session.
I developed phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy in my great saphenous vein in my calf. (7 answers)
I developed phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy in my great saphenous vein in my calf. Why does my leg still ache several months after?
Foam was accidentally injected into my great saphenous vein (calf)causing phlebitis. The vein is shutting down but my leg aches all the time and I have lots of new veins in my foot and ankle that ache. Can my foot and ankle be treated?
I now have brown lines on me from the needle insertion. Why did this happen? (7 answers)
After having scerotherapy, I now have brown lines on me from the needle insertion. Why did this happen?
The brown lines are the length of a needle
I quit with the procedure, I don't know what is causing this?
Doesn't seem ike the Sclerotherapy process is working lately (7 answers)
I've been to two vein removal places in Dallas for sclerotherapy. Lately, the process is not working.
The area has become darker and used to really only show up during my period. Now it's there all the time. I want to know if laser might work instead. It's becoming embarrassing to show my legs and I wear shorts a lot during the year.
Can I have an ugly, but 'normal' vein removed from my bicep for cosmetic reasons? (7 answers)
I've always had a very ugly vein on my right bicep. I am sure it is perfectly normal and not varicose. It does not protrude, but is a very dark blue and is just below the surface. Would it be possible to remove this 'normal' vein for cosmetic reasons?
Any treatment for a superficial blood clot when 32 weeks pregnant? (7 answers)
I am 32 weeks pregnant with bad varicose veins on both legs. I wear compression hose and take baby aspirin daily. I was diagnosed with a 4.1 cm superficial thrombosis on posterior thigh of left leg. No DVT. Is there anything that can be done for this? How dangerous?
Is PAD different from venous reflux? (7 answers)
If a patient has PAD, is that different from venous reflux?
Spider vein (7 answers)
Hi, I have big problem with spider veins on my whole body, especially my breasts and beside my legs. My question is the treatment used for legs can be applied to breats and other parts of the body safely?
Will significant weight loss alleviate varicose veins naturally? (7 answers)
I’m scheduled for weight-loss surgery, and I have large varicose veins on both legs. Will losing the weight change the pressure in my legs enough to make the varicose veins go away, or will I need surgery or other treatments?
What is the difference between PAD & Varicose Veins? (7 answers)
Is there a difference between PAD & varicose veins, and are there tests to confirm? Also can you have Venous closure surgery done if you have PAD?
Can Varicose Veins reappear/reoccur? (7 answers)
Will Varicose Veins reappear? Do i have them for life even after treatment?
How can Varicose Veins develop? (7 answers)
What causes varicose veins?
Do tight fitting clothes contribute to varicose or spider veins? (7 answers)
I wear a lot of tight compression shorts and bike shorts when I exercise (running, biking, etc.). Could these choices lead to varicose veins later in life?
Should I get varicose vein surgery (EVLA)? (7 answers)
What happens if I don't close the vein on the back of the leg (front vein is shut)? My doctor says it's also refluxing, but I have only mild symptoms and no visible veins there.There is not much in the front either, but I do have a small varicose in groin area.
What is the recovery procedure after the vein is removed ? (7 answers)
What is the recovery procedure after the vein is removed? For example, do I have to sit and rest it and how long will i need off work?
Varicose veins in the same leg (7 answers)
How many times can you safely have your veins done in the same leg?
When to consult a specialist? (7 answers)
I have been having pain associated with clotting on my right shin. Is the best course of action to just get one of those tight fitting socks?
What should I try next if sclerotherapy and touch laser didn't work? (7 answers)
If sclerotherapy and cool touch laser didn't work what should I try next?
Can someone on blood thinners have vein surgery? (7 answers)
Can someone on blood thinners have vein surgery?
Can I use a heating pad to ease the pain after my EVLT procedure? (7 answers)
Is it OK to undergo EVLT while being treated for Lyme disease? (7 answers)
My right leg has reflux, and I needed the surgery 5 years ago but chickened out. Now I'm being treated for Lyme disease and the vein situation has worsened. Is it okay to have an endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) while being treated for Lyme disease? I am concerned that the medications (antibiotics) might affect the procedure or cause additional side effects.
Why would pain shift from one leg to the other after EVLT/phlebectomy? (6 answers)
I had varicose veins in both legs, but only pain in the right. Three weeks ago I had EVLT and a phlebectomy on the right leg. However, two weeks after the procedure I had intense pain in the leg that was treated. The discomfort has since faded, but now I have intense, "NEW" pain on the LEFT. Any idea why?
Can EVLT get rid of my muscle strains and night cramping? (6 answers)
I've been considering endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) for two years. I'm an active 50 year old female who runs. For more than six years I've had frequent muscle strains of the lower leg and calf while doing activity, and for approximately 10 years I've had night cramping. Can EVLT resolve this issue or are these symptoms not a causation of varicose/spider veins?
I have an ulcer on my ankle. Should I use an ACE bandage? (6 answers)
I have an ulcer on my ankle. The doctor said not to wear compression hose because it could make it worse. Should I use an ACE bandage?
Why wait for microphlebectomy after EVLT? (6 answers)
I clearly needed post-EVLT microphlebectomy or sclerotherapy. Why would I have to wait six months to be re-evaluated, when my legs clearly are not improved cosmetically? I feel that it should be done as soon as possible. What are your recommendations?
Is it normal to be bloated and puffy on my whole body after ambulatory phlebectomy? (6 answers)
I had phlebectomy of the left thigh 4 days ago. I have no pain there, but I am bloated and puffy over my whole body. Is this normal?
Is surgery the best treatment at this point? (6 answers)
I am a 52 year old female and had varicose vein surgery in the early 80's. I tried knee high comp stockings, and I'm on my feet a lot, working 12 hour shifts. My right leg is swelling still. It was recommended that I have surgery again, is this the best option?
Can someone on blood thinners have the greater shpenuos vein removed from left leg? (6 answers)
I take wafrain and I need my greater shepnous vein in my left leg tied off at my groin and behind my knee and some varicose veins removed. Is it safe since I take blood thinners?
Have heart problems with clots. Dangerous to have varicose vein operated on? (6 answers)
Is there any danger if I've recently had a clot in a heart artery and I want to get rid of varicose veins in my legs?
Lumps in leg after VNUS and phlebectomy (6 answers)
Had a phlebectomy and VNUS done 4 weeks ago. I have lumps all along where the vein used to be (ranging from pea size to walnut size). They were painful & had them drained twice now. I still have lumps. What can be done? Will these resolve?
Is varicose vein surgery and possibility after someone has had a DVT? (6 answers)
Can someone who has had a DVT ever have varicose vein surgery?
Treatment options for Vein Removal (6 answers)
Which is a better option for vein removal (vein stripping or laser treatment/ELA) in the presences of a varicose ulcer around the size about 5cm? The patient is known to have hypertension which is under control.
Next Step When VNUS Has Failed? (6 answers)
I had VNUS on the greater saphenous veins in both legs 3 months ago. Ultrasound shows that both veins closed. However, I've had no pain reduction. One leg looks identical to how it looked before the procedure & the other looks worse! What can I do?
Will not having the procudeure repeated result in potential problems? (6 answers)
After three years an ultrasound revealed that the vein is leaking and will need to be redone. What exactly does leaking mean and what problems could arise if I elect not to have the procudure repeated?
Is normal the leg been swollow??? (6 answers)
I did the vein cloure 3 days ago, I don't feel pain, but my leg is very swollen, this is normal? Also, I'm scheduled to do the other leg in a month, can I skip this???
Is it safe to have VNUS surgery if I have PAD and claudication of both legs? (6 answers)
Is this safe?
How long do I need to be off work after a venous ablation? (6 answers)
Does the procedure have down time?
What would cause large ulcers on one leg after the VNUS treatment? (6 answers)
What would cause large ulcers on one leg after the VNUS treatment? One leg developed seven ulcers the size of quarters but the second leg had no ulcers, except for small blisters.
Are there any dangers of being pregnant after been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome? (6 answers)
I was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome 4 years ago. I have had many problems with it and am in pain pretty much everyday. I am 6 weeks pregnant and it is already getting worse. I was wondering if there were any dangers to being pregnant when I have this condition?
Prominent veins are showing up on pelvic scan. Is this something to worry about? (6 answers)
Hello, my daughter has just had a pelvic scan and examination and it revealed several large, prominent veins. Can you please tell me what this is and is it something to worry about? She is only 21 and has bouts of severe pain and loose stools.
When stents are used for leg surgery, do they come in only one length or does the doctor add several stents? (6 answers)
Wound care for skin ulcer caused after the sclerotherapy (6 answers)
An ulcer formed after sclerotheraphy and got infected. I took antibiotics and it still wasn't healing right. The Dr. had to get in there and got rid of the bad tissue, but it's still bleeding a day later. It's bleeding through the unna boot and wrap. Is this normal?
How long after the Sclerotherapy treatment will I see the results? (6 answers)
Would I see the results right away after Sclerotherapy treatment? If not, when wil the bruises go away? Is it normal to still see all my treated veins after 10 days?
Ulcer treatment options and healing duration to minimize scarring? (6 answers)
I had Sclerotherapy 3 weeks ago, and have an ulcer on the shin. It's closed but has an inflamed red border, uneven edge, dark black deep scab in center, a few mm depth (scab gets moist in shower, rub of danger). I'm treating it with: mepilex silicone bandaid and compression hose. Any other options? How long to heal? Will there be any scarring?
Vein Insufficiency and have received 3 different opinions. Is sclerotherapy a reasonable solution? (6 answers)
I was diagnosed with severe vein insufficiency but received 3 different opinions on how to treat it. My legs do not have visible varicose veins but I have a "mild" case of spider veins. Is sclerotherapy a reasonable solution for treatment of pain and appearance?
can sclerotherapy cause an eye infection? (6 answers)
I hand sclerotherapy on the backs of my hands. A few weeks after I got a really bad eye infection in both of my eyes that I have had for about 3 months and still have. Could it be related? Can the solution travel to my eyes? Thanks!
If am on a birth control pill (Ortho Tri-Cyclen). can I still undergo sclerotherapy? (6 answers)
I have heard that it is not safe to be on birth control pill and get sclerotherapy done, but I need to get this done, and I can't stop taking the pill!
When should I get Sclerotherapy if I also want to do laser hair removal? (6 answers)
I was planning to get laser hair removal on my lower legs but I also wanted to do sclerotherapy. I also previously had a DVT and PE. Do you suggest I have sclerotherapy done and, if so, when before or after the IPL laser hair removal? Thank you!
Is it ok to have an MRI with contrast injection (for a torn hamstring) 2 weeks after receiving foam Asclera injections for spider veins in same leg? (6 answers)
I am scheduled for an MRI with contrast (by injection) for a hamstring tear and lesion, this will be done 10 days after I have Asclera Sclerotherapy injections in the same leg (thigh and calf). Is there any conflict with these 2 treatments & agents?
Post scleratherapy edema (6 answers)
I had 3 sclera sessions over 5 weeks. After the 3rd one, the saph vein in the lower leg was accidentially blocked. Now I am getting a large indentation, just above the ankle where the sock is. Why the swelling? Should saph vein be treated?
I had 3 scleratherapy treatments over about a 5 weeks time frame. I developed severe leg pain near the inner ankle after the third treatment. (6 answers)
I went back to the doctor and he did an ultrasound. He said the saphenous vein was completely blocked in the lower area. He said some of the small veins that were treated were connected, so that is why. I continue to have intermittent pain in the leg?
I have varicose veins and spider veins and one burst in back of knee and bruise has doubled in size in 24 hour time period. (6 answers)
I have varicose veins and spider veins and one burst in back of knee. The bruise has doubled in size in a 24 hour time period. What should I do? Do I need a consult and, if so, which type of specialist?
DVT and issues afterwards. (6 answers)
I was on blood thinners before and have tried compression stockings too. They don't seem to work or alleviate the pain that comes after athletic activity. I had a DVT from my groin to my ankle. Are there any procedures that could alleviate this?
Does ultrasound guided sclerofoam cost more? (6 answers)
Is there an added fee for the ultrasound technology when using ultrasound guided sclerofoam compared to regular foam sclerotherapy? Is the extra monitoring worth the extra trouble and possibly cost? Thanks
Why would my greater saphenous vein and the veins in the back of my thighs bulge if my ultrasound was normal and no reflux was found? (6 answers)
I am thin and have had prominent calf veins for years without pain. I began working out and now my greater saphenous vein and the veins in the back of my thighs bulge. I have pain in my legs that I feel is due to these veins. My ultrasound was normal and no reflux was found. What's going on?
Can severe reflux in common femoral vein be caused by obstruction in the pelvic veins? (6 answers)
I'm 24 weeks pregnant and had venous doppler of low extremities to rule out DVT due to swelling in left thigh. It showed no clots, but showed that I have severe reflux in common femoral and femoral veins. Could this be due to a clot that was missed?
Is VNUS with removal of the saphenous vein and phlebectomy safe in someone with Raynauds? (6 answers)
I have Raynaud's phenomenon, which has been deemed unlikely to be associated with other conditions. I am going to have my saphenous vein removed followed by phlebectomy to treat venous insufficiency. Is this safe in relation to Raynaud's?
What would cause discoloration after a VNUS closure? (6 answers)
I had the VNUS procedure performed almost a week ago on one leg. Already I have a reddish-brown discoloration spreading on the front/inside of my calf. It's different from the bruising that is near my incision. What is this?
Is it normal to have swelling 5 weeks after the VNUS closure procedure? (6 answers)
I had the VNUS closure procedure done on both legs about 5 weeks ago and followed up with sclerotherapy approximately 3 weeks ago. Now I am having severe swelling in my left ankle, like it was before the procedure ever happened. My ankles were fine up til now. Is this normal?
Is it normal for compression stockings to cause pain after the VNUS closure procedure? (6 answers)
My doctor told me to wear knee-high compression socks post-VNUS closure of my greater saphenous vein. My leg hurts much more when I wear them, especially in the thigh area. The socks are fitting properly and are being worn correctly. Is this normal?
Can vomiting reopen a closed vein? (6 answers)
A day after having radiofrequency ablation of the greater saphenous vein in my left leg, I became ill and vomited. I heard that vomiting can reopen the closed vein. It wasn't excessive, but is this something that I should be concerned about?
Can drinking alcohol affect the VNUS closure procedure? (6 answers)
If I drink alcohol on a nightly basis post-procedure, will it affect the outcome and success of the VNUS closure procedure?
Can abdominal exercises reopen a closed vein after ten days? (6 answers)
I had the VNUS closure procedure on the greater saphenous vein of my left leg. After a week, an ultrasound confirmed the vein was closed. My doctor said that I could resume all activities and exercises. Is this true? Are sit ups and leg lifts okay?
Can I get a full body massage after the Sclerotherapy and, if so, how soon? (6 answers)
It has been almost 3 weeks since I had the procedure. Is it OK to go for a full body massage? If not, when will I be able to go?
Alternative Foam Gases (6 answers)
What alternative gases with shorter half life can be used in foam sclerotherapy? I've had multiple liquid solutions but they just don't seem to have enough efficiency for the amount of veins I am trying to treat. Is Nitric Oxide a viable gas to use?
Can you explain blood clots related to superficial vein thrombosis? (6 answers)
I am thinking about having foam sclerotherapy and I was once told by a doctor that the blood will clot from the foam and then the foam shrinks the vein. Can you explain this process? How long does the blood clot stay there? Is it a concern, and is there a risk of developing other problems from this treatment, such as cancer?
Pain in my foot following sclerotherapy (6 answers)
I had UGS 5 months ago. The doctor then injected unguided foam into a vein on the front of my calf that went into the veins in my foot, I developed 2 ulcers at the front ankle I have had worsening pain ever since. MRI shows fluid and irritation. What can/should I do?
Can Foam Sclerotherapy in a perforator vein leak into a deep vein? (6 answers)
I had the VENUS procedure done 4 weeks ago along with foam sclerotherapy into a perforator vein about 3" above my ankle. Ultrasound shows a thrombosis in this area. It is still hardened, tender, and has not improved. What should I expect my surgeon to do?
Is Foam scerotherapy used for the ablation of the Saphenous vein like EVLT or ligation? (6 answers)
Is Foam Sclerotherapy effective on the larger variscosities of the legs and should this type of procedure be guided by ultrasound? A vascular surgeon stated ultasound guided Foam Sclerotherapy is safer than EVLT because of possible nerve damage. Is
Is it right to use general anesthesia for RF Endovenous ablation instead of local anesthesia? (6 answers)
If the patient can tolerate the pain during the RF endovenous ablation of varicose veins, is it possible that they can use conscious sedation for the procedure? Is it also possible that the procedure can last for two hours?
I have severe pain in my legs. Is Radiofrequency Occlusion right for me? (6 answers)
Several years ago I had laser treatment on my left leg. Three years ago I had RFO on the same leg. I still get searing pain in left inside thigh at least once a week from just above knee to just below groin. I know it's the damaged vein. What do you think?
When should radiofrequency occlusion be performed over ELA? (6 answers)
Radiofrequency occlusion and endovenous laser ablation sound almost the same. What are the differences and when should one be used over the other?
Is Sclerotherapy safe while taking Accutane? (6 answers)
Does the drug affect this procedure?
Does laser light therapy remove tattoo pigment? (6 answers)
Can laser light therapy be used for tattoo removal?
How long until I can resume aerobic exercise and light weight lifting? (6 answers)
I had an hour of laser therapy for my spider veins yesterday. The technician who did my procedure was not sure how long I needed to wait until I resume aerobic exercise and light weight lifting. Any suggestions? Thank you!
Does Laser Light Therapy treat all varicose veins? (6 answers)
I have spider veins and more visible thicker veins that are not bumpy but painful nonetheless...my doctor suggested laser therapy and said it would treat both.From what I have read, laser treats spider veins only...is this true?
Is EVLT painful? Does it leave scars? (6 answers)
Is there any kind of pain during EVLT treatment? Does this kind of treatment leave, touch, or scars on my skin?
How many treatments of Cool Glide Laser Light Therapy are needed for spider veins? (6 answers)
I have undergone 5 Cool Glide laser light therapy treatments in my legs for spider veins but I've seen very little improvement. I notice at the back of my left knee the spider veins have gotten worse, and I can even see a large vein appearing. What should I do?
A red spot and bump developed after I drove 24 hours without a compression stocking, could this be a blood clot? (6 answers)
In January I had an endovenous laser ablation and a phlebectomy. I was healing fine until I drove a total of 24 hrs in 2 weeks without wearing my compression stocking. Now, I have pain and a red spot/bump is developing. Could this be a blood clot?
Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (6 answers)
Does EVLT for superficial phlebitis also help with post-thrombotic syndrome in a deep vein? Is ultrasound of deep and superficial systems routinely performed before deciding on EVLT? Thanks.
Ankle redness and pain after EVLT (6 answers)
I had an ablation done on my right gr. saph. vein 1 month ago. Symptoms before were swelling with the gr.saph. vein and others. After having the ablation, I still have some swelling, pain, and also redness around the ankle upon standing I've never had before.
Ankle swelling and numbness (6 answers)
I had endovenous laser of my lower right leg on 4/28 and still have significant pain and swelling in my ankle. I also have the numbness, but I understand that the nerve is involved and hopefully it will heal.
Serious problems associated with EVLA (6 answers)
I recently have EVLA done 3 times and have had serious side effects and want to know is this normal? I had a hematoma on one leg and excessive swelling on the other leg and extreme pain in both and really need your advice?
How long before you see the results with ELA? (6 answers)
Had the procedure Friday. Removed the stocking Monday evening. I still see bumps in my leg. Will that get better?
Can you explain the cause of two phenomena that occur during the endovenous laser procedure? (6 answers)
What causes the "garlic taste" in your mouth during the endovenous laser ablation? What causes the "water dripping sensation" when the doctor is doing the tumescence?
Sharp stabbing pains in my leg! (6 answers)
I have sharp stabbing pains in my leg. It's very painful and the Motrin did not help. I was in tears! This went on for a couple of days. The pain is on my right leg and my left leg isn't painful at all. What could this be?
Could I have endovenous laser ablation? (6 answers)
I recently had massive blood clots in the left leg, becasue of inactivity in the other leg, it was in cast. My body has now absorbed the blood clots and i am still on comadine/warfin until December 2011 this year.
Does having EVLT for leg veins make dorsal superficial foot veins disappear as well? (6 answers)
Just wondering about this, since the greater and lesser saphenous veins seem to receive the superficial foot veins on top of the foot, and I have enlarged ones.Thank you!
Sclerotherapy post ELA (6 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation of saphenous vein, and now I'm told I need 3 sclerotherapy sessions. is this so? only one is covered by my insurance. I was told that only having 1 could be harmfull, is this true?
Is ELVeS the same as EVLT? (6 answers)
I'm confused. Is ELVeS the same thing as EVLT and Endovenous Laser Ablation? They all sound kind of the same in terms of how the procedure is performed.
What material are Compression Stockings made of? (6 answers)
I'm confused which compression stockings to get because when I try to buy online they ask what material.
Where do we buy stockings locally to Huntington Station? (6 answers)
Any recommendatinos on where do we buy stockings locally to Huntington Station?
Should a diabetic wear compression stockings 24 hours daily? (6 answers)
Should compression stockings be worn 24 hours per day continuously or not just worn at bedtime?
Bulging veins in my legs. Wearing compression socks, but legs tend to jerk (6 answers)
I am waiting on surgery for my leg veins and started wearing compression socks again after not wearing them for years. I have only been taking them off when I bathe. My legs have started feeling restless and jerky when I lay or sit. When I take the compression socks off they don't jerk. What can I do in the meantime until the surgery?
My legs feel colder now that I'm wearing my compression stockings; is this normal? (6 answers)
My legs feel colder now that I'm wearing my compression stockings; is this normal?
Can I wear compression stockings during my menstrual period? (6 answers)
Can I wear compression stockings during my menstrual period?
Can you use body lotion on your legs before you wear TED stockings? (6 answers)
Can you use body lotion on your legs before you wear TED stockings?
Wearing Ted Hose 24 hours? (6 answers)
My wife has no movement on her left side, therefore can not move her left leg and can not circulate the blood in that leg. Should she wear Ted Hose 24 hours a day?
My legs throb, twitch, and ache at night. (6 answers)
I am wearing thigh high compression stockings all day long and they are helping but as soon as I take them off at night to sleep my legs start throbbing, tingling, aching, jerking, etc. Should I continue to wear them at night or take them off?
I think the compression hose is causing more pain? (6 answers)
I had EVLT greater saphenous vein on right leg in mid May 2011 and two phlebectomys on the ankle. I have A LOT of spider veins on the anterior dorsum of the ankle and it still aches daily. Why does wearing 15-20mmHG hose make it hurt worse? Is this normal?
How long should I wear compression socks after a surgery in the abdomen? (6 answers)
Are my toes in danger if they are numb, stiff, and swollen after wearing compression stockings? (6 answers)
My new TED stockings hurt, is this normal? (5 answers)
I had acl surgery with a meniscus repair a week ago and left the facility with TED stockings on. I'm waiting for a call back from my surgeon but in the interim I purchased a pair at the local drug store because the others felt dirty after 7 days. The new ones hurt, is this normal?
Is it normal to get cold feet in one of legs with compression stocking (knee high), but not the other? (5 answers)
I'm a woman in my 20s and wear compression stockings for pain in my legs and because of a family history of varicose veins. While wearing the stockings, one foot and leg tends to get cold. Is this normal?
Should I have Bruises from my compression stocking? (5 answers)
I am 16 years old and was put in a compression stocking on my right foot after fracturing my lisfranc joint in my foot playing hockey 3 months ago. I am now getting bruises on my mid foot where I injured my foot and on the sides. Is this normal?
What is best treatment for lipodermatosclerosis? (5 answers)
For 4 yr I have had inflamed nodules turning into sclerotic tissue. Biopsy first interpreted as Erythema Nodosum, then another path calls it LDS. Full venous studies negative for CVI-perfect veins.Is it reasonable to continue taking Trental..or what?
I'm wearing stockings, but they don't seem to help. (5 answers)
If I'm wearing stockings and they don't help my weak legs, is surgery the next step?
Post phlebitic syndrome 35 years later? (5 answers)
Can you develope post phlebitic syndrome 35 years after having a blood clot in the deep vein?
Chaps style for the wrong leg? (5 answers)
Is it alright to use chaps style compression stockings that state they are for one leg on the other? I have right leg chaps, but want to wear them on my left leg? Can they be turned inside out and worn?
I have a multi colored bruise after heart ablation (5 answers)
I have a big multi color bruise from cardiac ablation but it seems to be traveling down my leg and I have some swelling as well. Is this normal?
Does wearing compression stockings during pregnancy prevent vein problems? (5 answers)
I really don’t want to end up with vein problems once my daughter is born. Can wearing compression stockings during pregnancy prevent varicose veins?
I had a large vein in my leg ablated 8 months ago and it still is ropey and painful. Is this normal? (5 answers)
It hurts when I sit or stand and is tender to touch. I had a blood clot in the vein when the procedure was done.
Side effects of drinking after EVLA? (5 answers)
What are the side effects of drinking alcohol after my evla?
Outcomes with Microphlebectomy/EVLT? (5 answers)
I have dorsal foot varicosities, as well as varicose GSV and LSV's receiving these veins. Has anyone done microphlebectomy of the foot veins (with/out EVLT) and had more good than bad experiences with this procedure here? Thank you!
Different causes for bulging veins? (5 answers)
I had minor vein reflux. My veins stand out at the end of the day in several spots in front of thighs (look like cellulite but are not) After 4 EVLTs two months ago on both legs, the swelling is still there. What can cause them to swell other than reflux?
When used to reduce redness around the eyes, can the Intense Pulse Light Therapy damage eye tissue? (5 answers)
One of my friends told me that her sister had a total face procedure with the IPL to remove redness. The small protective glasses were uncomfortable because of recent cataract surgery and she had the procedure without them. Can this cause damage?
Can intense pulse light therapy damage skin? (5 answers)
Does intense pulse light affect the surface skin? Could it cause skin damage or melanoma?
Is intense pulse light therapy for veins safe when pregnant? (5 answers)
I just found out that I am pregnant and have an IPL treatment coming up that I scheduled before I knew I was pregnant. The IPL is for broken capillaries/spider veins on my cheeks. Is it safe to have when pregnant or should I wait?
Do I need to stay out of the sun after laser spider vein treatment? (5 answers)
I am going on vacation at the end of June and wanted to know how far in advance I would need to receive laser spider vein treatment.
My doctor uses the Vbeam for my spider veins but it dosen't work and causes brusing. Is it the right type of laser? (5 answers)
My doctor uses the Vbeam for my spider veins but it dosen't work and causes brusing. Is it the right type of laser?
What treatment would I need for veins in my cheeks? (5 answers)
I'm not sure what I need, what would you recommend for veins that are showing up in my cheeks?
Can laser light therapy be used when a person has DVT? (5 answers)
I'm suffering from chronic venous insufficiency due to DVT. My IVC and external iliacs are blocked. I'm wearing compession stockings at the moment, but varicose veins keep forming, even on my feet and toes. Can laser light therapy help?
I have had the veins stripped in my leg, as well as saline injections.The buldging veins are gone but now I have reddish coloured spots on my leg. (5 answers)
As a result of the spots, I no longer wear shorts or skirts. Any ideas?
Is there a minimum age for Laser light Therapy? (5 answers)
Is there a minimum age for Laser light Therapy?
Is Laser Therapy very painful? (5 answers)
Can you please tell me if this is painful or not?
Can Laser Light Therapy help with vascular birthmarks? (5 answers)
My daughter has a dark red birthmark, about 1 square inch, on her chest. Is laser light therapy a good option? We're looking for something minimally invasive if possible.
Does radiofrequency occlusion heat the vein? (5 answers)
Is there a chance of burning?
Is radiofrequency occlusion the same procedure as VNUS? (5 answers)
How are they different?
Will Radiofrequency Occlusion require a long down time? (5 answers)
How long should I estimate for recovery? Will repeat treatments be required?
Who should I call to treat pelvic varicose veins? (5 answers)
I called a few vascular surgeon offices and they sounded perplexed by my condition, and said they had no idea who I could call for help with my condition. My gynecologist diagnosed me via ultrasound. Is this called pelvic congestion syndrome? Have you encountered varicose veins in the pelvic region and can you recommend which type of specialist I should consult?
Sclerotherapy to get rid of big veins on hands? (5 answers)
I hate the big veins on my hands. Is it safe to get rid of them with sclerotherapy?
What are the advantages of using CO2 Foam? (5 answers)
What are the advantages of CO2 when used as an injectable for vein procedures?? What are the risks?
Is Foam Sclerotherpy risky if you have diabetes? (5 answers)
Are there any dangers having this procedure if you are a diabetic with varicose veins?
What kind of machine is used in Ultrasound Guided Sclerofoam? (5 answers)
Is a smaller ultrasound used to be able to see tiny spider veins? What if the veins are on my cheeks, can I still have them use an ultrasound?
I had endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy. Why do I still have varicose veins? (5 answers)
If the great saphenous vein is occluded from the groin to the ankle in both legs, why do I still have varicosities? My legs feel heavy now and are often discolored red! I have calf and ankle veins and think its because I've lost the saphenous veins.
What are the side affects after the treatment? I have a fever, losso f appetite, and pain in my back. (5 answers)
I don't have any pain in my leg after the procedure, but I began having other symptoms such as fever, loss of appetite, pain in my back and fight shoulder area
Is foam sclerotherapy safe with TIA history? (5 answers)
I had TIA 10 years ago. One vein specialist told me never to have sclerotherapy done for that reason. Another specialist told me he saw no problem whatsoever. Please advise...
Can I expect a lot of bruising after Microphlebectomy? (5 answers)
How bruised will my legs be after the Microphlebectomy procedure?|
Can venous reflux exams predict future spider or varicose veins? (5 answers)
What exactly causes varicose and spider veins to develop, and can venous reflux exams tell me if I am going to have them now or later in life?
Is there a certain weight of a patient a doctor would not on do needle VNUS closure on? (5 answers)
What is the reason for the redness in my foot from ankle to inner arch? (5 answers)
I had RFA done three months agobilateral with entry point of catheter at ankle for dilated GSV and SSV in both legs. I still have swelling in calf areas after sitting for 15-20 minutes and redness from ankle right through the inner arch of both feet. Is that normal?
Can anxiety affect the success of the VNUS closure procedure? (5 answers)
I had the VNUS closure procedure done on the greater saphenous vein of my left leg and I suffer from occasional anxiety attacks and hot flashes. Can hot flashes and an increased heart rate affect the ability of the treated vein to remain closed?
Is it normal to have a cross between a bruising feeling and a numb feeling in your inner thigh 3 months post VNUS closure? (5 answers)
I had VNUS closure on 09/07/12 for my right leg and I am still experiencing an (aching) bruising and numb feeling in my inner thigh. I noticed an actual bruise yesterday. Is this normal? My follow-up is not until April and wondering if I should be seen sooner?
Can VNUS be performed if someone has very tiny veins? (5 answers)
My doctor tried but it was so painful trying to get the needle in the vein that he actually stopped trying. I am now turning to sclerotherapy for my veins.
Will support stockings eliminate venous ulcers? (5 answers)
I had a VNUS procedure done and got an ulceration on the ankle. Is this normal? Will support stockings help, or do I need to do something else?
Leg disoloration (5 answers)
I was diagnosed with venous insufficiency which was treated, but left me with scars from the sores and leg discoloration. I wonder if there is anything with lasers perhaps which can eliminate the scars and at least lighten the discoloration.
Ankle swelling after VNUS closure in 2010 (5 answers)
I had VNUS closure in 2010 and my ankles still swell. I asked my doctor who did the procedure and he said he didn't know who. Do I need more sclerotherapy and another ultrasound to see if more work needs to be done? I still have some bulging veins.
What are the types of venous reflux exams? (5 answers)
I've heard there are different types of venous reflux exams. What are they?
Is a small hard bump around phlebectomy scar normal? (5 answers)
I had an ambulatory phlebectomy seven weeks ago to remove some veins under my foot. I have a small (small pea) hard lump under one scar. It doesn't seem to hurt. Is this something to be concerned about? I will have a follow up with my doctor next month.
Pain 5 weeks after phlebectomy? (5 answers)
I had some phlebectomy's 5 weeks ago (2 at the ankle, 1 over the knee, 1 medial superior calf). I have burning pain & tenderness over some of the remaining posterior veins in the calf. DVT was ruled out. How long does phlebitis last? is this normal?
Why is there so much scarring from ambulatory phlebectomy? (5 answers)
A friend of mine had ambulatory phlebectomy and now her leg is scarred from about 50 little incisions that never really healed. Everything online says "minimal" scarring, but is that really true? It wasn't in her case and I don't know why. Do you have any idea?
How long after sclerotherapy can tissue necrosis occur? (5 answers)
Can a slough appear 1 week after sclerotherapy treatment, or would you see & feel signs of it sooner?
Is it okay if some of the clotted veins are not drained during sclerotherapy? (5 answers)
The doctor drained them, but there is one on my wrist that is hard and goes up my arm. Even though he meant to do just the wrist, this one is hard to see, but I can feel it. Is that okay?
Large veins around eyes making it look like a black eye. (5 answers)
My granddaughter has large veins around that sometimes make her look as if she has a black eye. What is some possible treatments?
Muscle Pain, Tendernous, and Spasms after Sclerotherapy (5 answers)
I had my right leg treated 4 days ago & since day 1 I have experienced muscle pain & tenderness in my calf. Occasionally, I have muscle spasms & today my ankle hurts as though it is sprained. It has been difficult to walk. Is this normal or serious?
Trapped blood keep coming back in my varicose veins (5 answers)
I had EVLT followed by sclerotherapy for my variocose veins. I developed large amounts of trapped blood in the treated veins. How many times should you have to keep aspirating the blood. It keeps coming back after 4 attempts relieve hard lumps?
How will I know if the vein will vanish or fade after sclerotherapy? (5 answers)
It's been two weeks and any bruising that I had has faded. My legs look like they did before sclerotherapy. The vein behind my knee still hurts when i stand. i had sclero before and there were more obvious signs of fading. is there still a chance to improve?
What are these gray patches all over my legs where I had injections and where I had telangiectatic matting? (5 answers)
They're not purple. They're not red. They're gray. No visible veins, just kind of cooky looking. Will they go away?
Foam sclerotherapy following EVLT (5 answers)
I've had EVLT performed on both GSV's and both LSV's. How do you know if you need sclerotherapy foam on other veins and tributaries. Do these have to be incompetent to have this done? The EVLT was not performed on the lower portion of any of these veins.
Should I avoid taking Adderall prior and after Sclerotherapy? (5 answers)
Should I avoid taking Adderall prior and after Sclerotherapy?
Is it unusual to have discomfort in my leg years after having some varicose veins removed (5 answers)
I had surgery about 6 years ago and just recently noticed tightness in the treated leg. Touching my toes seems more impossible now on that leg in particular....like the leg is too tight to be successful in the stretch. There is also discomfort and aching.
What could be the cause of numb face, arm and neck after varicose vein surgery? (5 answers)
I had varicose vein surgery 12 days ago and my face, arm and neck now go numb. I had the surgery with a spinal injection. Could this be the cause of the numbness?
Why did my VNUS cause multiple ulcers on my lower leg & ankle bone? (5 answers)
Within 5 minutes of VNUS surgery I had 7 large ulcers from the knee down. Any explanation why this would occur in only 1 leg? Could nerve damage in the leg from Shingles be a factor?
How does VNUS treat superficial venous reflux? (5 answers)
What does the procedure involve?
VNUS closure didn't work? (5 answers)
I had VNUS done a year ago. It doesn't seem like there is any difference in the appearance of my veins. They still bulge when I stand. My doctor says this is caused by new veins which developed after the surgery. Do I need to have it done again?
Why do they have to do the entire leg from top to bottom, when the veins are just below my knee? (5 answers)
I only have the veins below my knee he is doing my whole leg for 3400 cash, is this an accurate price?
How do you get rid of varicose veins? (5 answers)
What treatment is needed to get rid of painful and unsightly varicose veins?
Is there a possibility to cure or remove the varicose veins in my arms? (5 answers)
Is there a possibility to cure or remove the varicose veins in my arms? I had the schlero therapy procedure done already.
Is local anesthesia used with all varicose vein treatments? (5 answers)
My mother had ELA performed and they only gave her oral sedation. She had extreme pain and less than great results. I need treatment for my veins and I am afraid of this treatment because of her experience. What type of anesthesia is usually used?
Two weeks post op Phlebectomy (5 answers)
I had the procedure done nearly 2 weeks ago, In 2 or 3 of the incisions it feels like a knot, 1 of them seems like a large lump about size of a quarter - kind of hurts - will they get smaller and go away and is this a normal?
Can Deep Vein Insufficiency be treated? (5 answers)
If so, which options are available? Success rate? If not treatable, what options aside from compression stockings are available? Most superficial veins have been closed yet I still have pain/burning in both legs and cannot sit or stand for long.
Can the veins come back after the surgery? (5 answers)
If someone has had varicose vein surgery, can they come back? At any time? What are the odds of this?
How do you treat Varicose Veins due to slow valves & reflux? (5 answers)
I have varicose veins due to slow valves and reflux. How can it be treated? How long it will take? How much it will cost?
Can leg crossing lead to Varicose Veins? (5 answers)
Is it harmful to your leg circulation to sit with your legs crossed?
How long should I wait after Varicose Vein Surgery to fly? (5 answers)
How long should I wait after varicose vein surgery to take an airplane trip, or does it matter?
Is leg pain a common side effect after varicose vein surgery or sclerotherapy treatments? (5 answers)
I had a phlebectomy that was not successful, then laser ablation and sclerotherapy within 2 months of each other. I now have shooting pains in my leg... is this something that is normal?
If I have blue veins (reticular veins) on my upper body, does this mean I have a valve problem in my deep veins? (5 answers)
I all of a sudden had blue veins on my waist, chest, inner upper arms, hands, neck and face, as well as legs, without pregnancy. They seem to be reticular veins and the ones on my arm burn. Does this mean I have a valve problem in my deep veins?
Is it normal for veins to be more painful and appear worse after EVLT? (5 answers)
I had EVLT in January 2012 and I have seen a significant increase in the appearance of blue-green veins. They are much worse than prior to EVLT, but my doctor said this is unrelated. I also feel pain and a tugging sensation during exercise, which he says is normal and may last for 12 months. Is this true?
Is an anesthetic given with every EVLT treatment? (5 answers)
I've read on several sites that an anesthetic is applied or given before the insertion of the EVLT catheter. I have had three EVLT treatments and have not been given anesthetic, though I would have appreciated it. Should anesthetic always be given with EVLT?
Is EVLT recommended for patients who have severe PAD? (5 answers)
And might be the risks of EVLT for someone with peripheral artery disease (PAD)?
Can EVLT be performed if someone has deep vein reflux? (5 answers)
I have been diagnosed with reflux in the deep vein, and also in the greater saphenous vein. Can I do the EVLT procedure on my great saphenous vein while I have the reflux in the deep vein? One of the doctors I saw said I have to do multiple EVLT on my leg.
Can EVLT be done after vein stripping surgery? (5 answers)
I had vein stripping surgery 11 years ago, but my feet have gotten worse. Is it safe to have an endovenous laser treatment after vein stripping surgery? Will I still have enough veins to support my legs? I am 40 years old now.
Is pain while standing common after EVLT with phlebectomy? (5 answers)
Two weeks ago I had EVLT (endovenous laser treatment) with phlebectomy in my right leg. The only significant, stinging pain I have now comes when I stand still for a minute or so. Does this have to do with blood pooling? Is this common and will it resolve itself over time?
Why do I have severe pain 9 days after EVLT? (4 answers)
Could this be the nerves? I'm a 33-year-old and an athlete in good physical condition. I have been on Percocet since the procedure and want to stop, but the pain is severe in the upper thigh. Ultrasound was normal. What could this be?
Which procedure works better on varicose veins, sclerotherapy or EVLT? (4 answers)
When should one of these procedures NOT be done on veins?
Can you explain benefits of ELAS vs. EVLT? (4 answers)
Is there any known benefit to getting an ELAS procedure over the EVLT procedure or vice versa for repeat procedures?
What is the difference between ELAS, EVLT and ELVES? (4 answers)
And which one would be better?
Can I get phlebectomy for surface blue veins? (4 answers)
I had EVLT done on both legs 6 months ago and stab on the back of my calves for varicose bulging. Now I noticed superficial blue veins on the tops of my thighs and calves. Can I get phlebectomy for these or should I just live with them?
Is numbness and pain normal after EVLT? (4 answers)
I had EVLT done on my rt leg three weeks ago. I still have pain and walk with a limp. It hurts to straighten my knee fully. It's as if the back of my knee is "tight". I got a large blister on my thigh and am completely numb in my groin and rt hip area
I have a varicose vein in groin and under the navel. (4 answers)
I have varicosed vein in my left groin and under my navel. It expands toward my left leg. What is the best treatment for me? And does excercise help me to reduce my varicosities?
Skin pigmentation after EVLT and ambulatory phlebectomy. (4 answers)
I recently had EVLT and an ambulatory phlebectomy done to my leg. Now there is some darkening to my skin in between my incisions. Is there a cream that can help with this hyperpigmentation from the surgery?
What can help if after treatment I'm left with a rash, like raw meat and painful? (4 answers)
I had laser treatment on my left leg, and I've been left with a rash, sort of like raw meat, which is very painful all the time. I have tried many creams, and they just burn. HELP!
Wife had a superficial blood clot, now she is dead? (4 answers)
My wife had superficial blood clots in leg. They took ultrasound and she just collapsed 13 days ago in my arms and died in the hospital of a blood clot in the lung. She was healthy and young. No history, sickness, fever. How can this happen?
I had VNUS on my right leg yesterday and everything was fine until last night I started having sharp stabbing pain around the foot and ankle. (4 answers)
The pain started on the top of my foot but has now moved to my Achilles tendon area. The pain stops when I stand up for a while but when I lay down with my leg on a pillow like I was told to do the pain returns. What could be causing the pain?
I continue to have pain after VNUS surgery. (4 answers)
I had VNUS surgery 3 years ago on my left leg. I have a dull ache in my leg that I never had before surgery. I especially notice it at night in bed. It often bothers me enough to wake me up. I never had the ache before surgery. What causes this?
Pain at night while sleeping after 10 days of having VNUS (4 answers)
I had vnus procedure 10 days ago; veins are gone and bruising is quickly going away. I've severe pain & burning sensation while sleeping; similar to the start of a Charlie horse and build up of lactic acid x10! Only in 1 leg; the worse of the 2.
Swelling above knee after VNUS and schlerotherapy. (4 answers)
I had the VNUS procedure done 3 years ago. I've had schlerotherapy each subsequent year. This year I noticed a swelling above the knee following treatment. This was 9 months ago and still hasn't gone away. What could this be?
PAD vs. ARTERIAL (4 answers)
What is the difference between PAD & Arterial disease? If you have arterial disease & PAD should you wear compression stockings?
My surgeon said the numbness was normal. Will it go away? (4 answers)
I had the closure procedure done October 2010. I am suffering with the left leg. I have tingling/numbness by the inner ankle, and sharp pains when I run. My Surgeon said this was normal. Can I expect this pain to go away? I am only 24.
Is early VNUS treatment better? (4 answers)
Recently my greater saphenous veins have become noticeably enlarged at my ankles. Exercise now causes previously invisible calf veins to show. Does early treatment result in significantly better outcome? Can veins become enlarged but not varicose?
What does VNUS stand for? (4 answers)
How is it different from EVLT and ELVeS?
How long does it take to for the pain/heaviness to go away after vnus closure? (4 answers)
I had the procedure done a little over three weeks ago and am still having pain/heaviness. It was started at the ankle and up to my groin. Does that mean the vein has not fully closed?
How does VNUS compare to EVLT? (4 answers)
Which is the best procedure?
Can varicose vein surgery make my penis bigger and longer? (4 answers)
Which veins get injected with sclerotherapy? (4 answers)
Which veins get injected with sclerotherapy for varicose veins treatment? Is it the bulging ones or the ones inside the leg that we don't see that are varicose? Thank you!
I had sclerotherapy treatment in Feb 2011. Despite following directions to the letter, my spider veins are back. Why? (4 answers)
I had sclerotherapy treatment in Feb 2011. Despite following directions to the letter, my spider veins are back. Why?
Is new vein development after sclerotherapy preventable? (4 answers)
After sclerotherapy, I always have a burst of new ones develop. Is this preventable? I used to have spider veins only on my thighs but they disappeared after having treatment only to be replaced by new ones on my lower legs (which looks worse).
Sclerotherapy for labia varices? (4 answers)
I had a radiologist do sclerotherapy with x-ray dye for labia varices. Is it normal to feel hard rounded lumps deep into the labia post procedure. I feel the lumps are NOT LOCATED where the vein was.Will this resolve and how long does it take?
How long does it usually take for the spider veins to go away? (4 answers)
I had injections done and it doesn't look like any of the spiders went away. This was a month ago. When can I expect to see a change. Also, is it safe to have this done while on Accutane?
Worried that removing a spider vein will affect other body functions? (4 answers)
I have big spider vein from the legs to breasts including arms and stomach. Doctors say they can be vanished. But, I'm worrying whether or not removing them will affect the other body functions and cause new problems?
Which antibiotics should be avoided when getting Sclerotherapy? (4 answers)
Which antibiotics should be avoided when getting sclerotherapy? And how long before and after the procedure should they be avoided? Are tetracyclines the only ones that cause staining or do others?
Should I be worried about a dark purple vein that's still active? (4 answers)
I received sclerotherapy from a plastic surgeon's office for spider veins. The lady said a very visible dark purple vein behind my knee could not be treated because it is still an active vein. Should I be worried about underlying vascular problems?
Post sclerotherapy, extreme pain, posterior knees (4 answers)
If there was an untreated, localized ameoba infection, at the time of sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins, could this have caused ameoba cysts in knee, thus reason for ongoing pain still felt after almost two years later?
Visible under eye veins (4 answers)
I have veins below my eyes that are very visible through the skin. Is this type of therapy an option? What would the risks be, and if this is not an option, what treatment do you recommend? It is a hereditary condition I have had all my life.
Under eye veins (4 answers)
Is there any danger to having veins under the eyes removed? Should this procedure be avoided if the patient has circulatory problems? How wide are the incisions for removing under eye veins? What is the cost of this procedure typically?
PE after microphlebectomy (4 answers)
I've have PE after this procedure. I'm currently on Dabigatran 150 mg 2/day for 3 months. I never had DVT before and I'm very active . I'm very nervous how long I'm in danger of another PE related to the same proc.
Does ultrasound guided sclerofoam hurt? (4 answers)
Does the procedure hurt more due to the foam expanding in the vein?
After the VNUS closure, is it normal to have a numb/tingling sensenation following exercise? (4 answers)
I waited three weeks before exercising, although I did walk following the VNUS procedure. The day after I exercised, I started experiencing mild pain, numbness and tingling in my lower leg and foot. It is worse after sitting and feels better after walking. Is this normal? What should I do?
How painful is an embolization treatment in the labia to treat a venous malformation? (4 answers)
How painful is an embolization treatment in the labia to treat a venous malformation? Is it true that the venous malformation will return after an embolization? If so, how soon? Is there a significant amount of pain after the embolization? What can relieve this pain?
What is the benefit of adding ultrasound technology to sclerotherapy? (4 answers)
I’ve heard a lot about sclerotherapy and how effective it is in treating cosmetic vein problems. What is the benefit of adding ultrasound technology to sclerotherapy? Is it worth the additional cost?
I had foam sclerotherapy in my left leg..vein has become partially occluded (4 answers)
I had foam sclerotherapy in my left leg a couple of months ago and now my great saphenous vein has become partially occluded with the foam.
My great saphenous vein was healthy. Foam accidentally occluded my great saphenous vein 10cm down from the groin and more of the vein is occluded in my calf. Will I need to have this vein obliterated with a laser or will it die off naturally?
How long after phlebitis do I have to wait before having foam sclerotherapy? (4 answers)
New collateral veins have opened up and my legs look ugly. Can foam sclerotherapy successfully treat post phlebitic large flacid veins and ankle veins?
What is the best method of treatment for bulging blue ankle veins? (4 answers)
I have developed protruding blue veins around my ankle (my achilles heel area) and generally on my foot. Would foam sclerotherapy or just sclerotherapy be suitable in treating this? Would it help resolve my ankle aching on hot days?
What is the best treatment and prognosis for pelvic congestion syndrome? (4 answers)
I have been suffering with severe symptoms which were diagnoised in the emergency room of a local hospital after a CT scan. Internet research is depressing. Please recommend next steps.
DVT (4 answers)
Following a vein stripping performed in 1960, I developed an infection which complicated into a DVT in the left leg. For the years since, I have had poor circulation and accompanying adema. Would it be risky to have RF ablation now for var. veins?
What is the recovery time? (4 answers)
I had the venous doppler ultrasound done and I have a vein leaning against another causing numbness feeling and foot swelling b/c of the reflux. I am on warfarin and have a vena cava in already. This is on the rt. leg, what would be my recoup time?
Pain four years after vein ablation (4 answers)
I had a vein ablation 4 yrs ago and have had blue discoloration on calf since procedure where the doctor injected the spider vein treatment solution. I've had occasional pain until eight months ago, now the pain is constant. Causes?
How costly is the Radiofrequency Occlusion procedure? (4 answers)
Will insurance cover the cost? Does the procedure involve an overnight hospital stay I will need to budget for?
Will I be able to exercise soon after Radiofrequency Occlusion? (4 answers)
I love to work out, and am in an athletic training program that requires I stay in good shape in the off-season. How much time should I expect to refrain from exercise after Radiofrequency Occlusion?
Can radiofrequency occlusion cause surrounding veins to collapse or become varicose? (4 answers)
Wouldn’t eliminating certain veins put too much pressure on the surrounding ones?
How does Radiofrequency Occlusion use sound to close veins? (4 answers)
I've read that RO uses sound waves to heat and close the vein. Can you hear it working? What affect do sound waves have on a blood vessel? I'm not sure I understand how this works.
Can Radiofrequency Occlusion be used to treat spider veins? (4 answers)
Is Radiofrequency Occlusion good to treat spider veins?
Should I have pain 1 week after Radiofrequency Occlusion surgery? (4 answers)
I had this procedure 1 week ago and am having more pain than the surgical procedure itself.
Is it possible to be burned from Laser Light Therapy? (4 answers)
I have very sensitive, fair skin that burns easily. Is laser light therapy safe to treat the spider veins on my thigh, or is there a chance that the treatment could injure the surface layers of my skin?
How long has laser light therapy been used? (4 answers)
Is it proven safe? Can it cause cancer?
Restless syndrom..it's hard to walk without my legs giving out (4 answers)
I have real bad veins under my legs. Some times they bleed and I have restless syndrome. It's hard to walk without my legs giving out. Can you help me?
Will laser light therapy take care of varicose veins? If not, what will? (4 answers)
Will laser light therapy take care of any varicose veins? If not, what is the best treatment for varicose veins?
Hardened veins after laser vein treatment? (4 answers)
I had laser vein treatment done 6 weeks ago and now there are a few places on the backs of my knees that are purple, puffy, and a little sore. There's also a hard vein going up the back of my thigh. Is this normal? Will these eventually go away?
What can I do to feel relief for vulvar/buttock varicose veins? (4 answers)
My MD said it was varicose vein, gyn said nothing can be done and dismissed it. I have pain, pressure, skin burning especially with standing or sitting too long. Should I see a vein specialist or "live with it" as gyn said. affects quality of life.
What are the treatment options for pelvic congestion syndrome? (4 answers)
I think I may have PCS. What are the best treatment options for this?
Is having a Hysterectomy the only way to cure pelvic congestion syndrome? (4 answers)
Or are there other treatments?
Does Pelvic Congestion Syndrome need to be treated by OBGYN or a Vein Specialist? (4 answers)
Which specialist is preferred?
How is the diagnosis of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome made? (4 answers)
I think I may have PCS. How can I get diagnosed?
Is intense pulse light therapy non invasive? (4 answers)
I am looking for more natural treatment options for my varicose and spider veins. Is IPL non-invasive? Are there other non-invasive treatment options or holistic/herbal therapies that can improve circulation? Thanks
Is an interventional radiologist ok in my case? (4 answers)
I am a 54 year old female approximately 75 pounds overweight. Had a spontaneous dvt in my left leg 16 years ago. I had knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus 1.5 yrs ago in my right leg, after that I had a small pulmonary embolism in my right lung. Now I am a "lifer" on Coumadin. Is it ok to have EVLA while on meds?
Is this pain normal after EVLA and sclerotherapy? I have not been able to resume what I would consider normal activities. (4 answers)
Had EVLA on my right saphenous vein 3 1/2 weeks ago. After 1 week it started to feel good, then hurt for 2-3 days, then started to feel good again.I had foam sclerotherapy performed on the same leg/thigh 9 days ago and it's hurt on/off ever since.
Tendon pain after ablation. (4 answers)
I've had ELA on both legs. I have some tendon pain on going up from my feet to the insides of each leg. Is this a side effect?
Numbness and Pain (4 answers)
I have pain in my calf ,numbness in my ankle, and also get sharp elecrical-like pains down my achilles tendon when I kick my leg. I had the procedure 3 weeks ago. I also have horrible discoloration on my calf, which resulted after post-injecions
What is the relationship between high blood pressure and endovenous laser ablation? (4 answers)
My blood pressure was normal until the endovenous procedure. Immediately following the procedure my blood pressure became very elevatated. My blood pressure has remained high ever since. Now taking high blood pressure medication since this procedure.
Can vena saphena magna and parva be ablated in one procedure? (4 answers)
can vena saphena magna and parva be ablated in one procedure? Or do they need to be treated separately?
Can compression stockings help a severe hematoma? (4 answers)
A car hit my leg and bruised it severely. I have some pain and some problems bending it back. It feels a little numb at times in one area. But I can still feel it.
What can I do about the top of stocking digging into my calf? (4 answers)
The stockings fit but the tops of them dig into my skin and is painful. Is there anything I can do to stop it? Can I put an elastic bandage or something under them to help with that?
Is my compression stocking not allowing a bruise on my foot to heal? (4 answers)
The top of my foot feels bruised and has felt that way for awhile. I wear a compression stocking daily because I did Thrombolysis to clear out a clot. I am 26 yrs old so I usually heal fast. Is the compression stocking keeping the bruise from healing?
What if Compression Stkgs are making my legs hurt worse? (4 answers)
Does this mean that there is something wrong other than varicose veins? It's mostly in my right leg. They make my legs itch, and I get burning sensations. It drives me so crazy I have to take them off! They are 15-20 mmHg and I was measured.
Painful/Sensitive skin after removing stockings? (4 answers)
I wear knee-high compression stockings occassionally for swollen ankles and feet. Why is the skin on my lower legs VERY painful/sensitive to the touch after removing the stockings. Stays painful for about a day. Is this even normal?
When I remove stockings to bathe, the foot of the affected leg is much much pinker. Is that normal? I had knee surgery several weeks ago. (4 answers)
When I remove stockings to bathe, the foot of the affected leg is much much pinker. Is that normal? I had knee surgery several weeks ago.
What is the difference between ELVeS and EVLT? (4 answers)
They sound similar.
Can ELVeS be used to treat varicose veins on the lower leg? (3 answers)
Could the ELVeS procedure be performed on varicose veins in the lower leg? I realize that the endovenous laser treatment cannot be used for the lower leg and I was wondering if ELVeS could be an alternative for me. Thank you.
What, if any, complications can occur using the ELVeS? (3 answers)
I have previously had sclerotherapy for my veins with excellent results. Now, a doctor, said my valve is problematic so the Laser should be used. I guess I'm a little nervous about the procedure.
I had injections in my veins and since then, I have had bad pains and weakness in my right leg. Why is this? (3 answers)
I had injections in my veins and since then, I have had bad pains weakness in my right leg. Why is this?
A lot of pain after surgery on my calf. (3 answers)
I had my treatment done last week, and I have a lot of pain on my calf and tingling feeling from my lower calf to my ankle. Is this normal?
Why is it important to walk for 15 minutes after ELVeS? (3 answers)
Why should I walk?
What is the difference between ELVeS and Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)? (3 answers)
Is one better than the other?
Leg veins or tortuous veins treated by EVLT? (3 answers)
Most you tube videos I have watched show only thigh veins being tackled by EVLT. No videos show leg veins or tortuous veins. Does this mean, it is difficult to use lasers in these situations?
Is there anything that can be done about thread veins on my face (cheek,chin, neck) (3 answers)
Wondering if anything can be done for the thread veins that cover one side of my cheek,nose, chin & neck? They are very embarassing and cause me to wear alot of make-up trying to cover it up. I'm 61 years old and would like not to have to wear makeu
Are African Americans good candidates for intense pulse light therapy? (3 answers)
Are African Americans good candidates for intense pulse light therapy?
Fear of treatment (3 answers)
I have a small but bulging vericose vein behind my knee, it runs up my thigh about 6". I worry about how it bulges. I want to have the Vasculight laser done but I have 2 kids and am scared to death of getting a blood clot. What are the chances of this happening?
Is Intense Pulse Light therapy a good choice for broken capillaries under the eyes? (3 answers)
Or is another treatment better?
Does intense pulse light therapy work on vascular birthmarks? (3 answers)
I have a birthmark on my leg I have wanted to remove for years. I'm in my 20s, with fair skin and the birthmark is quite dark, about 2x3 inches. Would IPL be an effective treatment? I'm looking for something non-invasive.
Can Intense Pulse Light therapy be used on the hands? (3 answers)
I have ugly, visible veins on the backs of my hands and would like to get rid of them. Would IPL work, or are other treatments better?
Is Intense Pulse Light Therapy safe to use on any skin tone? (3 answers)
Does IPL work better or worse on dark, medium, or light tones?
Can Intense Pulse Light therapy be used in conjunction with Sclerotherapy? (3 answers)
Can I have IPL for spider veins concurrently with sclerotherapy, or will the treatments impact each other?
Is it possible to have Pelvic Congestion Syndrome even if you have never been pregnant? (3 answers)
I have been getting hard pains in my pelvic area for 4-5 years. I'm only 18 and i have never been pregnant. Is it still possible to develop this condition without having been pregnant?
How can Pelvic Congestion Syndrome be diagnosed? (3 answers)
How do I know if I have PCS? I have had ultrasounds and bloodwork done and everything has come back normal.
Does Pelvic Congestion Syndrome typically get worse or better with age? (3 answers)
Is age a factor with PCS?
I have Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and I am 27 weeks pregnant, is vaginal delivery safe? (3 answers)
Or should I have a C-section?
What can be used to reduce the cronic pain of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? (3 answers)
Are there any pain killers to help with PCS?
I had a CT scan and was diagnose of having pelcic congestion syndrome so what doctor do I go for this? (3 answers)
What kind of specialist treats Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? What are some treatments for this condition?
How is pelvic congestion syndrome diagnosed? (3 answers)
What exactly is pelvic congestion syndrome? I have abdominal pain that comes and goes and someone said I might have PCS. How would I find this out?
I seem to have more pelvic pain after a bowel movement? (3 answers)
I have had this pelvic pain and have had an ultra sound and ct scan to check for cancer etc...the only thing shown were enlarged veins, i saw a gyno doctor and she said everything is good...should i see a lower GI doctor ? I have had gastric bypass ?
Accutane and Yag laser legs (not face) (3 answers)
I have tiny veins on ym legs and I'm having yag laser treatment soon. Oneday after treatment I want to start with 40mg accutane. Is it safe to start taking 1 day after? And I want a second laser treatment on my legs 6 weeks after the having yag laser treatment. (I want to start with accutane).
Broken Capillaries on my Nose (3 answers)
I have large pores, blackhead. An aesthitician used a tool to remove blackheads and sold me Clarisonic and Obagi products. The Pores/blackheads increased in size/number and sudden broken capillaries appeared after 1 week use. Best solution?
Can the redness after laser spider vein treatment ever permanent? (3 answers)
How long should it take redness to go away after laser spider vein treatment. Is it ever permanent?
Is laser therapy used on larger veins as well? (3 answers)
My daughter had a very large vein and laser light therapy was done 4 weeks ago. She has lumps down her leg. Is this ok?
Is Laser Therapy the best treatment for Rosacea? (3 answers)
I had laser light therapy for facial redness and veins showing on my face due to Rosacea. The veins now appear darker and more visible than they were before. Is this normal if this procedure was done 2 days ago? if so when will the redness go away for the desired result?
Can Laser Light Therapy remove moles? (3 answers)
Can Laser Light Therapy remove remove moles?
How many Laser Light Therapy sessions are needed to remove blue veins from underneath the eye? (3 answers)
I have had 1 session of laser treatment with a YAG ND 1064 laser. The veins seem lighter and immediately after they seemed to be almost gone, but now at 1 week later they are visible again. How many treatments will yield complete elimination?
Can Radiofrequency Occlusion be used if I have ulcers due to varicose veins? (3 answers)
Can RFO be performed on the legs of a person who has ulcers developed due to varicose veins?
What kind of anesthesia is used in Radiofrequency Occlusion? (3 answers)
Is anything used to numb the area?
What is a recommended treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? (3 answers)
What is your recommended treatment of PCS and do you recommend an OBGYN? Is weight gain typically associated with PCS?
Is radiofrequency occlusion the same as laser vein treatments? (3 answers)
I’ve been trying to do some research, and I’m getting confused. How is radiofrequency occlusion different from endovenous laser ablative treatments? When should one procedure be used over the other in the treatment of varicose veins?
Can exercise, such as Yoga and Pilates, ease symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome? (3 answers)
Is RF Occlusion a more advanced treatment with better outcomes than EVLT? (3 answers)
Is this true?
Does valve closure occur spontaneously at the time of ablation? (3 answers)
My husband had ablation on a branch vein in his thigh and upon ultrasound a few days later he was told the greater saphenous vein spontaneously closed at the same time (the doctor did not perform the ablation there). Is this known to occur?
I have a stabbing pain 10 days after radiofrequency ablation therapy, is this normal? (3 answers)
I have a stabbing pain like an ice pick and the top of my foot has been burning severely since my radiofrequency ablation 10 days ago. Is this normal? All of the pain is below the point of entry of the catheter. I am having horrible pain around the ankle area.
Why do I have a strong pulsating feeling and dull pain in the left vaginal wall after embolization one month ago? (3 answers)
The only thing that relieves it is rolling up a towel and placing it under by left buttock and sitting. It then feels like things are circulating better and the pain goes away. Have you ever heard of this and why does it happen?
What should I do if I recently found out I have varicose veins on my uterus? (3 answers)
Ultrasound revealed varicose veins on uterus, but my uterus is normal size. I have never been pregnant. I experience a lot of pelvic pain. If I should become pregnant, would there be complications? Should I seek treatment now?
Does abdominal pain indicate pelvic congestion syndrome? (3 answers)
After a total hysterectomy in 2001 for polysistic ovaries my doctor said I had pelvic congestion. After years of terrible pelvic lower abdominal and lower back pain, I had a CT scan. The doctor said the scan was "normal." Do you have any advice for next steps?
Does birth control work as treatment for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? (3 answers)
I was recently diagnosed with PCS. Its very painful, almost all the time. My doctor put me on birth control for treatment. Is this an effective treatment? And would the surgical procedure work for the veins in my legs if they just embolize the stomach veins?
Is Pregnancy dangerous after being diagnosed with PCS? (3 answers)
I may be accidentally pregnant having an IUD in. I am treated round the clock for my pain from PCS. If I am pregnant again (this being my forth child) is it dangerous to me in any way? Could the baby be at risk or can I be at higher risk?
Is Pelvic Congestion Symdrome life threatening if left untreated? (3 answers)
Is Pelvic Congestion Symdrome life threatening if left untreated?
Why do I have a tremendous amount of pain the morning after having intercourse? (3 answers)
I am 29 weeks pregnant. I have varicose veins on the right side of my vulva and rear end. Even if my husband is extremely gentle when penetrating, I still experience the pain when I wake up. Is there anything I can do to alleviate the pain?
Diagnosis disputed (3 answers)
After a CT Scan the diagnosis was Pelvic Congestive Syndrom. My doctor sent me to Magee's Womans Hospital to see if they could help me. The doctor said that this disorder has been scientifically disproven. They made me feel like a nut. Is this true?
Can you still get pregnant with pelvic congestion syndrome? (3 answers)
Can you still get pregnant with pelvic congestion syndrome?
I need a second opinion from a PCS specialist. (3 answers)
Before undergoing yet another surgery for suspected Endometriosis, I would feel more comfortable if a specialist could rule in-or-out PCS. No one has ever suggested that it could be anything else and after other failures I'm seeking alternatives.
Is it common for ultrasound guided foam slcerotherapy to travel into healthy veins by accident? (3 answers)
Is ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy accurate/safe in treating small reticular veins on the surface or does it often shoot off into the great saphenous vein during this procedure? This has happened to me and I am worried about the implications.
If you develop phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy, what happens to the leg? (3 answers)
My leg aches continually especially in warm weather. Can this be eradicated with more foam to reduce the refluxing veins? What are my chances of getting phlebitis again in this leg and how long should I leave it before having more treatment?
What solutions is used in foam scherotherapy? (3 answers)
What solutions is used in foam scherotherapy?
Advantage over Asclera? (3 answers)
what are the advantages (if any) over Asclera and also, must a compression stocking be worn after the proceedure AND EXACTLY for how long?
Have you ever heard of anyone having long-term dizziness/light sensitivity after sclerotherapy? (3 answers)
About 4 days after sclerotherapy I started feeling dizzy. My vision wasn't as good and my eyes were really sensitive to light, especially fluorescent lighting. Have you heard of this before? Is this a side effect from the sclerotherapy? I had a MRI and EKG but nothing showed up.
My leg feels heavy and aches continuously (3 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation for my great saphenous vein and foam sclerotherapy on the same day 6 months ago. I got phlebitis and now my leg aches
My leg has new veins where I had phlebitis and my leg feels very heavy and aches continuously day and night. What could be causing this and how long before I could consider a re-treatment for reflux? Should I continue to wear the compression stocking?
Does this mean the deep veins will become incompetent now? (3 answers)
I have developed inflammation in my deep veins after foam sclerotherapy injections. Does this mean the deep veins will become incompetent now?
I do not have a dvt just deep vein inflammation. Will this damage the valves in the longer term causing incompetence of the deep veins and post phlebitic limb?
Will this damage the valves and create bulging blue veins? (3 answers)
I have developed phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy in my healthy veins. Will this damage the valves and create bulging blue veins?
Does phlebitis cause the limb to continually ache and create heavy leg cramps at night resembling Restless Leg Syndrome? Does phlebitis cause neovascularization?
Sjogrens Syndrome and Foam Sclerotherapy (3 answers)
What concerns should be considered for a Sjogrens Syndrome patient seeking Foam Sclerotherapy treatment?
About how long after a Microphlebectomy does it take the remaining vein to clot (go away)? (3 answers)
Can you give me a approximate time for the remaining vein to clot?
Do you need to wear compression or stockings of any kind after the procedure to ensure success? (3 answers)
After veinwave procedure, is it recommended to wear compression stockings or stockings of any kind to ensure success?
The Veinwave procedure left small scars on my face, will they disappear over time? (3 answers)
I had the Veinwave procedure done in Sweden 6 weeks ago, I had a few small veins on my nose and around the wings. My face still looks red and small scars have appeared where the veins used to be. Will the redness and scarring disappear over time? The nurse says it can´t be scars!
Does the Veinwave procedure work better than sclerotherapy? (3 answers)
I am going to have my spider veins worked on this spring, and I am interested in the Veinwave procedure. Does it work better than sclerotherapy? I had sclerotherapy maybe 5-6 years ago and it seemed painful.
Hyper pigmentation after having ambulatory phlebectomy and EVLA. (3 answers)
I have some hyper pigmentation on one of my legs after having ambulatory phlebectomy and endovenous laser ablation. What topical treatment can I use to help fade this hyperpigmentation? Or should I just give it time to fade?
How Long Do Most Vascular Stenting Procedures Take to Complete? (3 answers)
Is vasculitis a possible side effect of sclerotherapy? (3 answers)
Is vasculitis a possible side effect of sclerotherapy?
Medical Data to support repeat ultrasound quided sclerotherapy (3 answers)
My insurance carrier recently changed its policy. It used to grant 3 sclerotherapy sessions, now they state repeat sessions are not medically indicated. However, this is not listed in their policy on varicose veins. I need data to fight this.
Can sclerotherapy be used to remove an external hemorrhoid? And can a vein clinic perfom this procedure? (3 answers)
Can sclerotherapy be used to remove an external hemorrhoid? And can a vein clinic perfom this procedure?
Blue visible veins all over my body? (3 answers)
I recently just noticed that all of my veins are visible all over my body, including a few in the chest area....is this normal? I'm currently on Accutane too.
New large veins appeared after sclerotherapy. (3 answers)
I had sclerotherapy a week ago and I noticed that new large veins appeared that weren't there before, and that the treated ones haven't fully disappeared yet. Is it a side effect of sclerotherapy? What seemed to cause the problem? Thanks.
Dan sclerotherapy cause numbness in hands? (3 answers)
I had Sclerotherapy done on my hands. The doctor did many viens. My hands look great. But sometimes at night my hands feel numb or during the day one of my fingers feels numb. Is it temporary? Is it okay to have numbness? Thank you!
I have large amounts of pain in my leg that I didn't have before after havign VNUS done. (3 answers)
The pain is intense with numbness and tingling. Will this go away or is this nerve damage?
Who wouldn't be a good candidate for VNUS/ELVT procedures? (3 answers)
Who would not be a good candidate for VNUS/ELVT procedures?
What is the difference between VNUS and EVLT? (3 answers)
Both procedures sound like they treat the greater saphenous vein. So what’s the difference between them?
VNUS in Calf & Thigh? (3 answers)
My doctor told me that I am one of the rare (5%) of patients needing VNUS treatment in the saphenous veins in both my thighs and calves, due to the insufficiencies shown in the duplex ultrasound. Can you tell me more? Is this more serious than usual?
Still numb to light touches after a year. (3 answers)
It has been a year since my VNUS closure and I'm still numb to light touches on my ankle. I feel like it has gotten better, but is it safe to say I'm stuck like this forever? or could something be pushing on the nerve stopping the healing?
Swollen ankles (3 answers)
I had venous and foam treatment to both of my legs one week ago. Recovery is good although my thigh is very bruised and tender. However, my ankles appear swollen. Is this normal?
One year after VNUS treatment, injections? (3 answers)
My earlier question was regarding the ankle numbness I am still experiencing when I touch it. I went to a new provider, and they want to do sclerotherapy on the cluster of spider veins on my ankle where it's numb. Will it get worse or better?
Nausea after procedure normal after VNUS closure procedure? (3 answers)
I just had the VNUS closure procedure this AM. Is it normal to feel nauseated and just a little light headed since the procedure?
Can I have varicose vein surgery in both my legs done at the same time? (3 answers)
I am planning on having the VENOUS procedure soon. Can I have both my legs done at the same time?
What can I do in getting my legs back to normal color? (3 answers)
Last year, I had surgery for varicose veins. This resulted in making both of my legs below the knee look as if I had been in some horrible accident. The skin is stained and I am looking for somthing which get the color of my legs back to normal...
How long do you have to wear compression stocking after vein ligation? (3 answers)
What is the recommended amount of time to wear compression stockings after having a vein ligation?
Does surgical removal of veins hurt? (3 answers)
I had a doplers test and the report suggests varicose vein surgery. The doctor said he will decide which type of surgery he will use once he begins operating on my leg. I am just worried about the pain. Is there a lot of pain involved with varicose vein surgery as well as with laser?
Is having three EVLTs scheduled for three days in a row safe? (3 answers)
They are each around midday to have a 24-hour gap. But should I wait longer than that?
Veins bulging even after 4 EVLTs (3 answers)
I had 4 EVLTs performed. It has been 1 year since my last procedure, and my veins still bulge out slightly (giving the appearnce of cellulite in front of thigh) after running or standing on my feet. What gives? Has the treatment been inneffective?
EVLT Vs. VNUS closure procedure: Which is better? (3 answers)
I wanted to know which procedure is better, safer and less painful? I went to two different vein specialist, and one is recommending EVLT but the other says that VNUS is better and less painful. Is this true?
Is a doctor visit necessary after a blood clot or abscess has been "drained" at home? (3 answers)
My husband had what appeared to be an abscess on his upper inner thigh. He squeezed it and a blood clot, along with pus, came out. It also started squirting blood. He feels he does not need to see a doctor. I am concerned due to the clot. Do you think he should consult a doctor?
Can aspirin be used to prevent deep vein clots? (3 answers)
I have a deep vein clot and have taken warfarin for 6 months and I am still on warfarin because I am scared of getting another clot. Can aspirin and fish oil help to prevent new blood clots in the leg veins if I go off warfarin?
What can be done about the petechiae on my legs and face? (3 answers)
I recently started getting petechiae (red or purple spots on the body that are caused by a hemorrhage or broken capillaries) on my legs. The doctor gave me compression stockings. They have helped my legs, but now I have petechiae on my face. Do you have any suggestions? I am a 34-year-old female.
Daily wearing of compression stockings after EVLT procedure (2 answers)
I have a family history of varicose veins, and recently had a EVLT. Because I do not want to go through this procedure again, would it be harmful for me to wear a lower grade compression stocking now, for the rest of my life? I am 56.
Will EVLT eliminate the veins on the bottom of my legs? (2 answers)
I am 34 years old male and have bulging varicose veins on the bottom of my legs. I went to see a vein specialist and he recommended EVLT. The EVLT will be done on the upper part of my leg only, up to the knee. Will this eliminate the veins on the bottom of my legs?
Is the stab-phlebectomy operation ok to do after varicose vein surgery? (2 answers)
The varicose vein operation did not help, will the stab-phlebectomy operation will help?
On October 18, 2011 I had endoluminal ablation performed on my left calf. During the procedure a nerve was struck. (2 answers)
Several days after the procedure I noticed numbness in my heel as well as the back part of my leg where it bends (behind the knee) is very tight. It is uncomfortable to walk. Is this typical? Thank you.
Extreme aching in my calf and achilles tendon since having sclerotherapy (2 answers)
I had VNUS done in April in my groin and in my calf. My leg healed I began to have aching and pain in the injection sights (groin and calf). I also have mysterious aching in my achilles tendon as well. I had an ulstrasound and my veins were fine.
Had VNUS done and the same day I forgot and lifted a 15-20lb box. My left leg was still numb so there was no pain. How do I know if I damaged it? (2 answers)
I have had no meds for 6 hours and woke up a bit stiff but no escurciating pain. I just want to know if I damaged it somehow by lifting? Thanks!
Venous Insufficiency - Thighs & Calves (2 answers)
My doctor told me that I am one of the rare (5%) of patients needing VNUS treatment in the saphenous veins in both my thighs and calves, due to the insufficiencies shown in the duplex ultrasound. Can you tell me more? Is this more serious than usual?
What should I do for a deep vein clot? (2 answers)
I have had a deep vein clot for six months now and my thigh pain is getting worse. I also have a clot in the superfical vein on the side of my leg. I was told they are both large. Is there anything I can do to open/remove them or get rid of the pain?
Tanning after ambulatory phlebectomy? (2 answers)
I have sutures in place after having an ambulatory Phlebectomy. I soon after suture removal can I start tanning?
Can the upper part of my thigh be treated? (2 answers)
I have vericose veins on my lower and upper legs, can the upper part of my thigh be treated to remove these, or is this treatment only for lower parts of the leg? Would it be a different treatment for the different areas?
EVLT with combined superficial and deep vein insufficiency (2 answers)
I have been diagnosed with significant reflux in my femoral vein and greater saphenous vein following pregnancy. Would EVLT help or is it contraindicated because of the deep vein insufficiency? I have heaviness, pain, redness, and swelling (no clots)
Can the Veinwave procedure treat rosacea and background flushing? (2 answers)
Please help me to understand why would I need a phlebectomy after a EVLA? (2 answers)
My Dr discussed EVLA and Sclerotherapy. Now, my paperwork mentions EVLA, Deep Sclerotherapy, and Phlebectomy are approved by insurance. I was told that this is just a back up procedure, but I am uncomfortable with the seemly casual addition of taking out veins.
Spider veins on face (2 answers)
I had veinwave done on spider veins on my face twice. The veins near my nostrils seems to be gone, but it's now 4 weeks after the 2nd treatment for those on my lower cheeks and they are still there and appear to be darker now. Will they go away?
Why did most of my spider vein refill in a month? (2 answers)
My spider veins were completely gone for about 2 weeks after treatment. But eventually, in about a month, the very same veins refilled. Will another session help or will it not grant permanent results as well?
Is it normal for a ropey vein to appear 9 days after foam sclerotherapy? (2 answers)
I never had a varicose vein in this area.It's an area around the injections so I'm wondering if it could be a new vein, or a treated vein because of the texture.It's in the area where ankle meets foot and I noticed it because stockings aggravated
Can sclerotherapy have a rebound effect and not only cause more spider veins, but also make the treated ones more prominent? (2 answers)
I've had four rounds of sclerotherapy over the course of a year. Now they're much much worse, and there are new clusters of veins around the injection site. Is it possible sclerotherapy just doesn't work for me?
My deep veins are not compressible after foam sclerotherapy and phlebitis. (2 answers)
Should the inflammation settle and correct itself or could the deep veins be damaged causing post phlebitic limb? There was no sign of a clot although a lack of compressibility is worrying. My leg aches and I have night cramps.
How can I remove stains created by injections? (2 answers)
I have done several procedures Foam Sclerotherapy, injections, etc. This has caused those areas to stain. Also the pain continues especially when I'm on my mentral cycle, which causes it to be even more pruple and almost black in color.
Treating underlining cause (2 answers)
How effective is foam sclerotherapy in eliminating the underlining cause? Whereas, I have read that the regular schlerotherapy does not treat the cause?
Sclerotherapy after EVLT (2 answers)
I had EVLT in Sept 2009, and since, I cannot get my doctor to treat reticular veins on the lateral sides of my calf on one leg. He tells me to exercise my calves. Why won't he do sclerotherapy on them? Is this an uncommonresponse?
Leakage of foam sclerotherapy (2 answers)
I have read on your site that it can be common for sclerotherapy to cause a clot or even possibly travel down the leg into the foot. How common is this? I have had sclerotherapy in the past, but now am apprehensive.
Does foam sclerotherapy shut down any veins in the legs? (2 answers)
I had foam sclerotherapy for reticulars which accidentally travelled into my great saphenous (calf and thigh) and small saphenous. Will they shut down eventually? Will this cause varicosities now that I no longer have a once healthy truncal system?
Can prominent blue veins in the foot/ankle be injected? (2 answers)
I had phlebitis which has left my short saphenous vein distended and aching around the foot, ankle, and calf. How is this problem best treated?
Can veins be injected with foam around the ankle, achilles area? (2 answers)
I have aching/bulging veins around my calf and ankle. What treatment would be best to eliminate these permanently?
Can most veins be treated successfully? (2 answers)
I have no great saphenous vein in my right leg from my ankle to groin and in my left leg vein is partially occluded. I still have many visible veins. Can they be treated so I don't have the appearance of many blue veins like pen marks on my legs?
How long after foam sclerotherapy should you wait between sessions? (2 answers)
I had foam sclerotherapy in February and developed phlebitis in my ankle and calf. The veins now look flacid and are refluxing with a dull ache. Can I have the foam re-done to eliminate these veins? the foam killed off my long great saphenous vein.
Does a deep vein valve reflux indicate there was a clot ? (2 answers)
I'm worried about DVT. I take bc pills and sit for long periods of time. I had pain in my knee and thigh so i had an ultrasound but it did not indicate thrombosis, however, it did indicate deep vein valve reflux in the femoral and superficial. Could this be from a clot?
Is there a chance I can still have babies with pelvic congestion? (2 answers)
Is there a chance I can still have babies with pelvic congestion?
Is it very common to keep getting yeast infections? (2 answers)
Does having pelvic congestion syndrome make someone more prone to getting yeast infections?
Have all three Cele's , enterocele , cystocele, rectocele (2 answers)
was 235 pounds so began exercising and over two months my pelvic area was being injured. It was a lot of tests. I have been bed ridden nearly a year. Can an injury cause PCS? I was told there is no cure. If my cele's are fixed will this fix my pcs.?
Can Pelvic Congestion Syndrome make women infertile? (2 answers)
I am really worried, can Pelvic Congestion Syndrome make women infertile? Are their infertility options for women with PCS?
Can Pelvic Congestion Syndrome cause hip pain and or nausea? (2 answers)
I have low and mid back pain along with nausea. Can this be attributed to Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?
What would be the best medicine to take, I am currently taking vicoprofen? (2 answers)
My doctor has suggested a total hysterectomy, is this the best treatment? I am very frustrated by the amount of pain that I 'm in and am willing to do anything to get out of this constant pain.
Will treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome help minimize future varicose veins in my legs? (2 answers)
Will treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome help minimize future varicose veins in my legs?
Might I have pelvic congestion syndrome and do I need an emergency check-up? (2 answers)
I am in a lot of pain and scared about a blood clot. Should I go get checked out at hospital? My pelvis, hip and back are hurting severely and it is making it hard to even stand, walk or get up. I am getting leg cramps at night that make my leg go straight out. I am scared. What should I do?
Who treats venous malformations and how are they treated in the labia area? (2 answers)
Can surgery be done to remove Pelvic Congestion Syndrome for good? I have a venous malformation in the labia. A sonographic imaging was done. There is a flow noted within this dilated vein which changes with respiratory. I was told the venous malformations will return if treated. Who treats this and what method is used?
Two weeks after I had and ovarian vein embolization the pain is worse. Is this normal? (2 answers)
My radiologist put coils on the main left ovarian vein. He said the procedure was a success and that was the only varicose vein. I felt great after the procedure but then two weeks later the pain is worse. Why do you think that is?
If you have already had the coil surgery done but had two more babies after, is there a chance that there are more veins? I have varicose veins now. (2 answers)
What causes Venous Malformation? (2 answers)
What causes a Venous Malformation (VM) to develop in the labia area at age 50? Do high or low levels of estrogen & progesterone cause the VM to get bigger? Will the VM shrink or get bigger during menopause? Can the VM be surgically removed forever?
I'm 20 weeks pregnant with #3 and wear a v2 supporter daily, but my symptoms are still worsening. What other compression devices are available? (2 answers)
The veins are continuing to worsen and spread down my inner thigh and throughout my pelvic, buttocks, and groin region. What type of supports are available to use now in addition to the v2 supporter? Are there compression shorts?
What do I do about recurrence after ovarian vein embolization? (2 answers)
Three years ago I had a renal venogram for Nutcracker (4.5mmhg, had planned to stent at 3, but flow looked good). I had ovarian vein embolization - 14mm/19 coils. LLQ pain unbearable again & ultrasound shows prom. venous collaterals l. adnexa. Now what?
Could my condition be a symptom of pelvic congestion syndrome? (2 answers)
I get a terrible pain in my upper right thigh, with swelling a week or so prior to my periods. I am 45 years old. Could this be a symptom of pelvic congestion syndrome?
Pregnancy after ovarian vein ligation? (2 answers)
I had an ovarian vein ligation several years ago. Would it be possible for me to conceive again, & safe to do so?
Can deep vein reflux get worse after saphenous vein ablation? (2 answers)
I have deep vein reflux (incompetent femoral, common femoral and poplitetal veins) with great saphenous vein reflux, I had saphenous vein radio frequency ablation and ambulatory phlebotomy on my right leg 3 months ago. Was it the wrong procedure?
Is it safe to have a C-section if you're diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome? (2 answers)
How will pelvic congestion syndrome affect my sex life? (2 answers)
I am 20 years old and recently married the love of my life (a deployed marine). I also learned that I have pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). How will this effect my sex life? Is sex just a bad idea with this condition? Is having a baby still an option for us? If so, how will PCS affect that?
Is embolization the only option to relieve pelvic congestion sydrome? (2 answers)
I have pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) and am concerned that the coils might migrate to other parts of my body after embolization. Is embolization my only option?
Is there a treatment for nerve damage after radiofrequency vein ablation? (2 answers)
I had this procedure done 3 weeks ago, and I'm in constant pain, with burning and numbness feelings. I have tried pain rx and anti-inflammatories. Is there any treatment for this post op complication?
Lower shin numbness and pain since having radiofrequency occlusion on Sept. 2nd. (2 answers)
I had this procedure on Sept 2 and have numbness with occasional pain in my lower shin. I do wear compression stockings. Is this normal?
Is exposure to the sun okay two weeks after laser light therapy? (2 answers)
Is sun exposure okay two weeks after laser light therapy?
Can I still use Veingogh or do I have to use Veinwave? (2 answers)
On 18th April 2011, RefineUSA LLC, the makers of VeinGogh, were issued with a warning letter from the FDA instructing them to cease the promotion and marketing of VeinGogh IMMEDIATELY. I was wondering if I can still use veingogh ? or do I have to use Veinwave?
Is pregnancy safe after pelvic congestion syndrome is treated? (2 answers)
I had embellisation of bith rt and lt ovarian arteries due to this an i still get pregnant? After embellisation can it still come back? Will it be okay to carry full term if pregnant?
Can a woman have pelvic congestion syndrome after a hysterectomy? (2 answers)
I have had a ct scan that showed I had PCS several years ago and have a hysterectony 3 years ago is it possible to have PCS after the hysterectomy? I am now starting with dull aching pain in the lower abdomen and upper legs.
Can Pelvic Congestion Syndrome occur in a woman's sixties long after a hysterectomy and endometriosis? (2 answers)
My symptoms are: feeling of heaviness in lower abdomen, aching pain across my bikini cut hysterectomy scar, aching in both groin areas, pain in lower left quadrant of abdomen, aching and pain level decrease with very little activity .
I have IBS-C with PCS what can I do to alleviate the discomfort? (2 answers)
I have severe IBS-C with PCS after having my son 9 years ago. I go to the gym almost daily. I need relief my abdomen is always swollen, what can I do to alleviate the pressure?
What is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? (2 answers)
How is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome related to varicose veins in the legs?
Can I have a baby after the treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrom? (2 answers)
Can I have a baby after the treatment?
Can Grapeseed Extract help with the symptoms of Pelvic Congestin Syndrome? (2 answers)
I was told that the herbal supplement Grapeseed Extract can help treat the symptoms of varicose veins. Is this true and is it safe to take?
Is it dangerous being 18 and just having been diagnosed with PCS? (2 answers)
I am 18, and was just diagnosed with PCS, am I facing seious health complications?
I was recently diagnosed with Pelvic Congestion, can I get pregnant right now or after a treatment? (2 answers)
I was recently diagnosed with Pelvic Congestion, can I get pregnant right now or after a treatment?
Is pelvic congestion syndrome the same as endometriosis? (2 answers)
They sound kind of the same.
Is Intense Pulse Light Therapy effective in people of color? (2 answers)
I've heard that IPL works by treating dark veins contrasting against lighter skin. Is this true? Does this make the treatment less effective in people with darker skin tones?
Can I get IPL near my eyes? (2 answers)
I have freckles near my eyelashes, if I wore good goggles could I get IPL there?
What other conditions can Intense Pulse Light Therapy treat? (2 answers)
I know IPL can treat small veins and broken blood vessels. I've also heard it can be helpful for a variety of other skin conditions, like acne scars and age spots. Is this true? What can IPL treat, and what are it's limitations?
Is Intense Pulse Light Therapy safer on the face than sclerotherapy? (2 answers)
I have some small spider veins on my nose and cheeks that I'd like to have treated. Is it safer to have IPL treatments than sclerotherapy on the face?
How does Intense Pulse Light Therapy treat veins? (2 answers)
How does light affect something biological like veins? How can it treat spider veins without breaking the skin?
Does it work on tiny spider veins on legs? (2 answers)
Is intense pulse light therapy successful for capillaries on the legs? I have quite a lot on the top of my legs that are too small for schelotherapy.
Does this procedure involve penetration of the skin? (2 answers)
I am a severe needle phobic. Does any part of this procedure involve penetration of the skin?
IPL laser - what keeps clot from embolizing? (2 answers)
With IPL laser it heats the small vericose vein and destroys the vein by clotting. What keeps that clot it made, from entering the blood stream and causing Embolism?
Can intense pulse light therapy treat light colored spider veins? (2 answers)
From what I understand, IPL works by targeting the dark veins against lighter skin. I have spider veins that are a light pink/red. Is the lack of contrast a concern?
Does Intense Pulse Light therapy work non-invasively to treat spider veins? (2 answers)
I’m extremely afraid of needles. I’ve heard that IPL and other treatments can be used non-invasively to treat spider veins. Is this true, and do these non-invasive (injection-free) treatments for spider veins actually work?
Diode or NdYag for EVLT (2 answers)
Which modality and in given modality, what frequency is superior for end result to a given patient in EVLT? Does the ownership of a particular machine influence opinion?
What is ELVeS PainLess Laser? (2 answers)
I heard that ELVeS has recently updated or added a new type of procedure. What is it, and how is it different from ELVeS?
Can ELVeS treat variocoele? (2 answers)
I have a variocoele and am looking for treatment, is endovenous treatment a good option?
Why am I bruising from my compression stockings? (2 answers)
I'm on Plavix for heart Issues but my vascular doctor prescribed compression hose for the pain, varicose veins, discoloration and swelling in my legs. Since wearing them I am bruising badly when taking them off. 26 bruises. Are they too tight or what's the problem?
Must I wear two compression stockings for unilateral edema? (2 answers)
I have unilateral edema. I am also diabetic. Must I wear two compression stockings? Also, if my edema is better after wearing the hose, may I skip wearing them till the edema returns?
How successful is the Endo Laser Vein System compared with other procedures? (2 answers)
For example, compared to sclerotherapy?
Can ELVeS prevent new varicose veins? (2 answers)
I’ve heard that ELVeS can prevent new varicose veins from occurring, and from recurring once a given area has been treated. Is this true, and if not, can any treatment prevent varicose veins?
Do compression stockings cause bruises on the mid-foot? (2 answers)
I am a 16 years old and have been put in compression stocking after a severe midfoot fracture I recived playing hockey. I have only been in it for two days and have started to get brusing on my midfoot where I fractured it. Is that normal?
Does Veinwave cause more tiny veins in the same area? (1 answer)
Does Veinwave cause more tiny veins in the same area? There's a group of them that I think popped up because the others were closed. The nurse told me it could take up to 6-8 weeks...I'm worried.
ELVeS to treat blue facial veins? (1 answer)
Hi, can you use the ELVeS laser system to treat blue facial veins around orbital area?
What is the cost, and how many treatments are needed? (1 answer)
I had schlerotherapy done and my veins have returned a year later so I am looking for new options. Also is light therapy permenant or will it eventually reappear as well?
How is Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL) different from photodynamic therapy? (1 answer)
They both use light to treat skin problems. Does IPL work better on veins? Why?
Is the Intense Pulse Light Therapy for veins the same as for skin? (1 answer)
Are the IPL machines used for age spots, skin unevennes, etc, the same as those used for spider veins? Is the treatment the same if a cosmetic dermatologist is doing it rather than having the treatment in a vein specialist's office?
Can Intense Pulse Light therapy be used on the nose? (1 answer)
I have small broken capillaries on my nose. Can IPL be used there or is there a risk of eye damage?
I had a vein procedure and its been a year of pain, is it possible I have Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? (1 answer)
I had PCO cauterization performed in July. Still have dull dragging pain and feel exhausted stomach bloats, bowel problems,bleeding and pain for 3/4 of each month also can see pulse on stomach when swollen. Surgeon mentioned veins were varicose?
When you have Pelvic Congestion Sydrome can you still have babies? (1 answer)
I have this syndrome and I am 19 years old. But now I'm afraid that I cannot have baby in the future.
Is pelvic congestion syndrome related to hemorrhoids? (1 answer)
I have had hemorrhoids for a number of years, and now am beginning to feel more pelvic pain than before. What is pelvic congestion syndrome and can hemorrhoids cause it?
How can you tell if you have Pelvic Congestion or Torn Labrum? (1 answer)
I have had one MRI showing a torn labrum, another showing no tear. The later showed a prominence of the deep pelvic veins. I have no abdominal pain or lower back pain. I have groin pain pronounced when dressing or lifting affected leg. Thoughts?
Is pelvic congestion syndrome possible in younger women? (1 answer)
I am in my early 20s and I have pelvic pain. What are the symptoms of PCS and is it common in someone so young?
Do the marks made by Laser Light Therapy disappear? (1 answer)
I had my spider viens lasered, and yet I still have noticable brown marks on several areas still after 8 weeks. Please tell me that this is not permanent! These were the specific veins that prompted me to consider treatment in first place.
Internal hemoroids, and am in need of blood tranfusion every 4-6 months. (1 answer)
I'm scared of surgery, and have been to 2 doctors which one recommended surgical removal and the other one banding. Is there any medication that can help?
what will be the cost of laser therapy application on face for hyperpigmentation and will it have any kind of side effects? (1 answer)
what will be the cost of laser therapy application on face for hyperpigmentation and will it have any kind of side effects?
Are there any possible side effects with laser light therapy? (1 answer)
Are there any possible side effects with laser light therapy?
Does IPL for men remove facial hair? (1 answer)
If a man is being treated with IPL for rosacea will it also remove his facial hair? He is clean shaven but does not want his beard gone.
Is it normal to feel pain after being treated by radio frequency 10 days ago? (1 answer)
I was treated by radio frequency to burn a tumor in my right foot from 10 days ago and now I feel pain like burning in my heel. Is that normal and when should this pain subside? Note that from the date of treatment I am still on bed rest and haven't put my leg on the floor.
How soon after radiofrequency occlusion should I see results? (1 answer)
When should I start seeing the results after the Radiofrequency Occlusion procedure is performed? When should I start to see my lower legs clearing of the dark marks?
Is RFA recommended for AVM? (1 answer)
My 15 year old has an AVM that the doctors want to do an RFA on. Will this burn the nerves and seal it? Is this a common procedure for this condition? It is deep in his thigh and they said they would have to dig if they do this surgically.
I had radiofrequency and laser ablations on my left leg. Now, after the last procedure my left arm feels heavy and tired. Why could this be? (1 answer)
child with PCS (1 answer)
my daughter is 9 years old and diagnosed with Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. How is this treated in such a young girl?
Varicose veins in the buttocks (1 answer)
I am 60 years of age and have had prominent veins in the buttocks for some years but they are just beginning to trouble me. I've had a pelvic ultrasound scan which showed that I also have prominent veins in the uterus and small fibroids.
Is bloating common with PCS? (1 answer)
I get a lot bloating, pressure in abdomen, sometimes GI upset, and a lot of pain with my period. Is bloating common?
Varicosities on the uterus (1 answer)
I had a ceasarian section to deliver my second baby last 0ct 2006; my doctor said they found varicosities on my uterus..is it dangerous for me to get pregnant and have another cs delivery at this time? We wish to have one more baby. I'm already 43 yrs.
does this condition progessively get worse? and is there a relation to an enlarged urterus with this diagnosis? (1 answer)
I recently had a ct scan that reveled that I may have pelvic congestion syndrome. The doctor is vague about how this should be treated.
I still have pain after I had a historcotmy? What can still be the problem? (1 answer)
After sex it hurts, but if I don't have sex I'm ok, and when I ovulate it hurts. I don't have a uterus or cervix, can you help me understand why I'm still having this problem, and is there a cure?
Are there risks for a 22 year old female with 1 child to get pregnant while having pelviccongestion syndrome? (1 answer)
Can Pevlic Congestion Syndrome effect my blood pressure? (1 answer)
I was diagnosed years ago. I have very large viens. Can it effect my heart and blood pressure?
What happens if I don't treat Pelvic Congestion syndrome and just live with the problem? (1 answer)
Just diagnosed with the syndrome, I'm 40 years old and really don't want to take medications, radiation or surgery.
Is it better to have an embolization before or after pregnancy? (1 answer)
My doctor says that I can either get an embolization or a hysterectomy, but they would leave in my ovaries. He says I need to decide if I want more kids even if I go with embolization because I should do it after pregnancy. Is this correct?
How likely is it for a blood clot to form if you have pelvic congestion syndrome? (1 answer)
I am going to see an interventional radiologist to talk about embolization, but I wonder how likely it is for a blood clot to form if you have PCS (pelvic congestion syndrome).
I have all the symptoms of PCS, can I become pregnant if I have an embolization? (1 answer)
I haven't become pregnant yet, but have been trying. My periods are never regular and I suffer from pain when I walk, drive, pass wind, laugh or do just about anything. I have all the symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome. After an embolization, can I become pregnant if I haven't already?
Will pelvic congestion syndrome go away when I begin menopause? (1 answer)
What would be the best treatment for pelvic congestion, considering that I've had a complete hysterectomy? (1 answer)
I was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome in 2007. After having a total hysterectomy, I got a second opinion and found out I still have a working ovary, though my med reports say they where both removed. Which treatment should I get for pelvic congestion disorder? I need to get it treated some days I can't function.
What are the typical symptoms of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? (1 answer)
I have pelvic congestion syndrome. Is discharge one of the symptoms? What are the typical symptoms of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome apart from pain?
Is hysterectomy after vein embolization with coils possible? (1 answer)
I am 31-years-old and have to have a complete hysterectomy. I had a vein embolization for PCS in which platinum coils were placed on the left side. My surgeon said that he may not be able to do it laproscopically due to the metal. Is this true?
Is is it safe to get pregnant after an ovarian embolization? (1 answer)
I have left ovarian vein reflux and right sided vulvular varices. It was suggested that I have an ovarian vein embolization. Is it safe to get pregnant aftwards or will my condition worsen. Or should I wait to have the procedure until after my pregnancy?
What are the effects of PCS on a baby during pregnancy? (1 answer)
I am pregnant with my 3rd child and the pain is very severe when laying on my left side. The doctors say laying your left side is best for baby. Is this loss of blood flow hurting the baby?
After pregnancy do most women keep varicose veins in the pelvis? (1 answer)
Do most women with varicose veins in the pelvis, PCS, keep them after pregnancy?
Prevent or lessen pain for PCS? (1 answer)
Good day! Is there any methods to lessen or prevent pain caused by PCS? Thank you.
Can the veins get bigger with Pelvic Ultrasound (1 answer)
My veins are 11mm. This was diagnosed from a pelvic u/s . Can the veins get bigger?
Can May-Thurner Syndrome cause migraines? (1 answer)
Can May-Thurner Syndrome cause migraines?
Can I try pilates and/or yoga if I have PCS? (1 answer)
I'm in constant pain (mostly on my left side), and I also have an ovarian tumor that will be removed in a month by a gynecologist. Will yoga or Pilates help?
Can PCS cause abdominal bloating and/or palpatations? (1 answer)
Can PCS have symptoms like abdominal bloating or palpitations?
Diagnosed with PCS 30 years ago. Is it possible to shave symptoms at my age? (1 answer)
I am 60 and was diagnosed with pcs when I was about 30. I still have symptoms, is that possible at my age?
Pelvic pain 11 months after giving birth. (1 answer)
I had my baby 11 months ago and I'm still in pain. I think it's pelvic congestion syndrome. I want to get better but I don't know what to do. What are some steps I can take to improve?
What treatments are available for pelvic congestion syndrome? (1 answer)
I was wondering what treatments were available for PCS. Pros? Cons?
Does pain need to be constant for pelvic congestion syndrome? (1 answer)
Is it consistant with this diagnosis that vaginal pain varies and that concurrent lumps and wrinkles which are painful, can be decreased by finger pressure? Thank you so much for your attention and answer to my aquestion.
Can PCS cause lower back and pelvic pain after urinating and bowel movement? (1 answer)
I do not have a bladder infection but I have the same pain in the back that is in the pelvic region. I have not been formally diagnosed with PCS, but my symptoms suggest it. Should I have my regular doctor schedule an unltrasound to confirm it?
I am having surgery on Thursday oct 13, 2011 will I still be able to have kids after? (1 answer)
I am trying to get pregnant but I have to have this surgery cause I am always in so much pain and I am tired of being on drugs. The doctor that is doing my surgery can't tell me if I will or won't be able to have kids after. Does anyone have any info?
I had foam sclerotherapy and the foam has partially occluded my previously healthy great saphenous vein. (1 answer)
My great saphenous vein which was healthy has become occluded in small segments running down from my groin after having foam. What should I do? Will it start to reflux and cause problems in the coming months? How did this happen and is it common?
What is decreased vascularity due to sclerotherapy? (1 answer)
What is decreased vascularity due to sclerotherapy?
I have developed livedo reticularis after having foam sclerotherapy. Is this a normal reaction? (1 answer)
Should livedo reticularis be indicative of a a condition called Lupus or is it common after sclerotherapy as the blood is re-routing?
I have developed phlebitis in my great saphenous vein in my calf after foam slcerotherapy. This vein was healthy before and had competent valves. (1 answer)
I have developed phlebitis in my great saphenous vein in my calf after foam slcerotherapy. This vein was healthy before and had competent valves.
My leg and ankle ache continually and I have large flaccid ugly damaged veins in this area. Can I have these veins treated/corrected once the phlebitis settles. How long before I can have safe treatment to eradicate these aching bulbous veins?
I was wondering how long it takes for 'skin lightening' to go away post sclerotherapy? (1 answer)
I was wondering how long it takes for 'skin lightening' to go away post sclerotherapy? Thanks so much!
I went to the hospital for a sezier, and got iv treatment 8 days ago. Now my vein is a little swollen and hard. What's wrong? (1 answer)
I went to the hospital for a sezier and got iv treatment. Now my vein is a little swollen and a hard. It's been 8 days. What's wrong?
How soon after veinwave can I have laser procedures done? (1 answer)
I'm looking to start a session of non-ablative laser treatments. I had veinwave done two weeks ago. How long should I wait if any? Thanks..
Broken vein under the eye causing bagging (1 answer)
I have broken veins in the under-eye area, and I think it is the cause of bagging under the eye. Would it be possible to remove?
I had laser surgery one month ago at a plastic surgeon's office for treatment of spider veins and rosacea. (1 answer)
I still have red marks from the blisters, and the veins seem exactly the same. I go back to him next week. Does this sound normal? Should I have him laser again? Is Veinwave therapy an option?
No compression hose after small microphlebectomy (1 answer)
I have 2 small reticular veins that are varicose. My doctor is going to do a Microphlebectomy. He said due to the size it won't even be necessary to wear compression hose after. He also stated there is no chance of DVT. Does this sound accurate?
Can veinwave cause hyperpigmentation? (1 answer)
I have hyperpigmentation after veinwave, and I've used fadeout creams but seen no improvement. Is this common? What can be done to improve the hyperpigmentation?
Is Veinwave as safe as other spider vein treatments? (1 answer)
How does it compare to sclerotherapy in terms of efficacy and safety?
Is it normal for skin to get crusty after VeinWave treatment? (1 answer)
I had VeinWave two days ago and now my skin is crusty and flaking around the treatment area. Should I be concerned?
Does this procedure require an MD or can an aesthetician or cosmetologist be trained in this procedure? (1 answer)
Are there regional issues. Can this procedure be done by an aesthetician is some states rather than others, for instance?
Does this procedure require an MD or can an aesthetician or cosmetologist be trained in this veinwave procedure? (1 answer)
Can this procedure be done by other than an MD, such as an aesthetician or a cosmetologist in some states rather than other states?
Is VeinWave FDA approved? (1 answer)
Is it safe to use in the U.S.?
Can VeinWave treat Rosacea? (1 answer)
I have moderate Rosacea and have heard that VeinWave can help with this.
Is Veinwave a good options for fair skinned people? (1 answer)
I have tried Sclerotherapy and have been told laser will not work because of possible darkening of skin. Is the veinwave a good alternative?
Can Veinwave treat spider veins in the penis? (1 answer)
I have some spider "purple" little veins in the penis can those veins be treated with veinwave or other treatments?
Can Veinwave treat veins of all sizes? (1 answer)
Is there a limit to the size of vein that Veinwave can treat?
Will Veinwave treat varicose veins? (1 answer)
Is this possible?
Is Veinwave safe for under eye procedures? (1 answer)
I have a small blue vein under my eye. It is becoming more noticeable. Can the Veinwave be used safely to remove this vein?
Do the scars from Veinwave eventually fade? (1 answer)
I had veinwave treatment for spider veins on my face 2 months ago but my face is worse after the treatment. It looks scarred. Will this go away?
Why are pregnant women not good candidates for the Veinwave procedure? (1 answer)
Why are pregnant women not good candidates for the Veinwave procedure?
I was expecting quick results, but have red dots on my cheeks (1 answer)
I got the vein wave done 4 days ago. I was under the impression that I would see instant results. Instead, I have red dots on my cheeks, which does not look good causing me to have to wear makeup to cover it. Even when I got a facial it left redness and took a while to go away. Will this dissipate as well?My skin is Irish and very fair. I was hopeing for quick and nice results.
How long for mosquito like marks to go away? (1 answer)
I have mosquito like marks where, I guess, the machine did the capillary-veins. When will these go away so I don't have to put make-up on? It has been 5 days..
Expecting quicker results, when will the redness go away? (1 answer)
I still have redness after 5 days of having veinwave. When will I see the redness go away? It looks better but I was expecting better results faster.
I have a hard red knot in my leg 4 days after the Veinwave procedure, what should I do? (1 answer)
Unusual vein at mouth? (1 answer)
A vein showed up from the crease of my mouth and it goes to my chin. Today I noticed it goes down on my neck and makes a you turn and comes back up. Was wondering what this is and I'll be 34 next month. I'm worried about this just showing up
Pain and bump after ambulatory phlebectomy with ligation. Any Ideas? (1 answer)
I had ambulatory phlebectomy with ligation 6 weeks ago and my leg still has shooting pains at times and I've got this painful bump on my inner thigh that won't go away. Sometimes the swelling (maybe a vein) spreads up the thigh (painful). Any ideas?
Healing time after having an ambulatory phlebectomy? (1 answer)
I had ambulatory phlebectomy performed on my leg two weeks ago. How long will it take for the incisions to heal? Right now the incisions look like little red scabs.
Bug bite looking marks around incisions after an ambulatory phlebectomy. (1 answer)
After an ambulatory phlebectomy there are red marks that look like bug bites from where the tiny incisions were made. How long does it take for these red marks to heal and not be so noticeable?
Is it better to have an Ambulatory Phlebectomy before or after pregnancy? (1 answer)
Is it best to wait to have an Ambulatory Phlebectomy until one is done having children or is it better to remove the weak veins in advance of the vascular burden of pregnancy?
Is there any harm becoming pregnant after an Ambulatory Phlebectomy procedure? How long do you need to wait? (1 answer)
I have varicose veins and will be getting the ambulatory phlebectomy surgery. I do get varicose veins from pregnancy. Can I still become pregnant after this procedure? How long do I have to wait to do so?
Sore swelling in thigh 6 days after Ambulatory Phleboctomy (1 answer)
It has been 6 days after my procedure..each day I noticed a sore area in my inner thigh...today I felt what seems to be a large lump 3- 4 inches long, two inches wide that is solid...any ideas? Should I go to Doctor?
Is it safe to have the EVLT procedure if you have severe PAD? (1 answer)
Is it safe to have the EVLT procedure if you have severe PAD, and what would the danger be?
I have experienced some effects after vein stripping surgery, is this normal? (1 answer)
I had veins in both of my legs stripped from the groin down to the calf. The left leg is worse than the right. Three weeks after surgery, I've lost nearly 5 kg, have little to no appetite, feel nauseous when standing or walking, and still have pain in the left leg. Is this normal?
Can my leg veins be treated with a laser or is vein stripping the only way? (1 answer)
My great saphenous valve was diagnosed as insufficient, and as a result I have visible varicose veins from the knee and up. Can this issue be treated with laser or is vein stripping the only way? Thank you in advance.
How many times can you repeat vein surgery on the same leg? (1 answer)
I had a vein stripped in April of 2012. Following the procedure, I continued to have major pain. An ultrasound found that another vein has varicosed in the same area (behind my knee). I was told that it has refluxed. How many times can you have the same leg worked on?
Had EVL ablation of saphenous vein 6 weeks ago. Still have pain and cramping in calf. Normal? (1 answer)
6 weeks after EVL ablation of saphenous vein I still have pain and cramping in calf and soreness near my groin. All of this comes and goes. There's no general swelling. Usually feels better if I'm moving. Do I need to worry.? I see my doctor in a couple of weeks.
Will EVLT help with leg swelling? (1 answer)
Other than some bulging and pain, my main problem regarding my veins is my feet and ankle swelling. I have been diagnosed with veinous insufficiency. Will EVLT help the swelling?
Will self tanning cream help blend scars from ambulatory phlebectomy? (1 answer)
I had an ambulatory phlebectomy performed on on leg in May 2011, and the other leg in October 2011. I have tiny scars from the incisions. Will self-tanning cream darken these scars, or will it help blend them in to the rest of my leg?
Should my foot swell after ambulatory phlebectomy? I've worn a compression bandage for 48-52 hours and drove for first time today. (1 answer)
I had rested and walked intermittently for first 48 hours. Today is first day I've noticed swollen foot & aching leg. Wondering if too much activity, tight bandage, or complication? I also feel throbbing behind my knee where procedure took place.
Reduce scarring (1 answer)
Is there a cream or something that can help minimize the appearance of the scarring left from an ambulatory phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Micro Phlebectomy (1 answer)
Are they the same procedure... Is Ambulatory being for bigger veins and micro for smaller? I am confused...
I had the vein stripping procedure 3 weeks ago and the incision on my ankle still really hurts. (1 answer)
I had the vein stripping procedure 3 weeks ago and the incision on my ankle still really hurts. I feel like my bone was cut, is this a normal feeling?
Vein ligation after having a baby? (1 answer)
How long do you have to wait to do a vein ligation after having a baby?
When do legs start to look normal after vein stripping? (1 answer)
I've had a vein stripping surgery at both legs one and a half months ago. There is like a dip or a hollow all along the leg (in the place of the vein that was removed). When will this go away? When will the scars become less visible? (They are red now.)
What are stents and when are they used in the legs? (1 answer)
Stenting is a relatively new topic for me. Can you please inform me about the process? Can stents be dangerous or lead to death?
Is a bluging vein and severe pressure normal after my EVLT with microphlebectomy yesterday? (1 answer)
I had my procedure yesterday and felt severe pressure off and on when standing yesterday and took the bandages off today. I noticed one large vein that still seems to bulge in the back of my knee. I had 25 microphlebectomy incisions. Is this normal?
Will having this procedure affect athletic performance? (1 answer)
I am a few weeks from possibly having EVLA on my leg and am panicking as I am a competitive runner and fitness enthusiast. I have read a lot of different opinios about exercise post-treatment and am concerned about my future with running afterwards.
Microphlebectomy or EVLT with Sclerotherapy? (1 answer)
1 year ago I saw a doctor who said I needed a microphlebectomy for the varicose veins on my right calf. I never did it as I was worried about recuperation. I recently went to a new doctor who said I need evlt and Sclerotherapy. Which is better? I'm 34 and healthy
Radiowave ablation resulted in cooking blood and now have vein open with one big clot. Doctor says it may be absorbed by the body and vein will open. (1 answer)
Radiowave ablation resulted in cooking the blood in the vein to form one big clot that is holding the saphanous vein open. It is stopping the blood from going backwards, but doctor said my body may absorb the clot and the vein will be opened.
I am 43 female I have had surgical treaments however my left leg still hurts all the time what can I do? (1 answer)
I Have had stripping, ligation, injections.I am a normal weight try to be active although with exercise of any kind my leg hurts after. I don't have all the bulging of the veins but with standing my leg goes darker and my foot swells and ankle.
Should I treat my hormonal imbalance before my veins? (1 answer)
I am only 23. My veins started when I took the estrogen pill for my hormonal imbalance. I stopped the pill and performed EVLT on one leg. However, I still suffer from hormonal imbalance. Should I treat my hormones first before my veins? Thank you!
Very odd pain after excercising (1 answer)
Had evlt 2 wks ago. I started my normal workout routine 7 dys ago. Id been feeling great with Arnica Cream, then 2 days ago while exercising I got a bad pulling pain & big knot.My doc says go to primary doc? Why, when it's right on the vein? Im scared
Why is leg (upper thigh) still numb after ELVT procedure? Are the compression stocking not fitting well to blame? (1 answer)
Had ELVT procedure today, doctor informed that anesthesia will go away within 1-2 hours, it is almost 6 hours later and upper leg still numb, it the compression hose causing this because it doesn't fit right? Or is it something else?
Is EVLT worth doing? (1 answer)
I had an ultrasound and have varicose veins in 3 areas on my legs. Most are hidden, only one vein is bulging. What am I risking by NOT having EVLT done? I'm worried about EVLT's side effects, e.g., blood clots. Is it safer to leave my veins alone?
Effectiveness of Asclera vs saline injections? (1 answer)
Does Asclera work better than saline injections? I had saline injections 6 weeks ago and there was no improvement in my spider veins. The Dr. suggested using Asclera.
What may be causing bruises appearing on my knee, thigh and ankle three weeks post-arthroscopic knee surgery? (1 answer)
I had arthroscopic knee surgery three weeks ago. Two weeks post-surgery, a large bruise appeared on my knee. Bruises have continued to appear all over my leg from top to bottom. I have no fever. Could this be phlebitis?
How long do Asclera results last? (1 answer)
I have spider veins on both of my ankles and feet. The veins are 1mm in diameter. I've tried other types of solutions to get rid of them but thus far I have not had the results I wanted or needed. Would Asclera work? If so, for how long?
I have a numbness and tingling feeling in my foot. (0 answers)
last year on 6/29/2010 I fractured my ankle.It is may 2011 and I have a bad numbness and tingling feeling in my foot and toes. I didn't get my ankle operated on. What could this be?
Knee pain/complex regional pain disorder (0 answers)
8 yrs ago I fell on my knee, which had recovered from 2 orthoscopic surgeries. I have had abcess-like pain ever since. 3 spinal blocks have failed, and the doctor wants to do a nerve ablation through my knee? I cannot find any info, how successful is this?
Safety for spider vein therapy for my condition? (0 answers)
I am getting ready to make an appointment for spider vein treatment on my feet and thighs.
I was diagnosed with connective tissue disease in 1997. I have had sclerotherapy done in 1993 and I know for sure I had this condition at that time.
Will Asclera work on a hemangiona on the lower lip? (0 answers)
Will Asclera work on a hemangiona on the lower lip?
Is asclera appropriate treatment for spider veins on my face? (0 answers)
I have one small "cluster" on my face, and would like it to disappear. What is the best treatment for this? Would laser spider-vein therapy work better?
Asclera & PAD (0 answers)
Any problems with Asclera injections if a patient has PAD?
I was given Asclera while breastfeeding. Should I be concerned? (0 answers)
I found out today, that I was given Asclera at my last two sclerotherapy sessions inadvertently. I am a nursing mother and was to be given saline only. As I had no idea, I nursed my baby afterwards. Should I be concerned? Do I have any recourse?
How does Asclera compare to typical Sclerotherapy ingredients? (0 answers)
How does Asclera perform compared to other sclerants?
Is it possible to use Asclera in other parts of the body? (0 answers)
Is it possible to use Asclera to treat purple, small, spider veins (1ml - 3ml) in the penis?
Swollen ankle before EVLT procedure, will it go away? (0 answers)
My ankle was swollen for quite some time before I had the EVLT procedure a few days ago. My doctor said he thought it was swollen due to the incompetence of my saphenous vein. If that's true, how long should it take for the ankle swelling to go down?
Will bruised veins in inner thigh stay this way or will they heal over time? (0 answers)
I think I bruised my viens by going horseback riding. I want to know if my viens are going to remain looking like what they look now.
Ulcers and lasers (0 answers)
What is the best method for treating perforators in an ulcer bed?
Ablation of the saphenous nerve (0 answers)
I've had 20 knee surgeries including a total knee replacement. My pain level has never subsided and my Dr. now wants to do an Ablation of the saphenous nerve. Have you heard of this as a way to relieve medial knee joint pain? Thanks, Jeff Jensen
Wound care advice for leaking fluids... (0 answers)
I have an infection in my knee and am taking antibotics. It's leaking fluid..what can I do to avoid ruining my clothes and furniture ?
Sciatic Nerve flairing up when I run (0 answers)
I am running the Boston Marathon next week and I am concerned about my sciatic nerve that usually flairs up after mile 17. What can I do to help me with the race?
How is the Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis procedure performed? (0 answers)
What is the efficacy of Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis ? How long does the procedure take?
What kind of professional is qualified to perform pharmacomechanical thrombolysis? (0 answers)
What kind of credentials should I look for?
Is the vein already damaged? (0 answers)
After the procedure, will the vein return to normal or is the vein damaged? Will post-thrombotic syndrome still occur in that leg? (edema, stasis, more clots?)
What is the optimal time to perform pharmacomechanical thrmobolysis? (0 answers)
What is the optimal time to perform this procedure after the onset of a DVT? Will it be helpful after the time window has passed?
Benefits and risks of pharmacomechanical thrombolysis? (0 answers)
Do the benefits of pharmacomechanical thrombolysis outweigh the risks?
Risks of an original DVT (0 answers)
What are the chances of the original clot breaking off and causing damage in another part of the body?
What is the best form of exercise to reduce Venous Insufficiency and are there exercisizes that can cause further venous insufficiency? (0 answers)
What is the best form of exercise to help reduce venous insufficiency? Are there exercises to avoid that can promote progression of venous insufficiency?
Can you naturally get varicose veins to go away? (0 answers)
Can you naturally get varicose veins to go away?
I have spider veins that hurt. (0 answers)
I have spider veins on my legs and they really hurt to the touch. Can that be dangerous to my health?
Does VeinityRX work on spider and varicose veins? (0 answers)
Does VeinityRX work on spider and varicose veins?
I'm 16 and I'm developing varicose veins. Is this normal? (0 answers)
I'm 16 and I'm developing varicose veins. Is this normal?
Cosmetic home treatments? (0 answers)
Is there any product on the market or recommendation regarding temporary cosmetic coverage (e.g., cosmetic makeup, lotions, etc.)or some type of home treatment that will temporarily cover up spider veins?
Are burning, numbness, and redness symptoms of lipodermatosclerosis? (0 answers)
I have burning and numbness in my right hand. The left is just starting. When I put my hand below my heart, it immediately turns red. I had a biopsy on my leg, and the diagnosis was lipodermatosclerosis. The pain is unbearable. Are they related?
What are necessary steps to get rid of varicose veins? (0 answers)
I have varicose veins in my calves and would like to get rid of them but I don't know where to start. So what can I do about them? How do I know if I need surgery, are they dangerous?
Can varicose veins go away on their own? (0 answers)
I still think that home treatments are still too expensive. Can varicose veins go away in any other cheaper method?
Have spider veins in my leg, but not painful, should I be concerned? (0 answers)
Reticular veins (0 answers)
I have reticular veins popping up all over my legs as I get older...am I at increased risk of DVT when flying? Do reticular veins "need" to be fixed? Can some get big enought to bulge when pressure is put on leg or is this a "vericose vein"?
Is pain with superficial venous thrombosis normal? (0 answers)
I just had an ultrasound done and the results were superficial thrombosis. They gave me loveknox, which really helped. All the red is gone, but now my leg is hurting badly in my groan area. Can this be from the ultrasound from them pushing on my veins?
What is a low cost approach to spider veins? (0 answers)
I'd like a low cost approach to dissolving spider veins. I've seen too physicians and their cost are quite different. I'd like to have the procedure this fall and one leg at a time.
What is the best treatment for varicose veins and venous ulcer? (0 answers)
I am 20 and have varicose veins and also venous ulcer in its last or highest stage. Is it treatable? I have had three varicose vein surgeries, but there seems to be no improvement/effect. I am in great pain. What should be my next step or treatment?
Why would a superficial clot dissolve, but not a deep vein clot? (0 answers)
I have a deep vein clot and a superficial clot. The superficial clot is almost completely gone. I had another ultrasound at 6 months, and the doctor said nothing is dissolving with the deep vein. Why wouldn't the deep vein not dissolve?
Can varicose veins twitch or pulsate? (0 answers)
I sometimes get vibrating or twitching sensations in my leg near where I have some varicose veins. Could this pulsating feeling be caused by the veins? Is it possible for veins to actually twitch?
Can excessive touching make varicose veins worse? (0 answers)
I have an anxiety disorder and as a result, I've been excessively touching the varicose veins in my legs. Medically speaking, can doing this make my varicose veins worse?
Is horse chestnut an effective Natural Varicose Vein remedy? (0 answers)
I heard it works to relieve the pain.
Do I need surgery for veins starting to appear near knee? (0 answers)
i am 51, very active female, and just starting to get veins on my legs near the knee. Do I need surgery?
What causes frequent superificial blood clots? (0 answers)
My husband has had at least 6 superficial blood clots in the last 3 months. What could be causing these so often? Is there a deeper problem? He has been evaluated at the ER for this and they confirmed they are superficial. We are waiting for insurance to kick in next month, but thought I would see if I could get anymore info beforehand.
Will my veins disappear completely after having the EVLT procedure? (0 answers)
Can they return over time?
Is it safe for obese individuals to undergo EVLT? (0 answers)
I am clinically obese but have no other major health problems, other than painful varicose veins. Would I be an acceptable candidate for EVLT or other procedures?
How much recovery time do I need after EVLT? (0 answers)
How much time should I expect to take off work?
If my father died as result of pulmonary embolism, that means I have an increased risk of thrombosis after EVLT? (0 answers)
If my father died as result of a pulmonary embolism, that means I have an increased risk of thrombosis after EVLT?
Is it okay to take contraceptive pills after EVLT? (0 answers)
Is this allowed?
Will lifting weights contribute to the large veins returning after EVLT? (0 answers)
I had EVLT and Sclerotherapy on the lower leg area. Will lifting weights for the upper body promote the return of the large visible veins?
Will vein ablation in the upper leg treat bulging veins in my calves? (0 answers)
My bulging veins are only in my calves and I understand that the treatment is above the knee only. Realistically will the bulging veins go away after the treatment?
Is it safe to resume weight lifting after EVLT? (0 answers)
Is it ok to resume weight lifting after EVLT. Will weight lifting or any other intense activities contribute to varicose veins
I'm in a lot of pain after a failed EVLT attempt, what should I do? (0 answers)
It's been 5 days since an attempted EVLT on my R leg. Dr. spent 1+ hrs trying to thread the initial wire thru the vein but was unsuccessful - it was very painful.Now my leg is really sore and hard to move. Dr seems unconcerned. What do I do?
Can you explain what it means when I'm told the arteries in my legs need work? (0 answers)
My veins seem to be in good shape, but I am told my arteries may need work. Can you provide an explanation of the meaning of "arterial work" on my leg arterial systems?
Is continued pain four months after vein ligation leg stripping normal? (0 answers)
Four months ago I had vein stripping and ligation on vein behind knee, and EVLT on other leg. After surgery, I have been wearing compression stockings during the day, but I remove them at night. When I awake, my ankles in both legs are swollen. Also, I continue to have a lot of pain behind the stripped knee. Is this normal?
Can a purple-blue vein near eye safely be removed? (0 answers)
I have a large purple-blue vein near my left eye that puffs out. I am wondering if there is any way to safely remove it without hurting my eye?
Treatment For DVT (0 answers)
A friend of mine is suffering from DVT as a hereditary problem below knee, and has been taking medication. But, it only reduses the problem. How can the disease be permanently cured?
Residual varicose veins after Phlebectomy (0 answers)
I recently had A Phlebectomy on my right leg. I had many varicose veins. I unwrapped it for the first time today, and a large varicose vein remains over my knee and another on my calf. Can this be taken care of when I schedule surgery on the other leg?
Is it normal for my the leg that I am wearing the compression stocking on to feel cold? (0 answers)
I had a varicose vein removed yesterday, and was told to wear the compression stockings during the day for the next three days. I put them on for the first time this morning and I keep feeling a cool sensation in my leg. Is this normal?
Is it dangerous for someone to have Endovenous Ablation if they have lymphedema? (0 answers)
I have enlarged greater saphenous veins in both legs.EVLT was treated on the left and made no changes in swelling. I was then told it is lymphedema; however, they want to do the EVLT in my right leg. Is this dangerous?
Post EVLT stockingstoo loose and too tight (0 answers)
I had EVLT last week. The first 7 days, I wore older stockings that were too loose. Will that be an issue? I felt compresion but not a lot. Now I have new stockings that are nice and tight, but the top feels as if there is a rubberband around my thigh. Advice?
I have CCSVI, would a stent or taking other veins to create new jugular veins work? (0 answers)
I have chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and am wondering if it is recommended to stent or even take other veins to create new jugular veins when they get smaller again after a lot of angioplasty procedures.
How long does a Stent last? (0 answers)
How often will I have to replace my stent?
Why do I still have pain when I walk? (0 answers)
I have stents in both legs and I still cannot walk without extreme pain. The pain subsides when I lay down. I have had this pain for 5 years now and have also had a toe amputated due to plaque break off.
Is it recommended to wear compressions while working out? (0 answers)
I had an EVLT and have been given the OK to go back to the gym. Is it recommended to wear compression stockings wile working out?
What type of laser is used on varicose/spider veins, and why does the type matter? (0 answers)
I've heard of 810nm and 910nm lasers being used, but what are the others? What does the actual wavelength have to do with the procedure and how does it affect the vein as it increases or decreases?
Post - EVLT 14 days (0 answers)
Hi. I had a EVLT done 14 days ago by a reputable doctor that has performed hundreds of EVLT's. When I'm standing, it hurts/itches/burns/pulls along the GSV worse than it did before I had the procedure done. Will this pain eventually go away?
Thermal damage post EVLT, 2 1/2 yrs ago. (0 answers)
Dr. had trouble starting temecent/saline line at the beginning of the treatment. Resulting in thermal damage. What, if any, therapy or treatment may help?
Pins and Needles - Pain after EVLT (0 answers)
so 2 months after a gr.saph. evlt, I get pain which feels like pins and needles around my foot, as well as pain on the sole of my foot when pressing down. Whereas before I never had any of these, just swelling of gr.saph. vein which was ok if I used stockings. Any clue on what is wrong? Did they mess up?
Should the GSV be completely closed one week post EVLT or should it take longer? (0 answers)
I recently had EVLT and when I went for my 5 day post ultrasound it still showed flow bilaterally in the GSV. Was just curious if it was suppose to immediately close or it should be closed after 3 weeks of wearing the compression hose.
I had EVLT on each leg and my ankle is swelling. (0 answers)
I had EVLT on the GSV and LSV in each leg. I have pitting edema in my ankles and feet- I'm 3 months post procedures, and never had any swelling before procedures. I was told I needed this EVLT before I could get my spider veins fixed. Very disappointed.
Can EVLT be done if you have vascular & arterial disease? (0 answers)
Can the EVLT proceedure be done if a person has vascular & arterial disease? I am 71, not overweight, no diabetes, and very active.
Why would this bulging vein STILL be visible ? (0 answers)
After having the EVLT procedure 14 days ago and wearing the prescribed compression stocking for 10 days as instructed I now see that the varicose vein has not entirely 'vanished'. Does this take time for the vein to completely "die off"? Confused.
Sharp pain along vein path. (0 answers)
I had an EVLT procedure 16 days ago & the last 2 days I have a sharp, intermittent pain goes from the insertion site to groin area along the vein path. It only happens when I'm not wearing the compression hose. Last US showed no clots. Any ideas?
Intense pain righr after EVLT. (0 answers)
I had evlt earlier today and I'm now experiencing pretty intense pain on my inner thigh to the point where I am limping and close to tears. This is coming from someone who has had past instances of stitches, broken bones,and invasive surgery. Is this pain normal?
Is it safe to get pregnant after the greater saphenous vein has been closed with the laser? (0 answers)
Is it safe to get pregnant after the greater saphenous vein has been closed with the laser? I am concerned about DVT and PE during pregnancy. Am I at higher risk of DVT and PE because the valves in my greater saphenous vein weren't working prop?
Is it common to be refered for a phlebectomy prior to a total knee replacement? (0 answers)
I was surprised when my orthopedic surgeon recommended the removal of a varicose vein (back of leg) before doing a total knee replacement. He was concerned about it rupturing with the tourniquet. My vascular surgeon seemed surprised. Is this common?
I have a reticular vein behind my knee (0 answers)
I had VNUS closure procedure done 5 months ago. Is there still a chance this "feeder vein" will diminish more, or should I have it treated with an Ambulatory Phelbectomy?
I have a hard red knot after veinwave treatment. (0 answers)
I had veinwave 4 days ago and in one area that was treated, I have a very sore knot. The skin is red and very sore. What should I do?
How long will I need to wear a support stocking after my Ambulatory Phlebectomy procedure? (0 answers)
Longer than 2 weeks?
Does Ambulatory Phlebectomy have to be performed in a hospital? (0 answers)
It is surgery, as far as I can tell, so wouldn’t it need to be performed in an operating room?
Will the spider veins left fade after a Phlebectomy? (0 answers)
I had a phlebectomy two weeks ago and I am still feeling tender spots especialy around the incision sites. The spider veins were behind my knee. I am looking at the results and seems like I still have a lot of spider veins and they are still dark.
I was told this is considered an experimental/investigational type of procedure...why is that? (0 answers)
I was told this is considered an experimental/investigational type of procedure...why is that? I was told that it is not significantly better than old methods.
Transilluminated powered phlebectomy and scarring? (0 answers)
I have heard bad things about scarring with hook phlebectomy but havent heard anything about transilluminated. Why isn't it more popular and easier to find information on?
Is it normal for my legs to be bruised and painful weeks after a phlebectomy? (0 answers)
I had laser and a phlebectomy done about four weeks ago, and my legs are black and blue and they still hurt. Is this normal?
When is Vein Ligation and Stripping used? (0 answers)
In what situations is this used?
Is Vein Ligation the best option for vericose vein treatment? (0 answers)
If not, what is a better option?
Is my leg supposed to be sore six days after ELA and some stripping? (0 answers)
How long should pain last before subsiding?
Why do some varicose veins bleed? (0 answers)
I have a small vein on the front of my leg that, on occassion will bleed, like a fountain. It stops w/compression & elevation. Why does this occur?
How long does it take to recover from Vein Stripping procedures? (0 answers)
I have recently had Vein Stripping Surgery and was wondering if the dark purplish area where my ulcers were will ever return to normal color?
What is the best treatment for Venous Insufficiency? (0 answers)
When the valves don't close in your veins, what are the treatments?
Is it normal to be in pain 2 weeks after vein stripping? (0 answers)
I had vein stripping done on both legs 2 weeks ago. My right leg is numb from my knee to my ankle & I'm having severe pain in my ankle that shoots up my leg. The doctor has me on percocet, it's NOT helping. I can barely walk or drive. Is this normal?
Does stripping cause blood blotches in legs? (0 answers)
Does stripping the veins cause spots of blood accumulation on the legs usually in the morning when rising?
The legs were stripped from the ankle to under the very top of the leg. Legs have spots of blood blotches under the skin. Surgery was performed 20 years ago.
Should I wait after pregnancy to have surgery? (0 answers)
My right leg GSV is damaged and I have lots of pain. I am aware that if I have surgery before getting pregnant, more veins may appear afterwards. I am just worried that I will suffer a lot during pregagncy if I do not do anything. What are my options?
Pain in outer right ankle and lower leg up to hip, but not in area of ablation and on outer part of leg? (0 answers)
Almost 3 weeks out of EVLT, I have the same pain I had 3 weeks before. My outer left ankle and up to the hip and must sit frequently. The pain takes my breathe away, the ablation was on inner leg, why the great pressure on the outer leg? Also, there's a lump near my left ankle.
How do I remove a broken blood vessel or vein by the opening of my nose? (0 answers)
How do I remove a broken blood vessel or vein by the opening of my nose?
Dr. wants to remove large leg vein with Ambulatory Phlebectomy. (0 answers)
Had treatments recently to internal veins. My doctor wants to remove large leg vein with Ambulatory Phlebectomy, but I'm not having problems with the vein or pain. Is it necessary?
When will the red marks subside? It's hard to see the results (0 answers)
All the redness gone from my veinwave treatment, but I still have red marks where the viens were taken off. When will these subside? It's hard to see the results and what it actually did.
Tiny veins still visible after redness has cleared (0 answers)
I still see the tiny veins and the redness gone. What's the point of the treatment if one treatment did nothing?
When will the veins around my cheeks fade away? (0 answers)
The veins around my nose are gone, but my checks seems to still show the veins and I didn't notice them before. When will they not show? I had Veinwave 8 days ago.
Pits on my nose and veins still visible around the treated area (0 answers)
After 12 days of veinwave to my checks and nose I have 2 dots like pits on my nose. The veins on my face look more visible around the treated area..
On the viedo looks like all is gone after the treatment. What is going on?
Are there multiple types of venous reflux exams? (0 answers)
I've heard that there are two different kinds of venous reflux exams. Is this true and which is better?
Feeling an electrical pulse in my groin. (0 answers)
For a few months I've had stabbing pelvic pain when I stand and climb stairs. My periods are so heavy, gained weight, have stomach cramps, bloating, back ache and can feel an electric pulse in my groin like I can feel my blood in my veins. Is this PCS?
Bursting veins questions (0 answers)
Could the blood in the veins build up and burst? If so, what would happen? Is this a life time syndrome? And could it became serious enough to warrent surgery?
How to differentiate between pelvic congestion, vulvodynia, and pelvic floor problems? (0 answers)
I have CFS and FM and have had pelvic pain for years. Now it is traveling to my feet. I have been told I have pelvic floor and vlvodynia but I am wondering if it is really a pelvic congestion problem. How do I get the correct dx? What is Tx?
Do I have pelvic congestion syndrome? I changed doctors and no diagnose yet. (0 answers)
I've been experiencing this horrible pain for 9 years. Lately it became paralyzing. I have pain attacks that lasts for 20minutes each that can get up to 10 attacks per day 10 days each month before my period. I have fibroid but no endo. Primolut worsened it.
My doctor said at my 6-week ultrasound that I have varicose veins along my scar from the C-section. I need another C-section. (0 answers)
The ultrasound was transvaginal. I had a placenta previa with my last pregnancy and had a C-section at 36 weeks. I recently switched doctors, and I'm now 28 weeks. I had a regular abdominal ultrasound, and the tech said they didn't see veins. Should I be worried?
What is available to alleviate the pain from PCS besides pain medication? (0 answers)
i was diagnosed in 2003 with pelvic congestion syndrome and I was wondering if there was anything Ii can do to get red of the pain besides using pain medication. I got the ovarian vein embolizaion in 2003 but the pain came back about three years after the procedure
I have been diagnosed with PCOS and PCS. (0 answers)
My doctor recommended a hysterectomy to help me with my pain. Should I get it done?
It has taken ten years for me to get a diagnosis and after speaking with my OB/GYN he has suggested a hysterectomy. I'm scared. Will it help with my pain?
Is there a chance I can still have babies? (0 answers)
Is there a chance I can still have babies with pelvic congestion syndrome?
PCS and a mom living FAR away from daughter (0 answers)
My daughter had embolization today for PCS, it didn't go as well as hoped. They found that she has to have a stent in her left renal vein. Dr said that normally the veins are at 3or4 and hers were at 21. Please help me understand what this means.
Is slight bleeding/discharge common in post menopausal with pcs? (0 answers)
Is slight bleeding/discharge common in post menopausal with pelvic congestion syndrome (pcs)?
Pelvic Pain after Laproscopic Hysterectomy (0 answers)
Can the symptoms of PCS be menstrual like cramps? I recently had a laproscopic hysterectomy and was having some cramping prior and now 6 weeks later I get menstural like cramping after urination? Cystoscopy normal and I'm on Vesicare for bladder spasms.
I'm 24 and I've been put in menopause and I'm bleeding very heavily (0 answers)
I'm having sever cramps and horrible back pain and migraines what do I need to do? I don't have insurance and can't afford to go see my specialist right now, should I go to the ER or just wait it out. I'm on medicine for the pain and also on antibiotics.
Is there concern for clotting with pelvic congestion syndrome? (0 answers)
Is there concern for blood clotting in this situation? I see no mention of clotting problems or concerns, and if so, the information is brief.
PCS without varicose veins? (0 answers)
I went through many years of no diagnosis, and finally after a laperoscopy I was diagnosed with pcs but with no varicose veins. Is that right? And what can be done about it?
Can Pelvic Congestion Syndrome effect Pregnancy? (0 answers)
Can Pelvic Congestion Syndrome effect Pregnancy?
Pelvic pain prior to menstrual cycle. (0 answers)
After 2 difficult deliveries, I had tubes cut at 35 years old, since then prior to each menstrual cycle, the pain in the pelvic area is unbearable. Is PCS a condition that should be addressed? And treated?
Limited range of motion (0 answers)
I had an MRI for right hip pain. They said they found evidence of PCS. I don't have any other symptoms, and have never been pregnant. Would PCS limit range of motion in my hip and be helped by the cortisone shot I was given?
Can PCS cause severe pain in hip/lower back/thighs? (0 answers)
I have been experiencing pain starting in lower R abd, then R hip, and now lower back/both hips. Recent "possible" DX of PCS. Can PCS cause such pain in these places? The pain started about 1 yr ago. Now the pain is effecting my daily life. Thank you.
Exercise after being diagnosed with PCS (0 answers)
I have just been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome. I am thin, and exercise on a regular basis, but is there any particular exercises that will help relieve the pain such as walking or sit-ups?Thank you, Ann
Could diet effect PCS (0 answers)
I was just diagnosed with PCS throught Cat scan, could diet help the pain
What effects could venous coil embolization have on future pregnancies? (0 answers)
I have read that some people have more pain after the procedure when they are pregnant. I have also read about and increased risk of extra uterine pregnancy and slight risk of early onset of menopause.
I have Buerger's disease, can I have laser light therapy? (0 answers)
I have Buerger's disease and was turned down for the sclerotherapy, is laser therapy an option for me? If not, do you recommend anything else?
What is the best treatment for under eye veins? (0 answers)
Are there any new treatments for under eye veins that leave minimal bruising?
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