Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Vanish Vein and Laser Center

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Naples, FL34102
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When should radiofrequency occlusion be performed over ELA?
Radiofrequency occlusion and endovenous laser ablation sound almost the same. What are the differences and when should one be used over the other?

Both are essentially the same procedure except that RF uses radiofrequency and EVLT uses laser light. I have not seen any significant differences in post op pain or bruising between the two and my personal preference is for laser treatment.

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Why do I have a lump?
Why am I having a big hard lump in my groin 2 weeks after Radiofrequency Ablation? Two weeks after ablation I started to develop a huge lump on my groin. It is getting harder and it seems like it is m...Details

How soon after microphlebectomy can I exercise?
How soon after my procedure can I resume body weight exercise, such as pistol squats, planks and pull ups? How soon after can I resume kettle bell practice (swings, snatches, get-ups)? Thank you.

I have pain after taking off compression stockings, is this normal?
After wearing my stockings all day, I come home and take them off after supper. After I remove them, I feel the pain happening right away. Is this normal?

Where does the excess fluids go when wearing compressoin stockings?
I have edmema, most likely caused by my beta blocker. If I wear the compression stockings (knee highs), where does the fluids go? Do they really get rid of fluids, or just spread it more evenly?

Are compression sleeves best for me?
I have just heard of the compression leg sleeves. I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my left thigh about a year and a half ago. I have the stockings and while they are very attractive, I was wonde...Details

Why are my compression stockings causing stiffness & mild pain in my knees?
I have stiffness & mild pain in my knees when wearing 20-30 mmHg thigh-high compression stockings. Why is this? Can pressure on the knee caps cause osteoarthritis of the knee caps & knees over a perio...Details

How will the VNUS closure procedure help if there are no healthy veins for blood to be rerouted to?
I have venus insufficiency, as noted on ultrasound, in both the deep system (right leg) and superficial system (both legs). How will the VNUS closure procedure help if there are no healthy veins for ...Details

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

How effective are EVLT and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy? What's the chance the vein will reopen?
I am considering EVLT and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy based on my doctor's recommendation. How effective are the procedures? What's the chance the vein will reopen? He will be treating the GS and...Details

Will my saphenous nerve repair itself after damage from EVLA and microphlebectomy?
I had EVLA and microphlebectomy on my right leg 4 wks ago to treat GSV (from SFJ to ankle) and reflux of SV (from SPJ to ankle). I am in a lot of pain from my shin to the inside of my ankle. It hurts ...Details

Are severe migraines a known side effect after the endovenous laser ablation procedure?
Right after having endovenous laser ablation, and after the pain medication wore off, I had severe migraines. I suffered from migraines before procedure but now one year after I have severe migraines....Details

Can on eat up to the time of the VNUS closure procedure?

I have more visible veins since my VNUS closure procedure, why is this?
I am 23 years old. I had the VNUS closure on both legs 2 years ago. They fixed the problem veins but so many more have shown up since then. I'd say there are three times as more. Why is this happening...Details

What, in your experience, is the best syringe for visual cosmetic sclerotherapy?
I've had problems with disposable plastic 3 and 5cc syringes with hard to push plungers, which results in jerking and the needle dislodging. What, in your experience, is the best syringe for visual co...Details

Should I put an ointment on the incision site after a microphlebectomy?
I just had a microphlebectomy on my left leg yesterday and my leg is pretty sore, especially on my knee where he took out a vein. I still have gauze on them but was wondering if I should put bacterium...Details

Is a blood clot in a gastronemius vein considered a DVT? Is it serious?
Should I be concerned about a blood clot in my gastronemius vein? Is this considered a deep vein thrombosis? Is this something I should be worried about? What should be done about it?

Is aspirin a valid treatment for Lipodermatosclerosis?
A dermatologist diagnosed my 79 yr old mom with Lipodermatosclerosis and recommended she see her primary care physician. He told her only to take aspirin and elevate her legs 3 times a day for 15 min...Details

I suddenly have reticular and varicose veins, could it be due to chronic constipation and straining?
In the last year, I had chronic constipation and have strained a lot. I've noticed green reticular & varicose veins on my rt upper inner groin area. It seems as though they appeared overnight. Could c...Details

I'm having spasms and numbness in my untreated leg one week after having a varicose vein removed from the opposite leg. Is this normal?
I had a varicose vein removed in my left leg seven days ago. Everything seems to be healing, but I recently started feeling spasms & numbness on my right leg (outside thigh). This is weird because tha...Details

My compression stockings fold at the ankles, causing pain, dizziness and nausea. How can I prevent this from happening?
I have stage 3 lipedema. I was professionally fitted for compression stockings on two separate occasions, but they continue to be uncomfortable. My compression stockings wrinkle at the ankles, causing...Details

How many endovenous laser ablation procedures do I really need to have?
I had the VNUS procedure last June, and then a phlebectomy in Sept. I started to feel pain again so I just got another ultrasound and I was told I need another ablation. Is that normal? I felt my whol...Details

I have a spermatocele, which treatment is better and low-risk, spermatocelectomy or sclerotherapy?
I'm a 20-year-old guy who has a spermatocele. I'm uncomfortable having it and am a little bit shy talking about it. Since I haven't had kids yet, what procedure is best and low-risk? I want to have ch...Details

I've been diagnosed with meralgia paresthetica, could chronic DVT cause this?
A venous return exam discovered that I have two chronic DVTs in my common femoral and iliac veins (right side). I have had many cath's and, more recently, stenting of left common iliac vein. Now, I've...Details

I have osteoarthritis in my knees. Can thigh-high stockings make pain worse?
The pain in my knees seems to be getting worse ever since I started wearing thigh-high compression stockings. I purchased them because I have osteoarthritis in my knees. Are these stockings OK for me?...Details

Three months after endovenous ablation, I'm still in pain. Is this normal? When will the pain subside?
I had endovenous ablation 3 months ago. I have just as much (or more) pain now than before my procedure. I've talked to my surgeon, and he seems to think I just need to give it more time. He didn't sa...Details

My skin is bruising following sclerotherapy, will the bruising go away?
I've had one treatment of foam sclerotherapy 6 months ago, and now I have bruising on my skin (purple and brown). Will it go away, or will the bruising remain for life? Any exercises that will help? M...Details

Is intermitent pneumatic compression therapy safe for the treatment of lymphedema when old blot clots are present?
I'm concerned that pneumatic compression therapy might dislodge an old clot. I have read the compression stockings are a good treatment, but I find that they are not easy to put on and take off. I'm l...Details

Can bulging penis veins be treated with surgery? If so, what would that procedure be and is it safe?

How long before I can swim and travel by plane after the VNUS procedure?
I have swam & used hot saunas almost every day for 30 years, so much so that my body has gotten used to it. I also exercise. How long before I can safely return to my routine? Also, how long after the...Details

What's the difference between ultrasound and vein mapping? Is one better than the other at determining which procedure (and how much) a pt needs?

What's the difference between ultrasound and vein mapping? Is one better than the other at determining which procedure (and how much) a pt needs?

Is it normal to have tingling and tightness 2 months after the endovenous laser ablation procedure?
After riding my lawn mower I have tingling & tightness in my inner thigh & knee area. Is this normal? I had the endovenous laser ablation procedure done about 2 months ago.

Can large, bulging veins be treated on feet?
I have many bulging veins on both feet. Duplex ultrasound showed no reflux or insufficiency and that veins are not varicose. It was recommended that I do nothing since there is no need. If want to fix...Details

Sometimes my leg collapses, could it be because I have really bad varicose veins?

I experienced burning pain the night after the VNUS procedure was performed on my ankle, could a blood clot be forming?

I have small pieces of tissue coming from the microphlebectomy incision sites, should I be trimming it? What to do about pain?
I have small pieces of tissue coming from several incision sites. I can pull them and trim some, but then they bleed a little. Should I be trimming this tissue? Also, what about the incision site on t...Details

Can I do sitting meditation (i.e. sukhasana or burmese) after sclerotherapy?
Will sitting meditation put too much pressure on my veins after treatment, and possibly cause my varicose veins to reoccur after they heal?

Why is the pain worse 3 months after endovenous laser ablation?
3 months after EVLA on both legs, my right leg is aching and it does not get any better with compression stockings, which worked well before the surgery. No recanalization according to the follow-up u...Details

Is it normal for new spider veins to form after sclerotherapy? What should I do?
I had sclerotherapy on a medium enlarged blue vein a week ago. I removed the compression stockings to bathe and noticed bruising and red spider veins along the length of the veins treated. These spide...Details

4 weeks after endovenous laser ablation, I feel shooting and stinging pain in my treated vein. Is this normal? What to do?

My leg is swelling after having the endovenous laser ablation procedure, what should I do to reduce the swelling and discomfort?
I had endovenous laser ablation 6mos ago. I was told that I had a clot in my calf. Now, I have swelling at my ankle and lower part of my leg when I stand at my job for 7 hours a day? How can I reduce ...Details

I had my first scleropathy session 7 weeks ago, why do I have intermittent leg aches?
I had my first 'minor' scleropathy 7 weeks ago. It was very painful. A salt solution was used. A week after the procedure, I continue to have a dull intermittent ache behind my knees and down my shins...Details

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

What types of excercise are best for venous reflux?
I had reflux of my saphenous vein & an ablation was done 1 yr ago. No improvement. Today, I had another f/u & ultrasound showed reflux of deep femoral vein of same leg. I'm 40 yrs old, normal weight, ...Details

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

I have an open blister and fluid leakage 1 week after VNUS surgery, is this normal? What should I do?
I had VNUS surgery 8 days ago and really haven't had any problems until yesterday. I removed the butterfly closers and noticed the pathway of the vein, which had been red and rigid. Also, there is no...Details

Why did I encounter so much pain during the VNUS closure procedure?
I had a VNUS procedure yesterday. No pain and just mild discomfort afterwards. But, I had excruciating pain during the procedure. Had two Valium and two Vicodin prior to the procedure but was quite al...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

Should my leg hurt half a year after varicose vein stripping surgery?
I had varicose vein stripping surgery on both legs last November.. I has been half a yer now and I still feel pain and chills in both legs. Also, some parts of my legs feel hard and numb. I'm confused...Details

Why is my treated leg still very bruised and hard from top to bottom five months after ELA? What can I do?
I had endovenous laser ablation treatment December of 2013. The vein is still very hard from top to bottom, and my treated leg is very darkly bruised over almost the entire length of the original vein...Details

Is it dangerous if your compression stockings are too tight?
I'm a 27-year-old nursing assistant who is on her feet for 7-8 hours. I wear compression stockings due to fatigue and varicose veins I've had since adolescence. I also wear them to delay the progressi...Details

Why are my mother's feet unresponsive and rock-like after having DVT? What are her treatment options?
My mother had DVT in her right leg in 2009 and has had 2 further ballooning surgeries. However, the feet in both legs continue to be unresponsive and feel rock-like and heavy. Recently, she's also sta...Details

I have perforator vein reflux & reflux of the CFV, is it safe to have radiofrequency occlusion? Will smoking affect the results or cause DVT?

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

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

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?

Should I have the Venefit procedure if I don't have varicose veins?
I am 30 years old and a vascular surgeon recently diagnosed me with CVI. I don't have any visible varicose veins yet, but I have had lots of pain and swelling in my lower legs for several years. Shoul...Details

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

Should I have the Venefit procedure if I don't have varicose veins?
I am 30 years old and a vascular surgeon recently diagnosed me with CVI. I don't have any visible varicose veins yet, but I have had lots of pain and swelling in my lower legs for several years. Shoul...Details

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

Why does it feel like my veins are filling up with blood?
I had 2 radiofrequency ablations (great + small saphenous), 3 laser perforators, and 2 ambulatory phlebectomies (calf + thigh). After 2 weeks, I weirdly feel blood filling in side/back lower calf /ank...Details

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 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

Can sclerotherapy for spider veins cause generalized joint pain?
I had spider vein treatment one week ago above the ankles and behind both knees. I now have general feeling of inflammation in my joints, including my upper body such as fingers and wrists. Wondering...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

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

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

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 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

My physician advised against injecting near the ankle because the lower part of the leg tends to turn brown permanently. Is this true?

Are my compression socks too tight?
I purchased my compression stockings from a sports store. I have spider veins and am on my feet many hours at my place of work. I get red marks and indentations at the top of my knee-highs after weari...Details

What degree of compression do I need?
I had total knee replacement surgery one week ago today. I would like to purchase a second pair of compression stockings. What degree of compression do I need? I am a female, 69 years old.

I still have pain and tenderness 3 weeks post-sclerotherapy, what should I do?
I had ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy 3 weeks ago. One injection site was my inner calf, about 4-5 inches above ankle near the side of my tibia bone. This area still has pain and is very sensitive to ...Details

My compression stocking is pinching the top of my knee and leaving sore marks, should I continue to wear it?
The knee-high compression sock is pinching the top of my knee and leaving sore marks (indentations). My job requires me to stand all day. I have spider veins in my ankles and on the side of my outer c...Details

My wife's ultrasounds are inconsistent, what should we do?
My wife has had multiple ultrasounds. One ultrasound tech found a bad perforator at 5mm, but they wanted to do open surgery. Another ultrasound tech from the Dr she wanted to use who does laser and R...Details

Can I use compression stockings for a hemangioma located in my right leg?

Are the foam sclerotherapy treatments working like they should?
I have had foam sclerosants injected into three veins, two of which have gone hard. The last vein in the back of my thigh feels the same as before and it disappears when I lie down, as if blood is sti...Details

Will varicose vein surgery prevent me from getting blood clots?
Will varicose vein surgery prevent me from getting blood clots? I've had two blood clots in my leg. As we speak, I have chronic blood clot in my right arm. I need some advice; I don't want to die.

Is there a way to prevent thigh-high stockings from sticking to my pants?
I find when wearing full-length or thigh-high compression stockings, they cause my thighs to stick to my pants and my pants to ride up higher. They also bunch up at the knees. This mostly happens with...Details

I have severe pain and a burning sensation in my achilles, could this be nerve damage?
After sclerotherapy, I experienced severe pain near in my achilles. It was sharp and there was a burning sensation. When I got up and walked around it got better. During the day today, however, I am s...Details

Can a single, large varicose vein located on the shaft of the penis be treated?

Am I in the beginning stages of developing varicose veins?
I have noticed blue veins in both legs that have never been there before. They run up the calf and behind the knee. When I'm on my feet all day, some of the veins become very blue and others almost pu...Details

I have a large vein that may need removal, what are my treatment options?
A vein in my right leg was stripped out 25 yrs ago, on inside from ankle to groin. Now, a large vein has appeared, running across the thigh above the right knee up into groin and tracking down under t...Details

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

Is it normal to get a blood clot after VNUS closure? Is my doctor giving me the right aftercare?
I had VNUS closure 8 weeks ago, but I'm still experiencing a lot of soreness in my calf. I'm limping and can't walk very well. I went back for my checkup, and they said I have a blood clot in my muscl...Details

I pulled a muscle after sclerotherapy treatment, should I return to my doctor? What symptoms should I look out for?
I had 2 veins in my calf injected 2 months ago. I was doing yoga and I think I pulled a muscle in my groin 2 weeks ago. The pain is still there and hurts down my leg. Just wondering if I should go to ...Details

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

Had a pulmonary embolism, should I wear compression stockings?
I had a pulmonary embolism, but am not sure if it started from deep vein thrombosis. The doctor compression socks are not mandatory since I am on Xarelto. However, I figured they can only help, even i...Details

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

Is it safe to perform sclerotherapy on the arm veins?
My right arm (where IV is taken) has very visible blue veins. They are not bulging but it looks quite unattractive. Most Drs I saw said they can't treat the arm due to the IV need, but my left arm can...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

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

My radiofrequency ablation procedure was not successful because my perforator vein moved, is this normal?
I had a venous ulcer that I treated myself and it finally healed. Following that, I had a dr. perform radiofrequency ablation, which was not successful. According to the doctor, my perforator vein wig...Details

Should compression stockings make your legs & feet ache?
I have compression stockings that are supposed to come up to my knees, but they come over my knees. Not only are they very difficult to get on & off, they cause my legs and feet to ache. Is this norma...Details

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

I developed thrombophlebitis after EVLT and foam sclerotherapy, what should I do?
I had EVLT performed on both legs. A week later, I had a foam sclerotherapy treatment. I developed thrombophlebitis following the procedures, and was given ibuprofen 600 for 2 weeks. I am finding that...Details

Is it safe to continue taking Beyaz post-ablation? Can the drug lead to DVT?
I had a venous ablation 7 months ago. I'm in pain again and am still wearing compression stockings. I'm seeing my doctor next week, but I was wondering if it's safe to continue taking Beyaz post-ablat...Details

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

I have permanent cramping after having an endovenous laser ablation, what should I do?
I had my greater saphenous and the vein around my calf closed a couple of years ago. Now, I get cramping that lasts for weeks after exercise. I've tried massaging the area, staying hydrated, and lower...Details

Are venous reflux ultrasounds more accurate if performed while standing up? Is venous color duplex ultrasound diff from venous reflux ultrasound?
All of my ultrasounds have been done while lying down. I am concerned that the test results may not be as accurate because of that. Can you clarify whether it is best to have a venous reflux exam perf...Details

Why am I having pain and aches present so long after endovenous laser treatment?
I had slcerotherapy and an endovenous laser ablation on both my greater saphenous vein and lesser saphenous vein 7 months ago. Since then I have been more symptomatic and have continual aches/throbbin...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

Can support hose cause bruising and leg cramps?
I was prescribed compression stockings yesterday after being diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency with hypopigmentation. Today, I have new bruising on my legs and am having charlie horses. Can...Details

What size veins are ideal for sclerotherapy?
What are reticular veins and what is meant by grade 2? I know what bulging varicose veins are, and I don't have those. However, I have green/blue veins close to the surface that are causing minimum sy...Details

Should I be concerned about the findings of my venous reflux exam?
I had a venous reflux study, which found an area of reflux, obstruction with collaterals via epigastric veins. The doctor says there is nothing to worry about, but I have pain at night. Hx of chronic ...Details

What exactly is vein mapping? How do I know where the problematic vein originated from?
I have a green/blue reticular vein inside my thigh. It loops sideways. I can see it clearly, and it feels smooth under the skin surface. I've been rated a 2 and am asymptomatic. Is there a way to find...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

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

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

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

Will my symptoms and venous problems clear up with endovenous laser ablation? Should I wait for treatment?
Bluish reticular veins have appeared over 1 year, just in the front and top of the right thigh. They travel in different directions. I was diagnosed with a grade 2, venous dilation, and venous insuffi...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

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

Is treatment possible if I have venous reflux and chronic DVT?
I have been diagnosed with reflux; it was confirmed by in-office Doppler/Duplex ultrasound. The findings show chronic deep vein thrombosis in my right leg, common femoral and external iliac vein. I'm ...Details

Can you help me understand my venous reflux exam?
Just got reflux report back. 7000 ml of fluid in left leg only. Have dr apt next week. Can someone tell me what this would be? Swelling and pain in left leg.

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

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 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

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

I have red streaks that look like scratches, could it be related to the endovenous laser treatment I had?
I had endovenous laser ablation performed on both legs. I flew 2 hours and the next day I was in the car for several hours. In both instances I wore compression hose. Now, however, I have red streaks ...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

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

Should I continue to wear compression stockings when traveling and exercising?
I am a 37 yr old female who had a laser ablation performed on both legs, high ligation on the left leg, and still suffer from reflux. Sclerotherapy is the next form of treatment I am scheduled to have...Details

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

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

The treatment site is still lumpy after ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, is this normal?

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

How can I relieve the pain, tightness and pressure I'm experiencing after endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy?
Six months ago I had a five-inch section of my great saphenous vein treated with sclerotherapy. The procedure was done above the knee. On the same leg, I also had endovenous laser ablation performed o...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

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

Why are varicose veins appearing on the back of my leg following endovenous laser ablation of the greater saphenous veins?
I had ELA of the greater saphenous veins 5 months ago. Since then I have seen more varicose veins appearing on the back of my thigh. Ultrasound revealed that the treated vein has not reopened and ther...Details

I had vein stripping & endovenous laser ablation to get rid of my varicose veins, but neither have produced good results. Why is this?
I had vein stripping and endovenous laser ablation to get rid of my varicose veins, but both have failed to produce results. I've seen a cardiology doctor and had an ultrasound and vein mapping test. ...Details

I may have phlebitis and blisters 1 yr after endovenous laser ablation, are these complications of the procedure?
I have reddish-brown marks, which I suppose is phlebitis. I also have several blisters along my leg. All of this is happening one year after having endovenous laser ablation. Are these complications o...Details

What happens to the Saphenous Vein below the knee after endovenous laser ablation?
After the GSV is lasered shut above the knee, the section from the knee to the foot is sore and feels cord or tube-like. How does this pain resolve? Is the lower half of the vein absorbed as well?

How long after VNUS closure should I see results on leg surface?

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

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

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

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

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

If I have Vnus closure performed on one leg, how long do I have to wait before I can have the other leg treated?

Why do varicose veins worsen during each pregnancy?

I am having stabbing, burning pain in my leg 2 wks after a VNUS closure procedure on a communicator vein. Is this normal?
Two weeks ago I had a VNUS closure procedure on a communicator vein. I still experience excruciating, stabbing pain every morning and evening. I am wearing a compression stocking. During the day the p...Details

I have pain in my left leg, could it be varicosed?
For a few months now I've had pain in the vein in my left leg. The leg feels cold sometimes. The pain goes away when I get my periods, and pain comes back when my periods are over. My vitamin D was lo...Details

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: 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

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

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

I have pain and swelling in my ankles/feet 5 months after endovenous laser ablation, is this normal?
I had endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy 5 mo ago. I have more pain and swelling in my ankles/feet than before treatment. I thought the treatments were supposed to help, but I feel like I am ...Details

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

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?

Why does it take so long for Neurotin to take effect? Also, are full panty compression stockings more effective and why?
If it takes about 20 mins for an Aleve to take effect, why does it take up to 6 months for Neurotin to take effect like several of you have mentioned? Also, I like to wear thigh-high compression stock...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

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

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

Yellow fluid is draining from one of the incisions made during microphlebectomy, is this normal?
I had a microphlebectomy a week ago. The doctor inserted a lot of fluid in the veins to deaden them. I am now having a lot of drainage from one of the cuts. It is yellow in color. Is this normal, or i...Details

My compression stockings don't feel tight but they cause my lower calf muscle to get tight and sore, is this normal?
I recently bought a pair of grad compress socks (15-20 mmgh). They feel great on and don't feel too tight but I do notice that my lower calf muscle gets a bit tight & sore wearing them. The socks do n...Details

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

Why 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

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

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

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

What do I do about my ELA/sclerotherapy-related symptoms?
I had ELA & sclerotherapy on 4 saph veins same day. After a couple of weeks I started experiencing lots of varied burning, pain, pressure tingling, numbness, and throbbing in my legs/feet. The doctor ...Details

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

Do I have nerve damage? If so, can it be repaired?
On Jan 18, 2013, I had a varicose vein procedure done. Right after I got home, the pain was so debilitating. I had sharp shooting pain from my knee up to my thigh on my right leg. My doctor stated he ...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

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

I'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

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

Why do I need to wait two weeks after EVLA to begin lifting heavy weights?
I understand that I should't be working out my legs (squats, etc.), but how would working my upper body have any affect on the success of the endovenous laser ablation? Does it have anything to do wi...Details

What's the right way to put on thigh-high, open-toe compression stockings? What's the max strength that should be worn?

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

How do I prevent recanalization of large veins following sclerotherapy?
To treat my varicocele I had sclerotherapy with polidicanol 5% to close the large veins. Days later, I got the flu. I am worried that my heavy cough and anti-inflammatory vegetarian diet will cause th...Details

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

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

My compression stockings make me feel off balance, why is that?
I've recently been diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and have been advised to wear compression stockings. I purchased a pair of 8-15mmHg hose and I feel off balance. My a...Details

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

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

After wearing my Juzo compression stocking for an hour, I began to have pain and tightness in my chest. What should I do?
My Juzo compression stockings seemed too tight despite the fact I was measured and fitted for them by a doctor. After wearing the hose for an hour, I began to have pain and tightness in my chest, whic...Details

I still have pain 7 weeks after endovenous laser treatment and sclerotherapy, why is this?
I had EVLT on the saphenous vein in my thigh 7 weeks ago and schlerotherapy in my calf. I still have deep aching, burning, tightness in thigh and thrombophlebitis in my calf. Deep vein thrombosis was ...Details

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

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

A vein surgeon found 5 areas of my leg that require treatment, but he plans to treat them one at a time. Is he trying to cheat me?
I visited a doctor today and he found five areas (mostly on the same vein) of my leg that require treatment. He wants to treat each area one at a time, which would mean 5 separate surgeries. It appear...Details

I recently had clots in my femoral and superficial veins, should I be worried?
I recently had clots form in my femoral and superficial veins, which was noted on my weekly follow up. Although I was given Lovenox injections, I'm still freaking out. Should I be concerned?

How soon can I resume physical activities after sclerotherapy?

How do I get rid of the bulging veins on the side of my forehead? Is microphlebectomy an option?

Is it normal to have progressive pain and tightness two weeks after EVLA?
I was told to wear compression stockings for two weeks after the endovenous laser ablation and now when I take them off the muscles are painful and there is tightness in one leg and a sharp pain behin...Details

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Can I remove my compression stockings while sitting?

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

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

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?

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?

Why isn't varicose vein stripping a preferred treatment method?
My wife had veins stripped in one leg about 10 years ago. They were located above and below the knees. Some varicose veins have since returned and now she needs them removed from both legs. Most docto...Details

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?

Why do I have pain behind my left knee (back of leg, not kneecap)?
I had endovenous laser treatment last week (~50 cm strip behind my left leg, 72 hr f/u sono and no clotting evident). Bruising is resolving nicely but the entry point for the laser fiber is sore and p...Details

My leg still looks the same as it did before the endovenous laser ablation, is this normal?
I am concerned that my procedure did not go as planned. The day after having an endovenous laser ablation my leg still looked the same. Is this normal? How long before I see cosmetic improvement?

Why do I have more discomfort after my VNUS procedure?
About four months ago (March 22) I had the VNUS procedure, and then a few weeks after that (April 5) I had a second one. Both legs were treated. Prior to the procedure I was very physically active (ru...Details

Why hasn't my varicose vein disappeared after 3 weeks?
I had the Venefit treatment done 3 1/2 weeks ago. My swollen varicose vein has not gone down at all. If the swelling has not gone down does it mean the swelling won't go away? Will wearing my compress...Details

My legs are numb and tingly after having EVLT and sclerotherapy, will these feelings ever go away?
I had endovenous laser treatment and sclerotherapy performed on both the greater and lessor saphenous veins of my legs. It was done on the same day. After a couple of weeks I started feeling numbness ...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

How serious is venous reflux? Will the diseased veins be better after VNUS closure?
My husband is 34 years old and has horrible varicose veins. The doctor told him that he has reflux in a number of the superficial and deep veins. It was recommended that he get a VNUS closure. How ser...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?

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

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?

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

I occasionally get cold toes, is it OK to wear compression stockings?
While driving to work and relaxing after work, my toes will get really cold . Sometimes, they get slightly pale. There is no pain or discomfort. Is it safe to wear 8-15mmhg compression stockings? They...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?

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

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

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

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

What are the long-term risks associated with sclerotherapy?
I read an article that stated that sclerotherapy used to treat spider veins could lead to valve incompetence in healthy veins as the sclerosant can leave the treated area and disperse throughout the v...Details

Eight weeks after laser surgery, my leg still hurts when I run. How long will it take for my leg to heal and when can I get back to my normal run?

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?

How long after laser ablation and microphlebectomy can I swim, shave and use self-tanner?
I had a laser ablation and microphlebectomy for a large varicosity from the inner thigh to the lower shin. When will I be able to shave my legs, go swimming and use lotion with a tanning agent?

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

A red spot and bump developed after I drove 24 hours without a compression stocking, could this be a blood clot?
In January I had an endovenous laser ablation and a phlebectomy. I was healing fine until I drove a total of 24 hrs in 2 weeks without wearing my compression stocking. Now, I have pain and a red spot/...Details

Could the lump that has formed under my skin after sclerotherapy be trapped blood?
Two weeks after having a sclerotherapy treatment, a lump developed under the skin. It is slightly red and sore to the touch. There's also bruising around the treated area. Could this be trapped blood?

I still have pain 16 days after a saphenous vein ablation, should I be concerned?
Ten days after my great saphenous vein ablation I noticed deep pain on my inner thigh and a red line along the vein. I saw my doctor on the 12th day and he was not worried. But now 16 days post-op, th...Details

Is it normal to have pain in the lower left arm and numbness in the hands after endovenous laser ablation? Could it be a blood clot?

I had varicose vein surgery 4 years ago, should I still have pain while exercising?
I had varicose veins stripped from my groin to my ankle 4 years ago. I ride horses and exercise regularly. However, the leg that was treated seems to be a lot weaker. I also get quite a bit of pain al...Details

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?

My new TED stockings hurt, is this normal?
I had acl surgery with a meniscus repair a week ago and left the facility with TED stockings on. I'm waiting for a call back from my surgeon but in the interim I purchased a pair at the local drug sto...Details

What are the alternatives to TED stockings for patients with very, very sensitive skin?
I have a patient who needs TED stockings post-hip replacement surgery, but she has very, very sensitive skin. Any type of textile causes redness and itching. Do you know of any alternatives?

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?

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

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

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

Are footless compression stockings just as effective as full-coverage hose following endovenous laser ablation?
My vascular surgeon did an ultrasound and prescribed endovenous laser ablation. She also suggested that I wear compression stockings after the procedure. However, due to severe psoriasis and eczema on...Details

How long does it take for a wound and scar to heal post-endovenous laser ablation?
I had a place on my leg that would profusely bleed before my endovenous laser ablation and phlebectomy. I was hoping that the scabbed area would go away, but it's been two weeks since my surgery and a...Details

How long will my feet and ankles be swollen after endovenous laser ablation?

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

Why am I experience pain in my pelvic/vaginal area after a VNUS closure and phlebectomy?
I had a VNUS closure with phlebectomy on my right leg (near the knee and calf region). This was 10 days ago and I am still experiencing low pelvic pain and vaginal discomfort more each day. Why is thi...Details

Are there any downsides to endovenous laser ablation?
I have chronic venous insufficiency and just learned I need a greater saphenous vein (GSV) ablation. Other than blood clots, are there any downsides or side effects associated with endovenous laser ab...Details

Why do my thighs get red and puffy after I take off my knee-high compression stockings?
About an hour after I take off my compression socks, I notice that my thighs will feel puffy and hot. Does this mean my socks are too tight? Thanks!

Can 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

I had severe groin pain after endovenous laser ablation, should I worry?
During an endovenous laser ablation treatment, the doctor said my veins were large and that he had to juice up the energy from 50 to 90. I paged the doctor that night because I was having severe groin...Details

Why would my greater saphenous vein and the veins in the back of my thighs bulge if my ultrasound was normal and no reflux was found?
I am thin and have had prominent calf veins for years without pain. I began working out and now my greater saphenous vein and the veins in the back of my thighs bulge. I have pain in my legs that I fe...Details

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

Can varicose vein surgery make my penis bigger and longer?

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?

When stents are used for leg surgery, do they come in only one length or does the doctor add several stents?

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

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

What are my risks with EVLA if I have a protein S deficiency?
I'm 42 years old but had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at age 9. I've had no others since, but have some unsightly veins and edema if I walk/run over a few miles. It also happens sometimes when I am sl...Details

Can I tan post-radiofrequency ablation?
I had radiofrequency ablation recently - the last procedure was 3 weeks ago. I am now concerned about being in the sun. I have a trip to Mexico in 3 weeks and am concerned about how my skin will react...Details

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

Why do I have varicose veins at 25 years old?
I am a skinny 25 year old who has never been pregnant. I live an active lifestyle and maintain a healthy diet. I work out for an hour a day, plus I take my dog on 3-4 walks a day. I don't keep my legs...Details

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

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

Can treated veins reappear after going away?
I had a treated vein reappear six weeks after the VNUS closure procedure. It was not visible the night before. I admit that I have been doing a lot of exercising and flexing of my legs. Could this be ...Details

How soon can I resume squatting to pick things up after the VNUS procedure?
I've heard that squatting puts added pressure on your leg veins, which is not good for people prone to varicose veins. I've also heard that squatting is a good exercise for people with vein issues. Wh...Details

Can sclerotherapy be performed on large varicose veins?

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

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

Can I cut the feet off of my compression stockings?
I just had the sclerotherapy procedure today. I would love to cut off the feet of my compression stockings. I feel like it would be much more comfortable. Would that defeat the purpose?

Can the same results be achieved if a microphlebectomy is done before endovenous laser ablation?
My doctor didn't notice the saphenous vein was abnormal until right before the microphlebectomy was to be done. He suggested that we could do the endovenous laser ablation later on. Will the same resu...Details

Which compression stocking would you recommend for a person with orthostatic hypotension?
I was diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension. Am I better off with knee-high or thigh-high stockings? Also, which part of the body needs the most compression (ankles, calves, or thighs)?

Why is my husband still having excruciating pain 1 month after two VNUS closure procedures?
My husband had two VNUS closure procedures (one week apart) on the great saphenous vein in each thigh. He has been in agony ever since and as a result, he has required substantial doses of narcotics. ...Details

If something was seriously wrong after EVLA, would I know it?
I had endovenous laser ablation to the great saphenous vein 4 months ago and still have some stinging/burning on a daily basis. It more so occurs when standing. If something was seriously wrong would ...Details

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

Should I have been given anticoagulants after sclerotherapy?
I was treated for a large vein that was pressing on the ankle region and causing a chronic ulcer. I have a history of bilateral deep vein thrombosis (DVT), post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) 80% occlusion...Details

Is it OK to start wearing a compression sock again many weeks after the VNUS procedure?
I wore the compression sock on the treated leg for the first two weeks. I stopped wearing it for the next three weeks but the healing process seems to be taking longer than I'd like. Is there any issu...Details

Is it normal to have swelling 5 weeks after the VNUS closure procedure?
I had the VNUS closure procedure done on both legs about 5 weeks ago and followed up with sclerotherapy approximately 3 weeks ago. Now I am having severe swelling in my left ankle, like it was before ...Details

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

I had EVLA seven months ago and the doctor won't offer any solutions for my symptoms, what should I do?
I had endovenous laser ablation on both legs last August, yet the swelling and aching persists long after treatment. The MD who treated me is more or less ignoring the issues. I can't live like this, ...Details

How long will it take for my EVLA-related symptoms to go away?
I had endovenous laser ablation to the great saphenous vein in order to treat my varicose veins. Four months later, I still have some burning, stinging and bruising along the "track" area. Is this nor...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?

After the VNUS closure, is it normal to have a numb/tingling sensenation following exercise?
I waited three weeks before exercising, although I did walk following the VNUS procedure. The day after I exercised, I started experiencing mild pain, numbness and tingling in my lower leg and foot. I...Details

What are the risks and benefits of the VNUS closure procedure?
I am 34 years old and have severe spider veins. My legs ache sometimes, but there is no sign of swelling. My left GS has .66 sec reflux. The right was WNL. I am a runner and of normal weight. A vascul...Details

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

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

When will the swollen, tender and cord-like veins in my leg disappear?
I had the VNUS closure procedure done almost five weeks ago and still have swollen, tender and cord-like veins on the inside of my leg. When will they disappear? Also, can sleeping on my side with the...Details

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

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

Can compression stockings cause a clot if they fit poorly?
My 30-40 mmHg strength thigh-high compression stockings roll down at the thigh and cause intense discomfort (like a tourniquet). The discomfort occurred repeatedly for 1.5 weeks and now I am having ri...Details

If I get the EVLA procedure, will my varicose veins get worse after I become pregnant?
I've had varicose veins since the age of 12. I am now 28 years old with an insufficient sapheno-femoral valve. If I get the EVLA procedure, will the veins get worse after I become pregnant?

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

I had an injury two weeks after endovenous laser ablation, will everything be OK?
I had the endovenous laser ablation done 14 days ago. Recently, I was playing around with my kids and stomped my foot really hard. Now there is a really sore spot and my leg has a burning sensation al...Details

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

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.

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

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 it normal for compression stockings to cause pain after the VNUS closure procedure?
My doctor told me to wear knee-high compression socks post-VNUS closure of my greater saphenous vein. My leg hurts much more when I wear them, especially in the thigh area. The socks are fitting prope...Details

Is sclerotherapy safe for patients with factor V Leiden?
If sclerotherapy is not safe for patients with factor V Leiden, then what what is the most effective way to treat reticular and spider veins on the lateral legs?

Can excessive touching cause a vein to not heal properly?
I had the VNUS closure procedure on my leg two weeks ago. I now have firm, cord-like veins on the inside of my leg. I suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and can't stop touching them. Is t...Details

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

Can abdominal exercises reopen a closed vein after ten days?
I had the VNUS closure procedure on the greater saphenous vein of my left leg. After a week, an ultrasound confirmed the vein was closed. My doctor said that I could resume all activities and exercise...Details

Can I have an ugly, but 'normal' vein removed from my bicep for cosmetic reasons?
I've always had a very ugly vein on my right bicep. I am sure it is perfectly normal and not varicose. It does not protrude, but is a very dark blue and is just below the surface. Would it be possible...Details

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

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

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?

How long should I wait to have my spider veins removed following foam sclerotherapy?
I had EVLT and foam sclerotherapy on my right leg. My Dermatologist suggested using laser to remove spider veins and other discoloration. He would only do this once the underlying problem (reflux) cor...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?

Which is better, foam sclerotherapy or liquid sclerotherapy?
I am so excited to finally rid my hands and arms of bulging veins from thin skin. I understand some risks are involved bubbles from a small amount of sclerosant foam can appear in the heart or brain,...Details

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

Can vomiting reopen a closed vein?
A day after having radiofrequency ablation of the greater saphenous vein in my left leg, I became ill and vomited. I heard that vomiting can reopen the closed vein. It wasn't excessive, but is this so...Details

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

Can anxiety affect the success of the VNUS closure procedure?
I had the VNUS closure procedure done on the greater saphenous vein of my left leg and I suffer from occasional anxiety attacks and hot flashes. Can hot flashes and an increased heart rate affect the ...Details

How long will it take for the veins in my legs to disappear after endovenous laser ablation?
I had an endovenous laser ablation procedure done 5 days ago. I am bruised and extremely sore, even when I walk. I am currently wearing support stockings. Will some of the ugly veins in my legs disapp...Details

I have a stabbing pain 10 days after radiofrequency ablation therapy, is this normal?
I have a stabbing pain like an ice pick and the top of my foot has been burning severely since my radiofrequency ablation 10 days ago. Is this normal? All of the pain is below the point of entry of ...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

Should I have a second VNUS closure if I am still experiencing major pain in the leg that was first treated?
I had the large saphenous vein in my left leg closed with VNUS 3 weeks ago. I'm supposed to do the small saphenous vein soon and have a few veins injected. There's still major pain in my calf and uppe...Details

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

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

Is swelling, numbness and pain common after varicose vein surgery?
I had varicose vein surgery eight months ago on my left leg but it is still slightly swollen, numb, red and painful. Will the symptoms eventually go away? Will it be OK?

When is swelling above the knee a concern?
I have swelling above the left knee, which was noticed 3 months ago. I had an ultrasound that revealed no deep vein thrombosis (DVT), just vein reflux and stasis. I've been wearing compression stockin...Details

What would cause discoloration after a VNUS closure?
I had the VNUS procedure performed almost a week ago on one leg. Already I have a reddish-brown discoloration spreading on the front/inside of my calf. It's different from the bruising that is near my...Details

What can I do to prevent damage from superficial/spider veins other than compression stockings?
I have been evaluated by a venous specialist, all perforator veins are "perfect." Dermatologist says since I have some spider veins, superficial veins are the cause of lipodermatosclerosis. Can superf...Details

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

Should I still have pain one year after endovenous laser ablation?
I have a heavy feeling in my groin and legs since the endovenous laser ablation surgery I had a year ago. The pain can be severe on days where I am on my feet a lot. My feet also hurt. All symptoms st...Details

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

Is embolization a good treatment option for venous malformations in the labia?
Embolization has been recommended to treat venous malformations in the labia. What can be expected after the procedure besides three weeks of pain? How soon will the venous malformations return? Is it...Details

Could endovenous laser ablation get rid of the swelling I'm having?
I had deep vein thrombosis six years ago. What can I do to get rid of the swelling I still have because my valves are shot? I was told there was a procedure to close off that vein. Could endovenous la...Details

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?

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.

How painful is an embolization treatment in the labia to treat a venous malformation?
How painful is an embolization treatment in the labia to treat a venous malformation? Is it true that the venous malformation will return after an embolization? If so, how soon? Is there a significant...Details

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

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

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.

Will support stockings eliminate venous ulcers?
I had a VNUS procedure done and got an ulceration on the ankle. Is this normal? Will support stockings help, or do I need to do something else?

Can VNUS be performed if someone has very tiny veins?
My doctor tried but it was so painful trying to get the needle in the vein that he actually stopped trying. I am now turning to sclerotherapy for my veins.

Can severe reflux in common femoral vein be caused by obstruction in the pelvic veins?
I'm 24 weeks pregnant and had venous doppler of low extremities to rule out DVT due to swelling in left thigh. It showed no clots, but showed that I have severe reflux in common femoral and femoral ve...Details

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

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

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

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

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

Why would I have moderate tingling in the bottom of my heel and foot after sclerotherapy? Is it permanent?
During the procedure my right foot/heel began to tingle. I noticed it was there on and off after the procedure, which was 4 days ago. Today it has worsened, and at times my heel is burning. It has bee...Details

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

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

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

Is foot pain normal after Sclerotherapy?
I had sclerotherapy in the right leg 5 days ago. Last night I had foot pain and couldn't stand on the foot. Today is better but it still hurts. I called my doctor and he said the spider veins treated ...Details

Is it normal to feel pain after being treated by radio frequency 10 days ago?
I was treated by radio frequency to burn a tumor in my right foot from 10 days ago and now I feel pain like burning in my heel. Is that normal and when should this pain subside? Note that from the dat...Details

Can deep vein reflux get worse after saphenous vein ablation?
I have deep vein reflux (incompetent femoral, common femoral and poplitetal veins) with great saphenous vein reflux, I had saphenous vein radio frequency ablation and ambulatory phlebotomy on my right...Details

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

Is it normal to have a cross between a bruising feeling and a numb feeling in your inner thigh 3 months post VNUS closure?
I had VNUS closure on 09/07/12 for my right leg and I am still experiencing an (aching) bruising and numb feeling in my inner thigh. I noticed an actual bruise yesterday. Is this normal? My follow-up...Details

Is there a varicose vein penis treatment?
I am 21 years old and recently I have developed a varicose vein on my penis. The vein gives me slight discomfort. I am not sexually active. How can I fix this vein? Is there any medication or procedur...Details

Abdominal pain while wearing compression pantyhose?
I'm a RN in my 20s and wear 15-20 mmHg compression pantyhose for my 12.5 hour shifts. I have some spider veins on my thighs and the pantyhose prevent them from feeling bruised. However, the pressure h...Details

Does valve closure occur spontaneously at the time of ablation?
My husband had ablation on a branch vein in his thigh and upon ultrasound a few days later he was told the greater saphenous vein spontaneously closed at the same time (the doctor did not perform the ...Details

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

Can you explain blood clots related to superficial vein thrombosis?
I am thinking about having foam sclerotherapy and I was once told by a doctor that the blood will clot from the foam and then the foam shrinks the vein. Can you explain this process? How long does the...Details

Can you offer advice on options for a non-healing vein wound?
My husband had varicose vein surgery a dvt (aug 2011), and a bleed from a vein (may 2012), which has left a non-healing wound. We are currently struggling to get the infection under control. He is a ...Details

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

Are knee-highs effective enough to prevent spider veins in legs?
I'm a 25-year-old LNA. I don't have any pain in my legs, but I do have spider veins above my knees and cold feet. I hate hose. Would knee-high socks help at all? Would they make the spider veins abo...Details

How long after foam sclerotherapy injections will it take the vein hardening to resolve?

Can you use sclerotherapy to get rid of dark under-eye veins?
I have very dark veins under my eyes and cannot seem to find a doctor who will use sclerotherapy to get rid of them. They either want to do lasers or surgery, which is too expensive! Do you recommend ...Details

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

How long does the effect last from endovenous laser treatment?

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

Is it OK to take standard multivitamins during schlerotherapy?
Is it alright to take standard multivitamins during schlerotherapy, or will this affect results? (I read that Vitamin E is not good during treatment, and multi-vitamins contain some Vitamin E.)

How long should I wear compression stockings during pregnancy and a long flight?
I will be 35 weeks pregnant when flying long-haul (21 hours plus 7 hour lay-over.) I've been told by my ob-gyn to wear 30-40 mmhg full hose, but how long to wear them? Do I take them off at some point...Details

Will dark Lines after vein ablation fade?
I had vein ablation done 3 months ago. I have scar tissue that I can feel under my skin, but it is the dark lines going from both incisions that are not fading. Will this ever fade? It looks worse t...Details

Can pain and swelling in ankles be from varicose veins?
I have varicose veins. For the past two months I have had severe pain and swelling in my ankles. I have no arthritis. Can the pain and swelling be from the varicose veins? Am to have a venous reflux e...Details

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

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

What age do you have to be to have a sclerotherapy treatment?

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

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

Why would a surgeon leave surgical clips in my upper groin after varicose vein stripping?
I had varicose vein surgery 14 years ago to strip veins from my right leg. I have had severe pain in my groin and lower abdomen for years. Just found out the surgeon left three surgical clips in my g...Details

Does a deep vein valve reflux indicate there was a clot ?
I'm worried about DVT. I take bc pills and sit for long periods of time. I had pain in my knee and thigh so i had an ultrasound but it did not indicate thrombosis, however, it did indicate deep vein v...Details

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

How long does it take for telangiectatic matting to resolve following a sclerotherapy session?
I had a sclerotherapy procedure for spider veins on lateral upper thigh just over two weeks ago at derm dr. Since that time, have noticed an approx. 1" wide area of tons of tiny new vessels just dist...Details

What is the best compression appropriate for a nurse?
I am a 25-year-old nurse and I currently have some tiny spider veins on my ankles and have some visible veins on my calf. I want to prevent them from getting worse. My mom has swollen varicose veins. ...Details

When can I expect to see results from sclerotherapy?
I had sclerotherapy for spider veins and reticular veins behind the knees 16 days ago. My spider veins started to fade, but the reticular veins have not. When can I expect to see results?

Is there a connection between varicose veins and constipation?
I am a 25-year-old female, and I have spider veins and visible reticular veins behind knees. My ultrasound is normal. I have had chronic constipation for 10 years. Could it be the reason?

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

Are there special compression hose that don't wrinkle behind knees?
Maybe with special elastic inserts? My present hose are already flat knitted to measure. I'm concerned about the wrinkles when one is not standing. Is there any manufacturer that provides special inse...Details

Can serrapeptase help resolve scar tissue after EVLT?
I am healing well after endovenous laser ablation (EVLT), except there is a small tender lump where vein was removed. My doctor said it is scar tissue they checked it on ultrasound. He recommends ma...Details

Is there any risk in not doing microphlebectomy after the closure procedure?
My leg feels a lot better after 2 months (not perfect) but some bulging veins remain. Could I worsen my condition if I don't remove the bulging veins? How would blood flow out?

Can you drink red wine after sclerotherapy?

Do I need vein treatment for venous reflux at age 24?
I am 24 years old, and I have spider veins and visible blue veins behind knees on both legs. Ultrasound showed 0.4 sec reflux in GSV right leg. Some doctors told me this is normal, but is it normal? A...Details

Do you have to wear compression stockings on both legs if a procedure was on one leg?

Will successfully treated spider veins just come back again?
I understand that it's possible to develop NEW spider veins in time, but I'm wondering if the spider veins you already treated successfully will simply come back again (i.e. schlerotherapy isn't perma...Details

Am I a good candidate for radiofrequency occlusion?
I am 25-year-old female, and 3 years ago I started having spider veins on my thighs and blue slightly bulging veins behind my knee on both legs. I have no symptoms, but had ultrasound done, and found ...Details

Can I get a full body massage after the Sclerotherapy and, if so, how soon?
It has been almost 3 weeks since I had the procedure. Is it OK to go for a full body massage? If not, when will I be able to go?

Would it be better to wear compression hose with wrinkles or not at all?
My 100-year-old mom is on a plane from Denver to Alaska. Her hose have wrinkles in them. Does this indicate they are not fitting correctly, and would it be better to remove them? Or, is it better to h...Details

Can I heal from complete numbness?
Five days ago I had the greater saph and lesser saph veins treated. On the lesser saph vein I felt like my foot was on fire for a good five seconds two different times. Now my ankle, heel, and side o...Details

Do I need VNUS if I have only mild GSV reflux?
I'm a 25-year-old female who developed spider veins on thighs and blue reticular veins behind knee both legs 3 years ago. I had ultrasound and found out I have 0.3 to 0.5 sec reflux in GSV right leg. ...Details

What does the burning hot sensation after varicose vein surgery mean?
I had a main vein stripped and incisions by knee done 4 days ago. It looks like its healing well, but I am getting a burning sensation. What does this mean?

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

Does having MS prevent me from having sclerotherapy?
I have MS and am totally fine but want to eliminate spider veins on my lower legs and behind my knees. Is sclerotherapy ok to do?

Which surgery is considered safer and better, endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency ablation?

What should I do when sclerotherapy didn't work?
I have had $2000 worth of sclerotherapy done on my legs and I still have a ton of spider veins. I have not worn shorts or a bathing suit in seven years. What other options would you suggest for someon...Details

What would be the effects of not wearing of compression stockings after vein surgery?
What would be the adverse effects for not wearing compressive stockings after RF ablation of GSV and foam sclerotherapy?

What could be the cause of numb face, arm and neck after varicose vein surgery?
I had varicose vein surgery 12 days ago and my face, arm and neck now go numb. I had the surgery with a spinal injection. Could this be the cause of the numbness?

Is it right to use general anesthesia for RF Endovenous ablation instead of local anesthesia?
If the patient can tolerate the pain during the RF endovenous ablation of varicose veins, is it possible that they can use conscious sedation for the procedure? Is it also possible that the procedure ...Details

Are there alternatives to wearing compression stockings for those who can't?
I received RF ABLATION OF GSV + FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY on my left leg in August. I could not wear compressive stockings owing to ulcers and small bleeding from swelled veins. Is there a negative effect fr...Details

Should I be concerned about bruising on hip and buttocks?
I had one vein in my left thigh treated three days ago, and I'm due for a second in two days. I just noticed a few small, very dark bruises on my left hip and buttock. Any relationship to closure? Sho...Details

The vein I wanted treated is still bulging, tender, and painful after vein ablation. Is this normal two weeks after surgery?
The vein is on the side of leg near the knee crease. I was told that it was a varicose vein and ablation would fix the vein and improve its appearance. After two weeks it still hurts and bulges. My do...Details

Is it normal to have pain and pressure after radical hysterectomy?
After radical hysterectomy i am still having pain and pressure on my left side. What are the best treatment options if over the counter medicines don't work? I have had a radical hysterectomy and sti...Details

I have a numbness in my left arm and face five days varicose vein surgery. Is this normal?

Could spasms in the top of my foot be because of varicose veins?
At night I get severe spasms in the top of my foot. I can feel my tendon stretched and have to get up and walk in order to relax it. I have a varicose vein that runs from my thigh down to my mid calf...Details

Is it normal to have more veins appear around the area where I had sclerotherapy done?
I had sclerotherapy done five months ago. Now there are two dark dots from shots and more veins appeared around area with some discomfort. Is

Can I 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?

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

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

Is it normal to get cold feet in one of legs with compression stocking (knee high), but not the other?
I'm a woman in my 20s and wear compression stockings for pain in my legs and because of a family history of varicose veins. While wearing the stockings, one foot and leg tends to get cold. Is this nor...Details

I had radiofrequency and laser ablations on my left leg. Now, after the last procedure my left arm feels heavy and tired. Why could this be?

I have lots of veins on my heels and ankles. Are there any treatments that I can do that won't stain brown?
I have thin skin that bruises easily, and I have brown stains from previous sclerotherapy treatments that I did over 7 years ago.

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

Will wearing compression stockings before vein surgery improve my outcome?
Medicare says the success rate of wearing hose three months before surgery is 2 percent for corrective surgery. If you don't wear them before surgery what is the success rate for the surgery?

How long after surgery on your leg will the numbness and aches last?
This pain occurs after I have been active on my legs. My varicose vein surgery was about five months ago.

How long should I wear compression socks after a surgery in the abdomen?

How soon after radiofrequency occlusion should I see results?
When should I start seeing the results after the Radiofrequency Occlusion procedure is performed? When should I start to see my lower legs clearing of the dark marks?

Are bulging veins at the knee after GSV normal and will they go away?
I had GSV laser done eight days ago. Now there are bulging veins at the knee and below. Will these go away? I am scheduled for the lower SAF procedure as well.

Is RFA recommended for AVM?
My 15 year old has an AVM that the doctors want to do an RFA on. Will this burn the nerves and seal it? Is this a common procedure for this condition? It is deep in his thigh and they said they woul...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

Is it normal for compression stockings to cause uncomfortable sleeping issues?
My mom had a total knee replacement five days ago and is now complaining of a lot of pressure/pain in her knee from the compression stockings. Is this normal? Would it be safe for her to take off the ...Details

Can the older "saline solution" be performed instead of Sclerotherapy for spider veins?
Does one need to have sclerotherapy done for spider veins? I had the older saline solution treatment and never had a problem. Can this method be used instead of the new one?

Prominent veins are showing up on pelvic scan. Is this something to worry about?
Hello, my daughter has just had a pelvic scan and examination and it revealed several large, prominent veins. Can you please tell me what this is and is it something to worry about? She is only 21 a...Details

Is it common to have a bad experience wearing the Ted stocking?
I had total hip replacement on the left side and after surgery wore thigh-highTed stockings on both legs. I woke up in the middle of the night with stinging pain in one leg above the knee. My stocking...Details

How do compression stockings affect a new tattoo?
I wear knee high compression stockings, 20-30 mmHg and am considering getting a tattoo on my lower leg. How will the stocking affect my tattoo's healing process and is this a bad idea with venous insu...Details

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

Do I need prescription to get compression stockings?
I've been wearing Futuro compression knee highs for years. I now find the elastic below the knees which holds them up is tight and makes an indentation. I have venous insufficiency with mild leg edema...Details

How can varicose veins in the foot be treated?
I had ELVeS on both legs a few months ago and there are bulging veins remaining in my right foot. How can these veins be treated? Varicose veins in both calves have been treated with sclerotherapy.

Is numbness after microphlebectomy normal?
Ten days after microphlebectomy I still have numbness and tingling on the top and medial aspect of my right foot and ankle. What is this from and will it resolve?

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

What is the reason for the redness in my foot from ankle to inner arch?
I had RFA done three months agobilateral with entry point of catheter at ankle for dilated GSV and SSV in both legs. I still have swelling in calf areas after sitting for 15-20 minutes and redness fro...Details

Would foam sclerotheraphy work if I'm taking warfarin?
My doctor says it's okay but I thought veins had to clot in order for the sclerotheraphy to be successful.

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

How soon after Sclerotherapy can I use a self-tanner?
I've read conflicting answers about how long I should wait before applying fake tanning lotions (self-tanners).

How long does it take for reduction of visible calf veins after VNUS?
I had VNUS radio-frequency ablation (from knee to my groin) 2 weeks ago with a review scheduled in 4 weeks. The unsightly vein in my calf is now reduced, but is still about 30 percent the size it was ...Details

What should I do about a purple lump on my leg after Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy?
It has been three weeks since my UGS procedure and there is a small purple lump about 20mm in diameter where my vein was treated. It is sore to touch. My follow-up appointment is in three weeks. What ...Details

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

Is pain two weeks after Endovenous Laser Ablation normal?
I still have pain, cannot take anti-inflammatory medicines and I have a leg ulcer at the site of the surgery. Is this normal? Since I can't take those types of medications, how should I handle this tw...Details

Must I wear two compression stockings for unilateral edema?
I have unilateral edema. I am also diabetic. Must I wear two compression stockings? Also, if my edema is better after wearing the hose, may I skip wearing them till the edema returns?

Will I have swollen legs for life?
In April I had a blood clot in my thigh, behind my knee and in my calf. I had another really bad calf cramp, so my doctor sent me for another doppler, which showed I had developed another clot in my ...Details

Is it normal for my arm to hurt after varicose vein treatment in my leg?
I had surgery to remove varicose veins on my left leg and now my left arm hurts. I had surgery 6 days ago and was put under with a general anesthesia. The veins were superficial on my thigh & calf. My...Details

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

Are there any contraindications to having the VNUS Closure procedure done when diagnosed with both superficial and deep venous reflux?
I had an ultrasound of veins in my legs and apparently have both superficial and deep venous reflux. Since I have deep reflux as well, is the VNUS Closure procedure still adviseable? What if the deep ...Details

Are bruises and lumps normal two weeks after vein stripping surgery?
I had my right leg stripped of veins in a clinic in Switzerland two weeks ago. It is very bruised and lumpy. Is this normal?

Can compression stockings help with varicose veins on the tops of my feet?
I have mild varicose veins in both my legs and on the tops of both feet. From what I've read, compression stockings can help with stabilizing veins in my legs, but what about the veins in my feet?

Is intense pain normal after laser ablation of great saphenous vein?
I had my GSV ablation done 13 days ago and still have intense pain in a segment on the inner thigh just above the knee. Is this level of pain normal and, if so, for how long? I have to take Advil for ...Details

What is the time-frame for DVT risk with laser ablation?
Is it true that blot clots relating to the endovenous laser ablation procedure are generally visible within the first 24 hours? Or, is this rather a long-term potential side-effect arising from the pr...Details

Can compression stockings cause pain?
I was just diagnosed with an SVT in L medial lower leg halfway down. My symptoms began about 1" below medial knee joint. I just started wearing my compression stockings (20-30 mmHg). There was some re...Details

Can you suggest pain relief for foot pain after vein surgery?
I had bilateral RFA of both greater saphenous veins in 2007 and am on coumadin for continued LE ulceration. I have significant foot pain, particularly when I first stand. I wear compression hose. Id...Details

Can Hemosiderin staining be removed?
I was told when I was 42 that I have PAD and leaking valves in my lower legs causing Hemosiderin staining. Is there anything that can be done to remove the staining from my legs?

Is swelling normal after closing veins with endovenous laser ablation?
I had swelling in my left foot and my doctor confirmed that the valves in two of my veins were not working properly. I had these veins closed with endovenous laser ablation, but four weeks later I st...Details

How many times does a physician have to do Endovenous Laser to be proficient?
I am trying to decide between a vascular surgeon within my insurance group who has done about 100-200 endovenous laser treatments versus paying cash for a well-known vein specialist who has done this ...Details

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

Is VNUS with removal of the saphenous vein and phlebectomy safe in someone with Raynauds?
I have Raynaud's phenomenon, which has been deemed unlikely to be associated with other conditions. I am going to have my saphenous vein removed followed by phlebectomy to treat venous insufficiency. ...Details

Are there long-term side effects or considerations in removing the saphenous vein?
I am 34 years old and want to proceed with VNUS and phlebectomy as a treatment for saphenous vein reflux. I have unsightly red, blue, and brown spots and enlarged veins on my feet. Are there any long-...Details

Is wearing compression stockings during pregnancy safe?
I'm wondering if the pressure from compression stockings can harm the fetus?

How many hours a day do I have to wear a compression stocking after EVLT?
It has been a week since my EVLT procedure, and I am wondering if I should continue wearing the compression stocking?

ls it normal to have soreness and a lump three weeks after varicose vein surgery?
l had my varicose vein surgery done three weeks ago. There is a lump that is sore to touch and can be a little painful. Is this normal?

What is the difference between sclerosants Used for sclerotherapy?
What is the difference between "Sodium tetradecyl sulfate" (Sotradecol) and Sodium Morrhuate (Scleromate)? Which of these sclerosants would you use, and why?

What can I do about a DVT after endovenous surgery?
My surgery was one month ago. I now have a large clinging DVT. I went yesterday for another ultrasound and it is larger and moving. I am taking aspirin as instructed. Too early for blood thinners. Whe...Details

Should my spider veins disappear after four sclerotherapy treatments?
I have had four treatments of sclerotherapy and one treatment of laser on my legs. One area on the inside of my knee still has dark red veins visible. Will this improve post-treatment? It has been 6 w...Details

Can significant weight loss eliminate the need of a VNUS procedure?
It has been suggested by a vascular surgeon that I have CVI or venous reflux. She performed sclerotherapy yesterday on my ankle after a spider vein burst. She suggested that I may be a candidate for ...Details

Are there any dangers of being pregnant after been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome?
I was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome 4 years ago. I have had many problems with it and am in pain pretty much everyday. I am 6 weeks pregnant and it is already getting worse. I was wonderin...Details

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

Will varicose vein surgery help the red sploochy marks on my leg?
I had my vein stripped in my right leg 5 years ago. Soon after, I developed a scabby red spot (where there had been a small unexplained hole post-surgery). That spot eventually spread and developed in...Details

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

What does vein discoloration after sclerotherapy mean?
I had a foam sclerotherapy injection on a varicose vein two weeks ago. The vein is still very discolored, and there are still lumps. Does that mean it did not work?

Is there any harm if I removed my compression stockings before 48 hours after Sclerotherapy if I put them back on right away?
Is there any harm if I removed my compressions stockings before the 48 hour period after sclerotherapy treatment to dry my legs after a shower if I put them back on immediately?

What treatment is there for the blisters after sclerotherapy?
Asclera was injected yesterday in a sclerotherapy procedure and this morning I couldn't stand the stinging pain in the shower. It was caused by blisters. Should I put something on them?

Is pain and bruising normal 12 weeks after varicose vein surgery?
I had varicose vein surgery done on both legs 12 weeks ago and I've got a lot of bruises and it hurts. Is there something wrong? I had about 6 veins taken out from ankle to groin.

Am I too young to have Endovenous Laser Ablation?
I am only 15 years old, and I've had varicose veins since my 12th birthday. A few months ago I had vein inflammation. I already have a varicose vein surgery scheduled this month, and my doctor thinks ...Details

Will significant weight loss alleviate varicose veins naturally?
I’m scheduled for weight-loss surgery, and I have large varicose veins on both legs. Will losing the weight change the pressure in my legs enough to make the varicose veins go away, or will I need su...Details

Is varicose vein surgery, treatments, or spider vein treatments covered by insurance?
I have some friends who’ve had varicose and spider veins treated, some with surgery and some with injections. Some people said that insurance covered it but others said that it didn’t. What determin...Details

Is 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?

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?

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?

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

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

When is varicose vein surgery the best treatment option?
From what I see online it seems that minimally-invasive options like endovenous ablation are always being recommended for varicose veins, and I can see why, but is there ever a time where surgery is p...Details

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?

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

Is bruising typical after the varicose vein surgery called vein stripping?
Is bruising normal after vein stripping? The bruise is nowhere near the incision sites, so i was wondering if that is normal or not? The bruise is on my inner thigh, and the incisions are below the kn...Details

Is 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?

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?

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?

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

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

Is 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

How can Varicose Veins develop?
What causes varicose veins?

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

How can you distinguish spider veins from varicose veins?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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 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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

Have heart problems with clots. Dangerous to have varicose vein operated on?
Is there any danger if I've recently had a clot in a heart artery and I want to get rid of varicose veins in my legs?

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.

Will insurance cover Varicose Vein Surgery? Pain is getting worse..
I have spider veins and varicose veins. Will my insurance ppo bluecross pay for it? I was told by my insurance co they would pay if it is medically necessary, they hurt and are getting worse, I am ...Details

Is local anesthesia used with all varicose vein treatments?
My mother had ELA performed and they only gave her oral sedation. She had extreme pain and less than great results. I need treatment for my veins and I am afraid of this treatment because of her exp...Details

Two weeks post op Phlebectomy
I had the procedure done nearly 2 weeks ago, In 2 or 3 of the incisions it feels like a knot, 1 of them seems like a large lump about size of a quarter - kind of hurts - will they get smaller and go a...Details

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

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

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

Is surgery the best treatment at this point?
I am a 52 year old female and had varicose vein surgery in the early 80's. I tried knee high comp stockings, and I'm on my feet a lot, working 12 hour shifts. My right leg is swelling still. It was ...Details

How do you treat Varicose Veins due to slow valves & reflux?
I have varicose veins due to slow valves and reflux. How can it be treated? How long it will take? How much it will cost?

Can someone on blood thinners have the greater shpenuos vein removed from left leg?
I take wafrain and I need my greater shepnous vein in my left leg tied off at my groin and behind my knee and some varicose veins removed. Is it safe since I take blood thinners?

Can Deep Vein Insufficiency be treated?
If so, which options are available? Success rate? If not treatable, what options aside from compression stockings are available? Most superficial veins have been closed yet I still have pain/burning i...Details

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

I have a varicose vein in groin and under the navel.
I have varicosed vein in my left groin and under my navel. It expands toward my left leg. What is the best treatment for me? And does excercise help me to reduce my varicosities?

What can I do in getting my legs back to normal color?
Last year, I had surgery for varicose veins. This resulted in making both of my legs below the knee look as if I had been in some horrible accident. The skin is stained and I am looking for somthing w...Details

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

Does surgical removal of veins hurt?
I had a doplers test and the report suggests varicose vein surgery. The doctor said he will decide which type of surgery he will use once he begins operating on my leg. I am just worried about the pai...Details

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

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

On October 18, 2011 I had endoluminal ablation performed on my left calf. During the procedure a nerve was struck.
Several days after the procedure I noticed numbness in my heel as well as the back part of my leg where it bends (behind the knee) is very tight. It is uncomfortable to walk. Is this typical? Thank...Details

Treatment options for Vein Removal
Which is a better option for vein removal (vein stripping or laser treatment/ELA) in the presences of a varicose ulcer around the size about 5cm? The patient is known to have hypertension which is und...Details

Skin pigmentation after EVLT and ambulatory phlebectomy.
I recently had EVLT and an ambulatory phlebectomy done to my leg. Now there is some darkening to my skin in between my incisions. Is there a cream that can help with this hyperpigmentation from the s...Details

What can help if after treatment I'm left with a rash, like raw meat and painful?
I had laser treatment on my left leg, and I've been left with a rash, sort of like raw meat, which is very painful all the time. I have tried many creams, and they just burn. HELP!

Is the stab-phlebectomy operation ok to do after varicose vein surgery?
The varicose vein operation did not help, will the stab-phlebectomy operation will help?

Can I have varicose vein surgery in both my legs done at the same time?
I am planning on having the VENOUS procedure soon. Can I have both my legs done at the same time?

Wife had a superficial blood clot, now she is dead?
My wife had superficial blood clots in leg. They took ultrasound and she just collapsed 13 days ago in my arms and died in the hospital of a blood clot in the lung. She was healthy and young. No histo...Details

Lumps in leg after VNUS and phlebectomy
Had a phlebectomy and VNUS done 4 weeks ago. I have lumps all along where the vein used to be (ranging from pea size to walnut size). They were painful & had them drained twice now. I still have lumps...Details

Should I get varicose vein surgery (EVLA)?
What happens if I don't close the vein on the back of the leg (front vein is shut)? My doctor says it's also refluxing, but I have only mild symptoms and no visible veins there.There is not much in th...Details

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

Any treatment for a superficial blood clot when 32 weeks pregnant?
I am 32 weeks pregnant with bad varicose veins on both legs. I wear compression hose and take baby aspirin daily. I was diagnosed with a 4.1 cm superficial thrombosis on posterior thigh of left leg. N...Details

Is it unusual to have discomfort in my leg years after having some varicose veins removed
I had surgery about 6 years ago and just recently noticed tightness in the treated leg. Touching my toes seems more impossible now on that leg in the leg is too tight to be success...Details

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

Does laser Varicose Vein Surgery diminish blood flow and supply in the legs?

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

I now have 10 times the amount of blue veins down my outer legs after VNUS. Is this common and what is happening?
I had vnus closure on both legs in July/August 2011. I recently increased my exercise to get my legs in shape. I now have dark blue veins appearing, getting worse by the minute down my entire outer th...Details

Is swelling in the ankle after varicose vein surgery normal?
One week after varicose vein surgery I developed a golf ball size swelling on the inside of my ankle that is very sensitive to touch. Is this normal?

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

Why am I bruising from my compression stockings?
I'm on Plavix for heart Issues but my vascular doctor prescribed compression hose for the pain, varicose veins, discoloration and swelling in my legs. Since wearing them I am bruising badly when taki...Details

Is swelling normal after wearing compression stockings?
I have had a fractured knee, ACL and MCL tear. Two weeks ago my doctor recommended compression stockings (TED hose), as I am not allowed to bear any weight on the right leg. When I don't have the TED...Details

Why are my legs so itchy after I take off my compression stockings?
I wear compression stockings for varicose veins during my pregnancy. They ease the pain and tiredness, but my legs get so itchy sometimes - especially after I take my stockings off. What can i do to p...Details

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

How long should I wear compression stockings after a C-section and when is it ok to take them off for a while?
I am wearing compression stockings and was wondering how long should I wear them? Six and a half weeks after my C-section, I am still not mobile much.

Is it normal for my legs to hurt after sclerotherapy?
I went to get a laser treatment, but the doctor said it was too painful and that I should have sclerotherapy instead. Two days after the procedure, my legs began hurting everywhere, especially in my a...Details

Should someone with a blood clot wear compression stockings?
I was wondering if someone who already has a clot wore compression stockings, would it be safe? Might this dislodge the clot? I only just learned about compression stockings and I'm not sure of these ...Details

Would a nurse practitioner be authorized to perform the VNUS procedure?
I need to have the VNUS procedure done, and the doctor I was referred to said they have a nurse practitioner who does this VNUS procedure. Is that safe? Is that legal? I thought only physicians (MD...Details

Can compression stockings heal hyperpigmented marks caused by atopic dermatitis?

Is leg weakness normal after VNUS treatment?
I had VNUS (Radio Frequency Ablation and Microphlebetomy) under general anesthesia on 5/17/2012. I am experiencing leg weakness and some pain which is causing me to walk with a limp. Recovery seems ...Details

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

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

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

Are there Venous Reflux Exams for DVI?
Recent ultrasound: left leg reflux 3.7 sec in femoral, and 5.2 in GSV, Rt leg 1.4 sec in common femoral 4 sec in femoral. Another showed popliteal left leg. I am 47, BMI 19 & I exercise. I have spider...Details

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

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

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

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

Can the blue tint in my leg still be a vein after microphlectomy?
A part that was left in my leg after microphlectomy looks blue but concave. Could the remainder of the space where the vein was taken out be a blue tint? I am paranoid there is still vein left.

Does EVLT reduce the chance of a future clot?
I developed clots due to the birth control pill and from a Factor V mutation (blood clotting disorder). Developed reflux as a consequence, and performed 4 EVLTs to treat the veins. Does EVLT reduce my...Details

What can I do about a small clot of trapped blood after sclerotherapy?
After sclerotherapy, there is a small section that is lumpy and discolored. My treating pysician does not drain these, is there any way to speed up the healing/fading of pigmentation?

Blood Poisoning/Nerve Damage from sclerotherapy
Following 2 recent sclero treatments for spiders, I have had horrendous backaches and numbness/tingling. This last time I have developed a large, bumpy, red groin rash. Any connection?

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

Should my legs ache 4 weeks after sclerotherapy?
I had sclerotherapy almost 4 weeks ago. My legs now ache and feel heavy as soon as I get up in the morning. I have been wearing support knee highs. How long should this last? Legs didn't feel this way...Details

Pain four years after vein ablation
I had a vein ablation 4 yrs ago and have had blue discoloration on calf since procedure where the doctor injected the spider vein treatment solution. I've had occasional pain until eight months ago, n...Details

I had VNUS on my right leg yesterday and everything was fine until last night I started having sharp stabbing pain around the foot and ankle.
The pain started on the top of my foot but has now moved to my Achilles tendon area. The pain stops when I stand up for a while but when I lay down with my leg on a pillow like I was told to do the pa...Details

Should I have Bruises from my compression stocking?
I am 16 years old and was put in a compression stocking on my right foot after fracturing my lisfranc joint in my foot playing hockey 3 months ago. I am now getting bruises on my mid foot where I inju...Details

Do compression stockings cause bruises on the mid-foot?
I am a 16 years old and have been put in compression stocking after a severe midfoot fracture I recived playing hockey. I have only been in it for two days and have started to get brusing on my midfoo...Details

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

Are long periods of standing after EVLA safe?
My job (bar manager) requires me to stand for long periods of time and occasionally lift heavy objects (but not for sustained periods.) I am 25 and in good shape, leg is healing with no pain after 2 d...Details

Sjogrens Syndrome and Foam Sclerotherapy
What concerns should be considered for a Sjogrens Syndrome patient seeking Foam Sclerotherapy treatment?

I have been having pain in my legs lately. Can it be from my spider veins?
I stand all day and have recently noticed a lot of pain in my lower legs. It looks like I might have spider veins. Can they cause pain?

My leg is swollen with compression stocking is this normal?
I have dvt in my right calf, it has only been 3 weeks since i found out. My leg still swells after 3 weeks even when i wear my compression stocking 20 -30. Is this normal. Should I be take it off and ...Details

Leg disoloration
I was diagnosed with venous insufficiency which was treated, but left me with scars from the sores and leg discoloration. I wonder if there is anything with lasers perhaps which can eliminate the scar...Details

Can I have an alcoholic beverage soon after I had scleortherapy on my spider veins?

When should I get Sclerotherapy if I also want to do laser hair removal?
I was planning to get laser hair removal on my lower legs but I also wanted to do sclerotherapy. I also previously had a DVT and PE. Do you suggest I have sclerotherapy done and, if so, when before o...Details

I have severe pain in my legs. Is Radiofrequency Occlusion right for me?
Several years ago I had laser treatment on my left leg. Three years ago I had RFO on the same leg. I still get searing pain in left inside thigh at least once a week from just above knee to just below...Details

Is there a stem cell treatment for veins after EVLT?
I had gotten EVLT done on my right and left great saphenous veins. This was in 2009, and since then I am having so much pain on my lower calves and ankles, and i started to see some skin discoloration...Details

When can I start Bikram yoga again after endovenous laser ablation?
I am going to have endoVenous laser ablation treatment. I go to Bikram yoga where room temperature is 105 degrees. When can I start practicing again?

How many injections are needed per vein for Sclerotherapy?
I've seen advertising offering 50 injections for Sclerotherapy for what seems to be a very reasonable price. Since I don't know the surface area of veins that 50 injections could treat I can't ascerta...Details

Dimpling after EVLT
I noticed a large dimple on my leg after deep EVLT. Is this common and will it go away? The Dr. had a difficult time with the vein because it was so deep, and he struggled getting me numb. I bruised ...Details

Can someone have too many spider veins to be treated?
I have sooo many spider veins around my ankles that from a distance my ankles look purple. Would I not be a good canidate for this procedure?

What is the recovery time?
I had the venous doppler ultrasound done and I have a vein leaning against another causing numbness feeling and foot swelling b/c of the reflux. I am on warfarin and have a vena cava in already. This...Details

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

Do I need an Endovenous Vein Ablation for severe edema?
I went to my doctor for severe edema, and after a duplex screen, he suggested I have an edovenous vein ablation. Is this necessary? He stated I had reflux that was causing the swelling. I don't have v...Details

Am I at high risk for varicose veins because I work on my feet all day? Might I need an Endovenous Laser Ablation?
I work on my feet all day. They often ache (including my calves) at end of day. Am I at higher risk for developing vein disease/varicose veins? What recommendations do you have to prevent onset?

compression stockings for POTS
I am diagnosed with POTS (dysautonomia). What would be the proper compression? I am 106lb and think that 15-20 compression (recommended) is too low, since stockings do not stretch as they would on a h...Details

Why has EVLT not improved my chronic leg swelling?
It's been 4 wks since I had EVLT and Phlebectomy of my left leg. I continue to have the same chronic, daily leg swelling that I did before treatment. I have a follow-up appt in 3 mths but I am less th...Details

No compression hose after small microphlebectomy
I have 2 small reticular veins that are varicose. My doctor is going to do a Microphlebectomy. He said due to the size it won't even be necessary to wear compression hose after. He also stated ther...Details

Does no compression hose after small microphlebectomy sound right?
I have 2 small reticular veins that are varicose. My doctor is going to do a Microphlebectomy. He said due to the size it won't even be necessary to wear compression hose after. He also stated ther...Details

What if Compression Stkgs are making my legs hurt worse?
Does this mean that there is something wrong other than varicose veins? It's mostly in my right leg. They make my legs itch, and I get burning sensations. It drives me so crazy I have to take them ...Details

Under eye veins
Is there any danger to having veins under the eyes removed? Should this procedure be avoided if the patient has circulatory problems? How wide are the incisions for removing under eye veins? What is t...Details

How long will I have scar tissue after Endovenous Laser Ablation?
I've read that after EVLT, the vein turns into fibrous scar tissue. How bad will it look and how long until my body absorbs it?

Must bandages be used after procedure?
I have had Sclerotherapy done on my spider veins in my legs every year from 2004-2009. This was in AZ. After the procedure I would wear compression pantyhose (my own,support pantyhose) for 24 hrs. I h...Details

If there is no visible inflammation, did sclerotherapy work?
I had sclerotherapy in a vein on my calf 3 days ago. I thought the vein was supposed to look worse or that I should have some inflammation, but things have not changed much, except for a tiny dark spo...Details

Following a vein stripping performed in 1960, I developed an infection which complicated into a DVT in the left leg. For the years since, I have had poor circulation and accompanying adema. Would it...Details

Why do my muscles hurt more in my legs?
I was measured for the stockings and need to use them during my pregnancy, but I find them uncomfortable, itchy and my leg muscles or calf muscles have been killing me since I started using these stoc...Details

Is Endovenous Laser Ablation necessary?
Originally went to get checked out about my spider veins & was told that I have 4 incompetent veins & need the laser treatment. Didn't give me any info/explanation of their findings. Not even sure wha...Details

Should I get a second opinion?
I have spider veins, but no bulging varicose veins whatsoever. Was told that I have 4 incompetent veins and need the laser treatment. Orig went for the spider veins. Is this necessary? Is there anothe...Details

Is it normal for my leg to look splotchy and purple? The injection bruises have faded but this large splotch is still there.
10 days ago my doctor injected glycerin in my thigh veins. At first it was swollen and now it's a solid pinkish-purple area about 6in wide with the spiders on top - darker and more numerous than befor...Details

Is normal the leg been swollow???
I did the vein cloure 3 days ago, I don't feel pain, but my leg is very swollen, this is normal? Also, I'm scheduled to do the other leg in a month, can I skip this???

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

How much is too much sclerotherapy
I've had laser treatment of my left and right front saphenous veins and my left back saph vein. The follow up to this is Sclerotherpy to close off some branches. I had three injections on the right le...Details

Is foam sclerotherapy safe with TIA history?
I had TIA 10 years ago. One vein specialist told me never to have sclerotherapy done for that reason. Another specialist told me he saw no problem whatsoever. Please advise...

Compression hose
I bought compression hose online at a doctor recommended site. Does the tightness and compression in the stomach cause a problem from the hose? I thought you want to avoid tightness in the stomach a...Details

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

How long do the results from sclerotherapy last?

Is my ELA medically necessary? Cosmetically, I do not need it.
The duplex scan on both legs revealed a poor return of blood to the heart in one leg, but my doctor has recommended and scheduled ELA on both legs. I do not have any symptoms. Should I have ELA?

What are the short & long term risks of this procedure?
I had the Endovenous laser treatment on my upper leg,(long Saph?)Doctor wants me to do all four, I'm questioning if I really need all of that done. Can this cause me harm in the short or long term?

Will skipping the 2nd ablation harm the work done on the 1st leg?
I had my ablation about 10 days ago and I'm still sore. I was scheduled to have the second ablation this week but it's too early for my taste. If I do not have the second one done, do I risk unravel...Details

bulging calve veins after 2 yrs intense leg workout
I have low body fat,several veins now pop-out in my calves all the time now for the past 2yrs, stopped working-out my legs as well. Will sclerotherapy guarantee me that those exact veins will not bulg...Details

What to do to speed up the resorbing of large lumpy sclerosed veins?
A month ago, I had scleropathy of very large varicose veins behind my knee, and am left with hard lumpy veins. My doctor doesn't want to drain them believing it is part of the healing process. Can I d...Details

What is best treatment for lipodermatosclerosis?
For 4 yr I have had inflamed nodules turning into sclerotic tissue. Biopsy first interpreted as Erythema Nodosum, then another path calls it LDS. Full venous studies negative for CVI-perfect veins.Is ...Details

Can compression hose cause bruising?
I am a nurse and only wore compression hose to prevent swelling and leg cramps/pain after work when I was pregnant. I just restarted using them but I am not pregnant, but I have noticed SEVERE bruisin...Details

Stopping wearing compression stockings, or wearing off and on.
If I start wearing compression stockings, and then stop, will my varicose veins get worse than if I had not started? What about if I wear them on some days and not others?

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

is foaming tx safe and effective?
Is foam sclerotherapy as or more effecfiive as traditional sclerotherapy? Are there more risks?

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

VNUS closure didn't work?
I had VNUS done a year ago. It doesn't seem like there is any difference in the appearance of my veins. They still bulge when I stand. My doctor says this is caused by new veins which developed after ...Details

Painful/Sensitive skin after removing stockings?
I wear knee-high compression stockings occassionally for swollen ankles and feet. Why is the skin on my lower legs VERY painful/sensitive to the touch after removing the stockings. Stays painful f...Details

What to do when compression stockings increase symptoms?
I had cramp for about a week in right let then swelling around ankle. Went to vein specialist, did ultrasound. No clots but could have been after the fact. Prescribed compression stockings because ...Details

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

I had knee surgery, and was wondering when can I stop wearing my compression socks?
I got knee surgery and have been wearin the socks for 3 weeks with some rests a day. I walk on my leg so blood circulates and crutches help me in public. Is it safe to not wear the stockings at all an...Details

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

I want to inject some minor veins/spiders, they are branches of a great sph. vein that is now closed; but doctor won't inject ANY veins before closing sph. vein on the calf first,but I prefer not to t...Details

Is VNUS performed under general or local anesthesia?
I need to undergo VNUS procedure on both saphenous veins and my doctor says that it can only be done under general anesthesia. I have read on this site and other that it is usually performed under loc...Details

Will not having the procudeure repeated result in potential problems?
After three years an ultrasound revealed that the vein is leaking and will need to be redone. What exactly does leaking mean and what problems could arise if I elect not to have the procudure repeated...Details

Is surgery going to help?
I have severe reflux on both saphenous veins and Femoral vein. Doctor says surgery on saphenous veins is going to help but I don't see how since I still have valve problem on femoral vein, and blood i...Details

Alternative Foam Gases
What alternative gases with shorter half life can be used in foam sclerotherapy? I've had multiple liquid solutions but they just don't seem to have enough efficiency for the amount of veins I am tryi...Details

Pain 5 weeks after phlebectomy?
I had some phlebectomy's 5 weeks ago (2 at the ankle, 1 over the knee, 1 medial superior calf). I have burning pain & tenderness over some of the remaining posterior veins in the calf. DVT was ruled o...Details

How long should you wear your compression socks a day?
And should you be physically active while wearing the crompression socks?

I think the compression hose is causing more pain?
I had EVLT greater saphenous vein on right leg in mid May 2011 and two phlebectomys on the ankle. I have A LOT of spider veins on the anterior dorsum of the ankle and it still aches daily. Why does we...Details

Sclerothrapy during menstrual cycle.
Is it ok to do sclerotherapy during menstrual cycle?

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

Can vena saphena magna and parva be ablated in one procedure?
can vena saphena magna and parva be ablated in one procedure? Or do they need to be treated separately?

Veins on my ankles and the back of my legs
About a year ago I have large veins taken care of and the scelerotherapy done on spider veins. Now I have bunch of veins all around my ankles and some back on my legs. Is it because I laid in the sun ...Details

Can sclerotherapy be used to remove an external hemorrhoid? And can a vein clinic perfom this procedure?
Can sclerotherapy be used to remove an external hemorrhoid? And can a vein clinic perfom this procedure?

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?

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 this normal? I'm currently on Accutane too.

DVT and issues afterwards.
I was on blood thinners before and have tried compression stockings too. They don't seem to work or alleviate the pain that comes after athletic activity. I had a DVT from my groin to my ankle. Are...Details

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

What is the relationship between high blood pressure and endovenous laser ablation?
My blood pressure was normal until the endovenous procedure. Immediately following the procedure my blood pressure became very elevatated. My blood pressure has remained high ever since. Now taking ...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

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?

EVT after varicose vein surgery
I had varicose vein surgery (ligation and stripping) 10 years ago. My problems came back and I've had many rounds of sclerotherapy. Now my doctor recommends EVT. Is that OK?

Ankle swelling after VNUS closure in 2010
I had VNUS closure in 2010 and my ankles still swell. I asked my doctor who did the procedure and he said he didn't know who. Do I need more sclerotherapy and another ultrasound to see if more work ...Details

Leakage of foam sclerotherapy
I have read on your site that it can be common for sclerotherapy to cause a clot or even possibly travel down the leg into the foot. How common is this? I have had sclerotherapy in the past, but now ...Details

Trapped blood keep coming back in my varicose veins
I had EVLT followed by sclerotherapy for my variocose veins. I developed large amounts of trapped blood in the treated veins. How many times should you have to keep aspirating the blood. It keeps comi...Details

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

Is it dangerous to wear compression hose with a run in it?
One of my knee high hose has a run in the foot up into the lower ankle. Can wearing this be dangerous? My doctor advised to wear the hose for fluid retention. If it is not safe, can I wear just one l...Details

Should I be wearing compression stockings?
I am 21 years old and just bought some compression stockings but im not sure if thats what I need. My legs are always very tired, feel heavy, and also feel swollen around my ankles. I've also noticed ...Details

Dan sclerotherapy cause numbness in hands?
I had Sclerotherapy done on my hands. The doctor did many viens. My hands look great. But sometimes at night my hands feel numb or during the day one of my fingers feels numb. Is it temporary? Is it o...Details

can sclerotherapy cause an eye infection?
I hand sclerotherapy on the backs of my hands. A few weeks after I got a really bad eye infection in both of my eyes that I have had for about 3 months and still have. Could it be related? Can the sol...Details

Sclerotherapy after EVLT
I had EVLT in Sept 2009, and since, I cannot get my doctor to treat reticular veins on the lateral sides of my calf on one leg. He tells me to exercise my calves. Why won't he do sclerotherapy on th...Details

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

Swollen calves due to ruptured baker's cyst.
My calves are swollen due to a ruptured baker's cyst. The doctor's office said to wear TED hose. How do I know what kind and the proper fit?

When I remove stockings to bathe, the foot of the affected leg is much much pinker. Is that normal? I had knee surgery several weeks ago.
When I remove stockings to bathe, the foot of the affected leg is much much pinker. Is that normal? I had knee surgery several weeks ago.

I had 3 scleratherapy treatments over about a 5 weeks time frame. I developed severe leg pain near the inner ankle after the third treatment.
I went back to the doctor and he did an ultrasound. He said the saphenous vein was completely blocked in the lower area. He said some of the small veins that were treated were connected, so that is ...Details

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

what is considered 'normal' bruising 5 days post EVLT
EVLT 5 days ago GSV. No serious pain yet. Compression stocking to come off tomorrow, but bruising seems excessive with dark patches and tenderness to touch. I was told to use heating pad, and now I'm ...Details

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

How long does it usually take for the spider veins to go away?
I had injections done and it doesn't look like any of the spiders went away. This was a month ago. When can I expect to see a change. Also, is it safe to have this done while on Accutane?

My legs throb, twitch, and ache at night.
I am wearing thigh high compression stockings all day long and they are helping but as soon as I take them off at night to sleep my legs start throbbing, tingling, aching, jerking, etc. Should I cont...Details

A lot of pain after surgery on my calf.
I had my treatment done last week, and I have a lot of pain on my calf and tingling feeling from my lower calf to my ankle. Is this normal?

Wearing Ted Hose 24 hours?
My wife has no movement on her left side, therefore can not move her left leg and can not circulate the blood in that leg. Should she wear Ted Hose 24 hours a day?

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

Next Step When VNUS Has Failed?
I had VNUS on the greater saphenous veins in both legs 3 months ago. Ultrasound shows that both veins closed. However, I've had no pain reduction. One leg looks identical to how it looked before the p...Details

Treating underlining cause
How effective is foam sclerotherapy in eliminating the underlining cause? Whereas, I have read that the regular schlerotherapy does not treat the cause?

After 2 weeks post EVLT, the doctor said I needed to redo the procedure?
I had EVLT preformed 3 weeks ago. When I went for the 2 week follow-up ultrasound it showed that the vein was still open and doctor said he needed to redo the procedure. Please advise - I thought this...Details

What solutions are more likely to cause telangiectatic matting and hyperpigmentation?
I cannot tolerate STS due to severe telangiectatic matting that never goes away without treatment. Are there other solutions less likely to cause these problems?

How can I remove stains created by injections?
I have done several procedures Foam Sclerotherapy, injections, etc. This has caused those areas to stain. Also the pain continues especially when I'm on my mentral cycle, which causes it to be even mo...Details

Had VNUS done and the same day I forgot and lifted a 15-20lb box. My left leg was still numb so there was no pain. How do I know if I damaged it?
I have had no meds for 6 hours and woke up a bit stiff but no escurciating pain. I just want to know if I damaged it somehow by lifting? Thanks!

Which antibiotics should be avoided when getting Sclerotherapy?
Which antibiotics should be avoided when getting sclerotherapy? And how long before and after the procedure should they be avoided? Are tetracyclines the only ones that cause staining or do others?

Swollen ankles
I had venous and foam treatment to both of my legs one week ago. Recovery is good although my thigh is very bruised and tender. However, my ankles appear swollen. Is this normal?

Still numb to light touches after a year.
It has been a year since my VNUS closure and I'm still numb to light touches on my ankle. I feel like it has gotten better, but is it safe to say I'm stuck like this forever? or could something be pus...Details

Advantage over Asclera?
what are the advantages (if any) over Asclera and also, must a compression stocking be worn after the proceedure AND EXACTLY for how long?

When can I start running after I have this procedure?
I am 52 and 130 lbs. I have been running 2-3 times a week since 2006. I run between 5-26.2 miles at a time. I am healthy otherwise besides being on medication for high blood pressure.

Is it normal for a ropey vein to appear 9 days after foam sclerotherapy?
I never had a varicose vein in this area.It's an area around the injections so I'm wondering if it could be a new vein, or a treated vein because of the texture.It's in the area where ankle meets foot...Details

Is my compression stocking not allowing a bruise on my foot to heal?
The top of my foot feels bruised and has felt that way for awhile. I wear a compression stocking daily because I did Thrombolysis to clear out a clot. I am 26 yrs old so I usually heal fast. Is the co...Details

Is this pain normal after EVLA and sclerotherapy? I have not been able to resume what I would consider normal activities.
Had EVLA on my right saphenous vein 3 1/2 weeks ago. After 1 week it started to feel good, then hurt for 2-3 days, then started to feel good again.I had foam sclerotherapy performed on the same leg/th...Details

PE after microphlebectomy
I've have PE after this procedure. I'm currently on Dabigatran 150 mg 2/day for 3 months. I never had DVT before and I'm very active . I'm very nervous how long I'm in danger of another PE related to ...Details

Tendon pain after ablation.
I've had ELA on both legs. I have some tendon pain on going up from my feet to the insides of each leg. Is this a side effect?

Could I have endovenous laser ablation?
I recently had massive blood clots in the left leg, becasue of inactivity in the other leg, it was in cast. My body has now absorbed the blood clots and i am still on comadine/warfin until December 2...Details

Numbness and Pain
I have pain in my calf ,numbness in my ankle, and also get sharp elecrical-like pains down my achilles tendon when I kick my leg. I had the procedure 3 weeks ago. I also have horrible discoloration ...Details

Are wearing compression stockings beneficial for my scenario?
I hurt my knee and I've been working on it while it's been sore. I thought I had a blood clot because the calf area was swollen so much, but an ultra sound ruled that out. Now I'm wearing stockings an...Details

Proceedure affected my large saphenus vein
I have the laser proceedure done on my small saphenus vein. The Ultrasound results shows there is reflux in my large saphenus vein which was not there prior to the proceedure. Should i have my large s...Details

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

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

Compression Stocking and exercising, especially when jogging long distances?
Is it a good idea/ beneficial to wear compression socks/stockings when exercising? Especially when jogging long distances? I also already have vague signs of some spider veins.

Extreme aching in my calf and achilles tendon since having sclerotherapy
I had VNUS done in April in my groin and in my calf. My leg healed I began to have aching and pain in the injection sights (groin and calf). I also have mysterious aching in my achilles tendon as well...Details

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

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

Worried that removing a spider vein will affect other body functions?
I have big spider vein from the legs to breasts including arms and stomach. Doctors say they can be vanished. But, I'm worrying whether or not removing them will affect the other body functions and ca...Details

VNUS in Calf & Thigh?
My doctor told me that I am one of the rare (5%) of patients needing VNUS treatment in the saphenous veins in both my thighs and calves, due to the insufficiencies shown in the duplex ultrasound. Can ...Details

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

Swelling above knee after VNUS and schlerotherapy.
I had the VNUS procedure done 3 years ago. I've had schlerotherapy each subsequent year. This year I noticed a swelling above the knee following treatment. This was 9 months ago and still hasn't gone ...Details

Spider vein
Hi, I have big problem with spider veins on my whole body, especially my breasts and beside my legs. My question is the treatment used for legs can be applied to breats and other parts of the body saf...Details

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

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

Can i wear my TED stockings if my feet, ankles & calves are already swollen?
I have recently had surgery and was wearing TEDs while I was not mobil, I have had them off for about 4 days and done a lot of walking yesterday and now I have swelling in my feet, ankles & calves. Is...Details

Medical Data to support repeat ultrasound quided sclerotherapy
My insurance carrier recently changed its policy. It used to grant 3 sclerotherapy sessions, now they state repeat sessions are not medically indicated. However, this is not listed in their policy o...Details

Endovenous Ablation and subsequent pregnancies.
I developed varicose veins during my 2nd pregnancy and have consulted with a physician regarding endovenous laser ablation. We would like to try for another baby after the procedure. How long should...Details

Lower shin numbness and pain since having radiofrequency occlusion on Sept. 2nd.
I had this procedure on Sept 2 and have numbness with occasional pain in my lower shin. I do wear compression stockings. Is this normal?

What are the side affects after the treatment? I have a fever, losso f appetite, and pain in my back.
I don't have any pain in my leg after the procedure, but I began having other symptoms such as fever, loss of appetite, pain in my back and fight shoulder area

What can I do about the top of stocking digging into my calf?
The stockings fit but the tops of them dig into my skin and is painful. Is there anything I can do to stop it? Can I put an elastic bandage or something under them to help with that?

Is there a treatment for nerve damage after radiofrequency vein ablation?
I had this procedure done 3 weeks ago, and I'm in constant pain, with burning and numbness feelings. I have tried pain rx and anti-inflammatories. Is there any treatment for this post op complication?

Muscle Pain, Tendernous, and Spasms after Sclerotherapy
I had my right leg treated 4 days ago & since day 1 I have experienced muscle pain & tenderness in my calf. Occasionally, I have muscle spasms & today my ankle hurts as though it is sprained. It has b...Details

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

Should I be worried about a dark purple vein that's still active?
I received sclerotherapy from a plastic surgeon's office for spider veins. The lady said a very visible dark purple vein behind my knee could not be treated because it is still an active vein. Shoul...Details

Can compression stockings help a severe hematoma?
A car hit my leg and bruised it severely. I have some pain and some problems bending it back. It feels a little numb at times in one area. But I can still feel it.

Pain at night while sleeping after 10 days of having VNUS
I had vnus procedure 10 days ago; veins are gone and bruising is quickly going away. I've severe pain & burning sensation while sleeping; similar to the start of a Charlie horse and build up of lactic...Details

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

I had a large vein in my leg ablated 8 months ago and it still is ropey and painful. Is this normal?
It hurts when I sit or stand and is tender to touch. I had a blood clot in the vein when the procedure was done.

Is it okay if some of the clotted veins are not drained during sclerotherapy?
The doctor drained them, but there is one on my wrist that is hard and goes up my arm. Even though he meant to do just the wrist, this one is hard to see, but I can feel it. Is that okay?

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

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

If am on a birth control pill (Ortho Tri-Cyclen). can I still undergo sclerotherapy?
I have heard that it is not safe to be on birth control pill and get sclerotherapy done, but I need to get this done, and I can't stop taking the pill!

One year after VNUS treatment, injections?
My earlier question was regarding the ankle numbness I am still experiencing when I touch it. I went to a new provider, and they want to do sclerotherapy on the cluster of spider veins on my ankle whe...Details

can I use compression stockings if I have an ulcer on my leg?
Can I use compression stockings if I have an ulcer on my leg? I've had surgery two years ago because of the ulcer. After a few months the ulcer healed but now it has coem back again. Would I need to h...Details

I continue to have pain after VNUS surgery.
I had VNUS surgery 3 years ago on my left leg. I have a dull ache in my leg that I never had before surgery. I especially notice it at night in bed. It often bothers me enough to wake me up. I nev...Details

Venous Insufficiency - Thighs & Calves
My doctor told me that I am one of the rare (5%) of patients needing VNUS treatment in the saphenous veins in both my thighs and calves, due to the insufficiencies shown in the duplex ultrasound. Can ...Details

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

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

Is it ok to wear compression stockings on the plane?
Do you recommend wearing compression stockings on long flights? I have two flights: one 8 hours with a break of 12 hours and continuing another 12 hours after. I have store bought knee highs and thigh...Details

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

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

Sclerotherapy post ELA
I had endovenous laser ablation of saphenous vein, and now I'm told I need 3 sclerotherapy sessions. is this so? only one is covered by my insurance. I was told that only having 1 could be harmfull, ...Details

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

Double Saphenous Vein and EVLT.
I had EVLT done in March. I have a double great saphenous vein. They only did one of them. Now my legs feel (and look) worse than they did before the EVLT. I'm switching docs, but what are the cha...Details

Having big/swollen legs related to varicose veins?
Is the increase in size of my legs, particularly in my calves related to having varicose veins? How will I know? And if sclerotherapy will help?

How will I know if the vein will vanish or fade after sclerotherapy?
It's been two weeks and any bruising that I had has faded. My legs look like they did before sclerotherapy. The vein behind my knee still hurts when i stand. i had sclero before and there were more o...Details

I was wondering how long it takes for 'skin lightening' to go away post sclerotherapy?
I was wondering how long it takes for 'skin lightening' to go away post sclerotherapy? Thanks so much!

Can sclerotherapy have a rebound effect and not only cause more spider veins, but also make the treated ones more prominent?
I've had four rounds of sclerotherapy over the course of a year. Now they're much much worse, and there are new clusters of veins around the injection site. Is it possible sclerotherapy just doesn't ...Details

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

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

Is early VNUS treatment better?
Recently my greater saphenous veins have become noticeably enlarged at my ankles. Exercise now causes previously invisible calf veins to show. Does early treatment result in significantly better out...Details

What is decreased vascularity due to sclerotherapy?
What is decreased vascularity due to sclerotherapy?

Which veins get injected with sclerotherapy?
Which veins get injected with sclerotherapy for varicose veins treatment? Is it the bulging ones or the ones inside the leg that we don't see that are varicose? Thank you!

I had sclerotherapy treatment in Feb 2011. Despite following directions to the letter, my spider veins are back. Why?
I had sclerotherapy treatment in Feb 2011. Despite following directions to the letter, my spider veins are back. Why?

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

Sclerotherapy for labia varices?
I had a radiologist do sclerotherapy with x-ray dye for labia varices. Is it normal to feel hard rounded lumps deep into the labia post procedure. I feel the lumps are NOT LOCATED where the vein was.W...Details

Does foam sclerotherapy shut down any veins in the legs?
I had foam sclerotherapy for reticulars which accidentally travelled into my great saphenous (calf and thigh) and small saphenous. Will they shut down eventually? Will this cause varicosities now tha...Details

Can prominent blue veins in the foot/ankle be injected?
I had phlebitis which has left my short saphenous vein distended and aching around the foot, ankle, and calf. How is this problem best treated?

What solutions is used in foam scherotherapy?
What solutions is used in foam scherotherapy?

How long after treatment can I wait to have a second treatment?
My doctor told me not to wait longer than 5 weeks. I am going on vaction during that time and want to relax in the sun. Can I wait longer between treatments?

Bruising and staining after sclerotherapy treatment, will bleaching cream fade this?
Will a bleaching cream used twice daily (hydroquinone) fade the staining left after sclerotherapy ? How long will I have to use it? I have a few areas that are very, very noticeable after 4 months bru...Details

Enlarged greater saphenous around ankle, is EVLT a good option?
I have a painful/enlarged greater saphenous vein along its course to my groin, however most painful near my ankle bone, does EVLT take care of this distal location since the procedure is only done fro...Details

Do I have to wear compression stockings for a week after having poly sclerotherapy?
I have noticed more veins surfacing after wearing these uncomfortable compression stockings for 4 days. I had the poly sclerotherapy done not the foam sclerotherapy.

Vein Insufficiency and have received 3 different opinions. Is sclerotherapy a reasonable solution?
I was diagnosed with severe vein insufficiency but received 3 different opinions on how to treat it. My legs do not have visible varicose veins but I have a "mild" case of spider veins. Is sclerothera...Details

Is new vein development after sclerotherapy preventable?
After sclerotherapy, I always have a burst of new ones develop. Is this preventable? I used to have spider veins only on my thighs but they disappeared after having treatment only to be replaced by ne...Details

Is your leg supposed to hurt when you wear compression stockings?
Around my knee was hurting, and the doctor said I'm now getting varicose veins. Current treatment is to wear stockings and take Daflon, but now when I wear the compression gd 2 stockings, my entire le...Details

What is the best level of compression for a RN?
I would like "save" my legs and buy compression stockings. I dont have any other medical problems that would require me to use the stockings other that I am a nurse and am on my feet a lot. What lev...Details

Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
Does EVLT for superficial phlebitis also help with post-thrombotic syndrome in a deep vein? Is ultrasound of deep and superficial systems routinely performed before deciding on EVLT? Thanks.

Outcomes with Microphlebectomy/EVLT?
I have dorsal foot varicosities, as well as varicose GSV and LSV's receiving these veins. Has anyone done microphlebectomy of the foot veins (with/out EVLT) and had more good than bad experiences wit...Details

Does having EVLT for leg veins make dorsal superficial foot veins disappear as well?
Just wondering about this, since the greater and lesser saphenous veins seem to receive the superficial foot veins on top of the foot, and I have enlarged ones.Thank you!

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

New large veins appeared after sclerotherapy.
I had sclerotherapy a week ago and I noticed that new large veins appeared that weren't there before, and that the treated ones haven't fully disappeared yet. Is it a side effect of sclerotherapy? Wha...Details

How long after the Sclerotherapy treatment will I see the results?
Would I see the results right away after Sclerotherapy treatment? If not, when wil the bruises go away? Is it normal to still see all my treated veins after 10 days?

Ulcer treatment options and healing duration to minimize scarring?
I had Sclerotherapy 3 weeks ago, and have an ulcer on the shin. It's closed but has an inflamed red border, uneven edge, dark black deep scab in center, a few mm depth (scab gets moist in shower, rub ...Details

Sciatic issues?
Someone posted about buttock/leg/foot numbness after EVLT. In someone with venous hypertension is it possible that removing superf. veins can increase vein pressure in the deep veins, causing pressur...Details

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

Need to decide between VNUS closure and Endo Laser Ablation
I had my large saphenous vein removed and now I need my smaller saphenous vein removed in R/L and large saphenous in L/L. I Have 2 good doctors and have read that vnus has less bruising. Is it better ...Details

Foam sclerotherapy following EVLT
I've had EVLT performed on both GSV's and both LSV's. How do you know if you need sclerotherapy foam on other veins and tributaries. Do these have to be incompetent to have this done? The EVLT was n...Details

How soon after sclerotherapy for spider veins can you safely treat those same areas with a laser?
I've had four sclerotherapy treatments for clusters of spider veins that have not improved. I was wondering if laser therapy would be more beneficial, but I did not want to go too soon after my last s...Details

How long after foam sclerotherapy should you wait between sessions?
I had foam sclerotherapy in February and developed phlebitis in my ankle and calf. The veins now look flacid and are refluxing with a dull ache. Can I have the foam re-done to eliminate these veins?...Details

I had foam sclerotherapy and the foam has partially occluded my previously healthy great saphenous vein.
My great saphenous vein which was healthy has become occluded in small segments running down from my groin after having foam. What should I do? Will it start to reflux and cause problems in the comi...Details

If you develop phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy, what happens to the leg?
My leg aches continually especially in warm weather. Can this be eradicated with more foam to reduce the refluxing veins? What are my chances of getting phlebitis again in this leg and how long should...Details

Can veins be injected with foam around the ankle, achilles area?
I have aching/bulging veins around my calf and ankle. What treatment would be best to eliminate these permanently?

Can most veins be treated successfully?
I have no great saphenous vein in my right leg from my ankle to groin and in my left leg vein is partially occluded. I still have many visible veins. Can they be treated so I don't have the appearan...Details

Serious problems associated with EVLA
I recently have EVLA done 3 times and have had serious side effects and want to know is this normal? I had a hematoma on one leg and excessive swelling on the other leg and extreme pain in both and r...Details

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

Treating an open wound from schlerotherapy
The Dr. re-injected a vein, and the solution didn't enter. The next day the injection site had blisters and then later drained onto the stockings. Two weeks later the open wound was treated with antib...Details

EVLA during pregnancy
What is the risk of performing the procedure while pregnant. I am a surgeon pregnant (2nd tri) with my second. The pain is so great from LSV reflux that I cannot stand or operate. I am looking for a...Details

Vein removal with EVLA?
I have a bulging vein around my knee, and I have a beauty on my calf, plus a another around my groin area, can they be removed with EVLA?

Painful spot and hematoma
I had sclerotherapy 1 week ago. Painful, swollen, hematoma(black) is blood trapped? There is also redness and new blue veins around the spot. Went to a dermatologist and he said it would take 2 months...Details

Ankle redness and pain after EVLT
I had an ablation done on my right gr. saph. vein 1 month ago. Symptoms before were swelling with the gr.saph. vein and others. After having the ablation, I still have some swelling, pain, and also ...Details

Ankle swelling and numbness
I had endovenous laser of my lower right leg on 4/28 and still have significant pain and swelling in my ankle. I also have the numbness, but I understand that the nerve is involved and hopefully it w...Details

I had endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy. Why do I still have varicose veins?
If the great saphenous vein is occluded from the groin to the ankle in both legs, why do I still have varicosities? My legs feel heavy now and are often discolored red! I have calf and ankle veins and...Details

Where do we buy stockings locally to Huntington Station?
Any recommendatinos on where do we buy stockings locally to Huntington Station?

What is the best method of treatment for bulging blue ankle veins?
I have developed protruding blue veins around my ankle (my achilles heel area) and generally on my foot. Would foam sclerotherapy or just sclerotherapy be suitable in treating this? Would it help res...Details

Is it common for ultrasound guided foam slcerotherapy to travel into healthy veins by accident?
Is ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy accurate/safe in treating small reticular veins on the surface or does it often shoot off into the great saphenous vein during this procedure? This has happened...Details

Is numbness in both feet caused by ELT and how long will this last?
I had ELT done on my left leg. At first it was quite painful for about 2 weeks post procedure a month later had the Right leg done 2 days after pocedure I developed numbness in buttocks that radiates ...Details

I had foam sclerotherapy in my left leg..vein has become partially occluded
I had foam sclerotherapy in my left leg a couple of months ago and now my great saphenous vein has become partially occluded with the foam. My great saphenous vein was healthy. Foam accidentally oc...Details

Different causes for bulging veins?
I had minor vein reflux. My veins stand out at the end of the day in several spots in front of thighs (look like cellulite but are not) After 4 EVLTs two months ago on both legs, the swelling is still...Details

Can you explain the cause of two phenomena that occur during the endovenous laser procedure?
What causes the "garlic taste" in your mouth during the endovenous laser ablation? What causes the "water dripping sensation" when the doctor is doing the tumescence?

Sclerotherapy to get rid of big veins on hands?
I hate the big veins on my hands. Is it safe to get rid of them with sclerotherapy?

My leg feels heavy and aches continuously
I had endovenous laser ablation for my great saphenous vein and foam sclerotherapy on the same day 6 months ago. I got phlebitis and now my leg aches My leg has new veins where I had phlebitis and...Details

I have a multi colored bruise after heart ablation
I have a big multi color bruise from cardiac ablation but it seems to be traveling down my leg and I have some swelling as well. Is this normal?

Wound care for skin ulcer caused after the sclerotherapy
An ulcer formed after sclerotheraphy and got infected. I took antibiotics and it still wasn't healing right. The Dr. had to get in there and got rid of the bad tissue, but it's still bleeding a day la...Details

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

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

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

Who wouldn't be a good candidate for VNUS/ELVT procedures?
Who would not be a good candidate for VNUS/ELVT procedures?

At home remedies for pain in legs?
I had large veins done and also spider veins with 3 or 4 treatments about 1 year ago.
Now I am having sharp pains in the veins in my legs everyday. My legs are still very tender.
Any at ...Details

Confused, not noticing improvement
I had minor reflux, but my reticular leg veins swell especially late in the day. I had 4 EVLTs, and the swelling is still there. The doc said I don't need sclero because the branches aren't open and d...Details

My surgeon said the numbness was normal. Will it go away?
I had the closure procedure done October 2010. I am suffering with the left leg. I have tingling/numbness by the inner ankle, and sharp pains when I run. My Surgeon said this was normal. Can I expect ...Details

Thoughts on going to the tanning salon before this procedure?
Is it ok to go to a tanning salon before this procedure? I use the stand up bed, I have arthritis, and find that the tanning makes me feel a lot better.

How long after phlebitis do I have to wait before having foam sclerotherapy?
New collateral veins have opened up and my legs look ugly. Can foam sclerotherapy successfully treat post phlebitic large flacid veins and ankle veins?

Is an interventional radiologist ok in my case?
I am a 54 year old female approximately 75 pounds overweight. Had a spontaneous dvt in my left leg 16 years ago. I had knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus 1.5 yrs ago in my right leg, after that I ...Details

Is thera any chance of getting traveling blood clots after this procedure??
Is there any chance of getting traveling blood clots after this procedure?? I had this procedure done in March. My leg feels better, even though I know I'm still healing. But the past couple of da...Details

Is it normal for new veins to appear in my leg after endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy?
I had endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy but I keep spotting new veins appearing in my leg. Is this normal? I should mention that I suffered from phlebitis in this leg following surge...Details

Is it safe to have endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy on the same leg on the same day?
Is it safe to have endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy on the same leg on the same day? Do two procedures carry more risk if carried out on the same day?

I have developed phlebitis in my great saphenous vein in my calf after foam slcerotherapy. This vein was healthy before and had competent valves.
I have developed phlebitis in my great saphenous vein in my calf after foam slcerotherapy. This vein was healthy before and had competent valves. My leg and ankle ache continually and I have large...Details

My deep veins are not compressible after foam sclerotherapy and phlebitis.
Should the inflammation settle and correct itself or could the deep veins be damaged causing post phlebitic limb? There was no sign of a clot although a lack of compressibility is worrying. My leg a...Details

I have developed livedo reticularis after having foam sclerotherapy. Is this a normal reaction?
Should livedo reticularis be indicative of a a condition called Lupus or is it common after sclerotherapy as the blood is re-routing?

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

Post sclerotherapy, extreme pain, posterior knees
If there was an untreated, localized ameoba infection, at the time of sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins, could this have caused ameoba cysts in knee, thus reason for ongoing pain still felt aft...Details

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

Sharp stabbing pains in my leg!
I have sharp stabbing pains in my leg. It's very painful and the Motrin did not help. I was in tears! This went on for a couple of days. The pain is on my right leg and my left leg isn't painful at al...Details

Will this damage the valves and create bulging blue veins?
I have developed phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy in my healthy veins. Will this damage the valves and create bulging blue veins? Does phlebitis cause the limb to continually ache and create hea...Details

Will vein reappear with a second pregnancy?
After my first child, I suffered from varicose veins. I didn't gain much weight during the pregnancy, but it was mostly due to hormones.
After having EVLA and sclero treatment, I am afraid to ha...Details

Does this mean the deep veins will become incompetent now?
I have developed inflammation in my deep veins after foam sclerotherapy injections. Does this mean the deep veins will become incompetent now? I do not have a dvt just deep vein inflammation. Will ...Details

Should a diabetic wear compression stockings 24 hours daily?
Should compression stockings be worn 24 hours per day continuously or not just worn at bedtime?

I developed phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy in my great saphenous vein in my calf.
I developed phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy in my great saphenous vein in my calf. Why does my leg still ache several months after? Foam was accidentally injected into my great saphenous vein (...Details

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

Is this signs that Scelerotherapy did not work?
I had sclerotherapy on several reticular veins for the 2nd time about 1 month ago. At times the veins bulge during the day, but other times look flat. Is this part of the healing process or does this ...Details

Chaps style for the wrong leg?
Is it alright to use chaps style compression stockings that state they are for one leg on the other? I have right leg chaps, but want to wear them on my left leg? Can they be turned inside out and w...Details

Does grade 1 Venous Reflux need to be treated with EVLT?
I was recently diagnosed with Venous insufficiency of 0.7s. My understanding is that this is grade 1 venous reflux. Does this need to be treated with EVLT? Will it get worse if left untreated?

How long does it take for the hard spots and bruising to go away after sclerotherapy for spider veins?
How long does it take for the hard spots and bruising to go away after sclerotherapy for spider veins? I was told there would be minimal bruising and it would go away in six to eight weeks. Is this...Details

Is the endovenous ablation a good alternative to correct poor circulation in the legs after having a DVT?
I am on Coumadin and since I had the DVT in June 09, my quality of life has diminished. If I sit down for an hour and intend to stand u I look like very old lady. It is painful and so tired of my legs...Details

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

Airplane Travel
My wife always has swelling at the ankles when we are on a commercial carrier flight of any distance. Will compression stockings help this? If so , what strength?

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

Sciatica pain. Will compression stockings help with the pain?
I presently suffer from a sciatica for the 1st time. Lots of pain in my calf area and particularly in one pinpoint spot in the calf along with hip/groin pain.
I wonder if stockings will help my c...Details

I now have brown lines on me from the needle insertion. Why did this happen?
After having scerotherapy, I now have brown lines on me from the needle insertion. Why did this happen? The brown lines are the length of a needle

I quit with the procedure, I don't kno...Details

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

I had EVLT nearly 2 yrs ago on my left GSV. I now have pain & swelling in my left calf. Why?
Could my surgeon have performed surgery on the wrong vein, or has it reopened or do I now have a new insuff.? I am 44, active, slender, healthy, and lately my left calf has begun to swell toward the ...Details

Bulging veins in my legs. Wearing compression socks, but legs tend to jerk
I am waiting on surgery for my leg veins and started wearing compression socks again after not wearing them for years. I have only been taking them off when I bathe. My legs have started feeling rest...Details

Is Microphlebectomy always needed after EVLT ?
How long should I wait to see if the veins in my calf will diminish after EVLT? I would like to avoid Microphlebectomy if possible, but will have it done if necessary ?

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

Can compression stockings help with severe leg pain?
After working a 12 hour shift, my legs hurt so bad I can't sleep. I have tried several name brand shoes and support hose. Is it possible that compression hose might help this?

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

Can Foam Sclerotherapy in a perforator vein leak into a deep vein?
I had the VENUS procedure done 4 weeks ago along with foam sclerotherapy into a perforator vein about 3" above my ankle. Ultrasound shows a thrombosis in this area. It is still hardened, tender, and h...Details

Pain in my foot following sclerotherapy
I had UGS 5 months ago. The doctor then injected unguided foam into a vein on the front of my calf that went into the veins in my foot, I developed 2 ulcers at the front ankle I have had worsening pai...Details

How long does pain after EVLT last?
I am just over 2 weeks post EVLT and still have pain. As long as I take an anti-inflammatory the pain subsides. Visually the inner thigh looks good. How much longer will the pain last?

Is this varicose vein treatable?
I have nerve damage from endovenous ablation. Around my ankle is highly sensitive and it hurts to touch. I had this treatment in June 2010 and still having a lot of problems. Is this treatable?

Hemosiderosis and Venous Insufficiency or Stasis Dermititis?
I have seen two different doctors for my ankles and shins, one of them diagnosed me with hemosiderosis and venous insufficiency. The other said I had Stasis dermititis. Should I see another doctor. Th...Details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is there a treatment to diminish the appearance of dark blue veins in the chest and arms?
i have very prominent dark blue veins that appear across my chest and my arms. they do not cause pain but i find them very unsightly and wanted to know if there is any treatment or procedure that can ...Details

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

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

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?

Does endovenous laser ablation damage the saphenous vein?
I’ve heard that endovenous laser treatments actually remove or destroy the saphenous vein in the leg. Is this true, and will I still get enough blood circulation to the legs if this large vessel is r...Details

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

Is surgery really necessary for varicose veins?
Are endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation suitable for varicose veins in the upper part of the thigh? I consulted my surgeon for alternative techniques, he said sclerotherapy would not...Details

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

Can 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 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

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?

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

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?

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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?

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 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

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

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

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

Are 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

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

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)?

How many times can you do EVLT on same leg?
I had 3 laser surgeries done on left leg in 2006.It helped tremendously.I had much pain swelling etc. off and on for years until I did this.Well now I have some new vein problem in same leg.Right now ...Details

Do I need a general practitioner referral to have Endovenous Laser Ablation?
I'd like to have the treatment for my varicose veins. Will I need a referral? Will insurance cover the treatment if my GP isn't involved?

Does Endovenous Laser Ablation hurt?
Does this procedure hurt?

Can veins come back after Endovenous Laser Ablation?
I had a prominent but otherwise normal blue vein under my right eye removed, and the results were great. I only got one treatment, and then a few weeks later it seems like the blue vein is getting dar...Details

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Why did my VNUS cause multiple ulcers on my lower leg & ankle bone?
Within 5 minutes of VNUS surgery I had 7 large ulcers from the knee down. Any explanation why this would occur in only 1 leg? Could nerve damage in the leg from Shingles be a factor?

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 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?

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?

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

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 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?

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?

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

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?

What would cause large ulcers on one leg after the VNUS treatment?
What would cause large ulcers on one leg after the VNUS treatment? One leg developed seven ulcers the size of quarters but the second leg had no ulcers, except for small blisters.

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.

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

Is microphlebectomy effective in treating varicose veins?
I’ve heard microphlebectomy is a newer surgical treatment method for varicose veins. What exactly is it, and is it as effective as other surgical or minimally-invasive treatment options?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

Should I get Microphlebectomy and Endovenous Ablation to ensure my varicose veins do not come back?
I have multiple large superficial veins on my legs. Should I get microphlebectomy to get rid of the veins themselves, and then ELA so they don't come back? Or will ELA be enough that I wont need micro...Details

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

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

Is sclerotherapy effective on both spider and varicose veins?
I have both spider veins and varicose veins, and I was hoping to find a treatment that works on both. Is sclerotherapy effective for varicose veins?

What is foam sclerotherapy?
What exactly is foam sclerotherapy, and is it more effective than traditional sclerotherapy?

Is VNUS the same as EVLT?
They sound kind of the same. Can they both treat varicose veins?

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?

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

Is microphlebectomy the same thing as ambulatory phlebectomy?
I have large varicose veins on both legs and am trying to figure out what the best treatment is. Microphlebectomy and ambulatory phlebectomy both are surgical procedures, and they sound kind of the sa...Details

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

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

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?

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.

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?

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

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?

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

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

Does radiofrequency occlusion heat the vein?
Is there a chance of burning?

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

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

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

How costly is the Radiofrequency Occlusion procedure?
Will insurance cover the cost? Does the procedure involve an overnight hospital stay I will need to budget for?

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?

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 long does it take to for the pain/heaviness to go away after vnus closure?
I had the procedure done a little over three weeks ago and am still having pain/heaviness. It was started at the ankle and up to my groin. Does that mean the vein has not fully closed?

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

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?

What does VNUS stand for?
How is it different from EVLT and ELVeS?

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

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

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.

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

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.

How does VNUS compare to EVLT?
Which is the best procedure?

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.

When should one have microphlebectomy versus endovenous ablation procedures?
I want to have my varicose veins on my legs addressed. Are there certain circumstances where microphlebectomy is better than endovenous ablation? Or vice versa?

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?

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

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

Is Sclerotherapy safe while taking Accutane?
Does the drug affect 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.

Will Radiofrequency Occlusion require a long down time?
How long should I estimate for recovery? Will repeat treatments be required?

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?

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

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

How does VNUS treat superficial venous reflux?
What does the procedure involve?

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

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

Is RF Occlusion a more advanced treatment with better outcomes than EVLT?
Is this true?

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

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

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

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

Will I be able to exercise soon after Radiofrequency Occlusion?
I love to work out, and am in an athletic training program that requires I stay in good shape in the off-season. How much time should I expect to refrain from exercise after Radiofrequency Occlusion?

Can 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?

How long before Microphlebectomy should I stop taking aspirin?
I’ve heard that taking aspirin could complicate the procedure. I take aspirin daily, but I want to make sure it doesn’t affect my vein procedure. What is a safe period of time to allow for the drug to...Details

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

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

Can radiofrequency occlusion cause surrounding veins to collapse or become varicose?
Wouldn’t eliminating certain veins put too much pressure on the surrounding ones?

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?

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

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

How does Radiofrequency Occlusion use sound to close veins?
I've read that RO uses sound waves to heat and close the vein. Can you hear it working? What affect do sound waves have on a blood vessel? I'm not sure I understand how this works.

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

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

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?

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

How long do I need to be off work after a venous ablation?
Does the procedure have down time?

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

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

Is Sclerotherapy safe for people who bruise easily?
I haven't had it evaluated by a doctor, but I do bruise extremely easily and the bruise usually stays for at least three weeks, even for a minor bump. Is this something I should have checked before un...Details

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

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

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?

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?

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

Is radiofrequency occlusion the same procedure as VNUS?
How are they different?

Is it safe to have VNUS surgery if I have PAD and claudication of both legs?
Is this safe?

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

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?

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 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?

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

Is radiofrequency occlusion the same as laser vein treatments?
I’ve been trying to do some research, and I’m getting confused. How is radiofrequency occlusion different from endovenous laser ablative treatments? When should one procedure be used over the other ...Details

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

What is the difference between VNUS and EVLT?
Both procedures sound like they treat the greater saphenous vein. So what’s the difference between them?

What kind of anesthesia is used in Radiofrequency Occlusion?
Is anything used to numb the area?

Should I have pain 1 week after Radiofrequency Occlusion surgery?
I had this procedure 1 week ago and am having more pain than the surgical procedure itself.

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

Can Radiofrequency Occlusion be used to treat spider veins?
Is Radiofrequency Occlusion good to treat spider veins?

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?

What kind of Varicose veins are best treated with Microphlebectomy?
I have some smaller, superficial varicose veins (they aren't as small as spider veins), and also two larger, more ropy varicose veins, all on the same leg. Can microphlebectomy treat both types of vei...Details

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

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 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

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

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

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

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?

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

Can Radiofrequency Occlusion be used if I have ulcers due to varicose veins?
Can RFO be performed on the legs of a person who has ulcers developed due to varicose veins?

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