Varicose Vein Surgery
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What is wrong with my foot? (10 answers)
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?
What types of excercise are best for venous reflux? (6 answers)
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?
Should my leg hurt half a year after varicose vein stripping surgery? (3 answers)
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?
When will I be able to walk without pain? (1 answer)
I had a superficial vein removed from the groin to my ankle. It's been 6 days now since surgery and I still have terrible pain near my ankle where four cuts were made. I also have pain inside my leg where the vein was removed. I cannot even take a single step without having discomfort. Is this normal? When will I be able to walk without pain?
Can you fly safely with a superficial vein? (1 answer)
Can you fly safely with a superficial vein? I had some bleeding under the skin and I'm taking antibiotics. I fly on Friday and have a surgical stocking to wear. Is this OK?
What could be causing my symptoms? (5 answers)
My left leg started with this numb feeling, now it is also throbbing in pain. It gets so tight and it feels like it's on fire, but it's cool to the touch. I cant sleep anymore because I awake in such severe pain. I also noticed that the top of my right foot hurts. What could be causing this?
I have pain in my left leg, could it be varicosed? (10 answers)
For a few months now I've had pain in the vein in my left leg. The leg feels cold sometimes. The pain goes away when I get my periods, and pain comes back when my periods are over. My vitamin D was low and so now I'm on vitamin D pills, but they are not helping. I have showed a neurologist. Is it possible that I have a varicosed vein or vein disease?
Do I have reticular veins, or are they normal? (6 answers)
I have many green, visible veins all over body. Could these be normal veins, or are these reticular veins? I've had them since my pregnancy, but I was always a quite veiny person anyway.
Is it normal to have varicose veins at 21 years old? (9 answers)
I am 21 years old and within the past four years I have developed spider veins and large veins that are visible in my legs. They are also elevated over my shins. Varicose veins run in my family, but is this really all genetic or do I have a health problem?
Is there a varicose vein penis treatment? (7 answers)
I am 21 years old and recently I have developed a varicose vein on my penis. The vein gives me slight discomfort. I am not sexually active. How can I fix this vein? Is there any medication or procedure which can fix it? I don't like the look of the vein.
Can you offer advice on options for a non-healing vein wound? (8 answers)
My husband had varicose vein surgery a dvt (aug 2011), and a bleed from a vein (may 2012), which has left a non-healing wound. We are currently struggling to get the infection under control. He is a large man, so not really suitable for anesthetic. What options does he have?
Will dark Lines after vein ablation fade? (8 answers)
I had vein ablation done 3 months ago. I have scar tissue that I can feel under my skin, but it is the dark lines going from both incisions that are not fading. Will this ever fade? It looks worse than the veins did.
Could my pelvic pain be from varicose veins? (12 answers)
I have pelvic pain that starts 3-4 days before my period and last 3-4 days after the bleeding has stopped. My gynecologist was sure it was endometriosis. He did a laparoscopy, D&C and ablation.He didn't find endometriosis but did see varicose veins.Could this be my problem?
Is it normal to have pain and pressure after radical hysterectomy? (5 answers)
After radical hysterectomy i am still having pain and pressure on my left side. What are the best treatment options if over the counter medicines don't work? I have had a radical hysterectomy and still have the pelvic congestion. Now the pain and pressure are getting worse.
How can varicose veins in the foot be treated? (9 answers)
I had ELVeS on both legs a few months ago and there are bulging veins remaining in my right foot. How can these veins be treated? Varicose veins in both calves have been treated with sclerotherapy.
Is it normal for my arm to hurt after varicose vein treatment in my leg? (11 answers)
I had surgery to remove varicose veins on my left leg and now my left arm hurts. I had surgery 6 days ago and was put under with a general anesthesia. The veins were superficial on my thigh & calf. My leg seems to be healing okay, but my left arm has been hurting since then. It's not red or bruised, but hurts. Coincidence, or not?
Will varicose vein surgery help the red sploochy marks on my leg? (9 answers)
I had my vein stripped in my right leg 5 years ago. Soon after, I developed a scabby red spot (where there had been a small unexplained hole post-surgery). That spot eventually spread and developed into a series red spots.I have seen several doctors...help!
Am I too young to have Endovenous Laser Ablation? (10 answers)
I am only 15 years old, and I've had varicose veins since my 12th birthday. A few months ago I had vein inflammation. I already have a varicose vein surgery scheduled this month, and my doctor thinks I am not too young. But am I really too young to have surgery? I need a second opinion.
Any treatment for a superficial blood clot when 32 weeks pregnant? (4 answers)
I am 32 weeks pregnant with bad varicose veins on both legs. I wear compression hose and take baby aspirin daily. I was diagnosed with a 4.1 cm superficial thrombosis on posterior thigh of left leg. No DVT. Is there anything that can be done for this? How dangerous?
Can I have varicose veins removed without stripping? (13 answers)
I had varicose vein surgery a few years ago on my left leg. After the surgery, it was painful. I may need to treat my right leg but I don't want to go through that again. What would be the best alternative?
Should I get varicose vein surgery (EVLA)? (5 answers)
What happens if I don't close the vein on the back of the leg (front vein is shut)? My doctor says it's also refluxing, but I have only mild symptoms and no visible veins there.There is not much in the front either, but I do have a small varicose in groin area.
Lumps in leg after VNUS and phlebectomy (4 answers)
Had a phlebectomy and VNUS done 4 weeks ago. I have lumps all along where the vein used to be (ranging from pea size to walnut size). They were painful & had them drained twice now. I still have lumps. What can be done? Will these resolve?
Wife had a superficial blood clot, now she is dead? (4 answers)
My wife had superficial blood clots in leg. They took ultrasound and she just collapsed 13 days ago in my arms and died in the hospital of a blood clot in the lung. She was healthy and young. No history, sickness, fever. How can this happen?
Treatment options for Vein Removal (4 answers)
Which is a better option for vein removal (vein stripping or laser treatment/ELA) in the presences of a varicose ulcer around the size about 5cm? The patient is known to have hypertension which is under control.
Does surgical removal of veins hurt? (2 answers)
I had a doplers test and the report suggests varicose vein surgery. The doctor said he will decide which type of surgery he will use once he begins operating on my leg. I am just worried about the pain. Is there a lot of pain involved with varicose vein surgery as well as with laser?
What can I do in getting my legs back to normal color? (3 answers)
Last year, I had surgery for varicose veins. This resulted in making both of my legs below the knee look as if I had been in some horrible accident. The skin is stained and I am looking for somthing which get the color of my legs back to normal...
Can Deep Vein Insufficiency be treated? (3 answers)
If so, which options are available? Success rate? If not treatable, what options aside from compression stockings are available? Most superficial veins have been closed yet I still have pain/burning in both legs and cannot sit or stand for long.
Is surgery the best treatment at this point? (4 answers)
I am a 52 year old female and had varicose vein surgery in the early 80's. I tried knee high comp stockings, and I'm on my feet a lot, working 12 hour shifts. My right leg is swelling still. It was recommended that I have surgery again, is this the best option?
Two weeks post op Phlebectomy (3 answers)
I had the procedure done nearly 2 weeks ago, In 2 or 3 of the incisions it feels like a knot, 1 of them seems like a large lump about size of a quarter - kind of hurts - will they get smaller and go away and is this a normal?
Is local anesthesia used with all varicose vein treatments? (4 answers)
My mother had ELA performed and they only gave her oral sedation. She had extreme pain and less than great results. I need treatment for my veins and I am afraid of this treatment because of her experience. What type of anesthesia is usually used?
I have friend who has dark pigmentaion (7 answers)
I have friend aged 34, modestly built. He travels all day by 2 wheeler. He has dark pigmentation of both legs. It started around ankles and is now spreading up. No veins are visible. Feet are spared. Doctors suggested varicose vein surgery. Does it help?
When to consult a specialist? (6 answers)
I have been having pain associated with clotting on my right shin. Is the best course of action to just get one of those tight fitting socks?
What can I do to reduce pain from labia veins during pregnancy? (6 answers)
I had vulvar/labia veins during my third pregnancy and had to spend a lot of time in bed with pain/heaviness etc. That continued three years postpartum so I had varicose vein surgery. Nine months ago, the doctor said I had pcs and removed some huge veins. I am now 6 mos pregnant and the veins are back. Help!
Am I too young to have varicose vein surgery? (5 answers)
I am only 21 years old but I have painful veins on my left leg. I have had them since I was very young, and they only become worse. They are only on one leg. What is the best option to treat the appearance? Thank you.
What treatment options do I have with Deep System Reflux? (8 answers)
I just had a venus reflux exam indicating I have superficial & deep system reflux which has changed from a year ago. I'm concerned about my leg's future if the superficial cannot be treated because it will put stress on the deep system. Any options
When is varicose vein surgery the best treatment option? (6 answers)
From what I see online it seems that minimally-invasive options like endovenous ablation are always being recommended for varicose veins, and I can see why, but is there ever a time where surgery is preferred? Are there benefits to surgery?