I have an appointment with a vein specialist in a few weeks to discuss whether the compressions stockings helped or not (wore them for 3 months). I have reflux in both legs, taking almost 6 seconds for the valves to close, between 5-6mm in size, and restless legs, heaviness, etc. I am considering the endovenous vein ablation, but I need to know how long I could possibly be out of work. What can I expect?
My procedure was 24 hours ago and the fluid is still coming out. It's coming out very slowly near my knees and by my groin. The fluid is mostly clear — no odor. There's no heat coming off my legs and I feel fine except for my clothes being wet.
I thought after two years there would be no more discomfort and the veins would be gone. I have had this burning and achy feeling since the beginning. The treatment was to rid of veins running horizontally across the top of my knee on the lower thigh. They are still there. Even if I did go back to the doctor, what would he do? Another treatment? What are my options?
It has been one week since my treatment and I was told after I have an ultrasound to check the vein closure, I would be able to resume going to the gym. However, riding is much more specific to the inner thigh, and I have quite a bit of bruising. It doesn't seem to me that I would be able to resume riding in four days based on the bruising and the "heaviness" I feel, but I would like to return to my schedule as soon as possible.
I received laser treatment on both legs about a month ago. The vein is still very visible and blue all the way from groin to knee, where it's also still bulging as it was before treatment. It is 1-cm wide. How long should I wait for it to fade away? My doctor checked that it's closed, but it now looks much worse than before and I'm having a hard time believing it will ever disappear. Also, it doesn't feel hard like I was told it should. Is there still hope?
I had endovenous laser ablation on my great saphenous vein 6 days ago. After the procedure I have very little bruising and pain. However, 6 days out I have more bruising on my inner thigh, heat spots, pain and a lump. Are these symptoms normal?
I can feel a large vein, it is quite hard, running all the way down from my upper thigh, down the inner thigh, past the knee to the lower calf - 8 months after my RFA procedure. Could this mean the great saphenous vein wasn't closed properly or is it just inflammation, even after 8 months?
In my second pregnancy I suffered from varicose veins. I had an ultrasound six weeks after delivery. According to the results, my great saphenous veins are compromised. I was told that if I treat them now, the problem may return after my third pregnancy. Is this true? If so, is it best to have my veins treated after I've finished all of my pregnancies?
I had EVLA performed on both legs. My left calf and my right hamstring have part of the vein filled with blood, and it feels very tight/tender. My calf looks dark and the vein in my hamstring you can only feel when seating or touching. It's been 3 weeks since my calf was treated and 2 weeks since my hamstring was treated. Does the blood need to be drained, or will it drain out on its own? Also, what do I do about the tenderness and tightness?
I had an endovenous laser ablation and phlebectomy 1.5 yrs ago. I also had some injections 9 months ago. I am 8 months pregnant and the treated leg is very painful. It only swells slightly more than the other leg. I assume it's due to blood flood and lack of vein, but should I be worried? Is this normal?
I have had pressure/tightness behind my knee, along with swelling in my calf for two years. My vascular dr. said that I had reflux from my great saphenous vein and recommended ablation. I had it done five days ago and there has been no reduction of the tightness/swelling. They tell me it could take up to a month, but I feel that I should at least be seeing some improvement by now. What do you think? Thank you.
I have been seeing a vascular surgeon for weeks; I have been in an unna boot for little over a month. It is healing but there is nothing else they can do externally. I need the ablation on my left leg and two very bad varicose veins taken out. If I cannot afford this financially, will a ulcer come back? Will I be putting my health at risk by not doing this procedure? I appreciate any information you can tell me.
I know that veins can reroute, and I am wondering if they can route to the pelvic and/or rectum area. I had endovenous laser ablation performed on both legs, as well as foam sclerotherapy, within the last year. After the procedures I developed hemorrhoids. Is there a link between the two? Can the procedures cause hemorrhoids?