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Leg Pain - 6 days ago4 answers
I went to the ER in pain and the ultrasound shows thrombophlebitis of saphenous vein at the femoral junction. The ultrasound tech said she could push it down the deep vein system with pressure. Sarasota Memorial Hospital ER sent me home and said to take some baby aspirin and contact a vascular specialist and pain management specialist. I am in a lot of pain. The ultra sound tech was more concerned than the doctor who did nothing for me.
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My groin incision was red, painful and I got a fever. I got antibiotics but my Dr. said it wasn't infected. It keeps oozing. My skin around it hurts!
ELVeS (Endo Laser Vein System) - 6 days ago1 answer
I had both GSV ablation done at the same time. He also performed phlebectomy on both legs, although I had my right done previously. I developed these symptoms 6 days after surgery. Fever 102 F, chills, redness around incision and extreme pain. After 7 days of antibiotics, my Dr. said the pathology showed no infection. Although I'm starting to feel better I still have a lot of drainage from wound site. My skin around the incision is extremely sensitive to the touch. It's hard to walk normally.
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Is light weight training of the upper body Ok to do after wearing compression stockings for 2 weeks post-radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 1 week ago5 answers
The weight training would be lat pull downs, upper back exercises, bicep/tricep work, chest press and abdominal work such a crunches. Also, I'd engage in stretching exercises such as quad stretching, hamstring and calf stretching, upper body stretches and mobilization exercises for the lower back. Any contraindication of these exercises, or should I wait another week or 2 weeks to workout?
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Is there any exercise restrictions after wearing compression stockings for over 2 weeks after having radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 1 week ago1 answer
I am a competitive road bike cyclist and have recently had a radiofrequency ablation of the saphenous vein on both legs. I have been wearing compression stockings for the past 2 1/2 weeks. Is there any exercise restrictions, including stretching, that would not be advised? I have been walking daily and just started the stationary bike today for 20 min. At what time may I resume riding my road bike, and should I stay on level flat roads and not do hills for awhile?
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I have a client who has worn compression stockings that go to her knees for a month without taking them off. Is this harmful?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago2 answers
She wears them because she is very much overweight and chooses not to move around much. She hasn't showered in 3 months and with new DHS rules, we can't do much about anything. It's horrible. I worry she's doing something harmful by not taking them off.
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Did I receive proper treatment from my vein specialist?
Venefit - 1 week ago2 answers
One leg had a very small vein. After a closure and 2 stents, I have nerve pain, new veins, abdominal pain, and can't stand up/walk upright. The closure was 11 months ago; 7 months with swelling and pain in shins. The nurses treated me and last saw the doc 5 months ago. I feel betrayed that he told me new veins "happen" and I would have to pay for cosmetic treatment. I am worse off, tired and believe the 2 stents were unnecessary for a "valve" problem in one leg. I was not shown the US either.
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Can I fly after a pseudo aneurysm in the groin?
Wound Care - 1 week ago1 answer
I had a cryoablation, and this resulted in damage to the femoral artery. After an ultrasound scan, a pseudo aneurysm was found in my groin. It was treated with a thrombin injection, but I still have an egg-shaped swelling in my groin as well a bruising on my upper leg. I am due to fly to Spain on Monday and wonder if this could be a problem.
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Is vein ablation safe for those with hereditary lower limb lymphedema?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 1 week ago3 answers
My lymphedema is managable with compression stockings, but I have bulging, ropey varicose veins that the doctor wants to ablate. Is it safe to perform on the leg with lymphedema?
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The waist band of my compression stockings is a bit tight and I've just noticed some swollen veins on my waist. What can I do?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago2 answers
I'm recovering from an extensive DVT that affects my whole leg; it was caused by a clot in my inferior vena cava filter. So, even if I'm getting better now and the waist band is not too tight, circulation is still slow and I'm starting to notice these swollen veins on my waist when I take my compression stockings off. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Thank you in advance.
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The inside of my right ankle and calf is swollen after my first physical activity 4 weeks following a clot in my leg. No pain. Is this normal?
Deep Vein Thrombosis - 2 weeks ago2 answers
I had a blood clot 4 weeks ago in my leg and lungs. I'm on Xarelto. I was feeling 100% until this past Monday, when I went and shot some hoops by myself and ran up and down the court. I did so pain-free, but when I got home my ankle, foot and calf became really swollen. It has been 4 days and it hasn't gotten better. No pain, but am concerned. Is this normal? I already have a visit with my GP next Friday. Should I try and get in sooner? Thank you.
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Several years after a VNUS closure to my inner left thigh, I still get very sharp pain a few times per month. Should I be concerned?
Deep Vein Thrombosis - 2 weeks ago1 answer
Several years after a VNUS closure to my inner left thigh, I still get very sharp pain a few times per month. Should I be concerned? There was a complication the first time that caused an infection by breaking procedure. It has come and gone since the procedure. Is this anything to be concerned about?
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I had ambulatory phlebectomy 9 days ago. The wraps came off two days ago. I know it is common to have lumps under the incisions.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 weeks ago3 answers
The lumps are very painful. I can't wear my comp socks because its painful to touch the area and I can barely bend my knee. It is very similar to the "charlie horse" pains I had prior to the surgery. When I first stand from sitting, I have horrible shooting pains and can't bear to put weight on my leg. I elevate it every night and still take pain meds and Nabumetone. I have Fibromyalgia, maybe that contributes. Can I use heating pad? Or light messager, and/or with heat option? Cold feels worse.
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What can I do about a sore that develops on top of my big toe when I wear my compression hose over night?
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago4 answers
Occasionally, I wear my compression hose (thigh high) to bed only to awaken with a tremendously painful red sore on the top of my right big toe. Is there a remedy for the sore or am I wearing the compression hose for too long? Or should I get open toe compression hose?
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When do I remove the bandage after closurefast catheter?
ClosureFast - 2 weeks ago3 answers
I had a closurefast catheter vein surgery done on December 21, 2016 and would like to know when I can remove the bandages. Thank you.
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I am scheduled for a right leg radiofrequency ablation. I have venous insufficiency in the saphenous vein. Had blood clot before.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Care - 2 weeks ago1 answer
In 2006, I underwent an artificial lumbar disk implant. This failed causing artificial disk to move into the spine. While surgeon removed the artificial disk implant, he nicked the illiac vein. This resulted in a blood hemorrhage, and several blood transfusions. I formed a blood clot in my lower right back leg. (DVT). I have developed venous insufficiency in the right leg. Am I susceptible to a DVT again?
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