Also, all the phlebectomy incisions were at least 3/4" wide and closed with staples (a total of 25 staples to be exact). Everything I had read and seen online says the procedure doesn't require staples or sutures and the veins are removed through tiny holes with a tool. Why was my procedure so different? I didn't realize it was until afterwards, when I did a Google search. And no one even told me I had staples in my leg. I found out on day 2 when I unwrapped the leg and showered.
My cardiologist did the ultrasound last week after it was noted that I have a scarcely visible varicose vein on my right leg near the calf, and sometimes witness a cramp in the calf. No other symptoms. No DVT. Venous insufficiency (reflux) involving RGSV, LGSV, RSSV, LSSV. They want to do a endovenous ablation of the affected vessel. I would rather wait, until I become really symptomatic, which I realize will eventually happen as this condition will get worse with time. I'm 81 years old and fit.
My doctor went in two inches below the knee and now the inner back side of my knee to the entry site hurts. It's red and swollen and I can't fully extend or bend leg at the knee. Surgery was two weeks ago. Is this normal?
Last year, my leg pain started and two weeks after, I had extreme pressure in low back and circling around me. After many tests, they took out my hardware from a fusion I had at L5 L4 in 2012. My fusion worked and I felt great until a few months ago after getting off a plane the legs started hurting and then the pressure started again.
I had hardware taken out Feb 27 2015 and so far I still have the pressure. The leg pain is back after having an ablation on each leg. Is this normal?
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?