I went to two different board-certified doctors and had an ultrasound performed. EVLA has been recommended, but I haven't made a decision about it yet. I only have one area with unsightly green reticular veins; they are in the front, at the top of my inner thigh. They can't guarantee that ELVA will resolve the problem for sure. What other options do I have then?
I had a VNUS closure of a GSV, then I had another RAF closure of the same vein (20 cm only). Now, my doc wants to do radiofrequency closure of the small saphenous vein. Is this really necessary? Thank you!
I had a vein ultrasound and although there were no signs of thrombosis, I seem to have 1 long vein in each leg that isn't working properly. Instead of the blood flowing in one direction, it is flowing in both. The MD recommended vein ablation and I did schedule it, but am now having second thoughts and concerns over secondary veins bulging after this treatment. Is it best to hold off on the ablation until it's absolutely necessary? The veins are deep under the skin and don't bother me too much.
EVLA was performed on my left leg 3 months ago. Everything was fine until the last 2 weeks. I feel heaviness and numbness in the treated area (below the knee). This heaviness is only felt when I remove my compression socks. There is no pain or swelling, and I don't have any difficultly walking. Based on this, what would you say is wrong? What should I do?
I had closure of my right GSV nearly 1 year ago. Since then, I have noticed that my right leg is bigger than my left, and it just feels uncomfortable all the time. This was not a problem before. Is this likely to get worse with time?
My mom had a laser treatment 1.5 months ago. She was completely fine and walking a lot with compression stockings on all the time. Last week she was having pain in her left leg, especially the back of the knee and her calf. She got a scan done and the physician said nothing was wrong with the veins. Today she is not able to walk. There is no redness or swelling. Could this be deep vein thrombosis?
I had the endovenous laser ablation procedure about a year ago. Now, I constantly have pain, and it feels like it did prior to treatment. I had both legs treated, but only the left was more severe. Could the veins have reopened? Is a consultation with a vein doctor in order?
I had an endovenous laser ablation on one GSV 90 days ago. Since then, the ankle area has improved but swelling and skin discoloration remain. The follow-up venous test revealed that the lesser saphenous vein is insufficient; it was not before. The MD said it is likely that when the first vein was closed, the lesser vein became overwhelmed and insufficient. He said that it's uncommon and recommends an ablation on the lesser vein. Can this happen and is this a likely explanation?
I take an one-hour Pilates class on Tuesdays, and have been for 5 years. I like this form of exercise because it supports my back. I'm 5 days out from an endovenous laser ablation procedure. Is it safe to start Pilates again? If not, when? What if I do a modified version of Pilates?
Had an ultrasound and my doctor said he has never seen a case like mine. The saphenous vein in my right leg partially opened back up half way down my thigh, but down in my calf is still closed off. So my vein is bulging filled with blood. He told me I could wait and see what happens or have the procedure done again. I was wondering is it safe to have the procedure done 2 months after my first procedure?
I'm a tall 31yr old female and have been getting quickly worsening varicose veins over the past 2-3 years. Active in sports when younger, had some injuries.I have also had persistent problems with my left foot (same leg as this extra vein) since I was a child, and the toes became clawed and I have had 3 surgeries trying to correct the pain caused by them. I have joint hypermobility and already arthritis in back and knees, fused C5/6 vertebrae, and lumbosacral scoliosis. Is all this connected?
I am 40 years and controlled diabetic on Glycomet 500mg. I developed varicose eczema and a skin biopsy confirmed the same. The Venous Doppler Examination on both the Lower Limb findings are :1. Major perforator incompetence, only on right leg below knee where the varicose eczema. No evidence of varicose veins or DVT. Vein Specialist suggested to Tab - Clopilet-A and Ulcer-X stockings on right leg. What is best & permanent treatment?
The small painful lump is located where my old visible varicose veins were from before the procedure. The lump is painful to touch but mildly sore when up on my feet when I walk toward the end of the day.
I am a teacher and am constantly walking and on my feet. I am having these procedures on both legs over an eight week period. It is scheduled to begin right before school starts and I need to know what kind of time I should expect to take off.
Is it a known complication of the surgery? I've had both legs done, but only one leg is still swollen (the one that had the biggest varicose problem). I've heard of compartment syndrome, could it be it?
I am having some very strange feelings in my foot two days after my surgery and have gotten worst in next week. After I put my compression socks on I have had to take a couple of pills. Is this normal?