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What kind of shoes should I wear for my 8-hour office job after vein ablation on both legs (I am asking precisely about the heel inches/cm)?
Varicose Veins - 1 week ago1 answer
I've had vein ablation and microphlebectomies on both legs, and I am asking about the preventative aspect furthermore. Can I wear daily office shoes with 2.5 inches? How high is the heel limit to be working with the calf muscle?
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I've had EVLT 3 times. First 2 times, everything healed well and fast. This time, I have lots of tenderness and numbness over my ankle.
EVLT - 1 week ago1 answer
I have been using Advil for pain and wearing compression stockings since then, but the pain has become stronger. Should I be re-evaluated again by my doctor?
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How long do the effects of EVLA/RFA+microphlebectomy(extripation) last?
Varicose Veins - 1 week ago2 answers
Are there chances of reoccurence? I've done EVLA+microphlebectomy on one leg seven years ago (and the leg is fine) and RFA+microphlebectomy on the other leg week ago. Just to add, my varicose veins were not inherited, and I am a young woman in her 20s.
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Is 35 too young to get saphenous vein ablation when it's just for cosmetic purposes? I have reflux but am I setting myself up for even more problems?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 week ago1 answer
I'm considering getting an ablation for my spider veins. They are very visible and I am bothered by them cosmetically. I am in shape and done having children. Is now the best time to get it done before it progresses to larger varicose veins?
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What kind of socks should I get and where can I get them? The flight I will be taking is about 15 1/2 hours long.
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago4 answers
My ankles and feet swell when I fly. The flight I will be taking is about 15 1/2 hours long.
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After vein procedures on both legs (ablation and phlebectomy of vena safena), what must I do to have healthy veins for the rest of my life?
Varicose Veins - 1 week ago1 answer
I am a female in her 20s and would like to know the following: 1.How do I prevent this issue from coming back again? 2. What kind of exercises are best? 3. What kind of shoes should I wear formy 8-hour office job (talking in heel inches)? 4. What do I need to avoid? Thanks in advance.
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12 days post EVLT, and I am still experiencing pain and a lump in my calf
EVLT - 2 weeks ago3 answers
Is this normal for EVLT patients? If not, what can I do to resolve this issue?
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I had an ablation done to the main vein. It's been 5 days, and I can feel big, hard-like balls in my thigh making it hard to walk. Is this normal?
Venous Reflux Exams - 2 weeks ago2 answers
This is my left leg. I had my right leg done a month ago, and I don't remember this much pain. It feels like the surgical area hardened and feels like fluid in my thigh, but I remember last time they said that your muscles will swell due to the pumping of fluid into my leg and that I need to work out the muscle. So now I'm not sure if it's the vein or the muscle I'm feeling. Should I call the doctor, or should I go to ER?
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How long should I wait to wear heels?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 2 weeks ago2 answers
How long after I get VNUS RFA ablation and extripation of v.saphena magna can I wear high heels?
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Why are my toes cramping?
General - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I wear compression socks because I'm overweight and on my feet all day. I get some slight swelling in my left ankle, but lately my two last toes have been cramping; even now with the socks off. Why is this happening?
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Veins were removed in both legs a month ago. Left leg is OK but I have this horrible burning feeling in my right ankle.
Vein Treatments - 2 weeks ago3 answers
I notice it more when I'm in bed and it's really driving me crazy, as I can't sleep. Is there anything I can take, or some kind of cream I can put on it to relieve the pain? I went back to the surgeon yesterday and he checked it. He said it should go away on it's own, but could take 9 months to a year. At the moment, the thought of having to put up with that feeling for so long is terrible.
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I had an EVLT for my great saphenous vein. Two days later, got cellulitis in my leg.
EVLT - 2 weeks ago3 answers
A week later, I went to the ER. Currently taking clindamycin. Leg is numb from below knee into the foot when standing. When laying down, I don't have the numbness. Is it something to do with blood flow after having an EVLT surgery on the GSV?
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Can my leg be drained of exess water?
General - 2 weeks ago3 answers
I am overweight and on returning from a holiday in the sun, my legs swelled. The left was worse, and within three days, water was leaking out of the leg. Because the leg is in wet bandages, it has caused sores that are not healing. I'm waiting for an operation on the discs in my spine, but they will not admit me because of open wounds. How should I proceed?
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My diagnosis was dg.varices cruris et femoris I.dex. I had varicose veins removed with VNUS ablation v.saphena magna I.dex.Extripatio localis
Radiofrequency Ablation - 3 weeks ago1 answer
Can you tell me are there any post-operative and long-term risks after this intervention? I want to accentuate that I am a woman in her late 20s with no prior pregnancies, but I plan on getting pregnant soon. Will this intervention affect my fertility or gestation? Also, I had EVLT combined with extripation on the other leg about 10 years ago.
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My 11-year-old son has a vein on his left leg above the calve that is swollen.
General - 3 weeks ago4 answers
Does he need a procedure or can we leave it. Is there any danger in leaving it until he is older?
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How long do the results of varicose vein treatment last?
EVLT - 3 weeks ago1 answer
I'm in my early 30's. My doctor said that my varicose vein will be a lifelong problem because it is inherited and genetic. If I get treated, how long can I expect the results to last? How often would I have to go in to get EVLT treatments?
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I had an EVLT with microphlebectomy on one leg three days ago. I was wondering if using a foam roller (a self-massage tool) is OK.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 weeks ago5 answers
I have the OK from my doctor to do some short easy runs for the next two weeks. I usually do so before I run to help keep my muscles loose and warmed up. With the procedure, I wasn't sure if the pressure on my leg would be harmful or not (I would not directly roll the spots that were treated, just other spots on my leg). Is this possible?
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I had phlebectomy 2 weeks ago. All was well until I started wearing open toe compression stockings 1 week post-op (as directed by my physician.)
Microphlebectomy - 3 weeks ago4 answers
Suddenly, I started experiencing sharp, stabbing pain midway between the top and bottom of the inside of my foot. This area seemed to be extremely constricted by the stockings, so I stopped wearing them after two days. The pain continues and is at its worst after rest when I stand up to walk or stretch or move my foot. Any ideas?
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