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General Vascular Surgery Group

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Should I get a second opinion?
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?

If there are no other symptoms sometimes you can only treat the spider veins but the risk of recurrence may be higher. I always welcome a second opinion if there are questions about a treatment plan.

Other Answered Questions

After having radiofrequency occlusion on one leg, how long before the same procedure can be performed on the opposite leg?
I have minor reflux on both calves (small saphenous vein) and will be scheduled for VNUS radiofrequency occlusion. My doctor said we could do one leg first and another leg the next day. Is it too soon...Details

My vein feels hard after being treated with EVLA, is this normal?
My vein feels hard 10 days after having the endovenous laser ablation to treat a varicose vein. Is hardening a normal complication? When will the area soften and return to normal? I had my 3 day post-...Details

I experienced a burning sensation during the VNUS procedure, is this normal? If so, how can that sensation be reduced next time around?
I experienced a great deal of burning (fire-like sensation) along my vein during the VNUS procedure. Is this common and can it be reduced for procedure on the other leg?

What is wrong with my foot?
My right ankle hurts when I walk. The veins above it look engorged and are dark blue. The right side on my ankle has swelling. My foot changes color by the end, looking almost black below the ankle. S...Details

What's the chance of a complication after radiofrequency occlusion?

Can sclerotherapy treated spider veins look pretty much the same after sclerotherapy as they did before treatment and still get absorbed away?
Had 1st sclero appt 6 days ago. When I removed compression after 72hrs, some veins had faded away nicely, but the ones near my knees look no different despite being injected. Is there hope for fading?...Details

Can bladder leakage be a side effect of endovenous laser ablation?

How long should stents last?
I've had 3 procedures, 2 stents on my left leg & I'm going in for another.. It's only been 6 mos from the last one & this time the cramping & numbness are worse in my leg & foot. Please help.

I am a flight attendant, should I wear full-length or knee-high compression stockings?
As an international flight attendant, I'm on my feet at high altitudes for 8 to 16 hours. Although I have no vein problems I know that compression stockings help my aching legs. Is there a difference ...Details

Is it possible to have too many veins treated by way of EVLA?
I'm 30 years old and went in for ultrasound. Apparently, I have about 6 veins in each leg that need to be lasered. They said both GSVs and SSVs, along with some tributaries and perforators. After the ...Details

Should I have my varicose veins looked at again? Which procedures might be recommended?
I have very ugly varicose veins on my upper thigh that sometimes look tinted. I was told they are too old. Should I have them looked at again? Which procedures might be suggested?

Can compression stockings cause headaches?
I have been asked by a dr. to wear compression stockings until we find out if I have a blood clot in my lower right leg. I wonder if a side effect of wearing them could be headaches. Thank you.

Can I use compression stockings for varicose and spider veins in the upper thigh?
I am a 42-yr-old male and have had a lot of spider veins and some mild varicose veins in my upper right thigh for more than 7 years. I once tried women's compression stockings and they relieved my dis...Details

What time of day should a patient be measured for knee-high compression stockings?
I have a client whose legs increase in size during the day a lot. By the time I see him (around mid0day) he has 3 times the swelling. He just started to wear TED-like hose, but previously wore support...Details

Is edema and pain in the calf normal after VNUS closure?
I just had VNUS closure 3 days ago. Right after the procedure was done, I could see large amounts of swelling in my upper leg. It is now in my lower leg, which is swollen and painful. What's causing t...Details

How many bad veins can be closed at one time during radiofrequency occlusion?
Hi, I have 3 bad veins in my legs (2 in my left leg and 1 in my right leg). The doctor I am seeing for treatment wants to close them in 3 separate procedures. Can they all be treated at 1 time with ra...Details

According to my doctor, the radiofrequency ablation performed on my legs was not successful because my veins kept moving. Is this normal?
I had radiofrequency ablation performed on both of my legs due to superficial venous reflux and varicose veins. The procedure was not successful on either. According to my doctor, it was because my ve...Details

Can i get results with Vnus closure if my greater saphenous vein is only 6 inches before it splits off to other branches?
After the doctor performed the ultrasound to find my greater saphenous vein, he said I wouldn't notice much difference because he could only close about a 6 inch section. What are my options now? I ha...Details

Can radiofrequency occlusion help with lipodermasclerosis?
I see a dermatologist for my lipodermasclerosis, but it is progressing faster than we can handle. Can radiofrequency occlusion help with this condition?

I have clots in my left leg, can the right leg become affected too?
I have Factor V Leiden and now have two permanent clots in my left leg. I was also recently diagnosed with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). My question is about venous insufficiency, as my legs are tir...Details

Why can't I take ibuprofen during treatments?
I am having trouble walking without limping due to the soreness of the injection sites. If I take ibuprofen (400 mg) once or twice a day, it aids me in my walking. Otherwise, I just want to lie down a...Details

Can I wear 30-40 mmHg compression stockings 24/7?
I am a 62-year-old diabetic who wears knee-high 30-40 mmHg Juzo compression stockings for edema. I have no wounds and have not undergone surgery. I would like to sleep in my easy chair with my legs l...Details

I have spider veins and reticular leg veins, is jogging going to make the spider veins worsen or help?

Is there any problem with using footless knee-high compression stockings?
I am a nurse who works 13 hour shifts. Can I wear footless knee-high compression stockings?

Are the green veins that I have throughout my body normal?
I have a lot of green veins on my legs, calves, even my arms and other parts of my body. Are those on my legs reticular veins, or could they be normal veins? They are very obvious. I never had them un...Details

How long does it take to see results from sclerotherapy? How can I tell if the treatment is working?
Nearly 3 weeks ago I had sclerotherapy performed on the reticular veins in one of my legs. The second leg was treated 1 week ago. How long should it take to see results and how do I tell if is working...Details

I have pain in my belly after wearing compression stockings, could the two be related?

Which has greater compression, TED hose or running compression socks?

Can I wear compression stockings to bed?

Which compression hose length and strength level is appropriate for a nurse with no known venous problems?
There are no medical problems, but I am wondering whether it is a good idea to wear knee-high compression stockings if I am a nurse who is on her feet for 13 hours a day. If so, what mmHg level is bes...Details

I have severe pain below my knee when after running, is this normal following laser vein surgery?
I had laser vein surgery two months ago and it went well. There were no problems until now. I have been having a lot of pain below my knee after running, and it gets so bad I can't walk. Is this norma...Details

I have poor circulation in my feet, would compression stockings help?
I'm 16 years old and have poor circulation in my feet, so they're always cold and sometimes they tingle. Also, cuts I get on my feet take forever to heal. Would compression socks help?

After sclerotherapy, when can I switch to a lower grade compression stocking?
It's been 10 days since I had sclerotherapy. I have been wearing 30-40 mmHg compression stockings. When can I switch to 20-40 mmHg compression?

My compression stockings leave a line around my ankle, cut off circulation in my ankle/foot, and cause fluid to build in my foot. What should I do?

Can I take off my compression stockings at night after 72 hrs?

Will knee-high support hose cause additional pain to my already painful legs?
I'm 84 yrs old. My diagnosis is stasis dermatitis with pigmentation and varicosities, though they aren't visible to me. The doctor cannot grasp my legs due to intense pain, also leg cuff. Will wearing...Details

Have I done any damage to my veins or have I affected the sclerotherapy procedure by being in the sun tanning?
I had my first sclerotherapy session 2 weeks ago. Everything is normal after the procedure; however, I just spent 2 days at the beach. Can tanning damage the treated veins or affect the results of the...Details

Is it dangerous to wear compression stockings both day and night?
My calves are extremely painful. During the day I massage them or apply a lidocaine patch, and that helps a little. At night, I suffer severely. I found compression socks help a lot when I wear them b...Details

I have a varicose vein in my left leg and telangiectasia on my left foot, what should I do?
I have a varicose vein in my left leg and telangiectasia on my left foot. Other than that I have no complications. What should I do about these problems? How do I correct them?

If I had an adverse reaction to lidocaine after a dental procedure, should I be concerned about receiving it for my upcoming radiofrequency ablation?
When at the dentist, I was given lidocaine to numb the area. It caused a brief, irregular heart beat for less than 30 seconds. I am concerned about receiving lidocaine in my upcoming radiofrequency ab...Details

New veins are appearing after my endovenous laser ablation 4 months ago, what does this mean?
I had endovenous laser ablation 4 months ago on my long saphenous vein. Since my surgery, I have noticed more lumpy veins have come up on my leg around my knee and on the front of my leg. The vein tha...Details

Why wouldn't my veins fully close after endovenous laser ablation?
I had EVLA 8 months ago. My legs are still sore from knee to ankle when light pressure is applied. I had a 7-month ultrasound which shows the veins failed to close from my knee to ankle. I'm 30 yrs ol...Details

After wearing compression hose my head hurts, I feel nauseous, and my teet hurt. Why?
I have leaking valves in the vein of my right thigh. I've been told to wear compression hose level 20-30 mmHg. For two days now, after 2.5 hours, I get a nasty headache in my left temple, my jaw hurts...Details

What are the pros and cons of having EVLA now versus later?
An ultrasound shows I have 5mm-7mm varicosities in my calf w/ reflux. I am mildly symptomatic (heavy, achy). Do I have endovenous laser ablation now, or wait until it gets worse? I would like to hear ...Details

Is it normal to have permanent pain after having extensive sclerotherapy done on all blue surface veins?
I had all my blue surface veins injected October 2012, leaving me in severe pain that caused me to go mental. After the procedure, my foot was severely inflamed. It eventually settled after 4 months b...Details

I have cold spots and random aches 13 days after sclerotherapy, is this normal?
I had sclerotherapy 13 days ago. Since then, I've worn the compression hose as recommended, taking them off when I'm sleeping. I keep getting random aches at the ankle & lower calf and have cold spots...Details

Is it normal to still have minor bruising 7 months after varicose vein surgery?

I have an enlarged lymph node in my groin that is 12 cm, are compression stockings advisable?

I had endovenous laser ablation 3 months ago but still have groin pain and some numbness after exercising, should I be concerned?
I had endovenous laser ablation 3 months ago but still have groin pain after I exercise. In addition, I also occasionally have a heavy or numb feeling in the leg. It goes away 1-2 days after the exerc...Details

I flew and now have pain in my leg, should I get compression stockings for the flight home?

Is there a difference between radiofrequency ablation and radiofrequency occlusion? Or, are they the same?

Is burning in the foot normal during the laser portion of EVLA?
I had endovenous laser ablation on my left leg yesterday (the right leg will be treated in 5 days). During the laser portion of the procedure there was intense intermittent burning in my foot. I am cu...Details

Why are compression stockings contraindicated for swelling caused by heart failure or pulmonary edema?

Are veins ever too large for ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy?
Endovenous laser treatment has been pushed on my by most doctors, but the procedure is expensive and out of my budget. Are veins ever too large for ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy? I'm afraid I can't ...Details

My compression stockings are too tight, is there a way to stretch them out?
Unfortunately I bought a pair of compression stockings that are too tight. I have worn them already and can't return them at this point. Is there a way to stretch them them out?

Sclerotherapy did not work on my spider veins, is there another procedure that can rid them?
I tried sclerotherapy and saw no results. I never shorts, but would like to. Is there another procedure that could rid my spider veins?

I need EVLA, is it better to go to a group practice or an office with a single vascular surgeon?
I recently had an evaluation performed on my left leg by a vascular surgeon who is the only specialist in the office. Across the hall, however, is a group practice that is dedicated to vein removal. W...Details

Are compression stockings advisable if you have a DVT and peripheral neuropathy?

Is radiofrequency occlusion a safe procedure with a low risk of death?
I'm thinking of having radiofrequency occlusion to rid the varicose veins that I believe are deep within the saphenous system. Can this procedure result in scaring or burning?

After varicose vein surgery do I need to wear compression stockings for the rest of my life?
I have spider veins on my lower ankle, as well as below the knee. If I have surgery, will I need to wear compression stockings for the rest of my life?

How long after sclerotherapy should I try Veinwave?
I've had three sclerotherapy treatments done this year, with the last session about one month ago. I still have noticeable areas on my legs. I was told the treatments haven't been effective because th...Details

Following endovenous laser ablation, does my blood clot risk increase if I am thin?
I would like to have endovenous laser Ablation.I have a thin leg. I am 5' 1" and weigh 90 lbs. My doctor said I have a blood clot risk of 1%. Does my blood clot risk grow higher because I am thin, or ...Details

Can I wear my compression stockings if I bumped my leg and have a bruise?

Is it normal to have varicose veins at 21 years old?
I am 21 years old and within the past four years I have developed spider veins and large veins that are visible in my legs. They are also elevated over my shins. Varicose veins run in my family, but i...Details

A year ago I had stents insterted into both legs. I will be flying long haul soon, should I wear compression socks?

Should compression hose or wraps be used after sclerotherapy treatment?
I am preparing for my first sclerotherapy treatment. One doctor definitely believes in using some form of compression after the procedure, but another does not. What's your take? Should compression be...Details

How long can I expect to have bruises after an endovenous laser ablation?

I was given TED hose after hip replacement surgery, how often can I take them off?
I had a total hip replacement roughly a month ago and was given TED hose to wear. I'm a pretty active person. How long can I take the hose off? Do I need to wear them around the house if I am up and a...Details

Years after having a sclerotherapy treatment, my leg constantly burns. Should I be concerned?
I had sclerotherapy four to five years ago. My leg is constantly burning and is further aggravated by being on my feet a lot at work. Should I be concerned?

After endovenous laser ablation, when can I resume my workouts on the treadmill, elliptical machine and stairmaster?

Is it normal for my foot and leg to cramp after endovenous laser treatment?
Six weeks ago I had an endovenous laser treatment on the saphenous vein in my left leg. While I've been walking OK, I tend to get cramps/hot sensation in my foot and leg, especially at night. Is this ...Details

Can the Veinwave procedure reduce the appearance of varicose veins?

Is it common to only receive microphlebectomy and no ablation?
I just had venous ablation and microphlebectomy on my left leg. As for the right leg, I ONLY had microphlebectomy. The doctor did not perform a venous ablation on that leg because he does believe the ...Details

Do I have to be put to sleep during the VNUS closure procedure?
I have a VNUS closure next week and the paper work says they will put me to sleep. Is that really necessary? Could I request to stay awake during the procedure? Also, when will I be able to use the el...Details

Should I repeat VNUS closure if a new branch of the great saphenous vein opened?
I had the VNUS procedure, which closed the main veins on both legs successfully. But subsequent evaluation revealed that new branches have opened and they are delivering blood to the same varicose vei...Details

A red spot and bump developed after I drove 24 hours without a compression stocking, could this be a blood clot?
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/...Details

Could the lump that has formed under my skin after sclerotherapy be trapped blood?
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?

I still have pain 16 days after a saphenous vein ablation, should I be concerned?
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, th...Details

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?

I had varicose vein surgery 4 years ago, should I still have pain while exercising?
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 al...Details

Have you ever heard of anyone having long-term dizziness/light sensitivity after sclerotherapy?
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...Details

Can endovenous laser ablation be performed on varicose veins below the knee?

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?

What are the alternatives to TED stockings for patients with very, very sensitive skin?
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?

My new TED stockings hurt, is this normal?
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 sto...Details

My leg is extremely itchy and uncomfortable one week after endovenous laser ablation, what should I do?

Are footless compression stockings just as effective as full-coverage hose following endovenous laser ablation?
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...Details

How long does it take for a wound and scar to heal post-endovenous laser ablation?
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 a...Details

It feels like I have pins and needles in my feet when I wear compression stockings, what should I do?

Why am I experience pain in my pelvic/vaginal area after a VNUS closure and phlebectomy?
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 thi...Details

Are there any downsides to endovenous laser ablation?
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 ab...Details

Why do my thighs get red and puffy after I take off my knee-high compression stockings?
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 I sleep with compression stockings on?
I am 21 weeks pregnant and my whole leg and feet really hurt. I only have knee-length compression hose. Can I sleep with them on?

What are stents and when are they used in the legs?
Stenting is a relatively new topic for me. Can you please inform me about the process? Can stents be dangerous or lead to death?

Can I have endovenous laser ablation on both the greater and lesser saphenous vein?
I have extensive varicose veins on both legs. I've had them in my calves for years with no pain. Recently, high-impact exercise has resulted in bulging veins on my inner thighs and ankles, which can b...Details

The Veinwave procedure left small scars on my face, will they disappear over time?
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...Details

What are my risks with EVLA if I have a protein S deficiency?
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 sl...Details

Can wearing knee-length compression stockings cause the upper leg to grow in size by a few centimeters?

How can one avoid varicose and spider veins?

Can the Veinwave procedure treat rosacea and background flushing?

What sensation or feeling should one expect after ELA of the saphenous vein and for how long?
Three weeks ago I had endovenous laser ablation of the saphenous vein. I have a pulling sensation. Is this normal? How long with the feeling last?

Why do I have varicose veins at 25 years old?
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...Details

Should I wait until I am older to get the endovenous laser ablation procedure?
I am a 24 y/o active female who has incompetent great saphenous veins in both legs. Can you advise if I should wait to close them via laser ablation or have it done ASAP? I have unsightly varicose vei...Details

Can sclerotherapy be performed on large varicose veins?

Can sclerotherapy be performed on the varicose veins around my knees?

What can I do for a second degree burn I received as a result of sclerotherapy?
A trainee performed sclerotherapy on my lower leg, while a PA injected my upper leg. Polidocanol was used. Though they worked simultaneously, they operated independently and without supervision. I now...Details

Can I cut the feet off of my compression stockings?
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?

Can the same results be achieved if a microphlebectomy is done before endovenous laser ablation?
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 resu...Details

Which compression stocking would you recommend for a person with orthostatic hypotension?
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)?

Why is my husband still having excruciating pain 1 month after two VNUS closure procedures?
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. ...Details

Is it OK to start wearing a compression sock again many weeks after the VNUS procedure?
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 issu...Details

Can compression stockings increase blood flow and warm up cold feet?
I suffer from chronically cold feet due to a HR of 45 and poor circulation. Do you think that wearing compression socks would increase the blood flow to my feet, therefore warming them up a little?

I had EVLA seven months ago and the doctor won't offer any solutions for my symptoms, what should I do?
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, ...Details

Why are my compression stockings causing unbearable pain?
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, t...Details

I have a varicose vein that runs down my thigh, is sclerotherapy the best procedure for this?
I am a 25-year-old female who is a runner. There is a varicose vein that runs from the middle of my thigh down to the mid-calf. Is sclerotherapy an effective option?

After the VNUS closure, is it normal to have a numb/tingling sensenation following exercise?
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. I...Details

What are the risks and benefits of the VNUS closure procedure?
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 vascul...Details

What kind of compression stockings should women wear after they've had their veins injected?

Is it normal to form a clot in the saphenous vein after EVLT?
I had an endovenous laser treatment ( EVLT) a week ago and today the doctor found a clot in my saphenous vein. It is pretty close to the saphenofemoral junction. They prescribed baby aspirin and a fol...Details

When will the swollen, tender and cord-like veins in my leg disappear?
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...Details

Can sclerotherapy treat varicose veins that have been scarred due to old clots?
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 recomm...Details

Does the Veinwave procedure work better than sclerotherapy?
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 p...Details

Can compression stockings cause a clot if they fit poorly?
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 ri...Details

If I get the EVLA procedure, will my varicose veins get worse after I become pregnant?
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?

Where does the blood go after the saphenous vein has been ablated?
How is blood drawn upwards if there is no superficial (saphenous) vein that would do that? What does this change mean to the body? Is all the blood transferred by the deep vein or the new collateral v...Details

I had an injury two weeks after endovenous laser ablation, will everything be OK?
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 al...Details

What are the long-term effects after treatment or removal of deep varicose veins?

Can a person die from blood clots after a varicose vein treatment?
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.

Is it true that a person can develop lumps in their leg after endovenous laser ablation?

Is shin pain normal after wearing a full-length compression stocking?
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 fu...Details

I'm having severe pain following an endovenous laser ablation, is this normal?
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 ...Details

Is sclerotherapy safe for patients with factor V Leiden?
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 excessive touching cause a vein to not heal properly?
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 t...Details

Is it normal to get cold, sweaty feet while wearing compression stockings?

Can abdominal exercises reopen a closed vein after ten days?
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 exercise...Details

Can I have an ugly, but 'normal' vein removed from my bicep for cosmetic reasons?
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...Details

Can drinking alcohol affect the VNUS closure procedure?
If I drink alcohol on a nightly basis post-procedure, will it affect the outcome and success of the VNUS closure procedure?

What is the protocol regarding ultrasound after sclerotherapy and laser ablation?
Should ultrasound be done at regular intervals to ensure that treated veins have remained closed? What is the protocol regarding ultrasound after sclerotherapy and laser ablation?

Which is better, foam sclerotherapy or liquid sclerotherapy?
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,...Details

Can vomiting reopen a closed vein?
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 so...Details

Will untreated spider veins become leg ulcers?
I've heard spider veins will cause leg ulcers if untreated. Is this accurate?

Can anxiety affect the success of the VNUS closure procedure?
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 ...Details

Is it OK to wear compression stockings if I have severe leg pain due to thickening of the uterus?
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 r...Details

Is microphlebectomy safe for removing varicose veins near the inner ankle bone and foot?

Should I have a second VNUS closure if I am still experiencing major pain in the leg that was first treated?
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 uppe...Details

Should my legs hurt 2 years after varicose vein surgery?
I had varicose vein surgery two years ago. My legs hurt terribly every day. Is this normal?

Can endovenous laser ablation treat a vulvar varicose vein?
I have been to 2 vascular surgeons, but they only seem interested in taking care of the varicose vein in my leg that is causing pain to my ankle. My vulvar varicose vein is increasingly painful and sw...Details

Is swelling, numbness and pain common after varicose vein surgery?
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?

What happens when varicose veins are not treated with surgery?
If surgery for varicose veins is not done, what will be the result? What problems will occur?

What can I do to prevent damage from superficial/spider veins other than compression stockings?
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 superf...Details

What credentials do I look for in a doctor that performs sclerotherapy on hand veins?
I would rather a doctor instead of a MA perform sclerotherapy on the bulging veins in my hands. Are there many doctors that perform this procedure? If so, what credentials do I look for?

Should I still have pain one year after endovenous laser ablation?
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 st...Details

Can compression stockings help with numbness in the leg?
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 h...Details

Could endovenous laser ablation get rid of the swelling I'm having?
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 la...Details

Are compression stockings just as effective if worn inside out?
Are compression stockings still as effective if worn inside out? I am trying to avoid pressure points on my toes.

What's the best procedure to treat blue and bulging veins on my ankle?
What method of vein removal is ideal for the ankle area?

What causes weakened blood vessel walls and incompetent valves within the vein?
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 ...Details

How can I prevent varicose veins?
How can I prevent having varicose veins? I am still at my age of 20, but yet my varicose viens are getting enlarged and more severe.

Will support stockings eliminate venous ulcers?
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?

How much sodium tetradecyl sulfate in the body is safe?
I have numerous visible blue veins on chest, arms, hips and legs. My sclerotherapist said these can all be injected with sclerosant in one day. Is it safe to have that much slerosant in my body at on...Details

If I wear compression hose, can I forego the cotton balls and tape required after Sclerotherapy?
I get cuts/reactions to the tape, so I'd rather remove them when I get home a few hours after the sclerotherapy treatment, instead of after the recommended 24 hours. If I'm still wearing compression h...Details

I have rheumatoid arthritis, is it ok to wear compression socks?
I have rheumatoid arthritis and will be going on a 12-hour plane trip. It is not severe and I do not take medication except for aspirin occasionally. I cannot sit in one position for very long witho...Details

Is it okay to wear compression stockings when in atrial fibrillation?
Will compression stockings cause complications with heart conditions? I have a replacement tissue mitral valve and have had maze procedure and two cardio-versions, but still keep flipping back into at...Details

Why would I have moderate tingling in the bottom of my heel and foot after sclerotherapy? Is it permanent?
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 bee...Details

Can I get sclerotherapy on the veins in my legs soon after breast augmentation?
I'm in a time crunch because I'm moving overseas next month. I wanted to do sclerotherapy on the veins in my legs, but I just had breast augmentation surgery three days ago. I feel fine and I have a c...Details

Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be done after a knee replacement?
My husband had 2 knee replacements and gets frequent cellulitis in his leg that has poor circulation. Is the Edovenous Laser Ablation procedure safe in these circumstances? Will it help reduce getting...Details

Is throbbing pain normal 10 weeks after EVL Ablation?
I had 2 separate EVL Ablations 10 weeks ago. I am now having the original achy/throbbing pain resuming in the back of my leg behind my knee. It's the same discomfort that the MD diagnosed as valvular ...Details

Can deep vein reflux get worse after saphenous vein ablation?
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...Details

I have clot in my upper thigh of the greater saphenous vein which is varicose. What should I do?
One doctor said to do nothing, may be more risky. Another said to ligate at groin and ankle and leave vein in. Why such differing opinions? What can I expect I have vein ligated?

Is it normal to have a cross between a bruising feeling and a numb feeling in your inner thigh 3 months post VNUS closure?
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...Details

Can you offer advice on options for a non-healing vein wound?
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 ...Details

Does valve closure occur spontaneously at the time of ablation?
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 ...Details

What is the best treatment for venous ulcers?
What is the recommended procedure for treating leg ulcers?

How long after pregnancy should I wait to have treatments?
I have developed what I think are spider veins during my second and current pregnancy. I want to have them treated but I was wondering how long after delivery I should wait to seek treatment.

How long does the effect last from endovenous laser treatment?

Can I take a long road trip after having ELA?
Can I drive for 9 hours a day for 2 days after having ELA, or would you advise against that?

After laser surgery how long do you wait to have sex?

Will dark Lines after vein ablation fade?
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 t...Details

What should I do for a deep vein clot?
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 ...Details

Can sclerotherapy cause an allergic reaction in the eyelids and create baggy eyes?
I had sclerotherapy one week ago and ever since then have woken up each morning with swollen eyelids and baggy eyes. It has gotten progressively worse. It would seem to be an allergic reaction. Is th...Details

Does the amount of time in between sclerotherapy treatments make a difference?
I've done a few treatments at one month apart each and would like to continue, but I have to go out of town for a while and must postpone my treatments until I get back (pushing the next treatment to ...Details

Can I have a vein ablation if I have a deep vein clot in the leg?
I have a deep vein clot and I was wondering if I can have an ablation to close the the vein on the inside of my leg?

Why would a surgeon leave surgical clips in my upper groin after varicose vein stripping?
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 g...Details

Could my pelvic pain be from varicose veins?
I have pelvic pain that starts 3-4 days before my period and last 3-4 days after the bleeding has stopped. My gynecologist was sure it was endometriosis. He did a laparoscopy, D&C and ablation.He didn...Details

If ablation is done on the saphenous vein, are there other veins that may be used for future heart operations?
I have not had any heart problems other than high blood pressure, but family members have had heart catheters and heart surgery. I have leaking valves in the saphenous vein. If ablated, can other v...Details

Am I a good candidate for radiofrequency occlusion?
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 ...Details

Is it safe to have Sclerotherapy treatments on a weekly basis?
Can patients overdose on the sclerotherapy injections?

How long after laser ablation and also sclerotherapy is it recommended to wait before resuming weight lifting (heavy weights)?

How is fluid injected into a vein prior to endovenous laser ablation?
How many injections are needed for this procedure?

Can I fly on plane for 2.5 hours three days after I've had endovenous laser ablation?

How long should I wear 20-30g socks each day?
I have COPD and minor swelling in one ankle. I was prescribed 23-30 gauge socks. How long should I wear them each day? I find my ankle is sore when not wearing them even though the ankle is not swolle...Details

Can the older "saline solution" be performed instead of Sclerotherapy for spider veins?
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?

Is it common to have a bad experience wearing the Ted stocking?
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...Details

How do compression stockings affect a new tattoo?
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 insu...Details

My compression socks make my legs hurt more and they become swollen when I wear them. Is that normal?
How big of a size do compression stockings come in?

Do I need prescription to get compression stockings?
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...Details

How can varicose veins in the foot be treated?
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.

Vein did not close after laser ablation - what are the consequences?
I had a laser ablation on my left leg and the follow-up ultrasound after 2-3 days of surgery which showed that the vein did not close. The doctor said she had never seen this before. Is this dangerous...Details

Is there a certain weight of a patient a doctor would not on do needle VNUS closure on?

What should I do if my ankle has been hurting for nearly two months?
Might I need Sclerotherapy?

Is there a non-surgical way to manage pain in my legs coming from veins?
I am 26 and have had premature ovarian failure since the age of 19. Since then I have also felt pain in my veins on the side of my thighs and behind my knees. It gets worse with long periods of sittin...Details

Are bruises and lumps normal two weeks after vein stripping surgery?
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?

Can compression stockings help with varicose veins on the tops of my feet?
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?

Is intense pain normal after laser ablation of great saphenous vein?
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 ...Details

What is the time-frame for DVT risk with laser ablation?
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 pr...Details

How many times does a physician have to do Endovenous Laser to be proficient?
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 ...Details

Can compression stockings cause weakness in the legs?
Can wearing compression stockings cause legs to become weak and difficulty in standing up or getting up and down?

What can I do about a DVT after endovenous surgery?
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. Whe...Details

How long is the healing time after sclerotherapy?
How soon after sclerotherapy can I have Myofuscial Rolfing and Lympahtic massages?

Are knee high compression stockings ok for a male working on concrete?
My male friend wears knee high nylons for working his shift on concrete. Is this correct?

What treatment is there for the blisters after sclerotherapy?
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 pain and bruising normal 12 weeks after varicose vein surgery?
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.

I now have 10 times the amount of blue veins down my outer legs after VNUS. Is this common and what is happening?
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 th...Details

Is swelling normal after wearing compression stockings?
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...Details

Why are my legs so itchy after I take off my compression stockings?
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 p...Details

I can't get my compression stockings on. Is there a trick besides a big butler?

How long should I wear compression stockings after a C-section and when is it ok to take them off for a while?
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 it normal for my legs to hurt after sclerotherapy?
I went to get a laser treatment, but the doctor said it was too painful and that I should have sclerotherapy instead. Two days after the procedure, my legs began hurting everywhere, especially in my a...Details

Would a nurse practitioner be authorized to perform the VNUS procedure?
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 (MD...Details

Should someone with a blood clot wear compression stockings?
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

Can compression stockings heal hyperpigmented marks caused by atopic dermatitis?

Is leg weakness normal after VNUS treatment?
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 ...Details

What kind of compression stockings should I wear after foam sclerotherapy?
Should they be 20-30mmHg or 30-40mmHg?

How much swelling is an indication of CVI and do I need varicose vein surgery?
I have been told I have reflux in both deep and superficial veins and to watch for swelling. I have .5cm swelling in the ankle by the end of the day. Is this an indication of CVI?

Can a leg ulcer be permanently removed through varicose vein surgery?
I have a ulcer on my leg. Can this vein be repaired permanently? Every so often my leg develops an ulcer near the same spot.

Are compression stockings contraindicated in my situation?
I have severe venous reflux in the right greater saphenous vein and a past history of heart attacks. I recently quit smoking and am being treated for high blood pressure. My cardiologist wants me to u...Details

Why did my toes hurt the first night after Sclerotherapy treatment?
I had my Sclerotherapy procedure yesterday and my toes hurt while I slept last night with the compression tights on. What does this mean? Should I be worried?

My OBGYN told me that it is dangerous to wear thigh-high compression stockings during pregnancy as it could cut blood flow at the groin area. True?
I was told that only full belly/closed-toe stockings were appropriate for pregnancy as thigh-high compression stockings could pinch blood flow at groin area. Is this correct info? Are there any dange...Details

Can I do yoga after the sclerotherapy?
I had sclerotherapy on 4.19.12 on both legs. I stopped wearing compressing stockings after 2 weeks as recommended by my doctor. I walk whenever possible but would like to do my yoga also. Will yoga be...Details

Are bruising and darker veins normal sclerotherapy results?
I have done my first sclerotherapy treatment two weeks ago. I have healed from most bruising but I feel that the veins are now darker and more visible. Is that normal? I had to be in the sun recently,...Details

Can the blue tint in my leg still be a vein after microphlectomy?
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.

Should I wear my compression stockings for 2 weeks or more after spider vein treatment?

Is it normal to lose feeling in the bottom of your leg after having varicose veins removed?

Does EVLT reduce the chance of a future clot?
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...Details

Should my legs ache 4 weeks after sclerotherapy?
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...Details

Unusual vein at mouth?
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 mont...Details

How long do I have to wear compression hose after microphlebectomy?
I am 6 days post op from microphlebectomy. How long should I wear compression hose? Everyone seems to really vary with this answer...

Blood Poisoning/Nerve Damage from sclerotherapy
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?

Pain four years after vein ablation
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, n...Details

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.
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 pa...Details

Should I have Bruises from my compression stocking?
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 inju...Details

I had injections in my veins and since then, I have had bad pains and weakness in my right leg. Why is this?
I had injections in my veins and since then, I have had bad pains weakness in my right leg. Why is this?

My leg is swollen with compression stocking is this normal?
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 ...Details

Are long periods of standing after EVLA safe?
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 d...Details

I have been having pain in my legs lately. Can it be from my spider veins?
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 I have an alcoholic beverage soon after I had scleortherapy on my spider veins?

When should I get Sclerotherapy if I also want to do laser hair removal?
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 o...Details

I have severe pain in my legs. Is Radiofrequency Occlusion right for me?
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...Details

How many injections are needed per vein for Sclerotherapy?
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 ascerta...Details

I have a hard red knot in my leg 4 days after the Veinwave procedure, what should I do?

Is there a stem cell treatment for veins after EVLT?
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...Details

When can I start Bikram yoga again after endovenous laser ablation?
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?

Can someone have too many spider veins to be treated?
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?

Dimpling after EVLT
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 ...Details

What is the recovery time?
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...Details

Will it hurt me if I wear class II stocking with spider telangiectasia legs?

Do I need an Endovenous Vein Ablation for severe edema?
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 v...Details

I am 43 female I have had surgical treaments however my left leg still hurts all the time what can I do?
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 ...Details

Is it unusual to have discomfort in my leg years after having some varicose veins removed
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 the leg is too tight to be success...Details

Am I at high risk for varicose veins because I work on my feet all day? Might I need an Endovenous Laser Ablation?
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?

compression stockings for POTS
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 h...Details

Why has EVLT not improved my chronic leg swelling?
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 th...Details

Does no compression hose after small microphlebectomy sound right?
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 ther...Details

Must bandages be used after procedure?
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 h...Details

If there is no visible inflammation, did sclerotherapy work?
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 spo...Details

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...Details

Why do my muscles hurt more in my legs?
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 stoc...Details

Is Endovenous Laser Ablation necessary?
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 wha...Details

Is it normal for my leg to look splotchy and purple? The injection bruises have faded but this large splotch is still there.
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 befor...Details

Is normal the leg been swollow???
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???

Spider veins on face
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 a...Details

Can I continue running and moderate workouts after sclerotherapy?
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?

How much is too much sclerotherapy
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 le...Details

My doctor said my vein is too large to have sclerotherapy performed first, is this true?
I have a few visible spider veins on my lower leg that I want treated with foam sclerotherapy. However, the doctor wants me to do endovenous laser treatment before the sclerotherapy. According to him,...Details

Compression hose
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 a...Details

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?
should I have muscular pain in the thigh that I had my ablation done. Is there a need to call my doctor?

How long do the results from sclerotherapy last?

Is my ELA medically necessary? Cosmetically, I do not need it.
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?

Any treatment for a superficial blood clot when 32 weeks pregnant?
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. N...Details

What are the short & long term risks of this procedure?
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?

Will skipping the 2nd ablation harm the work done on the 1st leg?
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 unravel...Details

Can I have varicose veins removed without stripping?
I had varicose vein surgery a few years ago on my left leg. After the surgery, it was painful. I may need to treat my right leg but I don't want to go through that again. What would be the best altern...Details

I have veins showing after surgery
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?

bulging calve veins after 2 yrs intense leg workout
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 bulg...Details

What to do to speed up the resorbing of large lumpy sclerosed veins?
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 d...Details

What is best treatment for lipodermatosclerosis?
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 ...Details

Can compression hose cause bruising?
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 bruisin...Details

Stopping wearing compression stockings, or wearing off and on.
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?

I had ablation surgery 3 weeks ago on my right leg, am I okay to use the tanning bed?
I had ablation surgery 3 weeks ago on my right leg, am I okay to use the tanning bed?

VNUS closure didn't work?
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 ...Details

Painful/Sensitive skin after removing stockings?
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 f...Details

What to do when compression stockings increase symptoms?
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 ...Details

Post Surgery
Is it OK to take Levitra after having this surgery?

My Dad is considering this procedure, but he is 87 yrs old. Should I be concerned with risks at his age?
My Dad is considering this procedure, but he is 87 yrs old. Should I be concerned with risks at his age?

I had knee surgery, and was wondering when can I stop wearing my compression socks?
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 an...Details

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 t...Details

Wife had a superficial blood clot, now she is dead?
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 histo...Details

Veins on my ankles and the back of my legs
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 ...Details

EVT after varicose vein surgery
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?

Will the general anesthesia used in laser vein surgery hurt my fetus?
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 cau...Details

Trapped blood keep coming back in my varicose veins
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 comi...Details

Is it dangerous to wear compression hose with a run in it?
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 l...Details

Should I be wearing compression stockings?
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 ...Details

Dan sclerotherapy cause numbness in hands?
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 o...Details

can sclerotherapy cause an eye infection?
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 sol...Details

My legs feel colder now that I'm wearing my compression stockings; is this normal?
My legs feel colder now that I'm wearing my compression stockings; is this normal?

Swollen calves due to ruptured baker's cyst.
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?

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.
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.

How soon after veinwave can I have laser procedures done?
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..

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.
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 ...Details

What's the maxium size vien allowed for this procedure? Using the laser at 12 watts.
Should we increase the watts to compensate for a big vien?

What can help if after treatment I'm left with a rash, like raw meat and painful?
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!

what is considered 'normal' bruising 5 days post EVLT
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 ...Details

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?
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?

What is the difference between Sclerotherapy and Foam Sclerotherapy?
I'm looking to treat my spider veins with Sclerotherapy, but have no idea what the difference between foam and traditional sclerotherapy are.

How long does it usually take for the spider veins to go away?
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?

Skin pigmentation after EVLT and ambulatory phlebectomy.
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 s...Details

My legs throb, twitch, and ache at night.
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 cont...Details

A lot of pain after surgery on my calf.
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?

Wearing Ted Hose 24 hours?
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?

ELA with Factor V Leiden disorder
Are there higher risks for a patient with Factor V Leiden during the endovenous laser ablation procedure?

Next Step When VNUS Has Failed?
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 p...Details

After 2 weeks post EVLT, the doctor said I needed to redo the procedure?
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...Details

What solutions are more likely to cause telangiectatic matting and hyperpigmentation?
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?

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?
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!

Swollen ankles
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?

Which antibiotics should be avoided when getting Sclerotherapy?
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?

Still numb to light touches after a year.
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 pus...Details

When can I start running after I have this procedure?
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.

Treatment options for Vein Removal
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 und...Details

Is this pain normal after EVLA and sclerotherapy? I have not been able to resume what I would consider normal activities.
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/th...Details

PE after microphlebectomy
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 ...Details

Tendon pain after ablation.
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?

Is my compression stocking not allowing a bruise on my foot to heal?
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 co...Details

On October 18, 2011 I had endoluminal ablation performed on my left calf. During the procedure a nerve was struck.
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...Details

Could I have endovenous laser ablation?
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 2...Details

Are wearing compression stockings beneficial for my scenario?
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 an...Details

Numbness and Pain
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 ...Details

Proceedure affected my large saphenus vein
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 s...Details

Is it possible the procedure would fail because the vein is thin or curved?
Could it be possible to not get through the vein because of it being thin or curved?

Is is necessary to wait until warfarin dose is therapeutic before wearing compression stockings after diagnosis of DVT?
Is is necessary to wait until warfarin dose is therapeutic before wearing compression stockings after diagnosis of DVT?

What is the difference between PAD & Arterial disease? If you have arterial disease & PAD should you wear compression stockings?

Extreme aching in my calf and achilles tendon since having sclerotherapy
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...Details

Compression Stocking and exercising, especially when jogging long distances?
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.

VNUS in Calf & Thigh?
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 ...Details

How do you get rid of varicose veins?
What treatment is needed to get rid of painful and unsightly varicose veins?

Nausea after procedure normal after VNUS closure procedure?
I just had the VNUS closure procedure this AM. Is it normal to feel nauseated and just a little light headed since the procedure?

Swelling above knee after VNUS and schlerotherapy.
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 ...Details

Spider vein
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 saf...Details

I'm wearing stockings, but they don't seem to help.
If I'm wearing stockings and they don't help my weak legs, is surgery the next step?

Post phlebitic syndrome 35 years later?
Can you develope post phlebitic syndrome 35 years after having a blood clot in the deep vein?

Why did most of my spider vein refill in a month?
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...Details

Can i wear my TED stockings if my feet, ankles & calves are already swollen?
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...Details

Medical Data to support repeat ultrasound quided sclerotherapy
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 o...Details

Endovenous Ablation and subsequent pregnancies.
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...Details

Lower shin numbness and pain since having radiofrequency occlusion on Sept. 2nd.
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?

What are the side affects after the treatment? I have a fever, losso f appetite, and pain in my back.
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

Why do they have to do the entire leg from top to bottom, when the veins are just below my knee?
I only have the veins below my knee he is doing my whole leg for 3400 cash, is this an accurate price?

Is there a treatment for nerve damage after radiofrequency vein ablation?
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?

Muscle Pain, Tendernous, and Spasms after Sclerotherapy
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 b...Details

Side effects of drinking after EVLA?
What are the side effects of drinking alcohol after my evla?

Should I be worried about a dark purple vein that's still active?
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. Shoul...Details

Can compression stockings help a severe hematoma?
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.

Compression socks for long flights?
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 adequat...Details

Pain at night while sleeping after 10 days of having VNUS
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...Details

Does surgical removal of veins hurt?
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 pai...Details

Can you use body lotion on your legs before you wear TED stockings?
Can you use body lotion on your legs before you wear TED stockings?

Is it okay if some of the clotted veins are not drained during sclerotherapy?
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?

I had a large vein in my leg ablated 8 months ago and it still is ropey and painful. Is this normal?
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.

How long do you have to wear compression stocking after vein ligation?
What is the recommended amount of time to wear compression stockings after having a vein ligation?

How long after sclerotherapy can tissue necrosis occur?
Can a slough appear 1 week after sclerotherapy treatment, or would you see & feel signs of it sooner?

If am on a birth control pill (Ortho Tri-Cyclen). can I still undergo sclerotherapy?
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!

One year after VNUS treatment, injections?
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 whe...Details

can I use compression stockings if I have an ulcer on my leg?
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 h...Details

I continue to have pain after VNUS surgery.
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 nev...Details

I had laser surgery one month ago at a plastic surgeon's office for treatment of spider veins and rosacea.
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?

Venous Insufficiency - Thighs & Calves
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 ...Details

What can I do in getting my legs back to normal color?
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 w...Details

Is it ok to wear compression stockings on the plane?
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...Details

Driving after having endovenous laser ablation?
When may I start driving after my venous procedure? I had ELA 10 days ago on right leg.

Is PAD different from venous reflux?
If a patient has PAD, is that different from venous reflux?

Broken vein under the eye causing bagging
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 have a varicose vein in groin and under the navel.
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?

How soon after microphlebectomy can sclerotherapy be begin?
How soon can sclerotherapy begin after a microphlebectomy?

How soon after sclerotherapy can I play tennis, run, and dance?
How soon after sclerotherapy can I play tennis? run? dance?

Sclerotherapy post ELA
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, ...Details

I have large amounts of pain in my leg that I didn't have before after havign VNUS done.
The pain is intense with numbness and tingling. Will this go away or is this nerve damage?

Can the veins come back after the surgery?
If someone has had varicose vein surgery, can they come back? At any time? What are the odds of this?

Double Saphenous Vein and EVLT.
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 cha...Details

Can Deep Vein Insufficiency be treated?
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 i...Details

Having big/swollen legs related to varicose veins?
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?

How will I know if the vein will vanish or fade after sclerotherapy?
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 o...Details

Veins are still there after having sclerotherapy.
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 stocki...Details

Large veins around eyes making it look like a black eye.
My granddaughter has large veins around that sometimes make her look as if she has a black eye. What is some possible treatments?

Which veins get injected with sclerotherapy?
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!

Is early VNUS treatment better?
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 out...Details

Sclerotherapy for labia varices?
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.W...Details

What are these gray patches all over my legs where I had injections and where I had telangiectatic matting?
They're not purple. They're not red. They're gray. No visible veins, just kind of cooky looking. Will they go away?

Is new vein development after sclerotherapy preventable?
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 ne...Details

How long after treatment can I wait to have a second treatment?
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?
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 bru...Details

Enlarged greater saphenous around ankle, is EVLT a good option?
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 fro...Details

Do I have to wear compression stockings for a week after having poly sclerotherapy?
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.

Vein Insufficiency and have received 3 different opinions. Is sclerotherapy a reasonable solution?
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 sclerothera...Details

Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
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.

Outcomes with Microphlebectomy/EVLT?
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 wit...Details

Does having EVLT for leg veins make dorsal superficial foot veins disappear as well?
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!

Should I avoid taking Adderall prior and after Sclerotherapy?
Should I avoid taking Adderall prior and after Sclerotherapy?

Foam sclerotherapy following EVLT
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 n...Details

Need to decide between VNUS closure and Endo Laser Ablation
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 ...Details

Is it possible to only do a partial ablation of the greater saphenous vein?
Is it possible to only do a partial ablation of the greater saphenous vein?

Sciatic issues?
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 pressur...Details

New large veins appeared after sclerotherapy.
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? Wha...Details

How long after the Sclerotherapy treatment will I see the results?
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?
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 ...Details

Treating an open wound from schlerotherapy
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 antib...Details

How long before you see the results with ELA?
Had the procedure Friday. Removed the stocking Monday evening. I still see bumps in my leg. Will that get better?

Serious problems associated with EVLA
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 r...Details

How do you treat Varicose Veins due to slow valves & reflux?
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?

How soon after sclerotherapy for spider veins can you safely treat those same areas with a laser?
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 s...Details

Vein removal with EVLA?
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?

EVLA during pregnancy
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 a...Details

Painful spot and hematoma
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...Details

Ankle redness and pain after EVLT
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 ...Details

Ankle swelling and numbness
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 w...Details

Is surgery the best treatment at this point?
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 ...Details

Is numbness in both feet caused by ELT and how long will this last?
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 ...Details

Different causes for bulging veins?
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...Details

Can someone on blood thinners have vein surgery?
Can someone on blood thinners have vein surgery?

Wound care for skin ulcer caused after the sclerotherapy
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 la...Details

I have a multi colored bruise after heart ablation
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?

can you go in a hot tub after sclerotherapy and how long do you have to wear the stocking for?
Can you go in a hot tub after sclerotherapy and how long do you have to wear the stocking for?

Is it safe to do sclerotherapy in the summer?
Is it safe to do slerotherapy in the summer?

At home remedies for pain in legs?
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 ...Details

Can you explain the cause of two phenomena that occur during the endovenous laser procedure?
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?

What should I try next if sclerotherapy and touch laser didn't work?
If sclerotherapy and cool touch laser didn't work what should I try next?

Thoughts on going to the tanning salon before this procedure?
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
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 d...Details

Is an interventional radiologist ok in my case?
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 ...Details

Is it normal for new veins to appear in my leg after endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy?
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 surge...Details

Is it safe to have endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy on the same leg on the same day?
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?

Is thera any chance of getting traveling blood clots after this procedure??
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 da...Details

Is varicose vein surgery and possibility after someone has had a DVT?
Can someone who has had a DVT ever have varicose vein surgery?

Post sclerotherapy, extreme pain, posterior knees
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 aft...Details

can you tan after having the Sclerotherapy procedure?
I had the procedure done, but I was not told if I could tan.

Sharp stabbing pains in my leg!
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 al...Details

Doesn't seem ike the Sclerotherapy process is working lately
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...Details

Two weeks post op Phlebectomy
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 a...Details

Will vein reappear with a second pregnancy?
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 ha...Details

Why can't you get sclerotherapy done when pregnant?
Why can't you get sclerotherapy done when pregnant?

I developed phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy in my great saphenous vein in my calf.
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 (...Details

Is this signs that Scelerotherapy did not work?
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 ...Details

How long after the procedure do I have to wait before I can tan?
How long after the procedure do I have to wait before I can tan?

Is local anesthesia used with all varicose vein treatments?
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 exp...Details

I now have brown lines on me from the needle insertion. Why did this happen?
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 kno...Details

Can this surgery be done without a catheter fast closure?
CATHETER FAST CLOSURE 7F 60CM. Can this surgery be done without a catheter fast closure? My medical aid will not pay for this item.

I had EVLT nearly 2 yrs ago on my left GSV. I now have pain & swelling in my left calf. Why?
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 ...Details

Is the endovenous ablation a good alternative to correct poor circulation in the legs after having a DVT?
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...Details

How long does it take for the hard spots and bruising to go away after sclerotherapy for spider veins?
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...Details

Is Microphlebectomy always needed after EVLT ?
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 ?

Will insurance cover Varicose Vein Surgery? Pain is getting worse..
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 ...Details

After sclerotherapy treatment more spider veins appeared
It's been 2 weeks since my first sclerotherapy treatment, and the area that was injected has new spider veins?

Can you do both legs at the same time? Is it advised? Why?
My wife (age 26) has post pregnancy (1.5 years ago) bad veins with:
Rt leg:
great saphenous- moderate reflux
popliteal - light reflux
Lt leg:
great saphenous- Sever reflux

How long should I wait after the procedure before I start lifting weights and running?
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 h...Details

Is there a possibility to cure or remove the varicose veins in my arms?
Is there a possibility to cure or remove the varicose veins in my arms? I had the schlero therapy procedure done already.

Have heart problems with clots. Dangerous to have varicose vein operated on?
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?

Varicose veins in the same leg
How many times can you safely have your veins done in the same leg?

How long does pain after EVLT last?
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?

Is this varicose vein treatable?
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?

What is the recovery procedure after the vein is removed ?
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?

What to do for numbness and tingling in calf and ankle after vein stripping?
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 su...Details

I have friend who has dark pigmentaion
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. ...Details

Sapheno Femoral Junction?
Can a laser effectively occlude an incompetent Sapheno femoral Junction? If it does, which modality is better; Diode or NdYag?

When to consult a specialist?
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?

Lasers for perforators?
Is it is possible for ablating perforators by endovenous lasers?

What is the difference between endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation? Which is best?

What can I do to reduce pain from labia veins during pregnancy?
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,...Details

Should my legs look worse after Sclerotherapy?
I had 6 treatments of sclerotherappy one week apart. Much of the treatments were injecting "feeders". It's been over 2 months since my first treatment and my veins look worse. I have new quite dark ...Details

Am I too young to have varicose vein surgery?
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 appea...Details

Will sclerotherapy treatments stop restless leg syndrome?
Will this procedure stop restless legs and is it possible I will be able to do without the medication for restless legs?

Is there a treatment to diminish the appearance of dark blue veins in the chest and arms?
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 ...Details

How long does it take to see spider veins vanish after Sclerotherapy?
How long does it take to see spider veins vanish after Sclerotherapy? Is there any hope the veins will disappear after more time has gone by?

Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be used on a Vulvar Vericosity?
Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be used on a Vulvar Vericosity?

Why is it necessary to wear Compression Stockings after Sclerotherapy?
Why is it necessary to wear Compression Stockings after Sclerotherapy?

Are there any complications involved with Sclerotherapy?
Are there any complications such as skin wounds after Sclerotherapy?

How long after Sclerotherapy can you get in the sun?
How long after Sclerotherapy can you get in the sun?

Can Varicose Veins reappear/reoccur?
Will Varicose Veins reappear? Do i have them for life even after treatment?

How many months after sclerotherapy is it safe to become pregnant?
How long do sclerotherapy chemicals stay in the bloodstream?

Should I wait until after pregnancy to treat a venous insufficiency in the lower leg?
I have had two prior pregnancies but am planning another soon, so should I wait to have EVLT until after? My insufficiency is in a small saphonous vein in the left calf area. I have minor pain and var...Details

When undergoing Varicose Vein Surgery I was wondering if they could numb my leg instead of giving me anesthesia?
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 surger...Details

Should I avoid any specfic vitamins/supplements before or after Sclerotherapy?
Should I avoid any specific vitamins/supplements before or after sclerotherapy?

Is it ok to use moisturizing CREAM/LOTIONS containing Vitamin E on areas treated with Sclerotherapy?
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...Details

Is it safe to have VNUS surgery if there is a blockage in the groin area?
Is it adviseable to have VNUS surgery when there is blockage in the groin area? I am very healthy, not overweight & not diabetic.

How long should I wait after Varicose Vein Surgery to fly?
How long should I wait after varicose vein surgery to take an airplane trip, or does it matter?

How much bleeding is expected after ELA?
I just had Endovenous laser ablation and some of my bandages are blood soaked. Is this normal or is something wrong?

What are the resrictions after Endovenous Laser Ablation?
Can you please detail some of the restrictions after EVLT?

Can leg crossing lead to Varicose Veins?
Is it harmful to your leg circulation to sit with your legs crossed?

What is the difference between PAD & Varicose Veins?
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?

What is the name of the special hooks in Varicose Vein Surgery?
It is the tool used to pull veins through microincisions. What are these called?

I have bruising from an EVLT treatment from a year ago, is this normal?
It's been a year since my surgery and I still have bruising. Does that mean it's permanent?

Does Endovenous Laser Ablation hurt?
Does this procedure hurt?

Can veins come back after Endovenous Laser Ablation?
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 dar...Details

Can Sclerotherapy make a difference on the spider veins in the ankle area?
My doctor, during the screening, just said I had lots of veins and it would take at least 4 treatments. I specifically asked him about the ankle area and he just said "how afraid of needles are you?"...Details

Is Endovenous Laser Ablation effective in treating lipodermatosclerosis?
Is EVLT recommended for lipodermatosclerosis (LDS)?

Will I have to avoid hot or cool water after Sclerotherapy?
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?

Can you do Sclerotherapy on veins on the hands/wrist/arms?
Is it possible to do sclerotherapy on veins on the hands/wrist/arms?

Do you offer a Vein Surgery/treatment under sedation?
What is the most effective surgery that is least painful?

How many times can you do EVLT on same leg?
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 ...Details

Do I need a general practitioner referral to have Endovenous Laser Ablation?
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?

Is blistering around the injection site a side effect of Sclerotherapy?
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 bli...Details

Why do Varicose Veins get worse during pregnancy?
Is the association between Varicose Veins and pregnancy because of the weight gained during pregnancy? Or are there other factors involved?

Should I wait to have Endovenous Laser Ablation until I'm finished having kids?
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)?

Can you get bone irritation after the Endovenous Laser Ablation?
Is this a normal side-effect?

Are risks of complications during pregnancy higher after having endovenous laser ablation?
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 a...Details

Is it normal to have a Phlebectomy in the doctor's office and not a hospital?
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 ...Details

Is there a risk to the fetus if we did endovenous ablation while patient was 4-5 weeks pregnant?
The patient was unaware she was pregnant. Also is it protocol to do pregnancy tests on everyone prior to laser?

Are there any risks to leaving Varicose Veins untreated?
Will the veins get bigger over time?

Why do varicose veins usually appear in the legs and nowhere else in the body?

What kind of Varicose veins are best treated with Microphlebectomy?
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 vei...Details

About how long after a Microphlebectomy does it take the remaining vein to clot (go away)?
Can you give me a approximate time for the remaining vein to clot?

How do you treat perforator problems with Endovenous Laser Ablation?
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 "c...Details

When will Asclera, the new Sclerotherapy treatment, be available?
I heard that Asclera (Polidocanol) was recently FDA approved. When can patients expect this sclerant to be widely available in the US?

How long before I will see an improvement in the ropey appearance of the treated varicose veins?
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 t...Details

Will being on birth control pills affect Sclerotherapy treatments?
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?

Can I take allergy medicine after Sclerotherapy?
I had the procedure 2 days ago. Today my GP prescribed MethylPrednisolne, 4mg for allergies. Is this safe to use?

What treatment options do I have with Deep System Reflux?
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...Details

How should I choose my Endovenous Laser Ablation provider?
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 u...Details

How long does it take to show an improvement after the Sclerotherapy is performed?
How long does it take to show an improvement after the Sclerotherapy is performed?

Can dermatologists perform Sclerotherapy?
Or only Phlebologists? What kind of certification is required?

How is polidocanol related to Sclerotherapy?
I've heard conflicting accounts. What exactly is polidocanol?

How long does it take for Sclerotherapy to work?
I hade sclerotherapy yesterday, but I can still see a few of the veins that were treated. How long until all the veins disappear?

Is Sclerotherapy safe for people who bruise easily?
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 un...Details

Is Endovenous Laser Ablation better long term than Radiofrequency Occlusion?
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...Details

Is Sclerotherapy the best for broken veins in the ankles and foot area?
Is Sclerotherapy the best for broken veins in the ankles and foot area? Is there a better procedure for this area of the body?

How can you distinguish spider veins from varicose veins?

How does Microphlebectomy work?
How can the large veins be pulled out of such small little incisions?

Can I have Sclerotherapy on my nose?
I have a lot of redness and small veins on my nose. Is sclerotherapy the best option?

Why doesn't Endovenous Laser Ablation laser the lower leg?
If the evlt procedure doesn't alleviate problems in the lower leg do /can you laser the lower leg?

What kind of anesthesia is used during Varicose Vein Surgery?
Would I be put under, or is just a local used?

I have been having foot problems after Sclerotherapy, couldit be related to the procedure?
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...Details

Does endovenous laser ablation damage the saphenous vein?
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 r...Details

Can EVLT make your legs look worse?
Is it possible for EVLT to make your legs look worse after the procedure?

Is surgery really necessary for varicose veins?
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...Details

Is vein mapping done with Endovenous Laser Ablation?
Is the vein mapping procedure done with Endovenous Laser Ablation?

What complications are involved with Endovenous Laser Ablation?
If I have had large vessels such as the saphenous closed, is there chance of circulatory problems later on?

Is sclerotherapy effective on both spider and varicose veins?
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?
What exactly is foam sclerotherapy, and is it more effective than traditional sclerotherapy?

Is leg pain a common side effect after varicose vein surgery or sclerotherapy treatments?
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?

Will significant weight loss alleviate varicose veins naturally?
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 su...Details

Is varicose vein surgery, treatments, or spider vein treatments covered by insurance?
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 determin...Details

Is it true that there is little pain associated with the Endovenous Laser Ablation procedure?
It seems like the laser would hurt.

What kind of anesthesia is used during Microphlebectomy?
Will I be put under? What is typically used for pain?

Can spider veins cause the feeling of heaviness in the legs?
What options are available for the treatment of spider veins?

Is it safe to breast feed while undergoing Sclerotherapy?
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 blood...Details

Should I still have bruises (that never disappear) on the leg that had Endovenous Laser Ablation 10 months ago?
Is this normal?

Does wearing high heels result in spider veins around the ankles
I’m worried about my circulation.

How long before Microphlebectomy should I stop taking aspirin?
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...Details

Why do I need to wear eye protection during Endovenous Laser Ablation?
They’re treating the veins on my legs, nowhere near my face. I have severe claustrophobia and am hoping they can treat me without my needing to wear anything on my face.

Can Sclerotherapy cause blood clots?
I’ve heard that occasionally, small lumps of clotted blood can be felt after sclerotherapy. Aren’t blood clots quite dangerous?

Should I take ibuprofen after Endovenous Laser Ablation, or not?
I’ve heard conflicting recommendations.

Can sclerotherapy be used on all skin types?
I have medium toned skin. Will sclerotherapy work on the backs of my knees?

Is sclerotherapy safe for those with Celiac Disease?
Does the sclerotherapy solution contain any gluten? I want to avoid any bad reactions.

Will I be able to drive home after endovenous laser ablation?
What is recovery like for the first 24 hours after the procedure?

Will alcohol affect my upcoming sclerotherapy?
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...Details

Will I need to take antibiotics after my Microphlebectomy procedure?
Is the risk of infection very high?

Does Sclerotherapy have to be repeated?
Will sclerotherapy permanently get rid of spider veins, or will I have to keep getting treatments forever?

What is the recurrence rate of varicose veins after endovenous laser ablation?
What are the odds the veins will come back after treatment?

What kind of anesthesia is used during EVLT?
Is local, topical, or general anesthesia typically used during this procedure?

How is veinwave different from endovenous ablation?
What makes this product unique?

What qualifications are required for a specialist performing endovenous laser ablation?
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?

Is sclerotherapy best treatment for a bunch of spider veins?
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?

Do tight fitting clothes contribute to varicose or spider veins?
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?

Is sclerotherapy safe to have while pregnant?
I have a spider vein on my cheek, can I get it treated now or should I wait until I have the baby?

Will endovenous laser ablation really destroy the greater saphenous vein?
Is that going to affect my circulation?

Is there a way to prevent spider veins?
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?

Is Sclerotherapy safe while taking Accutane?
Does the drug affect this procedure?

I have pain after EVLT, is that normal?
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?

Is there an age limit with Endovenous Laser Ablation?
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, ...Details

When should one have microphlebectomy versus endovenous ablation procedures?
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?

How can Varicose Veins develop?
What causes varicose veins?

Is it common to need repeat sclerotherapy treatments?
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 varicose veins come back after endovenous laser ablation?
Or does the treatment permanently remove them?

Are there certian medications I should avoid before Sclerotherapy?
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 possible to remove too many veins with varicose vein surgery?
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 ...Details

Can one have EVLT done while pregnant or trying to get pregnant?
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 ha...Details

Is EVLT or RFO the same as Vein Ligating?
I want to know if the 2 procedures listed above is technically the same as ligating?

What is the recovery and post-operative care like after microphlebectomy?
What is the length of recovery?

Do Varicose Vein Surgeries hurt?
Do they use local anesthesia?

Does endovenous laser ablation require multiple treatments?
Or will just one treatment do the trick? Could the varicose veins come back?

What is the approximate time that Varicose Vein Surgery takes?
How long does the procedure itself take, and how much time should I expect for recovery?

Is Vein Ligation and Stripping safe?
Is this procedure safe or is it risky?

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?
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?

How long will it take for me to recover from Sclerotherapy?
Will the length of time be longer then two weeks?

Can I expect a lot of bruising after Microphlebectomy?
How bruised will my legs be after the Microphlebectomy procedure?|

Can EVLT cause nerve damage?
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...Details

will insurance cover sclerotherapy?
Could some or all of the cost be covered?

Can high blood pressure affect varicose vein surgery?
Could elevated blood pressure increase risks during microphlebectomy or other varicose vein surgery or procedures? Is there a recommended treatment for those with HBP?

Could sclerotherapy be used for vascular lesions?
Is it possible to use sclerotherapy to treat vascular lesions like hemangioma? Seems like it'd be safer than surgery.

Is varicose vein surgery a better choice for someone who is overweight?
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?

Should I get Microphlebectomy and Endovenous Ablation to ensure my varicose veins do not come back?
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 micro...Details

I have bruising from Sclerotherapy injections that I had 8 weeks ago is this normal?
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 trea...Details

Is there an age restriction with endovenous laser ablation?
Is it better to get the procedure when you're young? I'm 68. Are there more risks involved as you get older?

Is bruising typical after the varicose vein surgery called vein stripping?
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 kn...Details

Is sclerotherapy safe during pregnancy?
While pregnant with my first child I've developed a large number of spider veins on my legs/thighs. Are spider veins more prevalent during pregnancy? Do they go away after delivery? Can I get scleroth...Details

Will Endovenous Laser Ablation improve my circulation?
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 h...Details

What can be done to treat lipodermatosclerosis?
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 aft...Details

How effective is Diosmin in treating varicose veins?
Is Diosmin effective for varicose veins as an at home treatment?

Can sclerotherapy be used on the wrists?
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?

Can endovenous laser ablation cause Leg Ulcers?
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.

Can sclerotherapy be performed on hemorrhoids?
Is this a possible treatment method for hemorrhoids?

Can sclerotherapy cause clotting?
If the chemical is injected directly into the vein and stops it up, couldn't the blood clot and cause problems? Is sclerotherapy safe if someone has a blood clotting disorder?

Do Varicose Veins cause you to have severe leg cramps?
Is this a side effect of having varicose veins and can varicose vein surgery effectively treat this condition?

Does microphlebectomy require a longer recovery time than endovenous ablation techniques?
Do the incisions take longer to heal?

When would microphlebectomy be used instead of ELA?
It seems like ELA is less invasive.

Is endovenous laser ablation more painful than radiofrequency occlusion?
I've heard that ELA hurts more than RO. Is this true? They sound like sort of the same thing; why would one hurt more than the other?

What kind of painkillers are you given before the procedure?
How much ibuprofen or other pain killer is used before the procedure?

When is varicose vein surgery the best treatment option?
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 p...Details

Does endovenous laser ablation remove veins?
Are the problem veins removed after ELA or are they just left there? Is that bad for the body to have dead tissue laying around?

Can endovenous laser ablation treat my venous insufficiency?
Is Endovenous Laser Ablation or VNUS Closure Fast a more effective way to treat a dilated greater saphenous vein with gross incompetence from the saphenofemoral vein down the lower leg, contributing t...Details

Can endovenous laser ablation give me deep vein thrombosis?
I've heard that ELA can result in deep vein thrombosis. Is this true, and how common is this complication? Is there any way to prevent it?

What is in the saline solution they use in Sclerotherapy?
What chemicals are in the saline solution and does it have mercury in it and if not what is in it? what are the side effects if any.

What can i do about difficulties associated with undergoing Endovenous Laser Ablation?
I had evlt done back in may all of the sudden just recently my leg has a lot of aching and pain where it was done its sore to touch its tender. There is also numbness in that spot of leg very achy whe...Details

Can sclerotherapy effectively treat facial veins?
There is a large vein on my face that doesn't appear to be a broken capillary or spider vein. Could sclerotherapy be used to treat it, or would something else be better?

Are varicose vein surgery procedures used to treat varicoeles?
I think I have a variocoele. It's not very painful, but occasionally feels uncomfortable and it's ugly, so I'd like to have it removed. What are the recommended treatment options? Isn't it just a vari...Details

Is microphlebectomy the same thing as ambulatory phlebectomy?
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 sa...Details

Can endovenous laser ablation treat spider and varicose veins?
I have both spider veins and varicose veins. Will endovenous laser ablation treat both of these problems?

Can endovenous laser ablation techniques be used on any vein?
Can endovenous laser ablation be used to treat multiple veins, or only the greater saphenous vein? Will it take care of varicose veins that are closer to my ankles?

How long will I have to wear compression stockings after varicose vein surgery?
And, are there any options in terms of colors or styles?

What is the difference between these two varicose vein surgical procedures?
What is the difference between ambulatory phlebectomy and transilluminated powered phlebectomy? What would each be used for?

What kind of laser is used for endovenous laser ablation?
The idea of a laser in my leg sounds a little scary. Is there a risk of getting burned during the procedure?

Does microphlebectomy cause scarring?
I've heard microphlebectomy described as minimally invasive, but from what I understand it's still surgery. Wont there still be scars?

What is the reasoning behind waiting to resume more vigorous physical activity after varicose vein surgery?
Does it have to do with the pounding or impact of the leg to the ground, or does it have to do with your blood flow or the increased heart rate?

Is microphlebectomy effective in treating varicose veins?
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?

What is the recovery time after cauterizing veins with microphlebectomy?
How long does it take one to recover after vein surgery?

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