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Should I get radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 1 week ago2 answers
I have a vein on the inside of my calf that bulges after exercise. An ultrasound found that I have reflux of 7. I don't have heaviness or swelling or other symptoms, just the one varicose vein. The doctor wants to do RFA and foam sclerotherapy. Is it better to have the RFA, or just get the one vein taken care of then see if I develop other symptoms later? How likely are future problems vs how big a deal is ablation? I guess I am asking if the RFA is really necessary/worth it.
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Is it better to have treatment for venous insufficiency sooner rather than later?
General - 1 week ago2 answers
I was diagnosed with venous insufficiency last year. I am suffering from heavy, achy and burning legs. Compression stockings, walking, elevation and supplements all combined do help some, but I am still feeling the discomfort and it affects my quality of life. Should I have treatment done now or should I wait until I develop varicose veins and ulcers, then have it done? How fast is the disease progressing? Can early treatment prevent it from progressing? How much relief to expect for treatment?
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After being diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome, I still have pain in the left side of my groin. Should I get a stent?
General - 1 week ago1 answer
Pain developed at wk 18 and swelling/redness appeared around wk 20. Ultrasound saw a large pelvic varicosity. I went into the hospital at wk 30 as the pain was so bad. The swelling and pain did improve towards the end of pregnancy and I wonder if this is because I was given anticoagulants while in the hospital. I have since been diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome. I still have some pain in the left side of my groin, although obvious symptoms are not present. Should I get a stent?
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A week ago I developed white discoloration along my left foot veins. I also developed pain on the vein and numbness the leg. What can this be?
General - 1 week ago2 answers
I live in Nigeria where medical care is limited. Last year I had bunion surgery and stopped exercising. I started exercising 3 months ago but I experienced some pain so I went to see a GP and I got a cortisone shot. Two weeks ago, I started adding more impact to my routines and I experienced pain. At first I thought it was related to the impact, but last week I developed whiteness along the vein on top of my foot and pain almost like when you cut circulation to get blood sample.
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My leg hurts bad when I try to get up in the morning and put weight on it. Why? Should I get an MRI?
General - 1 week ago2 answers
I've had about 5 numbing and injections procedures. Now, my left leg hurts bad when I try to get up in the morning and put weight on it. Why? Once I am able to walk on it, the pain goes away. I do stand a lot on my job, most of the day and at night. My legs are restless and the left leg hurts if I move it. The doctor gave me several ultrasounds and cannot find anything. The pain feels like a muscle hurting or something all the way to my groin area. Should I get an MRI done?
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I started to wear thigh compression 20-30mmHg for an AVM that extends from thigh to pelvic area. Vulvar area has become swollen and painful. What now?
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome - 1 week ago2 answers
Vein malformation is congenital and has been treated with embolization/sclerotherapy at NYU/St Luke 11 times. At this point, collateral circulation grows within a year of vein treatment. I read of the Velcro-assisted garment for thigh only. I had many good days of walking, but then my vulva became swollen, similar to thrombosis. Now, it is being suggested by a CML that I get lymphatic massage to break through the vulvar area of congestion. I never had lymph malformation. I am so confused/sad.
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After iliac vein blockage due to DVT, what exercises should be performed/avoided? What kind of compression stocking is best?
General - 1 week ago2 answers
I am 30 years old and I had an iliofemoral DVT (right leg) in 2014, probably due to Factor V Leiden mutation. Since then, I have been on Xarelto 20mg daily. Recent Doppler exam showed a complete occlusion of my common iliac vein. What kind of exercises would you recommend doing/avoiding? Is weight lifting considered safe, for example? Also, what kind of compression stocking should I be wearing from now on? Class 1 or 2? Knee or thigh-high? Thank you in advance for your answers.
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What is the risk involved in the sclerotherapy procedure?
Sclerotherapy - 1 week ago2 answers
What are the risks and side effects of the sclerotherapy procedure, if any, and what can be done should they arise?
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How do doctors determine if a patient is a candidate and will benefit from vein closure procedure?
General - 1 week ago1 answer
How do doctors estimate the outcome of the vein closure procedure? Ultrasound findings and symptoms combined? What is the percentage of patients who suffer from CVI who have no visible sign on the legs? Do you recommend procedures for this group of people, or do you ask them to wait until they develop varicose vein and ulcer? What is the percentage of people who have benefited from vein closure procedures? Is CVI a long-term disease and there is no permanent cure?
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How quick do varicose veins come back in cases of diagnosed venous insufficiency?
Varicose Veins - 1 week ago1 answer
After being diagnosed with venous insufficiency, I had varicose veins removed with stripping/ligation and, most recently, with sclerotherapy for some small residual veins. I'm very happy with the results of it all. There are no visible bulging veins or scarring now, but every day, no matter what I do, I keep looking at my legs in fear I will see new varicose veins. I can't stop looking to see if a new vein started to bulge? Can bulging, ropey veins appear overnight?
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I developed a black spot and the veins in my penis shaft became pronounced after having sex for the first time. What is this?
General - 1 week ago1 answer
A black spot appeared on the penis shaft over the time period of 2 months after my wedding or having sex for the first time. Along with the black dot, veins at the penis shaft appeared suddenly. It has changed the appearance of it, even if is not erected. What is this? Should I be concerned?
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I had laser vein removal 11 years ago because of pain and tiredness in my legs. I haven't had pain-free legs since. Could this be nerve damage?
Laser Vein Treatment - 1 week ago1 answer
I was told by the doctor I had a lot of blood at the top of my leg, almost like a hematoma. The morning after the procedure, I had a large bruise that spread from one side of my thigh to the inside of my leg, and it took weeks to recover. They said it was normal, but I had a lot of pain and still do years later. If this isn't nerve damage, what could it be?
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My leg is swollen after sclerotherapy. Is this serious? Common? What should I do?
Sclerotherapy - 1 week ago2 answers
I have minor varicose veins. After having sclerotherapy yesterday, my leg began to swell. Is this common? Serious? Could the bandage/dressing that was placed around my leg be the cause? What can be done to alleviate the inflammation?
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