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How long until I can fly after pelvic congestion syndrome embolization?
How long until I can fly after a pelvic congestion syndrome embolization? Also, will I need a report/note from my doctor in case I set off airport security detectors?
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Why do I have swelling in my leg 2 1/2 months after my ELVT ?
EVLT - 5 days ago
Two and a half months after EVLT, my leg is swelling. I had a hematoma near the incision site that is almost gone, but am concerned about the inflammation. Is this normal? If not, what should I do?
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Why does every doctor have different answers for how soon you can fly after EVLT?
EVLT - 5 days ago
We are traveling from Chicago to Hawaii 2 weeks after EVLT, with a stop in Pheonix, AZ. I've scoured answers on the site to determine when is a good time to fly after the procedure, but I've noticed that the timeframes are different depending on the doctors. Why is this?
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Do I still need to wear compression hose?
EVLT - 5 days ago
I am a 22-year-old woman with blood clotting disorders. I had my varicose vein removed on Thursday, August 27th. It was the large medial vein and was removed from my knee to my groin. The doctor said to wear the compression hose until I had no pain in my leg. I am not sure what to do since I haven't had any pain. Should I wear them regardless of whether I'm experiencing pain? If so, for how long?
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Do I need to wear support hose when I wake up at night to urinate?
I have deep vein issues at age 53. The doctors on this site recommend not wearing support hose at night, only when awake and not lying down. So, do I need to wear support hose when I wake up at night to urinate? I have been doing that and it takes a long time to put the stockings on.
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What can I do about my problematic veins?
EVLT - 1 week ago
Three months after endoveous laser ablation surgery on my leg, the veins are still prominent and lumpy. A scan was done and it revealed that they are still there. In addition to the veins still being present, I've been experiencing numbness. What can I do about my problematic veins?
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I've been living with a painful leg vein for years but haven't been able to get a diagnosis, will the vein ever correct itself?
I'm a 67 year old woman who has been living with daily pain from a leg vein. I haven't been able to get a diagnosis in 4 years. I have given up trying and am defeated, but I'm tired of living with the pain and discomfort. Is it possible for the vein to right itself? Is there any exercise or supplement that will help me? Should I be thinking about keeping my blood thin?
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Is EVLT effective permanently?
EVLT - 1 week ago
How long will EVLT continue to be effective? Is ELVT a permanent cure and are the results long term? Is conventional surgery more effective?
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Can doctors diagnose "weak" potential varicosities, and treat them before they become visible? Why is laser treatment treated differently?
Varicose Veins - 1 week ago
Before veins become varicosed and looking unattractive (bulging, twisted, rope like), can doctors diagnose them on time and treat those vein before it happens? Would this mean for people who are predisposed to varicose veins regular examinations? If yes, how often, once a year or more? I live in Europe and most national health insurances (public ones, which are what most people have) don't cover laser treatments. Only stripping/ligation and in some countries sclerotherapy. Why is that?
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Doctor did VNUS from the knee up to the groin. Now I have huge bulging vein from groin to the knee that weren't there before. What should i do?
VNUS - 2 weeks ago
My closure was not successful. What are my options now. My leg feels heavy, and is swollen around the knee, with large bulging veins and pain in the groin.
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I have numbness and pain 3 months after laser varicose vein surgery on my left leg. The veins are still prominent. Was there an error in surgery?
I had varicose vein removal surgery some months ago. Now I have pain, cramps, swelling, mobility and balance issues, and limping after a short walk. I feel like something is severely wrong.
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After VNUS surgery my leg is still swelling up. After I walk two blocks I get a lot of pain in my calf. What should I do?
VNUS - 2 weeks ago
My leg is cold and if I sit for more than two hours it starts swelling even more especially around the ankles. The veins are still bulging and are visible.
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Is using the Valsalva maneuver for few 15 seconds, while weight lifting, enough to aggravate spider and varicose veins on a person who suffers from CV
If our body has a strong stress resisting capacity how can weightlifting aggravate varicose and spider veins? Also, CVI is hereditary yet some veins specialists suggest that weight lifting is very strenuous and should not be performed by people suffering from CVI. Average athletes however, intake enough nutrients to maintain the veins valves healthy.
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The pain in buttock cheek after second pelvic vein embolization is much worse 6 weeks out and I can't lie down.
I had 2 procedures, for both side vein incompetence, but after the second, in which he says he went in quite aggressively with coils around right buttock. It is still so sore 6 weeks in I can't lie down easily at night and is painful. Will this ever clear? Is it a done mistake and I'll just be much worse from now on than pre-op? Feeling quite desperate.
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