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Why are my feet and hands cold 24 hours after sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 2 weeks ago
My feet and hands are cold 24 hours after sclerotherapy. Is this normal? It happens whether I'm wearing compression socks or not. The socks are calf-length and are the correct measurement.
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Is it possible for spider veins to appear under the eye after schlerotherapy of the leg?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 1 month ago
After having my leg treated with sclerotherapy, two spider veins appeared under my eye. Are the two related? Is it possible for spider veins to appear under the eye after schlerotherapy of the leg?
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I had VNUS closure a week ago and now I have a lump-like bruise that hurts a little when I touch it. Why?
VNUS - 1 month ago
I had my vein treatment a week ago. I believe they performed EVLT (they used something hot to shrivel the veins) and microphlebectomy (they removed two little veins). It's been aching right below my knee. I looked this morning and there's a lump-like vein that wasn't there before. What's wrong? Should I be worried?
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Which strength of compression stocking is best for me?
Compression Stockings - 2 months ago
I was given a prescription for anti-embolism stockings, but I wasn't told what level of compression to use. I suffer from swelling of the legs, along with varicose veins. I have been wearing 15-20mmHg compression socks. I have pitted edema from any pattern or line in the socks that remains for a long time after removal. Swelling over the tops of the knee socks causes a lot of pain. Still having pain/pooling, should I up the strength?
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What treatment options can you suggest? I have SFJ and GSV incompetence.
EVLT - 2 months ago
I have very symptomatic pains in my thighs and across the knees. The results of my duplex scan were as follows: SFJ incompetence and GSV incompetence. However, the diameter of my GSV is 3.2 mm and an RF catheter is too big to access the vein. Would a smaller EVLT laser fiber be an option? If not, what options can you suggest?
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Do I need a referral in order to have the laser and light therapy procedure? Also, is this procedure typically covered by insurance?
Laser & Light Therapy - 2 months ago
I have a vein that goes from my calf to my thigh, and is painful at times. It is also very noticeable. For those 2 reasons, I'd like to seek treatment. Do I need a referral? Also, is this procedure typically covered by insurance?
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Could compression stockings be the source of my dizziness?
Compression Stockings - 2 months ago
Could there be a relationship between pressure from the stockings and the dizziness I'm experiencing? I've never experienced this before. I was prescribed 20-30mmHg stockings after a long air journey. I wore them for a day, but the next morning I had a bout of dizziness.
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What treatment options are available for varicose and spider veins?
I have both varicose and spider veins. I want to get them treated but I'm not sure what my treatment options are. I am constantly afraid that my varicose veins are going to get bigger and that my spider veins are going to get worse.
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Why is my blood pressure high after EVLA surgery?
I had EVLA to treat two veins in my left leg. The surgery went fine, then afterwards due to the epinephrine given I felt like I was freaking out. That week my blood pressure ranged from 154/95 to 134/93. Now my pressure on top is fine but my bottom number still stays in the mid to high 80s. Why is this happening? This is not normal BP for me; my range is usually 117/78 to 120/82. I take my BP every so many days to check.
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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? I'm worried about the chance of blood clot (DVT). After having the procedure performed on one leg, how soon can the same procedure can be done on the opposite leg?
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Is a magnetic resonance venography the best test for me?
Extensive ablations & sclerotherapy in both of my failing legs failing. As a result, the doctor is stopping treatment until I get a magnetic resonance venography w/contrast. Dr. suspects ovarian vein or pelvic congestion syndrome. I had an ultrasound done to top thigh only and the tech said the veins there were bad and suggested pelvic MRV too. Is this the best and most definitive test? Thanks
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Is a blood clot in a gastronemius vein considered a DVT? Is it serious?
Compression Stockings - 5 months ago
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?
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Should I put an ointment on the incision site after a microphlebectomy?
Microphlebectomy - 5 months ago
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 or neosporin ointment on all the little cuts.
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What, in your experience, is the best syringe for visual cosmetic sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 5 months ago
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 cosmetic sclerotherapy? Thank you.
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I have more visible veins since my VNUS closure procedure, why is this?
VNUS - 5 months ago
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? I thought the procedure was supposed to stop more from forming but it looks worse. Also, my legs hurt every day after only standing for a couple hours. My doc said this does not have to do with my veins.
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