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Ultrasound says bilateral greater saphenous veins are closed. How can they be reopened?
DVT Ultrasounds - 5 days ago6 answers
I had an ultrasound that says the bilateral greater saphenous veins are closed, and the lesser saphenous veins are closed. Findings are the GSVs and LSVs are bilaterally closed, no perforator veins are visible, all deep veins of BLE appear patent and compressible. What is the treatment for this?
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Can I shower the night after having an EVTA of the GSV?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 1 week ago6 answers
Will this cause any complications?
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Is it safe to be pregnant again after vulvar sclerotherapy?
General - 1 week ago5 answers
I have had two pregnancies and developed vulvar varicosities during the second one. The pain is mild except for a few days during a menstrual cycle. I am concerned that a third pregnancy would be very painful without treating the issue first.
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I am diabetic. Will compression stockings help with neuropathy?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago4 answers
If so, what strength should I purchase?
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Just had stripping surgery to treat sapheno-popliteal (right) and sapheno-femioral (left). Was stripping the best treatment?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 week ago1 answer
Legs are numb and freezing. Looking upon the site, I'm concerned about whether stripping was the best treatment. I'm day on 7 following op; pain has mostly gone, swelling and bruising all fine but both legs are numb and extremely sensitive to the cold. I'm wearing stockings, jogging bottoms and two pairs of socks and I'm still feel freezing cold and numb. Any advice greatly appreciated.
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My compression stockings cut into the crease where my foot meet the leg. What can I do?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago3 answers
I have been fitted for three types of stockings and they all do this. They cut into the crease at the top of the foot where the leg and foot come together. This causes a lot of pain and swelling above that increases around the ankle.
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Does exercise such as weight lifting directly increase the chance of subarrachnoid hemorrhage? Even if there are no hereditary vein conditions?
General - 1 week ago3 answers
I'm Male 24, I smoke 6 cigarettes per day, and weigh 87.4kg. I have less than 22% body fat and do weightlifting 3 times a week and light jogging 4 days a week. My family has no history of heart, vascular or blood related disease. I do not drink alcohol, I stay hydrated and sleep 8 hours per day. However, Apparently people are still at risk of developing SAH via exercise, stress and even sneezing. Is there a way to assess the susceptibility of brain bleeding? Am I at risk regardless?
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I'm 9 days out from having an endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), and in my mid-inner thigh and calf, I'm having a serious numbing feeling.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 week ago1 answer
I called my vascular surgeon and his office said it's fine. I did have the ultrasound two days after. No clots found, and they said the veins were closed. The area in my calf is still very tender but I'm ok with that. My main concern is the numbness--it is almost "painful" when I sit on the couch or toilet as it makes it worse. Do you think I could have nerve damage, or will this eventually go away? I would post a picture of my leg but this does not allow. 32y female. Thx
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I have genetic varicose veins. I'm planning to get pregnant soon. What's the best way to treat them?
Varicose Veins - 1 week ago7 answers
My husband and I want to start having babies. I don't know if I should treat them with laser/surgery now or if I should wait. What is the best way to treat them? Should I postpone my pregnancy until I treat them?
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I'm not dark but I'm not fair-skinned either. I had post inflammatory hyperpigmentation after intense pulse light treatment on my face.
Intense Pulse Light Therapy - 1 week ago2 answers
The hyperpigmentation was very strong under my eyes (exactly the area I wanted to treat the most, because of my dark circles caused by spider and blue veins). My doctor says it means I can't use intense pulse light treatment anymore. Are there any alternative treatments to treat those spider/blue veins that does not involve laser and therefore are safer in regarding hyperpigmentation?
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What is the best option?
Leg Pain - 1 week 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) - 1 week ago3 answers
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 - 2 weeks ago7 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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