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For my endovenous laser ablation w/phlebectomies, I had general anesthesia. Now I've read it's usually done under local. Why was mine different?
Also, all the phlebectomy incisions were at least 3/4" wide and closed with staples (a total of 25 staples to be exact). Everything I had read and seen online says the procedure doesn't require staples or sutures and the veins are removed through tiny holes with a tool. Why was my procedure so different? I didn't realize it was until afterwards, when I did a Google search. And no one even told me I had staples in my leg. I found out on day 2 when I unwrapped the leg and showered.
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One of my husband's veins was oozing after having triple bypass surgery. Should we be worried?
Wound Care - 4 days ago
My husband had triple bypass surgery around 3 weeks ago, and after that one of his veins (I believe the saphenous) began oozing a white fluid. Should we be concerned?
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I still have bruise-like dots all over my leg after having a microphlebectomy 5 months ago. Will they ever fade, or are they permanent?
Microphlebectomy - 4 days ago
I have been using vitamin E, a gel-based scar cream and skin lightening, and the dots are still very deep in color and there are many of them. These were not bulging-type veins that were removed, they were smaller blue areas. The doctor keeps telling me they will fade in a few more months, but I am skeptical at this point.
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How do you treat "blushing?" I would describe this as blotchiness on the legs.
Spider Veins - 4 days ago
When viewed under a magnifier, you can see patches of small spider veins (one on top of the other). I don't know if "blushing" is the appropriate word. I've tried ELOS technology (IPL) Dornier laser treatment but have not been able to clear this blotchiness. Any suggestions?
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My father who is 80 has been diagnosed with CHF, had ablation done but now 4 months later his feet and calves are swelling,is this normal?
My father had an ultrasound done recently on his legs and they said everything is normal. But his feet seem very red and swollen. His calves are swollen too. He's been taking diuretics and blood thinners since surgery, and he never had this swelling until just recently. Is this normal? Should we get a second opinion?
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Is the pain I'm experiencing after EVLT normal?
EVLT - 6 days ago
I had EVLT 2days ago and for past two nights as soon as I lay down I have a lot of in my lower leg. I have to sit up in order to fall asleep. Is this normal? Should I contact the person who treated me?
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I have bruising, tenderness and what appears to be a sunken area post-sclerotherapy. Is any of this normal?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 1 week ago
I have a very purple bruise with a ring around it. It's almost like it is sunken in and very tender. This is all happening on my inner ankle one week after my second sclerotherapy session. Is any of this normal?
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Should I return to using compression stockings?
My gallbladder was completely full of gallstones, so my doctor performed a procedure that called for four incisions. They sent me home with compression socks and within a week, my legs returned back to normal. Now that I've discontinued wearing them the swelling has returned. In fact, more of my body is swollen; my clothes are fitting tighter. What should I do? Should I return to wearing compression stockings?
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Is it safe and effective to get sclerotherapy treatment while breastfeeding?
Sclerotherapy - 1 week ago
I have an 11 month old who is breastfeeding. Is it safe for him if I get sclerotherapy now, or will the drugs get into my breastmilk for extended periods? Also, will it be effective, or will the hormones from breastfeeding decrease effectiveness of the treatment?
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Is my blood pressure higher due to poor circulation?
My blood pressure was not that high before, but it has been a bit higher within the last 6 months. Could this be due to poor circulation? If so, will a vein ablation improve my circulation and thus improve my blood pressure too?
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Can veins reopen after VNUS closure?
VNUS - 1 week ago
I just had vein closure on 2 perferrators. I went in for my two-day follow up and was told the veins have reopened. Why? Could there have been an error on the part of my treating physician. I just can't understand why, if the procedure was done correctly, the veins would reopen and so soon. I feel like there was an error
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How long after VNUS treatment can I start riding my horse? Can that heavy contact with the saddle cause damage?
VNUS - 2 weeks ago
I had the VNUS procedure performed on my left leg 13 days ago, with a follow-up ultrasound 7 days post op. I was told it was ok for me to ride my horse after that week. I waited until day 11 before getting in the saddle & rode on day 12 as well. I ride competitively in dressage, which requires a lot of leg strength & contact. I have now had some sharp pains following my two rides and also have a good bit of discomfort behind my knee. Can I cause damage even though I was cleared by my Dr?
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How soon after VNUS closure can I have sex? Is it normal to have pain in the untreated leg? What's the risk of getting a blood clot after treatment?
VNUS - 2 weeks ago
Hello! I just had the VNUS closure procedure 4 days ago. When is it OK to have sex again? Also, I noticed that I'm experiencing a bit of pain in the opposite leg that I didn't have surgery on. Is that normal? Completely unrelated or a problem? Also, I had an ultrasound Wednesday(2 days after) to make sure there were no blood clots. All looked great. Am I out of the woods now, or is there still chance I can develop a blood clot later on?
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I'm experiencing a pulsing/throbbing sensation 4 days after VNUS closure. Is this normal?
VNUS - 2 weeks ago
Ijust had VNUS closure surgery 4 days ago and the pain is minimal. But, I did notice today it feels like there is a throbbing or heartbeat, almost like a twitching or pumping in my upper leg. It doesn't hurt. Is this normal? What's causing the pulsing/throbbing? Also, am I able to tan (tanning bed or stand up) if I wear my support hose so my leg is not directly exposed to the light, and if I don't use tanning lotion on the leg?? When will the fat, worm-like veins go down or look better?
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After Foam Sclerotherapy treatment, how long do I need to wait before I can exercise again?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 2 weeks ago
I recently had foam sclerotherapy to treat a vein on my ankle. This followed EVLT treatment in the upper leg about a year ago. I have been advised to wear compression stockings for two weeks (day and night) and then two weeks just during the day. How long would I need to wait before it is ok to do exercise such as cycling?
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Will slow/easy running within 1 month of being diagnosed with a DVT increase the probability of a PE?
I was diagnosed with a DVT one week ago. It is the second one in less than one year. A PE is not suspected. I am on Xarelto and most symptoms have diminished (no swelling, pain or discoloration). Can slow, easy running increase the probability that a DVT will break free or dislodge and become a PE? If so, is there a treatment that will dissolve the clot so I can return to running?
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