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Are there long-term side effects or considerations in removing the saphenous vein?
VNUS - 2 years ago
I am 34 years old and want to proceed with VNUS and phlebectomy as a treatment for saphenous vein reflux. I have unsightly red, blue, and brown spots and enlarged veins on my feet. Are there any long-...
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What are the risks and benefits of the VNUS closure procedure?
VNUS - 1 year ago
I am 34 years old and have severe spider veins. My legs ache sometimes, but there is no sign of swelling. My left GS has .66 sec reflux. The right was WNL. I am a runner and of normal weight. A vascul...
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Why do I have varicose veins at 25 years old?
VNUS - 1 year ago
I am a skinny 25 year old who has never been pregnant. I live an active lifestyle and maintain a healthy diet. I work out for an hour a day, plus I take my dog on 3-4 walks a day. I don't keep my legs...
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How long does it take for reduction of visible calf veins after VNUS?
VNUS - 2 years ago
I had VNUS radio-frequency ablation (from knee to my groin) 2 weeks ago with a review scheduled in 4 weeks. The unsightly vein in my calf is now reduced, but is still about 30 percent the size it was ...
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I now have 10 times the amount of blue veins down my outer legs after VNUS. Is this common and what is happening?
VNUS - 2 years ago
I had vnus closure on both legs in July/August 2011. I recently increased my exercise to get my legs in shape. I now have dark blue veins appearing, getting worse by the minute down my entire outer th...
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How soon can I resume squatting to pick things up after the VNUS procedure?
VNUS - 1 year ago
I've heard that squatting puts added pressure on your leg veins, which is not good for people prone to varicose veins. I've also heard that squatting is a good exercise for people with vein issues. Wh...
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How long do I need to be off work after a venous ablation?
VNUS - 4 years ago
Does the procedure have down time?
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Would a nurse practitioner be authorized to perform the VNUS procedure?
VNUS - 2 years ago
I need to have the VNUS procedure done, and the doctor I was referred to said they have a nurse practitioner who does this VNUS procedure. Is that safe? Is that legal? I thought only physicians (MD...
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What does VNUS stand for?
VNUS - 4 years ago
How is it different from EVLT and ELVeS?
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How long does it take to for the pain/heaviness to go away after vnus closure?
VNUS - 4 years ago
I had the procedure done a little over three weeks ago and am still having pain/heaviness. It was started at the ankle and up to my groin. Does that mean the vein has not fully closed?
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I continue to have pain after VNUS surgery.
VNUS - 3 years ago
I had VNUS surgery 3 years ago on my left leg. I have a dull ache in my leg that I never had before surgery. I especially notice it at night in bed. It often bothers me enough to wake me up. I nev...
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When will the swollen, tender and cord-like veins in my leg disappear?
VNUS - 1 year ago
I had the VNUS closure procedure done almost five weeks ago and still have swollen, tender and cord-like veins on the inside of my leg. When will they disappear? Also, can sleeping on my side with the...
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Is leg weakness normal after VNUS treatment?
VNUS - 2 years ago
I had VNUS (Radio Frequency Ablation and Microphlebetomy) under general anesthesia on 5/17/2012. I am experiencing leg weakness and some pain which is causing me to walk with a limp. Recovery seems ...
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Is VNUS performed under general or local anesthesia?
VNUS - 2 years ago
I need to undergo VNUS procedure on both saphenous veins and my doctor says that it can only be done under general anesthesia. I have read on this site and other that it is usually performed under loc...
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My surgeon said the numbness was normal. Will it go away?
VNUS - 3 years ago
I had the closure procedure done October 2010. I am suffering with the left leg. I have tingling/numbness by the inner ankle, and sharp pains when I run. My Surgeon said this was normal. Can I expect ...
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Can significant weight loss eliminate the need of a VNUS procedure?
VNUS - 2 years ago
It has been suggested by a vascular surgeon that I have CVI or venous reflux. She performed sclerotherapy yesterday on my ankle after a spider vein burst. She suggested that I may be a candidate for ...
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Do I need VNUS if I have only mild GSV reflux?
VNUS - 2 years ago
I'm a 25-year-old female who developed spider veins on thighs and blue reticular veins behind knee both legs 3 years ago. I had ultrasound and found out I have 0.3 to 0.5 sec reflux in GSV right leg. ...
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PAD vs. ARTERIAL
VNUS - 3 years ago
What is the difference between PAD & Arterial disease? If you have arterial disease & PAD should you wear compression stockings?
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I have more visible veins since my VNUS closure procedure, why is this?
VNUS - 3 months ago
I am 23 years old. I had the VNUS closure on both legs 2 years ago. They fixed the problem veins but so many more have shown up since then. I'd say there are three times as more. Why is this happening...
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After the VNUS closure, is it normal to have a numb/tingling sensenation following exercise?
VNUS - 1 year ago
I waited three weeks before exercising, although I did walk following the VNUS procedure. The day after I exercised, I started experiencing mild pain, numbness and tingling in my lower leg and foot. I...
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