About four years ago, I had varicose vein ablation surgery on both legs. One leg came out well; the other did not because of the location of the bad valve. I wear compression socks but the bad leg aches constantly (and I am good at ignoring pain). I was told closing the tributary veins was not a great solution. I am 44, in good physical shape, and do wear compression socks. Are there other things I can do to help? Are there any next steps that could have a better outcome?
I have seen a vein specialist and they told me that I have abnormal veins in my right leg and a blood clot in a superficial vein. I am 8 1/2 months pregnant and they told me that I need to get the laser treatment done before my due date. They don't want to wait 'til after the baby is born because they are worried about the blood clot traveling during labor and getting worse. Is it safe to have a laser treatment during my pregnancy?
I've had a consultation with a board-certified doctor, but still have concerns. Clotting and stroke run on my mom's side of the family. She died of a pulmonary embolism at 42 but I don't know where the clot was. Are laser or injection treatments less prone to clotting than removal/stripping?
I have stiffness in my knees, as well as swelling and pain on the outside of my knees. It is really hindering my activities. I cannot bend my knees without screaming pain. I had surgery 2 yrs ago to collapse the worst veins, but not all of my veins were treated. Could my knee pain be related to my varicose vein issues?
Radiofrequency ablation was performed on my superficial vein, located in my thigh near the groin. A few varicose veins were removed around my calf only two weeks prior. I want to know if it's normal to have small pea-like lumps where the doctor took out my varicose veins in my calf? I've also had sharp pain in my calf. Is this normal? The pain I'm experiencing is the same pain I had when I had the varicose veins before the surgery. The duration of the pain is short but intense.
My father had varicose veins removed & lasered from both legs. He has worn his compression stockings for about a week. He hasn't exercised since there is some stiffness and he is recovering. He went back to his retail job 2 days after the procedures. We've noticed that he has some swelling in his right leg and foot. It seems like fluid build up, because when I press on it, the dent doesn't go away. There is also a large lumpy vein in his inner thigh. Is there something wrong?
My mom is 42-years-old, and has a varicose vein on the inner part of her right leg, that has bled badly about three times in the last four years. This vein bled about a month ago most recently. What is the best treatment for her?
My right ankle hurts when I walk. The veins above it look engorged and are dark blue. The right side on my ankle has swelling. My foot changes color by the end, looking almost black below the ankle. Sometimes I get stabbing pain in the veins. Why is this happening? What's wrong with my foot?
I had reflux of my saphenous vein & an ablation was done 1 yr ago. No improvement. Today, I had another f/u & ultrasound showed reflux of deep femoral vein of same leg. I'm 40 yrs old, normal weight, active. What exercise is best to delay progression?
I have Medicare. For years I've been suffering from leg pain, burning, heaviness, etc., but was only recently diagnosed with varicose veins. The pain is debilitating at night. Why do I have to wait many months before I can have treatment? The pain is bad now and there is a history of this dating back several years.
I had varicose vein stripping surgery on both legs last November.. I has been half a yer now and I still feel pain and chills in both legs. Also, some parts of my legs feel hard and numb. I'm confused. I felt fine during the first month after the procedure. Is what I'm experiencing normal? If not, what might have gone wrong and what should I do?
My mother had DVT in her right leg in 2009 and has had 2 further ballooning surgeries. However, the feet in both legs continue to be unresponsive and feel rock-like and heavy. Recently, she's also started feeling as if she has rocks in her soles. What could be causing this? What are her treatment options?
In my first pregnancy I did not have varicose veins. Now, in my second pregnancy, I've had moderate varicose veins since the fifth week of pregnancy. Will they go away after delivery? Is there anything I can do to prevent them from coming back again in the future if I choose to have more children?
I had varicose surgery 7 months ago on my left leg. All of a sudden the vein behind my knee is starting to hurt. I get a burning sensation like my skin is on fire, and it is red and swollen. When I touch that certain area it hurts. Is this normal?
My husband has pain in both legs behind the knees and the veins in his calves are bulging. He has celiac disease, diabetes, & arthritis. The symptoms all happened on Monday. We've tried ice, heat, and meds (oxycontin 20mg), but nothing is working. Do you know what might be wrong?