I had a phlebectomy on my left leg 8 weeks ago. Following the procedure, I had many knots and developed a long blue lump (not in the area where the phlebectomy was performed) that had to be drained twice. I still have a knot on my ankle and the lump has filled up again. It is also red and sore. Is this normal? What can be done now? Also, I have a 12-hour flight scheduled in 2 days and I'm concerned. Should I wear compression stockings? Any other advice?
I had microphlebectomy 4 weeks ago in two places on my right leg. Also, on same day I had laser treatment on the same leg. All has been good, except I have noticed a warmth on my leg where one of the bulging veins was removed. Is this normal? It is just in this one area.
I had radiofrequency ablation performed on my GSV. Then, one week ago, I had radiofrequency ablation of perforator veins and multiple phlebotomies. One phlebotomy bled postop twice. The bleeding stopped upon applying a pressure dressing. I continue to have severe pain upon getting out of bed, and that pain is only lessened when walking. My lower leg is edematous and a ultrasound showed no evidence of DVT. I continue to wear support hose 24/7. What should I do now?
I had a microphlebectomy of leg, ankle, and foot veins one week ago. All the locations feel good except the inner ankle, around which 3 cuts were made. It is moderately swollen and painful. I have a follow-up in a week but was wondering if this sounds normal. I am terrified of getting an infection. Thank you.
A week after my ambulatory phlebectomy procedure, I had my check-up and everything looked and felt great. That evening, I was walking leisurely on the treadmill and got this incredibly sharp, sever pain. It felt like a pop or a tear - I'm not entirely sure how to describe it other than painful, but mercifully brief (a few seconds). It has happened three times since for no apparent reason. Those times it felt like something was yanking on my veins from the inside. What could this be?
I am scheduled for 3 days of back therapy next week, with twice a week for 3-4 more weeks after. Today I had a phlebectomy on my right leg. Should I continue with this therapy, or will it jeopardize the results of the phlebectomy?
Three months after microphlebectomy on both legs, I have numbness and throbbing in my left ankle. It didn't happen right away, but got worse over the last month. The left leg had three punctures from the incisions. Oddly enough, the throbbing and pressure/pain is occurring nowhere near the incisions. However, two new varicose veins have developed on and behind the interior anklebone. My right leg has no pain. Why is this happening? Will the symptoms resolve as the blood finds new pathways?
I had ambulatory phlebectomy on my lower calf & EVLT on my upper inner thigh. A small, painful lump formed in my thigh, but is better. The upper section of vein in my left calf, however, is very tender & sends sharp pain when walking. At my one-week checkup, the doc tried to drain it, but couldn't get all the blood bc I was too tense. Two days later, I am still in pain. Should I insist more be drained? I have been using ice, ibuprofen, walking regularly, arnica cream, resting, etc.
After a phlebectomy procedure, my doctor sent my veins to a testing lab without telling me. The veins were sent for his own research. The cost has been placed on me; my insurance will not cover it. How can I defend myself and keep from paying for a service/action I did not agree to?
I experienced severe bruising and intense pain 8 days after ambulatory phlebectomy and EVLT. I could not even touch the area from my right groin all the way down to my knee. I followed all of the doctor's orders given post-op. Upon a recheck yesterday, no infection was found, but during the ultrasound the pain upon the docs pressing the area was excruciating and I felt a burning sensation go all the way up leg. What's going on? Could I have a hematoma?