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I have venous insufficiency and hundreds of infarcts in the brain. I also have an enlarged heart. Is it safe to wear compression stockings?
Venous Disease Management - 2 days ago1 answer
I have been diagnosed with venous insufficiency and have 100's of infarcts in the brain. I also have an enlarged heart. Is it safe to wear compression stockings? Today my left leg is 1 inch larger than my right at the mid-calf. My left leg aches as well. I'm currently wearing compression hose. Is this OK?
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After having EVLT on the GSV and SSV in both legs, my ankles swell throughout the day, even with compression stockings. Is this normal?
I had 4 EVLT procedures done in the U.S.--Lft GSV July 20, rt GSV July 22, and on July 25 SSV on both legs. I followed all instructions and wore compression stockings for 2 weeks. I have started back my exercises and wear the stockings when I do. My ankles are still swelling as the day wears on, even with stockings. Does this mean the procedures have not worked? Also, my left leg was slightly swollen before the procedures. Will the leg return to normal?
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Are heart palpitations normal after sclerotherapy? Are the two even related?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 4 days ago2 answers
A week ago I underwent sclerotherapy. I had no symptoms of concern when I went for follow up. However, I suffer from PVC and heart palpitations already, and for the last 3 days that's been acting up. My PVC can be brought on by stress. I've also had a dry cough for the same period but I'm pretty certain that's sinusitis. I'm just concerned because I go in for my second leg tomorrow. Could the sclerotherapy cause this?
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Can PCS cause an abnormal menstrual cycle?
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome - 5 days ago1 answer
My wife had her menstruation about mid-July but this month she's still waiting for her menstruation to come. She's not pregnant. Can PCS cause an abnormal menstrual cycle?
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Can PCS cause bloating and a feeling of inflammation on the right side of the abdomen?
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome - 5 days ago1 answer
I have PCS and apart from occasional pain in the pelvic area, I feel daily periodical pain only on the right side of my abdomen (from pelvis up, but mostly near belly button and all the way to the ribs). The pain has been daily for years but doctors can't find the cause. Can PCS cause this? So far doctors have been useless, and I am very worried. It's a 3 to 4 on the pain scale, but it's a nagging pain that lasts for a few seconds to an hour and comes and goes a few times a day.
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4 weeks after endovenous laser ablation, can compression hose cause tiny little broken vessels that look like little red bruises?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 week ago1 answer
I had endovenous laser ablation 4 weeks ago. I still have tenderness in spots and pain in my groin area. Ultrasounds showed everything looked good, but I went to a concert and was standing at least 5 hrs. I wore my compression full hose (20-30 mmHg). When I got home and took them off, I had what looked like many tiny little broken vessels on both my thighs. Could it be from the pressure of the socks or the surgery? They seem to be fading but I am concerned.
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I had a multiple phlebectomies on my left leg and EVLA on my rt. After the procedure, I see new varicose veins on my rt leg. Do I need them removed?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 week ago3 answers
I had multiple phlebectomies on my left leg and EVLA on my right leg. After the procedure, I see new varicose veins (visible) on my right leg. The previous bulging veins have not completely gone yet. I presume that will take time? I had my procedure 6 days back. Should I have more veins removed?
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Are stents inserted in the groin during VNUS therapy?
VNUS - 1 week ago1 answer
I have had groin pain for several weeks. Are stents used during VNUS therapy?
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Is it normal to develop clotted, lumpy veins after sclerotherapy on the hands? Can the clots be removed or dispersed? How long before they disappear?
Sclerotherapy - 1 week ago4 answers
I recently had hand sclerotherapy. 4 weeks post-treatment, the treated veins are clotted and lumpy. My doctor drained some veins but said the solid clots will be reabsorbed. A worry is these veins are causing new yellow and green discoloration on the hands and they will continue to do that for as long as they are still there. So, solid clots can't be removed or dispersed in some way? How long can it take for solid clots to disappear? Can they not be evacuated?
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Is it okay to wear compression sport recovery tights either during the day or overnight as opposed to compression socks?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago2 answers
I'm 17 days post-radiofrequency ablation of the great saphenous vein on left leg. I'm finding it hard to be active again and workout and stretch. Is it okay to wear compression sport recovery tights either during the day or overnight as opposed to compression socks?
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I have had issues with pitting edema in legs and feet for 3 months now. Why? Could it be due to the vein ablation I had a year ago?
Varicose Vein Surgery - 1 week ago3 answers
No other symptoms out of the ordinary other than swelling. My legs get heavy and painful the more I stand. Swelling goes down with elevation and blood work is normal. Could this be due to the vein ablation?
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My dad has a calf DVT that turns his leg blackish. Would a phlebectomy help?
Phlebectomy - 2 weeks ago1 answer
My dad has a calf DVT that turns his leg blackish. Would a phlebectomy help? I hope that if that vein was cauterized the other veins would take over and he would be more comfortable to fly and have a better quality of life overall.
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Does a leg with vein disease but no symptoms need to be treated?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks ago4 answers
After 30 years of it progressing, my doc is treating the left leg for varicose veins with EVLT, but says ultrasound detected same problem in right leg, though I have only a 1 inch bulge near the knee. Shouldn't I wait since this leg is progressing so slowly?
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I have artery disease and my feet and legs are swollen. Can I sleep with compression socks?
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago3 answers
I am being seen by 2 specialists on the 19th to see if I have kidney disease. In addition to the condition and symptom I listed above, is it OK to wear compression socks?
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Can a vein ablation on the left leg cause problems in the right leg?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks ago6 answers
I had a vein ablation on my left leg 5 months ago and now I have pain in both legs, moreso in the right. I never had any trouble with the right leg before the procedure. Could an ablation of one leg cause pain and/or other problems in the other, untreated leg?
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I recently had the VNUS procedure done and within a day or two, an ulcer has developed at the incision site. Is this a cause for concern?
General - 3 weeks ago2 answers
I recently had the VNUS procedure, during which the saline/lidocaine solution leaked out. The skin was patted dry and the procedure was continued. I now have a penny-size ulcer--it developed one or two days after--that appears to be growing deeper and is very “wet” in nature. I'm applying Silver Sulfadiazine daily and have it wrapped. Can you tell me why it might have occurred? Whether I should be concerned? How common it is? How is it best treated? Will it leave a scar?
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I have venous insufficiency in both legs, but have with no visible signs. However, my legs get tired, heavy and tight. Would a vein ablation help?
General - 3 weeks ago6 answers
I have venous insufficiency in both legs. I have NO visible signs--no swelling or varicose veins/spider veins. However, my legs get tired so easily and always feel so heavy and tight. Shopping and cooking are getting so difficult now. I can't stand longer than 20 minutes. I cannot live without compression stockings. The most comfortable position is lying on the sofa or bed with legs elevated--it is then that my legs get much lighter. I'm only 52. Can vein ablation help?
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