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?
I had an ablation and microphlebectomy done on my right leg Friday. I put compression hose on Sunday. I still have swelling in my foot. The swelling is where the ace wrap stopped about an inch from my toes. I've been walking as much as possible and elevating it when I sit. Is that normal?
I had my varicose veins treated last week (microphlebectomy).I can see it's very bruised, which is okay. However, I can see below the treated varicose vein. It looks to me like it wasn't completely treated. What can be done about this?
I've received varying information regarding Medicare coverage. I have had ultrasounds twice, and each indicate that my valves do not function correctly. As if the test was not an indicator, I have had lower leg ulcers and blood pools around by ankles. I've been told that I need a VNUS closure with a phlebectomy. Are one or both of these procedures covered by Medicare? Also, are these procedures best for my condition? FYI, I have worn compression stockings for over 3 months.
I am scheduled for ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation in a week. I also have several 5K runs soon and a two-week beach vacation in June. How soon before I would be able to exercise and run again after these procedures? How long to stay out of the sun?
I had a microphlebectomy below my knee and radiofrequency ablation above on the same leg on the same day. Now, I have neuropathy in that leg from mid-calf to nearly my groin. It's been one month. Are stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?
I had my microphlebectomy procedure 12 days ago, and I've had minimal pain since the initial 48 hours post surgery. However, I stopped wearing my compression stocking 2 days ago and now have pain when I walk and darker bruising. Should I be overly concerned?
I have type 2 diabetes that is not well controlled (hba1c is 11). I'm having radiofrequency ablation & a stab phlebectomy. I'm concerned about anesthesia and wound healing. What are the risks based on my condition?
I have yet to be scheduled or pre-approved for vein surgery, but I've been asked to asked to pay a fee of $295 to cover injections used during the procedure. This does not sound right. Is this normal? The fee they are seeking to charge falls outside of my insurance cost.
A friend of mine had ambulatory phlebectomy and now her leg is scarred from about 50 little incisions that never really healed. Everything online says "minimal" scarring, but is that really true? It wasn't in her case and I don't know why. Do you have any idea?
Over the past 3 years I was diagnosed with insufficient circulation due to weakened veins. The doctors told me there was no medicine and that the only alternatives are compression stockings or an ambulatory phlebectomy. Is an ambulatory phlebectomy necessary or would compression stockings work just as well?
I just had a phlebectomy done at 3pm, and have increasing pain and throbbing.Norco and Ibuprofen are not doing much! I have been elevating my leg and icing it to help with the pain, but it's not getting better. I walked around for short periods, with no relief. Is something wrong?
I'm 25 and have had varicose veins since I was 17. I have started to get more noticeable varicose veins with more discomfort. I used to be a runner, but now I fatigue quite easily. What options could I look at to help me minimize them or get rid of them?
I had an ambulatory phlebectomy seven weeks ago to remove some veins under my foot. I have a small (small pea) hard lump under one scar. It doesn't seem to hurt. Is this something to be concerned about? I will have a follow up with my doctor next month.
I have varicose veins and spider veins and one burst in back of knee. The bruise has doubled in size in a 24 hour time period. What should I do? Do I need a consult and, if so, which type of specialist?