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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
Right after having endovenous laser ablation, and after the pain medication wore off, I had severe migraines. I suffered from migraines before procedure but now one year after I have severe migraines. I am now on Nortriptyline and MaxAlt to help control this. Is there any chance that the two relate?
Where can you have custom compression hose made? When I first get hose, they are fine, but within 3 days they seem to stop fitting right and cause my lower legs to be irritated. I've already checked my measurements and have been remeasured. Where can I get custom fit compression hose?