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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 ?
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
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?
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?
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?
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?