It's been 6 wks and 3 ultrasounds later the dr says my veins are closed mid-thigh to groin but have clotting from knee to mid-thigh. He says he's not worried and for me to continue with compression stockings and Motrin. He won't see me again for 6 months, but I feel I need an ultrasound before then. I'm still in slight pain. The Motrin is bothering my stomach and the blood clot thing is worrying me. I don't know what to do. Should I stick with this dr or get a second opinion? Please help
Also, extremely sore and painful. Nothing I can't bare but I am very concerned because it was not red and swollen yesterday nor did it hurt. Now, I'm experiencing all of these symptoms. I just hate to bother the doctor or nurse on a holiday weekend, especially if it's normal for this procedure.
I am still having burning pain in my thighs (tender to touch), and after being on my feet, I have a lot of swelling in my thighs and abdomen and the veins in my legs look engorged. Is this normal? I am so stressed and depressed over this surgery. I wished I wouldn't have done this. The first catheter they tried to put in my leg was bent. They resolved that but not until after they kept trying to shove that one in my leg. Could this be why I'm having all these issues and what should I do?
I had endovenous laser ablation 4 weeks ago. I still have tenderness in spots and pain in my groin area. Ultrasounds showed everything looked good, but I went to a concert and was standing at least 5 hrs. I wore my compression full hose (20-30 mmHg). When I got home and took them off, I had what looked like many tiny little broken vessels on both my thighs. Could it be from the pressure of the socks or the surgery? They seem to be fading but I am concerned.
After 30 years of it progressing, my doc is treating the left leg for varicose veins with EVLT, but says ultrasound detected same problem in right leg, though I have only a 1 inch bulge near the knee. Shouldn't I wait since this leg is progressing so slowly?
I had a vein ablation on my left leg 5 months ago and now I have pain in both legs, moreso in the right. I never had any trouble with the right leg before the procedure. Could an ablation of one leg cause pain and/or other problems in the other, untreated leg?
It's been 2 months since my GSV endovenous laser ablation procedure. I have the same pain that I had before the procedure, except it's in a new location. It started 2 weeks after. Could this be related to the SSV and not the GSV? I had the MA do an ultrasound and she says it is inflammation, and that it is due to the procedure; it will take a while to heal. How long will the healing process take?
I had EVLT on my GSV on Thurs., and then treatment was performed on my SSV the next day (Fri). Saturday morning I noticed the area the laser was inserted for the SSV treatment was very red and hard. Saturday night, I had sudden calf pain when I walked and the pain was so bad I felt like the bone in my shin and ankle was going to break if I continued to walk on it. I woke up Sunday morning, tried to walk again and I'm still having this severe pain. Is this normal?
I've had b/l gsv ablation from groin to knee (one 4 wks ago and the other 3 wks). The 3 wk leg feels fine, but the 4 wk leg is now giving me cramps. I feel tightness near the groin, and it feels like I have guitar strings when I walk. If I were to pinpoint where the pain starts, I would say behind the knee. It especially hurts when I sit 8 hrs a day during my desk job. When I go to bed, it throbs then subsides and starts again in the morning when I resume walking. Is this the healing process?
My doctor said I should be sedated for an hour and a half to do the varicose laser surgery, and that he wants to do both legs in one session (front and back). Is this safe? I had a surgery with general anesthesia 6 months ago and I'm 54. Local anesthesia only is not an option, is sedation that long dangerous?
I had an ablation on both legs--one 5 years ago, and one 4 years ago. A year ago, I developed 5 blood clots in the span of one month. They were red and painful and swollen, just like the ones before I had surgery. An ultrasound confirmed that the saphenous vein in both legs was completely closed. No blood was flowing through. Now, I am again getting blood clots--three in the past month. The most recent is swollen and very painful. Any thoughts as to why this could be happening?
I had a vein ablation on my right leg about 1 month ago. The numbness in my feet have gotten worse. I can't go to sleep at night. Is this normal? I am a diabetic and I know that neuropathy comes with this, but I am a well-controlled diabetic. My HgbA1c has been between 6 and 7 for the last 2 years. Is there nothing that can be done? I can't see myself living like this for the rest of my life. I can't do anything. The more I walk, the worse it hurts. What can be done?