VNUS Questions

Are stents inserted in the groin during VNUS therapy?
VNUS - 1 month ago1 answer
I have had groin pain for several weeks. Are stents used during VNUS therapy?
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I recently had the VNUS procedure done (both legs, multiple veins). Is it normal to have an open, circular wound with redness and slight weepiness?
VNUS - 1 month ago2 answers
All of the other areas are healing nicely, but the area on my shin (a bit off center) has a much larger wound. It has been quite red in the immediate area and is a bit weepy and open. It has been over a week since having the VNUS procedure. The doctor did prescribe silver sulfadiazine cream to apply to the area. He said it would take some time to heal. Is this normal, and why are the other areas OK?
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Do these symptoms indicate that an ablation of the great saphenous vein has failed?
VNUS - 2 months ago4 answers
After 2 years of constant calf and foot swelling, I was diagnosed with GS vein reflux of left leg. I had VNUS done one week ago. All seemed good until 3 days after the procedure. I had a U/S to confirm the vein was closed. Last night I removed my compression sock before bedtime and began to walk around the house getting ready for bed. Within minutes of removing the compression sock, I had symptoms exactly like before the procedure--my left calf swelled up, my calf and foot began to go numb.
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I had the VNUS procedure 9 days ago and now my leg has swollen to twice the size of my other leg. What should be done?
VNUS - 3 months ago3 answers
I have been told by A&E doctors that I have a blood clot and infection. I was sent home with antibiotics and told to talk to the surgeon who performed the VNUS procedure. I value the doctor's advice, but my leg is still swelling. Should I give it more time or return for medical care?
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I had the VNUS procedure and am still bruising 4 months later. Why? Would laser treatment help?
VNUS - 3 months ago1 answer
I had the VNUS procedure and am still bruising 4 months later. My legs look worse after 4 months. I have bruising and visual veins where I did not have them before--all in the lower leg. My circulation is fine according to the ultrasound. Would laser treatment help? Why am I bruising 4 months later?
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My treated veins are smaller but still rope-like after VNUS closure and sclerotherapy. Should I return to my doctor?
VNUS - 4 months ago6 answers
I had VNUS closure and sclerotherapy on both legs 8 weeks ago. Although the treated veins are getting smaller, they still appear/feel rope-like. How long should I wait before I return to my doctor? Is what I'm experiencing normal?
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Doctor did VNUS from the knee up to the groin. Now I have huge bulging vein from groin to the knee that weren't there before. What should i do?
VNUS - 1 year ago7 answers
My closure was not successful. What are my options now. My leg feels heavy, and is swollen around the knee, with large bulging veins and pain in the groin.
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After VNUS surgery my leg is still swelling up. After I walk two blocks I get a lot of pain in my calf. What should I do?
VNUS - 1 year ago10 answers
My leg is cold and if I sit for more than two hours it starts swelling even more especially around the ankles. The veins are still bulging and are visible.
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Does a decrease in testosterone level in male’s leads to chronic venous insufficiency? Could it be because of weight lifting in gym?
VNUS - 1 year ago3 answers
I'm 25 with well muscular build. I had a VNUS closure procedure of GSV of both the legs a year ago followed by sclerotherapy session after a month. I am into weight training lifestyle so I started weight lifting 5 month after my procedure. I can see some tiny bulging of veins around calf, hamstring and on feet. Will these veins get worse and is it due to my hormone levels? These are really frustrating I feel helpless. Should I stop weight lifting?
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I had vnus closure procedure of GSV in both the legs proceeding to sclerotherapy after a month,now after a year i am seeing spider veins on my feet
VNUS - 1 year ago3 answers
I used to wear compression stocking until 4 months after the procedure. I then started weight lifting at the gym to improve my muscle strength in my legs. Now the calf and thigh muscles are in good shape but I am seeing some spider veins on my feet. They are not painful but sometimes feel a bit swollen. I have started some breathing exercises and I elevate my legs twice a day for 10 min before and after the gym. Will the condition of spider veins get worse as time passes due to my exercising?
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I still have varicose veins after having a VNUS procedure. What can be done? Are there any new treatments available?
VNUS - 1 year ago9 answers
I had a varicose vein in my lower part of my leg. After VNUS procedure approx. 10 years ago, I have developed huge bulging vein from my groin to the knee. I also have pain and bulging vein in my groin. What should I do? What would be the best procedure to get rid of my veins?
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I just had Endovenous Ablation performed a week ago ( VNUS CLOSUREfast). Is it common to notice different veins becoming more noticeable than before?
VNUS - 1 year ago4 answers
Veins that I never noticed before have become more noticeable and larger on the treated leg. It seems as if it has caused the other veins to enlarge because of the rerouting of the bloodflow. Is this just a hypersensitivity on my part or a real possibility ?
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Can veins reopen after VNUS closure?
VNUS - 1 year ago5 answers
I just had vein closure on 2 perferrators. I went in for my two-day follow up and was told the veins have reopened. Why? Could there have been an error on the part of my treating physician. I just can't understand why, if the procedure was done correctly, the veins would reopen and so soon. I feel like there was an error
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How long after VNUS treatment can I start riding my horse? Can that heavy contact with the saddle cause damage?
VNUS - 1 year ago4 answers
I had the VNUS procedure performed on my left leg 13 days ago, with a follow-up ultrasound 7 days post op. I was told it was ok for me to ride my horse after that week. I waited until day 11 before getting in the saddle & rode on day 12 as well. I ride competitively in dressage, which requires a lot of leg strength & contact. I have now had some sharp pains following my two rides and also have a good bit of discomfort behind my knee. Can I cause damage even though I was cleared by my Dr?
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How soon after VNUS closure can I have sex? Is it normal to have pain in the untreated leg? What's the risk of getting a blood clot after treatment?
VNUS - 1 year ago2 answers
Hello! I just had the VNUS closure procedure 4 days ago. When is it OK to have sex again? Also, I noticed that I'm experiencing a bit of pain in the opposite leg that I didn't have surgery on. Is that normal? Completely unrelated or a problem? Also, I had an ultrasound Wednesday(2 days after) to make sure there were no blood clots. All looked great. Am I out of the woods now, or is there still chance I can develop a blood clot later on?
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I'm experiencing a pulsing/throbbing sensation 4 days after VNUS closure. Is this normal?
VNUS - 1 year ago2 answers
Ijust had VNUS closure surgery 4 days ago and the pain is minimal. But, I did notice today it feels like there is a throbbing or heartbeat, almost like a twitching or pumping in my upper leg. It doesn't hurt. Is this normal? What's causing the pulsing/throbbing? Also, am I able to tan (tanning bed or stand up) if I wear my support hose so my leg is not directly exposed to the light, and if I don't use tanning lotion on the leg?? When will the fat, worm-like veins go down or look better?
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I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. Is this normal?
VNUS - 1 year ago18 answers
I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. It also swells. Is this normal?
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I had the VNUS closure procedure 2 wks ago on my left leg, but now I'm being advised to treat the right leg. Should I proceed or wait?
VNUS - 1 year ago3 answers
I had the VNUS closure procedure 2 weeks ago on left leg for reflux 4.4 sec. Now, I'm being advised to have the right leg treated even though the reflux is only 0.6 sec. The 0.6 sec reflux in right leg is above the knee and is only a 12cm segment. I have minimal symptoms, which consist of burning sensation on the medial and posterior aspect of my knee and up into posterior thigh a few inches. Should I proceed now with the procedure or wait?
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