Also, all the phlebectomy incisions were at least 3/4" wide and closed with staples (a total of 25 staples to be exact). Everything I had read and seen online says the procedure doesn't require staples or sutures and the veins are removed through tiny holes with a tool. Why was my procedure so different? I didn't realize it was until afterwards, when I did a Google search. And no one even told me I had staples in my leg. I found out on day 2 when I unwrapped the leg and showered.
I have been using vitamin E, a gel-based scar cream and skin lightening, and the dots are still very deep in color and there are many of them. These were not bulging-type veins that were removed, they were smaller blue areas. The doctor keeps telling me they will fade in a few more months, but I am skeptical at this point.
When viewed under a magnifier, you can see patches of small spider veins (one on top of the other). I don't know if "blushing" is the appropriate word. I've tried ELOS technology (IPL) Dornier laser treatment but have not been able to clear this blotchiness. Any suggestions?
My father had an ultrasound done recently on his legs and they said everything is normal. But his feet seem very red and swollen. His calves are swollen too. He's been taking diuretics and blood thinners since surgery, and he never had this swelling until just recently. Is this normal? Should we get a second opinion?
I had EVLT 2days ago and for past two nights as soon as I lay down I have a lot of in my lower leg. I have to sit up in order to fall asleep. Is this normal? Should I contact the person who treated me?
I have a very purple bruise with a ring around it. It's almost like it is sunken in and very tender. This is all happening on my inner ankle one week after my second sclerotherapy session. Is any of this normal?
My gallbladder was completely full of gallstones, so my doctor performed a procedure that called for four incisions. They sent me home with compression socks and within a week, my legs returned back to normal. Now that I've discontinued wearing them the swelling has returned. In fact, more of my body is swollen; my clothes are fitting tighter. What should I do? Should I return to wearing compression stockings?
I have an 11 month old who is breastfeeding. Is it safe for him if I get sclerotherapy now, or will the drugs get into my breastmilk for extended periods? Also, will it be effective, or will the hormones from breastfeeding decrease effectiveness of the treatment?
My blood pressure was not that high before, but it has been a bit higher within the last 6 months. Could this be due to poor circulation? If so, will a vein ablation improve my circulation and thus improve my blood pressure too?
I just had vein closure on 2 perferrators. I went in for my two-day follow up and was told the veins have reopened. Why? Could there have been an error on the part of my treating physician. I just can't understand why, if the procedure was done correctly, the veins would reopen and so soon. I feel like there was an error
I had the VNUS procedure performed on my left leg 13 days ago, with a follow-up ultrasound 7 days post op. I was told it was ok for me to ride my horse after that week. I waited until day 11 before getting in the saddle & rode on day 12 as well. I ride competitively in dressage, which requires a lot of leg strength & contact. I have now had some sharp pains following my two rides and also have a good bit of discomfort behind my knee. Can I cause damage even though I was cleared by my Dr?
Hello! I just had the VNUS closure procedure 4 days ago. When is it OK to have sex again? Also, I noticed that I'm experiencing a bit of pain in the opposite leg that I didn't have surgery on. Is that normal? Completely unrelated or a problem? Also, I had an ultrasound Wednesday(2 days after) to make sure there were no blood clots. All looked great. Am I out of the woods now, or is there still chance I can develop a blood clot later on?
Ijust had VNUS closure surgery 4 days ago and the pain is minimal. But, I did notice today it feels like there is a throbbing or heartbeat, almost like a twitching or pumping in my upper leg. It doesn't hurt. Is this normal? What's causing the pulsing/throbbing? Also, am I able to tan (tanning bed or stand up) if I wear my support hose so my leg is not directly exposed to the light, and if I don't use tanning lotion on the leg?? When will the fat, worm-like veins go down or look better?
I recently had foam sclerotherapy to treat a vein on my ankle. This followed EVLT treatment in the upper leg about a year ago. I have been advised to wear compression stockings for two weeks (day and night) and then two weeks just during the day. How long would I need to wait before it is ok to do exercise such as cycling?
I was diagnosed with a DVT one week ago. It is the second one in less than one year. A PE is not suspected. I am on Xarelto and most symptoms have diminished (no swelling, pain or discoloration). Can slow, easy running increase the probability that a DVT will break free or dislodge and become a PE? If so, is there a treatment that will dissolve the clot so I can return to running?