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I am very active 25 year old male but had CVI. Can weightlifting aggravate varicose veins?
I read an article that stated that during weightlifting, oxygen is deprived from the body; a natural reaction is to see the bulging veins. Is this true? Why would weight lifting aggravate varicose veins? I want to start weightlifting as it is my passion and can’t live without it. I’m concerned that with my history of varicose veins , weightlifting will make it worse. Also I had gone under VNUS closure of GSV in both the legs a year before n have some veins dilated on feet.
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Does taking herbal supplement like grape seed extract or horse chestnut help prevent, if not cure, symptoms of deep vein insufficiency?
I am a 28 years old female diagnosed with bilateral femoral vein reflux via doppler study. I have been experiencing slight edema on lower legs, and occasional pain and burning sensation. I already have visible spider veins. I am considering taking grape seed extract or horse chestnut supplement to slow down or treat my DVI. Thank you.
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Will the RFA procedure alone help the appearance of bulging veins?
My doctor isn’t planning on doing the Phlebectomy at the same time. He said later if needed.
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Can I resume breastfeeding after RFA to Saphenous Vein? Or should I wait until my baby is completely weaned?
I'm 28 with a 4 month old and severe reflux in both small and large saphenous veins, bilaterally. I had this condition before becoming pregnant. The doctor says we can do RFA, but I will have to pump and dump for 1 week, and then I can resume breastfeeding. Is it definitely safe to resume nursing my child after 1 week?
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Can weight loss help to get rid of pelvic congestion syndrome?
I was diagnosed with pcs a couple weeks ago. I’m just wondering if I lose weight, will it help to rid the condition so I am able to get back to the things I love.
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I had EVLT done 4 days ago. Now it looks like there is a clear long blister. Is this normal and what should I do?
EVLT - 2 weeks ago
The tightness is still there, and it’s difficult to walk A LOT. I have been elevating my leg, wearing the compression sock when I leave the house. I have also been taking Tylenol, and been using the Arnicare gel at least twice a day. The blister popped or I popped it last night. What can I do to avoid infection and is this normal to be getting one?
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Does a decrease in testosterone level in male’s leads to chronic venous insufficiency? Could it be because of weight lifting in gym?
VNUS - 2 weeks ago
I'm 25 with well muscular build. I had a VNUS closure procedure of GSV of both the legs a year ago followed by sclerotherapy session after a month. I am into weight training lifestyle so I started weight lifting 5 month after my procedure. I can see some tiny bulging of veins around calf, hamstring and on feet. Will these veins get worse and is it due to my hormone levels? These are really frustrating I feel helpless. Should I stop weight lifting?
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Could i have bleeding post op EVLT?
EVLT - 2 weeks ago
If the vein were to refill, could I develop a tear and bleed?
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My veins look and feel worse after I had foam Sclerotherapy. I had the procedure 2 months ago and they feel hard, are throbbing and very pigmented.
Foam Sclerotherapy - 2 weeks ago
20 years ago I had liquid Sclerotherapy and was bandaged for one month. The veins weregone when removed.Two months after my foam sclerotherapy my veins are still there. I know brown pigmentation takes a while to fade. The only difference is that this time I was only given compression stockings, not tight, to wear for 1 week. I've been wearing my own (stronger) stocking for 7 weeks, but no improvement. I'm very disappointed. Will the veins ever improve?
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Is it normal to have small, painful, vein like lumps in my calf 1 month after the VNUS procedure?
The small painful lump is located where my old visible varicose veins were from before the procedure. The lump is painful to touch but mildly sore when up on my feet when I walk toward the end of the day.
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Is venous reflux a symptom for an otherwise healthy female?
Venous Insufficiency - 2 weeks ago
I'm a 36 year old female, nonsmoker, non-alcoholic with 20.5 BMI. I was recently diagnosed with venous reflux in my legs. I have no genetic history of anything similar & I do not show typical symptoms (no DVT, varicose veins, swelling); however upon the hardening of veins in my legs, I took a doppler exam that showed valves in my superficial vein were not closing effectively. Within a week, vein pain & tingly sensation spread to my arms, hands, feet & head. Is this a symptom of something else?
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What is the recovery time for laser ablation and sclerotherapy treatments done together?
I am a teacher and am constantly walking and on my feet. I am having these procedures on both legs over an eight week period. It is scheduled to begin right before school starts and I need to know what kind of time I should expect to take off.
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I had EVLT 4 days ago on my upper right leg. Now the inside portion of my calf is completely numb except for some tingling. Is this normal?
EVLT - 3 weeks ago
I am 31 years old and other than the numbness have had an easy time with recovery. An ultrasound found 2 veins that need work on but, no blood clots before the procedure.
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