VNUS Questions

Is it safe to get pregnant about a year after VNUS closure procedure?
VNUS - 4 months ago
My vein doctor keeps pushing me to perform the VNUS closure procedure on 3 of my veins for vein reflux/chronic venous insufficiency. I have a bulging vein behind my knee which occasionally clots. The other leg has a painful vein on the back of my thigh. I currently wear prescription 30-40 compression thigh highs. The third vein he wants to close doesn't bother me. I'd wait until I'm done having kids. However, I'm unsure when that will be because we haven't decided how many children we want yet.
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I had VNUS closure a week ago and now I have a lump-like bruise that hurts a little when I touch it. Why?
VNUS - 5 months ago
I had my vein treatment a week ago. I believe they performed EVLT (they used something hot to shrivel the veins) and microphlebectomy (they removed two little veins). It's been aching right below my knee. I looked this morning and there's a lump-like vein that wasn't there before. What's wrong? Should I be worried?
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Is it possible for my treated GSV to reopen due to lack of complete compression?
VNUS - 5 months ago
I had VNUS closure of the GSV in both legs 5 days ago and multiple micro-avulsions below the knees. The stockings I was given kept coming down to my knee. I also took them off at night, as it was so uncomfortable. I did, however, elevate my bed at the foot end. Will the lack of continued compression at the thigh level for the past 5 days mean my GSV will reopen? Or, does the fact I have been wearing stockings below the knee most of time mean there's less chance of it reopening?
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Is a large, numb, swollen palm-sized lump on the inner thigh normal 4.5 weeks post VNUS?
VNUS - 6 months ago
I had a VNUS closure on the great saphenous vein in my right leg about 4.5 weeks ago. I have an area on my inner thigh about the size of my palm that is sore, the skin is numb, and it is swollen but hard when pressed. I have only seen an ultrasound tech and a sclerotherapy nurse since the procedure. I'm guessing follow-up with the doctor is not happening. Is it normal to have this type of issue? Will it go away?
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Pain
VNUS - 7 months ago
6 years post op VNUS and I'm still having pain in my right, lower quadrant just above my groin. No difference with position change including lying down either. Stabbing, sharp, constant pain, but never completely gone.
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I have more visible veins since my VNUS closure procedure, why is this?
VNUS - 8 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? I thought the procedure was supposed to stop more from forming but it looks worse. Also, my legs hurt every day after only standing for a couple hours. My doc said this does not have to do with my veins.
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I experienced a burning sensation during the VNUS procedure, is this normal? If so, how can that sensation be reduced next time around?
VNUS - 9 months ago
I experienced a great deal of burning (fire-like sensation) along my vein during the VNUS procedure. Is this common and can it be reduced for procedure on the other leg?
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Why did I encounter so much pain during the VNUS closure procedure?
VNUS - 9 months ago
I had a VNUS procedure yesterday. No pain and just mild discomfort afterwards. But, I had excruciating pain during the procedure. Had two Valium and two Vicodin prior to the procedure but was quite alert until about half an hour after it was all over. Anxiety?
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I have an open blister and fluid leakage 1 week after VNUS surgery, is this normal? What should I do?
VNUS - 9 months ago
I had VNUS surgery 8 days ago and really haven't had any problems until yesterday. I removed the butterfly closers and noticed the pathway of the vein, which had been red and rigid. Also, there is now an open blister with fluid running. Is this normal? What should I do?
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What is recommended next step if the VNUS catheter wasn't able to reach the proximal portion of my saphenous vein?
VNUS - 10 months ago
I had both saphenous veins treated, but on one side the Dr. could not guide the catheter halfway between the knee and femoral vein junction. After several attempts, he just ablated the distal portion. There is now a new varicose vein above. What should be the next step?
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I have excruciating foot pain in the mornings. Would VNUS closure relieve the discomfort?
VNUS - 10 months ago
Upon awakening in the morning I have excruciating foot pain. Will the VNUS closure procedure relieve this condition?
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My doctor wants to treat my great and small saphenous veins with the VNUS closure procedure. How long between procedures and is this appropriate?
VNUS - 10 months ago
My doctor wants to fix the great and small saphenous veins in both of my legs using the VNUS closure procedure. How long between procedures and is this appropriate?
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Should I have the Venefit procedure if I don't have varicose veins?
VNUS - 11 months ago
I am 30 years old and a vascular surgeon recently diagnosed me with CVI. I don't have any visible varicose veins yet, but I have had lots of pain and swelling in my lower legs for several years. Should I have VNUS or wait until I get varicose veins?
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Should I have the Venefit procedure if I don't have varicose veins?
VNUS - 11 months ago
I am 30 years old and a vascular surgeon recently diagnosed me with CVI. I don't have any visible varicose veins yet, but I have had lots of pain and swelling in my lower legs for several years. Should I have VNUS or wait until I get varicose veins?
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How long will my symptoms last? My doctor thinks I have phlebitis.
VNUS - 11 months ago
I have had warmth, tenderness and mild swelling in my medial knee since my VNUS procedure 6 wks ago. About a week ago, my knee; flared up after increasing the amount of walking. I followed up with my MD and there was no sign of DVT on the ultrasound, but that it's likely phlebitis. How long can this last?
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