I had a vein stripped in April of 2012. Following the procedure, I continued to have major pain. An ultrasound found that another vein has varicosed in the same area (behind my knee). I was told that it has refluxed. How many times can you have the same leg worked on?
My left vein was ablated and my right vein was stripped. I have no varicosities, but the Doppler report says that I now have deep vein insufficiency. I'm comfortable without stockings. I have pain in my legs when I wear them. Can I discontinue stockings? Will there be any problem?
I had veins in both of my legs stripped from the groin down to the calf. The left leg is worse than the right. Three weeks after surgery, I've lost nearly 5 kg, have little to no appetite, feel nauseous when standing or walking, and still have pain in the left leg. Is this normal?
I'm going to Cuba to see my daughter get married. I'm set to have a vein procedure on July 13th. My flight is on August 15th. Are there any precautions I should take? Are there any complications that could prevent me from taking the flight?
My great saphenous valve was diagnosed as insufficient, and as a result I have visible varicose veins from the knee and up. Can this issue be treated with laser or is vein stripping the only way? Thank you in advance.
My doctor says it isn't dangerous and that surgery is at discretion. I don't plan to have more kids, but I don't want my sexual health compromised either! I want to avoid general anesthesia and prolonged recoveries. If I need to get this fixed, what are my options?
It has been 11 days since I had the veins in both legs stripped from my groin to my ankles. The procedure was performed on both legs at the same time. I have some soreness as expected, but the last few days the inside of one thigh seems to "tighten." I stand and stretch a minute and the tightness seems to go away. Is this normal?
I had varicose vein stripping & litigation a month ago. Following the procedure, I developed two hard lumps in my thigh. Now, there is a very hard vein in that same thigh, and it's sore. What is this? Could it be trapped blood or a new varicose vein?
I had varicose veins stripped from my left leg 18 months ago, but a long (5 inch) bruise remains on my inner thigh. It is painful when I press it, and occasionally it causes me pain when I am walking too. Should I be concerned?
I had a varicose vein ligated in 1971 and the surgeon left 4 metal clips behind. There are no medical records available. I have never had an MRI and need to know if an MRI study of the same area is safe.
I had a vein ligation done on the saphenous vein about 2 months ago. Since then, I've worn compression stockings every day. The problem is that when I take them off or do not wear them for a period of time, my post-op leg burns, tingles, and aches. Is this normal?
During my last pregnancy I had severe varicose veins & got a few superficial blood clots in my right leg. I had the veins removed. Now, I am starting get another large but painless varicosity in my left leg. Should it be removed before another pregnancy?
I had my leg veins stripped 9 days ago. I was told to wear TED stockings 24/7 for the next 2 weeks. Am 43 170cm & 115kg and long legs, particularly hip to knee. I have a "pins and needle" feeling in my leg, along with pain, red marks and indentations around the thigh. All of this is occurring because of the stockings, is this normal?
I had a vein that ran from the middle of my left thigh and under my knee stripped. Six weeks after the second surgery, at the front of my calf, where the bulgy vein was visible, I can see some small lumps, soft to touch (less bulgy and hard than varicose vein was), but it’s there and looks sort of dark blue under the skin. I have no bruising elsewhere and no pain or discomfort. Might it be another vein or a vein that the doctor forgot to strip? Is it too early to tell?
I had GSV vein stripped six months ago and additional phlebectomy done two months ago. But, I can already see some blue veins on the same leg and near where the varicose vein was. They are not bulgy or ropey and my skin is smooth, but I can see them clearly under the skin surface. Are these potential new varicose veins? Can they be treated before they turn into unattractive/bulgy looking ones? How is it possible when I am quite fit, walk a lot and have very little fat on my legs.