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Why am I getting blood clots in my calf WHILE on warfarin?
I have been on blood thinners for over 15 years for DVTs in my leg, most likely caused by my Factor V Leiden and incompetent veins, and wear my compression stocking everyday. In the last two years, I started getting superficial blood clots in my calf. I have a blood specialist, have seen a vein internist, have had lots of tests and no answers, just got another clot last week. What should I do?
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My mom had heart surgery and they took a vain out from her leg for the heart. Recently, she said that the area is pink. Is that normal?
Wound Care - 1 week ago
She is diabetic and the doctor told her that her sugar is high. Is there anything she should be worried about? Or is there anything she can use for the burning?
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It looks like I have bruising on my legs. What is this?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 1 week ago
I have had sclerotherapy and vein stripping since I was 16 years old. I am now 63. It looks like bruising on my legs (about the size of a quarter). What is this?
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Is it normal for spider/bulging veins to look worse one week after a VNUS procedure? My follow-up scan went well.
I had a VNUS procedure completed on both of my legs one week ago. I wore stockings day and night for three days, and during the day for one week. I've been walking a lot (at least one hour per day) and I'm in good health. My legs feel good and the follow-up scan went well. When I remove the stockings at night before bed, I've noticed the spider/bulging veins look worse. I know healing takes time and sclerotherapy is sometimes required post VNUS, but should I contact my doctor?
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Generally, what is the success rate (meaning no sural nerve damage) of LSV ablations between the ankle to mid-calf?
EVLT - 1 week ago
I've had my GSV ablated, and then my LSV ablated between the mid-calf to knee. But a follow-up ultrasound found much reflux in my LSV between the ankle to mid-calf. My doctor advises to ablate this area as well, but also advised of sural derve damage risk, which scares me. He has only done this procedure a couple of times (but he is a very experienced vascular surgeon), and so I wanted to ask this group what their thoughts were on the risk. Thank you in advance!
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Should my infected lacerations still be red and oozing yellow pus, even on antibiotics?
Wound Care - 1 week ago
I have lacerations on the side of my calves, right above my ankle. The ankle is a bit swollen. The skin surrounding the lacerations is raised and red, making the lacerations more visible. I clean it with water, wipe it dry. I apply neosporin on it, which starts making it ooze yellow pus. I started taking cephalexin 500mg on Monday at 10pm, every six hours. It is hurting less than Monday, but it looks more red and new yellow pus. Is this normal? What should I do next?
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I have venus sufficiency and lots of air travel coming up. What would you suggest I do?
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago
I have venus sufficiency and will be taking five plane rides in the next 12 days for work (different city every 2-3 days). Most flights are under three hours and one is slightly over four hours. I have 20-30 thigh high toeless socks as well as 15-20 socks and 20-30 calf sleeves. Which would you suggest? I also have a painful right calf from a sciatic issue.
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Will hard hiking harm an abated leg?
I am hiking in Spain on a hard hike. My calf has spotted up with red blotches. Is this a dangerous situation? I stopped for a day, but would like to continue.
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Do knee high compression socks prevent upper leg varicosities?
I underwent ambulatory phlebectomy for my right leg. No visible veins on left. I'm always standing at work (8-12 hrs).
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Are there any next steps for a failed ablation surgery for a varicose vein problem?
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 weeks ago
About four years ago, I had varicose vein ablation surgery on both legs. One leg came out well; the other did not because of the location of the bad valve. I wear compression socks but the bad leg aches constantly (and I am good at ignoring pain). I was told closing the tributary veins was not a great solution. I am 44, in good physical shape, and do wear compression socks. Are there other things I can do to help? Are there any next steps that could have a better outcome?
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I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. Is this normal?
VNUS - 2 weeks ago
I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. It also swells. Is this normal?
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I have a gnawing pain in my right calf down to the bottom center of my foot to the inner thigh/groin area with pain in left lung area. Is this DVT?
The gnawing pain has been going on for about 2 1/2 weeks now. Pain moved to the bottom center part of foot within the last week with pain radiating up the inner thigh to my groin area. My leg has been swelling as well and I've been nauseous. I've actually had some chest pains today and felt a little dizzy. I have been scanned for DVT once before (back in August after returning from vacation...same symptoms and leg swelled twice its size). Is this DVT?
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I have a superficial blood clot in my leg vein and I'm 8 1/2 months pregnant. Is it safe to have laser treatment?
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 weeks ago
I have seen a vein specialist and they told me that I have abnormal veins in my right leg and a blood clot in a superficial vein. I am 8 1/2 months pregnant and they told me that I need to get the laser treatment done before my due date. They don't want to wait 'til after the baby is born because they are worried about the blood clot traveling during labor and getting worse. Is it safe to have a laser treatment during my pregnancy?
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