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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 veins that have popped up. What happened?

Answer
It can be normal for veins to look worse following a Sclerotherapy treatment. Often times patients will have trapped blood in the treated veins following Sclerotherapy. You may notice hard, tender, darkened areas as a result of injections. This can take months to resolve. There are some things that can be done to help accelerate the healing process. The areas of trapped blood can be drained by your physician through a small needle puncture. Also using a heating pad on areas of trapped blood can be helpful.

Other Answered Questions

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

Why are there more blue veins on my legs after sclerotherapy?
I recently had a reflux procedure and sclerotherapy a month later. Four weeks after sclerotherapy, I'm noticing many new large blue veins all over my legs and no difference in the veins injected with ...Details

Unbearable itching while wearing compression stockings, what do I do?
My legs are extremely itchy when I wear Medi compression stockings. In fact, it's almost painful. When I apply grease and creams, the discomfort only goes away temporarily (approx. 2-3 hours). I've ev...Details

My ankles started to swelling a week after endovenous laser ablation, is this normal?
I had endovenous laser ablation a week ago on my right GSV. Everything started out fine, until my ankle started to swell when standing. I went to my doctor and he explained that this is normal. Is it?...Details

My compression stockings are too tight, how can I stretch the area?
I have worn new compression stockings that are too tight just below my knee. Is there a method to stretch this area?

Which compression grade should I wear?
I am 27 weeks pregnant and am suffering from moderate varicose veins in my right leg and minor ones in the left. Which grade of compression stocking should I wear?

Can wearing compression stockings do more harm than good or cause more damage?
I feel when I wear compression stockings my legs get worse.

Can sitting in a hot tub 2 months after foam sclerotherapy affect the results of my procedure?
Treated 2/28/14 minor saphenous vein. Aspirated twice. Tenderness and lumps ever since the initial procedure. Can't go without compression - hurts/aches/swells. Can sitting in a hot tub 2 months after...Details

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

Could poorly fitting compression socks cause me to develop a clot on a plane ride?
I'm 8wks pregnant & wore compression stockings for my 9.5 hr plane ride to Italy. I took them off 2/3 into the flight b/c the top band was cutting into my legs & it hurt. Now my calf muscle has been s...Details

My husband has pain in both of his legs and the veins in his calves are bulding, what is going on?
My husband has pain in both legs behind the knees and the veins in his calves are bulging. He has celiac disease, diabetes, & arthritis. The symptoms all happened on Monday. We've tried ice, heat, and...Details

I have immediate swelling behind my knee when I stand, is this normal after EVLT?
I had EVLT (including perferator veins) 1week ago. When I stand, there is an immediate swelling behind the knee. It also happens when I raise my leg. Is all of this normal after the procedure?

My leg looks worse after sclerotherapy, why is that?
My first sclerotherapy procedure was 2 years ago, and I have VNUS closure prior. I was happy with the results until now. After my last sclerotherapy procedure 2 months ago, one of my legs looks worse ...Details

I recently developed spider veins, should I wear compression stockings all of the time? Will they prevent more spider veins from developing?

What could be done if my doctor possibly injected the wrong vein?
My Dr performed ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy on one of my great saphenous veins. It has been months and the vein hurts all the time. It feels like I have pitching inside my leg, and it is like I ...Details

Can you have sex after sclerotherapy?

Can I live safe with compression if I have deep vein reflux?

My wound is running after having varicose vein surgery, is this normal?

Should I still wear a compression stocking 3 weeks after sclerotherapy treatment??
I was wondering if I should continue to wear my 18-24 mmHg compression stocking 3 weeks after my sclerotherapy treatment. I was told once that even if the condition improves, wearing stockings can pre...Details

Will removing my compression stocking do harm?
I was told to wear a compression stocking for six weeks on my right leg after ankle surgery on my left. Will taking it off two days early do any harm?

Will a run/hole in my compression stockings compromise my sclerotherapy results?
I recently had sclerotherapy & have been wearing my compression hose as directed. However, I noticed I got a small run/hole at the bottom of one of the feet (near the heel). Will this ruin the overall...Details

I will have a surgery to repair my torn meniscus, how long after the procedure can I have EVLT?
I had vein stripping 10 years ago. I have venous insufficiency and stasis dermatitis. I wear compression hose. I will have orthoscopic surgery for a torn meniscus in March. How long should I wait for...Details

Which is better for SCI/para injuries, TED stockings or compression stockings?
I have worn a thigh-high TED stocking that is open toe for 20 yrs. I am wondering if being used on a paralyzed leg with moderate DTD activity (as can be), if switching to a compression stocking would...Details

If the preferred method of ELVT is treating one leg at a time, how long will I have to wait before doing the second leg?
I run 12 miles twice a week. It has been suggested that both of my legs need endovenous laser treatment. How soon after treating one leg can I have the other leg treated? Is it possible to begin runni...Details

Why do I have a shooting pain in my leg one month after varicose vein surgery?

Can foam sclerotherapy agents be transmitted through my milk to my baby?
I need a pelvic vein embolization using coils and foam sclerotherapy. I have been told that i need to wean my child because the blood/ vein walls behave differently while breastfeeding and that the fo...Details

Does consuming caffeine cause less venous reflux to be found on an ultrasound?
Hello, I am interested in radiofrequency ablation of my greater saphenous veins. Last month an ultrasound showed continuous reflux at both greater saphenous junctions. I had no caffeine that day. I ha...Details

How do compression stockings afect the venous capacitance?
Can you explain how compression stockings work and how they affect the venous capacitance? Thank you

After wearing thigh-high compression stockings, the skin that was in the hose is now lighter in color. Is this a problem?

Would it be wise to wait on ELA to see if my leg symptoms ever get worse? Can I start with sclerotherapy for now?
I feel I'm being rushed into getting an endovenous laser ablation. I've been diagnosed with grade 2 venous problems. Also, my symptoms are mild and my reticular and spider veins are both less than 4mm...Details

How soon after foam sclerotherapy can I begin to play sports?
I've had a very big vein stripped from my leg, and I'm now having foam injections once a week in both my legs. I play a high level of netball. Is it OK to play sports after having the injections? The ...Details

Can you have isolated popliteal reflux of 2 seconds and have healthy veins?
I had an ultrasound that showed r>l spiders around ankle, 2 sec reflux rt deep popliteal, everything else OK. He said my veins are great. But, I read >.5 is a problem. Can you have isolated 2 sec refl...Details

Could the endovenous laser ablation procedure be responsible for my DVT blood clot?
I had an endovenus laser ablation on both legs 2 weeks ago, and 5 days ago I started suffering from a constant cramp in my left calf which was just diagnosed as a deep vein thrombosis blood clot. Coul...Details

If you wear thigh-high compression stockings, will it cause your overall body to feel cold? If so, is this OK?
I'm normally hot-natured. I wore compression stockings yesterday and felt cold. I took them off last night and felt my normal self this morning. Does this mean they're too tight? Or, does this mean it...Details

After endovenous laser ablation treatment, how long does it take for the tightness/discomfort to resolve?
I'm athletic, in good shape, and have always had excellent flexibility. I am concerned because 4 weeks after endovenous laser treatment my knees are better but not "normal." I cannot bend them all th...Details

I had a VNUS closure, followed by sclerotherapy, but none of the original spider veins are gone. Why wasn't treatment successful?
I had a VNUS closure April 2013, followed by sclerotherapy. I've noticed clustering and that none of the original spider veins are gone. I can press on them and watch the blood flow return. I wore st...Details

I had all of my veins treated with laser and sclerotherapy injections but my spider veins have come back, why is this happening?
I had all of my veins (big and small) treated with laser and sclerotherapy injections, but all of my spider veins have reappeared. Why is this happening? I feel like I spent a lot of money for nothing...Details

Does sclerotherapy work on blue straight bulging veins on the front of your legs?

Can I remove my compression stockings to walk on the treadmill?
It's been 5 day since my 3rd session of sclerotherapy. Can I remove my hose to walk on the treadmill? Otherwise, they keep sagging around my knees. I've been measured for the compression stockings, b...Details

I am a shelf stacker. How long will I need to be off work after having a foam scerotherapy session?

Why would cellulite develop after sclerotherapy? What should I do?!
I had one treatment of slerotherapy on both legs (actually I think it was a double treatment in one) about 8 months ago. Right after the procedure, I noticed patchy swelling. I thought it would get be...Details

How much pressure is needed at the ankle and calf area for compression stockings?

Is it normal to have pain and other symptoms when returning to work three weeks after endovenous laser treatment?
I had endovenous laser treatment 3 weeks ago. On my first day back to work ( standing job), the pain set in. Is it normal to experience sore, shooting pain, tightness, stinging, and swelling this long...Details

Is it OK for my parents to wear over-the-counter compression stockings/flight socks for their upcoming long distance flight?
My parents will be on a long flight (15 hours). My mother has diabetes and my father had an angioplasty earlier this year. Is it safe for them to wear over-the-counter compression stockings/flight soc...Details

How long does ankle and leg swelling last after endovenous laser ablation?
I had endovenous laser ablation done 3 weeks ago. There was no significant pain, and the follow up ultrasound that was performed a week later showed no signs of deep vein thrombosis. But, I am experie...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

My ankle is slightly puffy and cold after having two sclerotherapy sessions, what should I do?
After my 2nd sclerotherapy session my left ankle has been slightly puffy and feels cold. The cold goes up to the back of my lower calf. I wear compression hose daily, yet it doesn't seem to help the c...Details

My eye has been red ever since I started wearing compression stockings, is this normal?

Is a difference of 3 cm in the ankle too much for a compression pantyhose to remain effective?
I need to wear compression stockings and have been measured in a shop. They recommended a size small based on the size chart, but it will be too tight on my stomach. The medium, on the other hand, fit...Details

I had a pulomonary embolism, can I take my compression stockings off while I exercise?
I had a pulmonary embolism a month ago. I want to start exercising gradually (I'm an active young adult), but I think it'll be uncomfortable with the compression stockings. I know it can be difficult ...Details

Can a leaking leg vein cause me to have irregular periods and affect my fertility?
For 4 years I've had swelling & pain in my left leg & lower back. I had a venous reflux text which showed that there is leakage in my leg. Around the same time I started having irregular periods and h...Details

I am getting mixed information from two reputed physicians, who should I trust more?
I am a 25-year-old male who has been diagnosed with varicose veins in my both legs. I went to two reputed radiologists in my town and as per their reports, all my junctions are competent except one in...Details

What should be done about veins that reopen or are partially occluded?
I am an active 45 year old who had endovenous laser ablation done on the great saphenous vein and lesser saphenous vein. After 4 months of complications, I had an ultrasound to determine the source. I...Details

Can full-length compression stockings cause pain in your feet and calves? If so, is that normal?
I wear full-length compression stockings that go above my waist for trunk and leg lymphodema, but I've been having pain in my feet and calves. Is this normal? Could the discomfort be caused by the sto...Details

More varicose veins appeared after having endovenous laser ablation, is this normal? Can the surfacing varicose veins be related to the procedure?
I am 28 years old and had endovenous laser ablation 4 months ago on both my long saphenous veins. For the past 2 months I have seen more veins appearing on the back of my thigh and feet. Is this norma...Details

Which of the three running compression socks are best.
I am considering three different types of running compression socks. One is around 20mmHg, but I don't know if they are graduated because that's the only number I got. The other pair is between 14-28m...Details

Why do varicose veins worsen during each pregnancy?

My knee-high compression stockings are hurting my upper thighs and groin. Is this normal?
I have venous insufficieny in both legs. I wear knee-high compression stockings, but now they are hurting my upper thighs and groin area. Is this normal?

An ulcer developed near my ankle 2 wks after laser and sclerotherapy. Will applying a bandage for 2 months help it resolve? Or, what do you suggest?
An ulcer developed near my ankle 2 weeks after laser and sclerotherapy. Here is a picture: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7a1o1r4ojvbjppk/S.jpg The doctor said it would heal by itself if bandaged for 2 mon...Details

My legs feel twice as heavy when I run with compression stockings, is this normal? Is there an adjustment period I need to push through?
I recently tried wearing compression stockings to run because my legs fatigue and become heavy. The odd thing is that when I wear the hose while I run, my legs feel twice as heavy than they did withou...Details

Are control top pantyhose with medium toning sufficient for a person with venous insufficiency?
I have venous insufficiency in both legs and wear control top pantyhose with medium toning in the legs. Is this sufficient for a person with my condition?

I had a calf tear 6 weeks after my final sclerotherapy treatment, what precautions should I take?
I had a class 2 calf tear from playing kickball. This happened 6 weeks after my final sclerotherapy treatment. The pumping effect of my calf is important post-varicose vein treatment. I will be seeing...Details

I have a red mark and the vein is still visible after Veinwave, what can I do?
I had Veinwave performed on my knees and inner things about 3 weeks ago. The treated area is still red and has a red mark. It looks a lot like a scar and I am afraid it will not go away. Also, the ve...Details

Can wearing compression socks cause a red line on the back of your leg?
A patient of ours has wore stockings before and had just purchased a new pair. She wore them once and now has a red mark across her calf. Could this be caused by the stockings? She said they fit reall...Details

My ability to walk is severely limited, am I at greater risk for blood clots following endovenous laser ablation?
I have a bad hip/peripheral neuropathy and can only walk a few feet at a time. Since I am severely limited in my ability to walk, am I at greater risk for blood clots following endovenous laser ablati...Details

The compression stockings I have are giving me pain, what can I do about this?
I am wearing a 30-40 mmHg thigh-high compression stocking after having laser ablation. At the top of this stocking near the groin, it hurts so much from the tightness and elastic top. Is there anythin...Details

I had endovenous laser ablation and now instead of blue/green marks, I have red ones. Is this normal? What should I do?

How can you tell if a saphenous vein has reopened post-laser surgery?

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

My husband is having pain in his heel after wearing compression socks, is this normal?
My husband started wearing compression socks. They were measured and seemed to be the correct fit for his legs, but then he started having pain in his heel from the socks. Is this normal? He needs to ...Details

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

Is leg pain normal when wearing TED stockings?
I have soreness in my legs (inner calf area) when wearing TED stockings, is this normal?

Why is a duplex ultrasound necessary before vein treatment?
An in-office hand-held Doppler ultrasound found bilateral venous reflux. Despite wearing compression stockings, I have significant pain each night after work (sitting, standing for long periods). Why ...Details

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

Can compression stockings cause nerve damage?
I wore knee-length compression stockings during a 15+ hour flight. Now I have a numb-feeling on a patch of skin on the outside of my leg, just above the knee. I get periodic tingling; there's no pain...Details

Can I wear compression stockings to bed?

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

I have burning pain at my incision site, is this normal?
I have burning pain at my incision site 3 weeks after endovenous laser ablation. It isn't constant, just when it is touched or rubbed. Could this be nerve damage or a hair follicle that is irritated f...Details

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

Is intense cold laser therapy effective on varicose veins?

I've seen no change in my ELA-related symptom after taking Neurontin, is this normal?
Three years after having an endovenous laser ablation procedure that left my lower leg tingling, I have decided to take Neurontin 100mg 3 /day. It's been 4 days now with no change! Is it normal? I ...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

Do I have reticular veins, or are they normal?
I have many green, visible veins all over body. Could these be normal veins, or are these reticular veins? I've had them since my pregnancy, but I was always a quite veiny person anyway.

How soon can I resume physical activities after sclerotherapy?

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

How many foot veins are safe to inject at one time? Can too much sclerotherapy cause damage?

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

Should I wear compression stockings while exercising? I have a lot of spider veins and lift heavy weights.
I have a lot of spider veins on my legs. I lift heavy weights at the gym. Should I be wearing compression stockings while exercising to help prevent more veins, or does it matter? Thank you for your h...Details

Why would my legs swell if I had a vein and artery (Doppler) ultrasound but no clots were found?

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

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?

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

My mother's doctor recommended an iodine therapy to treat her varicose veins, is this the appropriate treatment or is there something better?
My mother has been suffering from varicose veins since she was born. She is now 49 years old. We are Chinese. The Chinese doctor we consulted with suggested a therapy using iodine, but my mother has t...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

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

How long should I take off work for the EVLA procedure? When can I resume sex?
I'm a very active 37-year-old female. I will be having bilateral endovenous laser ablation. I have a desk job and am wondering how much time I should take off work after the procedure. How long before...Details

If my problematic saphenous veins are treated, will my other bulging veins disappear as well?
I am a very active 37-year-old female. I am having bilateral endovenous laser ablation of my saphenous veins. Will my other bulging veins disappear as well? Or, will I need further treatment to remove...Details

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

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?

My doctor wants to treat the greater and lesser saphenous veins in both legs on the same day, is this appropriate?
My doctor wants to treat the greater and lesser saphenous veins in both my legs with EVLT and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy in the same session (that's a total of 4 veins). Am I likely to have more ...Details

Is it safe to wear compression stockings after you've had stress fractures on your feet? What if you also have neuropathy and leg swelling?

Can varicose vein removal cause the treated leg to become fatter and discolored?
I had a varicose vein removed from my right leg 22 years ago. That leg is fatter than the left leg (which was not treated) and is a different color. Is this common?

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

If my compression stockings are causing my legs and ankles to swell even during elevation, what should I do?
I had a deep vein thrombosis. My legs and ankles have become swollen while wearing compression stockings, making getting shoes on and walking extremely uncomfortable. Elevating my legs with the stocki...Details

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

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?

My varicose and spider veins look worse than they did before sclerotherapy, is this normal?
I had varicose and spider veins treated with sclerotherapy over 6 months ago. I still have dark pigmentation and bruising, and new veins have appeared near the injection sites. It looks so much worse ...Details

Is sclerotherapy the right treatment for buldging veins on the feet, or is there a better procedure?
I have bulging veins on my feet that concern me health-wise. Can they be treated using sclerotherapy? Or, is there a better procedure for this particular area?

Can I remove my compression stockings while sitting?

Are large facial veins treatable with sclerotherapy?
I've been seeking out a laser center and plastic surgeon in Dayton who will treat my large facial veins, but with no success. They've informed me that operating on large veins near the eye socket/chee...Details

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

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

I wore compression stockings to bed and now my right foot aches, is this normal? What should I do?

If my mom has heart problems will laser light therapy affect her health?
My mom is a heart patient who has varicose veins. She is considering laser light therapy to address them. Could this treatment affect her health?

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?

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?

When I stand after sitting or laying for a relatively short time the vein feels like it is being stretched, how long will this last?
I had endovenous laser treatment about 3 weeks ago. When I stand after sitting for 15+ minutes it feels like the vein in my leg (below my knee) is being stretched. Also, my leg is numb around the site...Details

Can veins become varicose again two years after having an endovenous laser ablation and varicocele embolization?
I had a varicocele embolization to treat pain due to a left-sided varicocele. Additionally, I had an endovenous laser ablation to treat painful varicose veins in my left leg. About two years later, I ...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

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

After sclerotherapy my spider veins faded but not my varicose vein, is this normal?
I had sclerotherapy roughly 6 weeks ago. While the spider veins have all faded, the varicose vein did not. It's actually darker and more visible now. Is this a normal occurrence following sclerotherap...Details

I still have pain 7 months after an endovenous laser ablation, is this normal?
I had a bilateral endovenous laser ablation almost 7 months ago and still have some numbness in one of the distal sites. More worrisome are the tender spots on the inside of my legs. It is quite tende...Details

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

Can a patient with Wegener's vasculitis be treated with sclerotherapy?
If a patient has Wegener's vasculitis and is taking methotrexate to treat it, can he/she have sclerotherapy with sotradecol?

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

Is it safe to take the morning-after pill (Plan B) one to two weeks after endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy?

Is it normal to have dull pain in my heel after endovenous laser treatment? What should I do?
I had the greater and lesser saphenous veins treated in my right leg about 3 weeks ago. Since the procedure, I have had dull pain in my heel. At first I thought it was the way I was walking after the ...Details

I have a red bump and tender spot following varicose vein surgery, is this normal?
I just had varicose vein surgery on my right leg. This is the first of two procedures. It's been about five days and a red bump/extremely tender spot has formed a couple inches away from the treatment...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?

I just had an endovenous laser treatment and now my doctor refuses to do sclerotherapy, should I consult with another specialist?
I had an endovenous laser treatment on my left small saphenous vein (SSV), which was 6.1. My left great saphenous vein (GSV) is 2.3. I found the procedure to be extremely painful, so I decided not to ...Details

Can the Veinwave procedure reduce the appearance of varicose veins?

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

Is it OK to use an elastic bandage instead of compression stockings following sclerotherapy?
I had a sclerotherapy treatment, but instead of being prescribed compression stockings, my doctor advised me to use an elastic bandage. Is the bandage just as effective as compression stockings?

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 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

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?

What do I do if my thigh-high stockings are digging into my groin?
I'm a few days out from a knee arthroscopy and manipulation. I have had the TED hose before when they did an ACL reconstruction and never had a problem. The stocking that was recently prescribed has b...Details

I have large ropey veins in the back of my knee following endovenous laser ablation, should I try sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy?

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?

Are my toes in danger if they are numb, stiff, and swollen after wearing compression stockings?

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 anticoagulants affect the outcome of my endovenous laser ablation procedure?
I plan to have endovenous laser ablation and scherotherapy. Over the years, I have had a few surface blood clots but no deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The doctor plans to have me take Lovenox injections ...Details

Can EVLT be done after vein stripping surgery?
I had vein stripping surgery 11 years ago, but my feet have gotten worse. Is it safe to have an endovenous laser treatment after vein stripping surgery? Will I still have enough veins to support my le...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?

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

If I stop wearing compression stockings will my veins get bigger?

I have numbness after EVLT with phlebectomy, will this ever resolve?
I had endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) with phlebectomy on the left leg 3 days ago. I now have numbness around my left ankle, on the left side of my foot, and running up the right side of my shin fro...Details

How long can I wait to have my great saphenous vein treated?
I recently went in to have sclerotherapy on two veins on the lower left leg. I had endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) on the small saphenous vein and it was VERY, VERY painful. The doctor now wants to...Details

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?

Is it important to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy? If so, why?

Is it common to have an exam that show deep vein reflux but no superficial varicose veins or swelling?
Having had two separate exams done, one showed deep vein reflux and one showed nothing. I have no superficial varicose veins and no swelling, but do have pain in my legs and burning in my feet on and ...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

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

If an EVLA procedure fails, should it be fixed free of charge?
I had endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) done 6 months ago and I am still suffering in pain. I believe the vein failed to close completely, as I had a large amount of blood removed 3 months after my pro...Details

How can one avoid varicose and spider veins?

The leg that was treated with endovenous laser ablation falls asleep soon after sitting down, is this normal?
I am two weeks out from endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and have had several complications that my physician has seen me for. A blood clot was ruled out but now the leg that had the procedure falls a...Details

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?

Which type of compression stocking should be worn for travel and by someone who has postural tachycardia syndrome?
I am taking a long haul flight that is about 15 hours. I have postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and would like to wear a comfortable and effective compression stocking on the flight. Should I opt f...Details

For a blood clot, do you wear compression stockings 24/7 or just during the day and take off at night?

After EVLA it feels like I have a rock in the sole of my foot, how do I get rid of that feeling?
I had endovenous laser ablation (EVA) 1 month ago on the back of my knee. I felt a sharp pain to my big toe during the injections and as the laser started, I felt a sharp pain to my small toes and the...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?

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)?

Can you have rope-like varicose veins and not have saphenofemoral reflux?

Is it OK to undergo EVLT while being treated for Lyme disease?
My right leg has reflux, and I needed the surgery 5 years ago but chickened out. Now I'm being treated for Lyme disease and the vein situation has worsened. Is it okay to have an endovenous laser trea...Details

Which procedure works best for back veins?
I have these terrible veins on my back. I have had laser therapy 3 times, with very little fading. Getting ready for the 4th treatment. Do you have any suggestions on what I might try differently? Tha...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?

Why am I still experiencing swelling more than two years after EVLA?
I had the endovenous laser ablation procedure over two years ago. Initially there was some swelling, but it improved with compression hose. I no longer wear the hose and today I measured my leg. The ...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

The "track" in my leg still feels bruised and stingy 4 months after EVLT, will this go away?
I had laser ablation of the great saphenous vein to help with varicose veins in my shin area. That was on 11/29/12. Nearly four months later, the "track" still feels bruised and stingy at times. Will ...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?

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

Why would compression stockings relieve pain in my upper legs but increase pain in my lower legs?
I have noticed that when I wear compression hose the back of my upper legs feel better but my calves and lower legs feel worse (burning and aching). I know compression stockings are supposed to help t...Details

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

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 I file an appeal if my insurance company refuses to cover my vein surgery?
I pay $1,000 a month for my insurance policy with BCBS, yet they will not cover ANY of my vein issues. I am in terrible pain all the time, my knee and calf are very swollen and it's affecting my walk....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?

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

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

Why would pain shift from one leg to the other after EVLT/phlebectomy?
I had varicose veins in both legs, but only pain in the right. Three weeks ago I had EVLT and a phlebectomy on the right leg. However, two weeks after the procedure I had intense pain in the leg that ...Details

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?

Can smoking and drinking the night before a laser vein treatment affect my results?
I had a laser vein treatment today. The night before the procedure I could not sleep. I had 1 beer and 4 cigarettes. Over the weekend, I also had a few drinks. Will this negatively affect my results? ...Details

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?

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

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

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?

Does a venous Doppler exam also check for arterial dieseases?
I know there is vein disease and arterial diseases that can cause leg pain. When someone has a duplex ultrasound done are the arteries and veins both checked for issues?

Is it OK to wear two pairs of compression stockings at the same time?
I have worn 20-30 mmHg thigh high compression stockings for 7 months due to a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) behind the right knee and now have inner thigh pain. If I don't wear them for a day the pain go...Details

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

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

My ultrasound showed no reflux, so why am I experiencing a lot of pain?
Compression stockings seem to help some, but there are days where I am not sure. I have classic vein symptoms, such as pain in the calves and the back of the upper thigh. However, after a duplex ultra...Details

Shouldn't I be able to see varicose veins on the surface of my leg?
If I have varicose veins that can be treated, shouldn't I be able to see them on the surface of my leg? Or, can you have refluxing veins that aren't obvious to the eye?

How soon is it safe to have a fat reduction or skin tightening procedure after sclerotherapy?
There are treatments for fat reduction such as i-Lipo or CoolTec and body contouring such as laser rejuvenation body tightening. After one sclerotherapy session, when is it safe to have a fat reductio...Details

Can very mild reflux cause lots of pain in the legs?
I've had two separate venous ultrasounds done at two different clinics. Neither showed much reflux, yet symptoms still persist. Can very mild reflux cause lots of pain in legs or is this typically onl...Details

Is it common for two specialists to see two different things in an ultrasound?
I had an ultrasound done and was told I have deep vein reflux, but when I went to Mayo they found nothing other than a small superficial vein. I have leg pain in my calves, shins and upper legs. There...Details

Is a MRI contrast safe when you have reflux in the femoral deep vein?
I have had swelling above the knee for 3 months. An ultrasound found no deep vein thrombosis (DVT), just reflux in the femoral deep vein. The doctor told me to have a MRI of the left leg with contrast...Details

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

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?

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?

Is pain while standing common after EVLT with phlebectomy?
Two weeks ago I had EVLT (endovenous laser treatment) with phlebectomy in my right leg. The only significant, stinging pain I have now comes when I stand still for a minute or so. Does this have to do...Details

Could my inflamed gums be due to a recent endovenous laser ablation procedure?
I still have pain two months after having an endovenous laser ablation procedure. My doctor says it is inflammation. Could it be something else? What can I do? I have already tried two courses of pred...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

Can EVLT get rid of my muscle strains and night cramping?
I've been considering endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) for two years. I'm an active 50 year old female who runs. For more than six years I've had frequent muscle strains of the lower leg and calf whi...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.

My hands are damaged, how do I get help putting on my compression stockings?
My hands are damaged, how do I get help putting on my compression stockings? Are there any out there that are easy to put on?

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

Can sclerotherapy become toxic if you have too many injections?
Can sclerotherapy become toxic if you have too many injections? What would the side effects be?

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.

Can EVLT be performed if someone has deep vein reflux?
I have been diagnosed with reflux in the deep vein, and also in the greater saphenous vein. Can I do the EVLT procedure on my great saphenous vein while I have the reflux in the deep vein? One of the ...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

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

Are there longterm post-EVLT restrictions regarding weight training?
I had EVLT procedure done about six years ago. Everything was fine up until recently when I started to do heavy weight training exercises with my trainer. I've noticed that my varicose veins started s...Details

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

What is the best treatment for spider veins on the face?
I have tiny reddish spider veins under my eyes. I think they are caused by my swim goggles (they require a tight fit) and fair skin. What is the safest and most effective treatment to remove these?

Would laser light therapy help reduce superficial veins?
I had endovenous therapy on R and L leg a year ago,but I still notice visible veins on both legs. I think these may be superficial veins, which need another treatment. Would you recommend laser light...Details

How safe is endovenous laser ablation for a person aged 92?
My father has ulcers on his legs. He has had several over the past years that are very difficult to heal. His legs are brown in color and very swollen. The doctor wants to do Endovenous Laser Ablation...Details

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

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

Can I swim with compression stockings on rather than taking them off and then putting them back on again?
Putting on compression hose is difficult, and I swim 30 minutes around 3-4 pm. daily for exercise. Can I swim with them on?

Can laser light therapy repair a deep tissue bruise?
I have a deep tissue bruise on my leg just above my ankle that has been there for years. I have done red light therapy at the tanning salon and it has lightened up the bruise, but I want it gone. Do y...Details

Karate & kickboxing after EVLA and Sclerotherapy
I had EVLA done on 3 veins recently. I know 1 was the small saph., the other two names I am not sure. Also had sclerotherapy on both legs. When can I go back to karate and kickboxing. We do kick p...Details

Ankle swelling
Im wearing comprehension stockings for bilateral ankle swelling that began 3 months ago and only have a varicose vein in the left leg. My vascular surgeon doesn't think the surgery will reduce the swe...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

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

Does a low pressure compression stockings helps to prevent leg cramps during sleep?
Does a low pressure compression stockings helps to prevent leg cramp during sleep?

Blue visible veins all over my body?
I recently just noticed that all of my veins are visible all over my body, including a few in the chest area....is this normal? I'm currently on Accutane too.

I had knee surgery and the doctors put a stocking on my good leg.
I had knee surgey yesterday and they put a stocking on my good leg should i keep wearing it on the good leg?

Is EVLT painful? Does it leave scars?
Is there any kind of pain during EVLT treatment? Does this kind of treatment leave, touch, or scars on my skin?

Is it ok to have an MRI with contrast injection (for a torn hamstring) 2 weeks after receiving foam Asclera injections for spider veins in same leg?
I am scheduled for an MRI with contrast (by injection) for a hamstring tear and lesion, this will be done 10 days after I have Asclera Sclerotherapy injections in the same leg (thigh and calf). Is the...Details

My doctor uses the Vbeam for my spider veins but it dosen't work and causes brusing. Is it the right type of laser?
My doctor uses the Vbeam for my spider veins but it dosen't work and causes brusing. Is it the right type of laser?

Post scleratherapy edema
I had 3 sclera sessions over 5 weeks. After the 3rd one, the saph vein in the lower leg was accidentially blocked. Now I am getting a large indentation, just above the ankle where the sock is. Why ...Details

ELVeS to treat blue facial veins?
Hi, can you use the ELVeS laser system to treat blue facial veins around orbital area?

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

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?

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

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

Can I wear compression stockings during my menstrual period?
Can I wear compression stockings during my menstrual period?

What treatment would I need for veins in my cheeks?
I'm not sure what I need, what would you recommend for veins that are showing up in my cheeks?

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

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

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?

Is vasculitis a possible side effect of sclerotherapy?
Is vasculitis a possible side effect of sclerotherapy?

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?

Visible under eye veins
I have veins below my eyes that are very visible through the skin. Is this type of therapy an option? What would the risks be, and if this is not an option, what treatment do you recommend? It is a...Details

Diode or NdYag for EVLT
Which modality and in given modality, what frequency is superior for end result to a given patient in EVLT? Does the ownership of a particular machine influence opinion?

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

Will the spider veins come back?
Approximately how long after treatment do your legs stay clear of spider veins?

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 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

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

Is the correcting reflux veins an urgent procedure??
My vein mapping test showed reflux and weak veins. The test was done because of pain in leg and varicose veins. I had a DVT in that leg 2 yrs ago. Is the procedure to correct this urgent? Can it be...Details

Why are pregnant women not good candidates for the Veinwave procedure?
Why are pregnant women not good candidates for the Veinwave procedure?

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

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.

How long for mosquito like marks to go away?
I have mosquito like marks where, I guess, the machine did the capillary-veins. When will these go away so I don't have to put make-up on? It has been 5 days..

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

I was expecting quick results, but have red dots on my cheeks
I got the vein wave done 4 days ago. I was under the impression that I would see instant results. Instead, I have red dots on my cheeks, which does not look good causing me to have to wear makeup to c...Details

Expecting quicker results, when will the redness go away?
I still have redness after 5 days of having veinwave. When will I see the redness go away? It looks better but I was expecting better results faster.

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?

How many Laser Light Therapy sessions are needed to remove blue veins from underneath the eye?
I have had 1 session of laser treatment with a YAG ND 1064 laser. The veins seem lighter and immediately after they seemed to be almost gone, but now at 1 week later they are visible again. How many t...Details

Can Laser Light Therapy remove moles?
Can Laser Light Therapy remove remove moles?

Leg veins or tortuous veins treated by EVLT?
Most you tube videos I have watched show only thigh veins being tackled by EVLT. No videos show leg veins or tortuous veins. Does this mean, it is difficult to use lasers in these situations?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Do Compression Stockings help with Hemosiderosis and Venous Insufficency?
Do Compression Stockings help with Hemosiderosis and Venous Insufficency?

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

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?

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

Is Laser Therapy the best treatment for Rosacea?
I had laser light therapy for facial redness and veins showing on my face due to Rosacea. The veins now appear darker and more visible than they were before. Is this normal if this procedure was done...Details

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?

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

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

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

Do the scars from Veinwave eventually fade?
I had veinwave treatment for spider veins on my face 2 months ago but my face is worse after the treatment. It looks scarred. Will this go away?

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

My Compression Stockings hurt the back of my knees because of wrinkling fabric, what can I do?
My compression stockings really hurt the back of my knees I cannot get my compression stockings to not have wrinkles. These wrinkles gather around the back of my knee and really hurt. How do I overco...Details

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

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 ELVeS PainLess Laser?
I heard that ELVeS has recently updated or added a new type of procedure. What is it, and how is it different from ELVeS?

Will Veinwave treat varicose veins?
Is this possible?

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

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 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

I have a DVT in my left leg and have to wear a compression sock because the valve is broken. Is there a surgical treatment to fix this?
I have to wear a compression sock because I had a DVT and the valve in the vein that runs behind my knee is broken. I am still young and would like this fixed so I don't have to wear the sock. Is ther...Details

Is Veinwave safe for under eye procedures?
I have a small blue vein under my eye. It is becoming more noticeable. Can the Veinwave be used safely to remove this vein?

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

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?

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

What is the difference between ELVeS and Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)?
Is one better than the other?

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

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?

Do Compression Stockings have to be worn on both legs?
If I have problems with just one leg, can I wear one compression knee high or should I wear both?

Is Foam Sclerotherpy risky if you have diabetes?
Are there any dangers having this procedure if you are a diabetic with varicose veins?

Does Laser Light Therapy treat all varicose veins?
I have spider veins and more visible thicker veins that are not bumpy but painful nonetheless...my doctor suggested laser therapy and said it would treat both.From what I have read, laser treats spide...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?

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?

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

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

Can Veinwave treat spider veins in the penis?
I have some spider "purple" little veins in the penis can those veins be treated with veinwave or other treatments?

Can Veinwave treat veins of all sizes?
Is there a limit to the size of vein that Veinwave can treat?

What type of Compression Hose should i choose?
I have spider veins in my both thighs.what type of compression hose should i wear? Below knee or above knee?

What are the advantages of using CO2 Foam?
What are the advantages of CO2 when used as an injectable for vein procedures?? What are the risks?

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?

Is Laser Therapy very painful?
Can you please tell me if this is painful or not?

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?

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

What material are Compression Stockings made of?
I'm confused which compression stockings to get because when I try to buy online they ask what material.

What level of compression stocking I should get?
I have been running lately and while I run, my left foot gets tingly and wants to fall asleep and then throughout the day from my knee down to my toes it tingles off and on. I believe compression sto...Details

Is Veinwave a good options for fair skinned people?
I have tried Sclerotherapy and have been told laser will not work because of possible darkening of skin. Is the veinwave a good alternative?

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

Is there a minimum age for Laser light Therapy?
Is there a minimum age for Laser light Therapy?

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)?

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?

Should I wear compression stockings at night?
I had the procedure this morning and wore the compression stockings all day but I can't remember if the Dr. said to wear them when I sleep?

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

How much pressure should a Compression Stocking have?
How does one calculate the compression in stocking?

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?

Are Venous Reflux Exams also used for wound care?
I have a slow-healing wound on my foot and my wound care center specialist recommended some vascular testing. Are the same venous reflux exams used to evaluate legs with varicose veins also used in pe...Details

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

Can anyone use Compression Stockings?
I don't have spider or varicose veins (yet), but my feet and lower legs are chronically cold and "fall asleep" giving me a tingly feeling at least three or four times per day. Should I try compression...Details

I have no varicose veins, but should I get a Venous Reflux Exam?
Ever since my last pregnancy (1 year ago) I have had aching and heaviness in my lower legs, but no visible varicose veins at all. Should I get a venous reflux exam to find out what's going on, or is t...Details

Is it all right to shower the day after a Sclerotherapy treatment?
When can I remove the bandages?

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?

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

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?

Where can I get a Venous Reflux Exam?
I have a few visible varicose veins, and general heaviness. I think I may need a Venous Reflux Exam. Can they be performed at a general practitioner's office, or should I go to a vein specialist or a ...Details

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

Can wearing Compression Stockings improve varicose and spider veins if they are not too bad?
I'm hoping to only have to wear them for several months. If there is improvement will discontinuing their use make the vein problems come back?

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?

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

Is the Venous Refulx Exam the proper vein problem detection method?
I was wondering what test can be performed to detect which veins in the pelvis are refluxing. I am having a hysterectomy and have been told if we know which veins are refluxing they can be taken care...Details

What kind of machine is used in Ultrasound Guided Sclerofoam?
Is a smaller ultrasound used to be able to see tiny spider veins? What if the veins are on my cheeks, can I still have them use an ultrasound?

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

How do I put on Compression Stockings?
I'm pregnant, and already have varicose veins, but I don't want them to get worse. What is the best way for me to put the stockings on? Are there any tricks for getting around a pregnant tummy?

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?

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

How can you distinguish spider veins from varicose veins?

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?

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

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?

What are the types of venous reflux exams?
I've heard there are different types of venous reflux exams. What are they?

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

Is it normal for skin to get crusty after VeinWave treatment?
I had VeinWave two days ago and now my skin is crusty and flaking around the treatment area. Should I be concerned?

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

Are only phlebologists allowed to perform Foam Sclerotherapy?
I’ve seen the procedure advertised at medspas, and wondered who is qualified to perform it legally.

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

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

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?

Will a Venous Reflux Exam tell me if I have venous insufficiency?
I can see that I have varicose veins. Are all varicose vein sufferers diagnosed with venous insufficiency? How are these two conditions related?

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?

What machine is used in Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy?
Is it the same one used to view babies in the womb?

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 VeinWave treat Rosacea?
I have moderate Rosacea and have heard that VeinWave can help with this.

Is VeinWave FDA approved?
Is it safe to use in the U.S.?

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

Should I get a Venous Reflux Exam for my spider veins?
I have a lot of spider veins on my legs, but no pain and no visible varicose veins. However, if I get bruised it takes months to heal and my feet are always cold, even in the summer. Should I get a re...Details

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

Does this procedure require an MD or can an aesthetician or cosmetologist be trained in this veinwave procedure?
Can this procedure be done by other than an MD, such as an aesthetician or a cosmetologist in some states rather than other states?

Does this procedure require an MD or can an aesthetician or cosmetologist be trained in this procedure?
Are there regional issues. Can this procedure be done by an aesthetician is some states rather than others, for instance?

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

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?

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

Will compression stockings cut off my circulation?
It seems like tight clothes wouldn’t benefit circulation.

Why is it important to walk for 15 minutes after ELVeS?
Why should I walk?

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?

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 long does it take Compression Stockings to work?
How long after starting to wear these, will I see results?My calve has improved, but the ankle is still huge and the foot quite puffy.

Is Veinwave as safe as other spider vein treatments?
How does it compare to sclerotherapy in terms of efficacy and safety?

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

Is it possible to be burned from Laser Light Therapy?
I have very sensitive, fair skin that burns easily. Is laser light therapy safe to treat the spider veins on my thigh, or is there a chance that the treatment could injure the surface layers of my ski...Details

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 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

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 varicose veins come back after endovenous laser ablation?
Or does the treatment permanently remove them?

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?

Are venous reflux exams required before varicose vein treatment?
Do I need to have a venous reflux exam before endovenous ablation procedures? I have very obvious varicose veins on one leg, and already know i want to have them treated with ELA.

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.

I wear compression Stockings since my pulmonary embolism, do I need to wear these stockings during sport & exercise?
Is this necessary?

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

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?

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.

Can Laser Light Therapy help with vascular birthmarks?
My daughter has a dark red birthmark, about 1 square inch, on her chest. Is laser light therapy a good option? We're looking for something minimally invasive if possible.

Does foam sclerotherapy have to be performed with ultrasound?
Or can it be done without?

How can Varicose Veins develop?
What causes varicose veins?

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

Can I have Laser Light Therapy while pregnant?
I have 6 week of pregnancy, and i have varicose veins , they are causing me a lot of pain ,and i have a spot that it always feels hot .Can i have laser therapy now during pregnancy?

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

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

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?

Can compression stockings help my bruised varicose veins?
I have varicose veins in my leg. I hit my leg on the vein and now it is swollen, bruised, and sore. Is this dangerous? What are my options?

What can a Venous Reflux Exam tell me?
How does this treatment measure my veins effectiveness?

Who benefits from wearing Compression Stockings?
What devices are available to help me put on my compression stockings?

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

Will the ultrasound in a Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy be harmful for a pregnant woman?
Will the ultrasound waves damage the unborn fetus? Could the sclering chemicals hurt the mother or baby?

How does Ultrasound Guided Sclerofoam differ from a Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy?
What are the things they have in common?

How long has laser light therapy been used?
Is it proven safe? Can it cause cancer?

What, if any, complications can occur using the ELVeS?
I have previously had sclerotherapy for my veins with excellent results. Now, a doctor, said my valve is problematic so the Laser should be used. I guess I'm a little nervous about the procedure.

I 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?

Can veinwave cause hyperpigmentation?
I have hyperpigmentation after veinwave, and I've used fadeout creams but seen no improvement. Is this common? What can be done to improve the hyperpigmentation?

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

Are Venus reflux exams painful?
Does either version of the exam hurt? What should I be prepared for?

How successful is the Endo Laser Vein System compared with other procedures?
For example, compared to sclerotherapy?

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.

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

Can ELVeS be used to treat varicose veins on the lower leg?
Could the ELVeS procedure be performed on varicose veins in the lower leg? I realize that the endovenous laser treatment cannot be used for the lower leg and I was wondering if ELVeS could be an alter...Details

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?

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

Is Foam Sclerotherapy the best procedure for the removal of spider veins?
Is Foam Sclerotherapy the best procedure for the removal of spider veins? Or are others more recommended?

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

Are Compression Stockings available in different colors?
What about sheer?

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

What is the difference between ELVeS and EVLT?
They sound similar.

What is used to create the foam in foam sclerotherapy?
Is the foam a separate ingredient? What are the chances of an allergic reaction?

When should one get a venous reflux exam?
And when is it unnecessary? I already know I have varicose veins, so what are the benefits of having a venous reflux exam?

Can compression stockings be used routinely?
Is there any danger in wearing compression stockings daily for a long period of time?

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?

what can I do to reduce varicose veins in my wife's legs?
Would elevating her legs to my shoulders while lying in bed and massaging her legs from ankles to thighs help at all?

How long do I have to wear compression stockings?
How long are stockings required after endovenous laser ablation? How do they help?

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?

Can laser light therapy help varicose veins long term?
if I have problems that originate in my deep veins, will I always have problems with varicose veins? and in the future (I'm only 27 and have had veins rupture-very painful to walk) am i at risk for DV...Details

How should one go about buying Compression Stockings?
I want to purchase knee-high stockings. How do you know which type/gauge/size etc, of over the counter stocking to buy?

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?

Can ELVeS treat variocoele?
I have a variocoele and am looking for treatment, is endovenous treatment a good option?

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?

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

Large varicose vein
Would a large varicose vein on the side of my leg get better with weight loss? Would it disappear or get smaller?

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

Does ultrasound guided sclerofoam hurt?
Does the procedure hurt more due to the foam expanding in the vein?

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.

Are compression stockings from the drug store okay or do I need prescription?
What are the differences? Is it worth the additional cost?

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

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

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?

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

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

Can ultrasound guided sclerotherapy cause ulcers?
After receiving Vnus laser ablation with ultrasound guided schlerotherapy I developed several large ulcers BELOW the knee area.
Any explanation for what could have happened?

Can laser light therapy treat facial redness and veins?
I'm only 16, and I have lots of small veins and redness on my nose and cheeks. Is laser light therapy good for this? Are there any age restrictions, and how much downtime is needed after each procedur...Details

Does ultrasound guided sclerofoam cost more?
Is there an added fee for the ultrasound technology when using ultrasound guided sclerofoam compared to regular foam sclerotherapy? Is the extra monitoring worth the extra trouble and possibly cost? T...Details

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?

Is it better to get full-length compression stockings or knee-highs?
The knee highs are so much more comfortable. Are they effective enough?

Does laser light therapy remove tattoo pigment?
Can laser light therapy be used for tattoo removal?

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?

Is laser light therapy internal or external?
Does laser light therapy involve a laser being put in the vein or is the laser shone on the vein externally?

What can I do about constant pain with varicose veins?
I have a patch of veins on my left leg which keeps in my constant pain on the outer part of my leg. I hurts when I try to walk up or down steps what can I do about this situation?

Is there a treatment for spider veins on the hands and facial areas?
I have spider veins on multiple areas of my body, and I’d really like to have more than just the ones on my legs treated. Can spider veins on the face/neck area, hands, and arms be treated, and what ...Details

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?

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?

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

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

Does wearing compression stockings during pregnancy prevent vein problems?
I really don’t want to end up with vein problems once my daughter is born. Can wearing compression stockings during pregnancy prevent varicose veins?

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

What is the benefit of adding ultrasound technology to sclerotherapy?
I’ve heard a lot about sclerotherapy and how effective it is in treating cosmetic vein problems. What is the benefit of adding ultrasound technology to sclerotherapy? Is it worth the additional cost...Details

Will Compression Stockings help with leg pain?
I am experiencing extreme pain in both calf muscles and have egg size swelling on each outer leg. My GP has recently told me to just go to the drug store and buy support hose because I have symptoms ...Details

Can venous reflux exams predict future spider or varicose veins?
What exactly causes varicose and spider veins to develop, and can venous reflux exams tell me if I am going to have them now or later in life?

Is Foam scerotherapy used for the ablation of the Saphenous vein like EVLT or ligation?
Is Foam Sclerotherapy effective on the larger variscosities of the legs and should this type of procedure be guided by ultrasound? A vascular surgeon stated ultasound guided Foam Sclerotherapy is safe...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

What can I do if I need treatment for veins on the hand?
I have a lot of veins in my hands and I don't want them. What treatment options do I have?

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 ultrasound guided sclerofoam used for spider veins?
Is it common to use sclerofoam to treat spider veins? I've heard conflicting answers.

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 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?

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?

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?

When are venous reflux exams helpful?
I have a few varicose veins on my legs, which I'd like to have removed. My doctor suggested I might have a venous reflux exam, as well. I already know I have varicose veins, so why would I need an exa...Details

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?

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

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

Is laser light therapy a good option for broken capillaries on the face?
My husband has lots of tiny little veins on his nose and cheeks. What are the best ways to treat these, making them look less red and noticeable?

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.

Can foam sclerotherapy be toxic?
Is it bad for your health to have sclerotherapy? It seems dangerous to inject chemicals like that directly into the bloodstream. Couldn't they spread and cause damage to other veins/areas of the body?

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

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

What Compression Stocking Devices can help me?
What devices are available to help me put on my compression stockings ??

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?

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?

Is ELVeS the same as EVLT?
I'm confused. Is ELVeS the same thing as EVLT and Endovenous Laser Ablation? They all sound kind of the same in terms of how the procedure is performed.

What 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?

Can ELVeS prevent new varicose veins?
I’ve heard that ELVeS can prevent new varicose veins from occurring, and from recurring once a given area has been treated. Is this true, and if not, can any treatment prevent varicose veins?


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