Ambulatory Phlebectomy Questions

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When can I resume exercising and being out in the sun after ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 8 months ago
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?
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Are compression stockings contraindicated with neuropathy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 8 months ago
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?
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After discontinuing my compression stocking, I have pain and more bruising. Should I be concerned?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 9 months ago
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?
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What risks are associated with phlebectomies and radiofrequency ablation if I have diabetes?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago
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?
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Is it normal for a surgeon to charge a high fee before you've been scheduled or pre-approved for surgery?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago
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.
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Why is there so much scarring from ambulatory phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago
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?
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What is your take on ambulatory phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago
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?
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Should I be elevating and icing my leg after a phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago
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?
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Is an ambulatory phlebectomy the best option for a 25-year-old with varicose veins?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
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?
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Is it normal to be bloated and puffy on my whole body after ambulatory phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
I had phlebectomy of the left thigh 4 days ago. I have no pain there, but I am bloated and puffy over my whole body. Is this normal?
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Is a small hard bump around phlebectomy scar normal?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
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.
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I have varicose veins and spider veins and one burst in back of knee and bruise has doubled in size in 24 hour time period.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
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?
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Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Micro Phlebectomy
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
Are they the same procedure... Is Ambulatory being for bigger veins and micro for smaller? I am confused...
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Hyper pigmentation after having ambulatory phlebectomy and EVLA.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
I have some hyper pigmentation on one of my legs after having ambulatory phlebectomy and endovenous laser ablation. What topical treatment can I use to help fade this hyperpigmentation? Or should I just give it time to fade?
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Will self tanning cream help blend scars from ambulatory phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
I had an ambulatory phlebectomy performed on on leg in May 2011, and the other leg in October 2011. I have tiny scars from the incisions. Will self-tanning cream darken these scars, or will it help blend them in to the rest of my leg?
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Tanning after ambulatory phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 years ago
I have sutures in place after having an ambulatory Phlebectomy. I soon after suture removal can I start tanning?
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Healing time after having an ambulatory phlebectomy?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 3 years ago
I had ambulatory phlebectomy performed on my leg two weeks ago. How long will it take for the incisions to heal? Right now the incisions look like little red scabs.
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Pain and bump after ambulatory phlebectomy with ligation. Any Ideas?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 3 years ago
I had ambulatory phlebectomy with ligation 6 weeks ago and my leg still has shooting pains at times and I've got this painful bump on my inner thigh that won't go away. Sometimes the swelling (maybe a vein) spreads up the thigh (painful). Any ideas?
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Please help me to understand why would I need a phlebectomy after a EVLA?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 3 years ago
My Dr discussed EVLA and Sclerotherapy. Now, my paperwork mentions EVLA, Deep Sclerotherapy, and Phlebectomy are approved by insurance. I was told that this is just a back up procedure, but I am uncomfortable with the seemly casual addition of taking out veins.
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