Radiofrequency Occlusion Questions

Would you do radiofrequency closure in the lower leg and at the same time phlebectomy in the upper thigh? Is this standard?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 6 months ago3 answers
My VNUS of the GSV was done 7 years ago by a vascular surgeon. I have developed another visible vein in the upper thigh so my UCLA doctor performed a radiofrequency closure & phlebectomy. When they told me to walk for 20 min after the procedure, the blood from my thigh was gushing out of my leg like crazy. They took me back to surgery room. After that I walked 20 min & they sent me home. When home, the blood started gushing out of my thigh again & my family had to drive me back to UCLA. Why?
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I need another professional opinion on a failed VNUS Closure procedure.
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 1 year ago7 answers
I had this procedure done over 18 months ago and I feel worse every day. I have tingling, numbness and trouble sleeping. The doctor recommended vein stripping. I understand this is painful and I don't trust him to do it. Another doctor wanted to send me to a neurologist. He did not believe the numbness started exactly after the procedure. I have difficulty with practicing yoga, and I'm miserable. What is the best option, that will not make this worse?
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One month after radiofrequency occlusion, can I use a foam roller or lacrosse ball to massage my calves?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 1 year ago1 answer
After my doctor cleared me, I resumed my exercise routine, which included running, cycling, strength training, etc. I used to deeply massage tight muscles after exercise using a foam roller or a lacrosse ball and would love to go back doing it again, but I am concerned that pressure from this massage may be too much given I just had the radiofrequency occlusion procedure one month ago. Can I use these items to massage my calves, or do I risk damaging the vein or re-opening it?
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Is it normal to have pain in the lower abdominal area after an ablation of the heart?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 1 year ago2 answers
I had a catheter ablation to cure my PSVT on September 5th. They burned out extra fibers that I had. My groin has healed and is not bruised anymore, but I still get a pinching feeling from my lower stomach to the groin area every now and then when I stand up. Can the catheter bruise the vein? If so, is this normal? And if this is normal, how long does it last?
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Why am I having a big hard lump in my groin 2 weeks after radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 1 year ago6 answers
Two weeks after ablation I started to develop a huge lump on my groin. It is getting harder and it seems like it is moving upwards and getting more painful everyday.
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After having radiofrequency occlusion on one leg, how long before the same procedure can be performed on the opposite leg?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 1 year ago4 answers
I have minor reflux on both calves (small saphenous vein) and will be scheduled for VNUS radiofrequency occlusion. My doctor said we could do one leg first and another leg the next day. Is it too soon? I'm worried about the chance of blood clot (DVT). After having the procedure performed on one leg, how soon can the same procedure can be done on the opposite leg?
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What's the chance of a complication after radiofrequency occlusion?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 2 years ago5 answers
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Why does it feel like my veins are filling up with blood?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 2 years ago2 answers
I had 2 radiofrequency ablations (great + small saphenous), 3 laser perforators, and 2 ambulatory phlebectomies (calf + thigh). After 2 weeks, I weirdly feel blood filling in side/back lower calf /ankle when I stand up. Is this normal? It does not hurt.
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My radiofrequency ablation procedure was not successful because my perforator vein moved, is this normal?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 2 years ago4 answers
I had a venous ulcer that I treated myself and it finally healed. Following that, I had a dr. perform radiofrequency ablation, which was not successful. According to the doctor, my perforator vein wiggled. Is it normal for the vein to move? If so, would that really have caused my procedure to be unsuccessful?
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How many bad veins can be closed at one time during radiofrequency occlusion?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 2 years ago4 answers
Hi, I have 3 bad veins in my legs (2 in my left leg and 1 in my right leg). The doctor I am seeing for treatment wants to close them in 3 separate procedures. Can they all be treated at 1 time with radiofrequency occlusion?
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According to my doctor, the radiofrequency ablation performed on my legs was not successful because my veins kept moving. Is this normal?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 2 years ago4 answers
I had radiofrequency ablation performed on both of my legs due to superficial venous reflux and varicose veins. The procedure was not successful on either. According to my doctor, it was because my veins kept moving. I felt a lot of poking and pain during the ablation. He was not even able to give me anesthetic. We had to stop the procedure because my veins would spasm. Is this normal?
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Can radiofrequency occlusion help with lipodermasclerosis?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 2 years ago3 answers
I see a dermatologist for my lipodermasclerosis, but it is progressing faster than we can handle. Can radiofrequency occlusion help with this condition?
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If I had an adverse reaction to lidocaine after a dental procedure, should I be concerned about receiving it for my upcoming radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 2 years ago2 answers
When at the dentist, I was given lidocaine to numb the area. It caused a brief, irregular heart beat for less than 30 seconds. I am concerned about receiving lidocaine in my upcoming radiofrequency ablation. My doctor's answer seemed too flippant. Do I have reason to be worried?
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Is radiofrequency occlusion a safe procedure with a low risk of death?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 2 years ago3 answers
I'm thinking of having radiofrequency occlusion to rid the varicose veins that I believe are deep within the saphenous system. Can this procedure result in scaring or burning?
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I have a stabbing pain 10 days after radiofrequency ablation therapy, is this normal?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 3 years ago2 answers
I have a stabbing pain like an ice pick and the top of my foot has been burning severely since my radiofrequency ablation 10 days ago. Is this normal? All of the pain is below the point of entry of the catheter. I am having horrible pain around the ankle area.
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Can deep vein reflux get worse after saphenous vein ablation?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 3 years ago2 answers
I have deep vein reflux (incompetent femoral, common femoral and poplitetal veins) with great saphenous vein reflux, I had saphenous vein radio frequency ablation and ambulatory phlebotomy on my right leg 3 months ago. Was it the wrong procedure?
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Is it normal to feel pain after being treated by radio frequency 10 days ago?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 3 years ago1 answer
I was treated by radio frequency to burn a tumor in my right foot from 10 days ago and now I feel pain like burning in my heel. Is that normal and when should this pain subside? Note that from the date of treatment I am still on bed rest and haven't put my leg on the floor.
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Does valve closure occur spontaneously at the time of ablation?
Radiofrequency Occlusion - 3 years ago3 answers
My husband had ablation on a branch vein in his thigh and upon ultrasound a few days later he was told the greater saphenous vein spontaneously closed at the same time (the doctor did not perform the ablation there). Is this known to occur?
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