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My bulging veins hurt and look worse after wearing compression stockings that wrinkled around my ankle. What should I do?
I have bulging veins in my left foot and wore compression stockings that wrinkled around my ankle. Now the veins hurt and look worse. What should I do?
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I had the ClosureFast done 4 weeks ago. I still feel burning, stinging, and pulling in my inner leg. Will these symptoms go away?
ClosureFast - 1 answer
I had the ClosureFast procedure 4 weeks ago. I still feel burning, stinging, and pulling in my inner leg that extends from ankle to groin. Will these symptoms go away? When the doctor did the procedure, though he numbed many areas, it still hurt and I actually passed out.
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Is it normal to have aches after a venous duplex exam?
I had a Venous Duplex exam done on both legs. My legs ached terribly after this scan. The findings of the scan were that I could possibly benefit from saphenous vein ablation. My legs felt much better the following day, but they just really ached after the test and into the night. Does this sound strange?
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5 weeks post-EVLT, veins along my inner thigh have turned brown, and in 1 spot it’s slightly red. Is this normal?
EVLT - 1 answer
It’s my 1st week in Vietnam and I’m here for an additional two-and-a-half weeks. My doctor closed up a vein in my groin area 5 weeks ago. I’ve just noticed on my thigh that the veins have turned brown and a small bit has changed to red (not much). I have been in the sun a little, and the entire area still feels quite bruised, but nothing too painful. I am also getting slight aches every now and then. Can’t see my doctor for another 3 weeks, unless I cancel my trip and head home.
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How long will it take for pain after sclerotherapy to subside?
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My mom (in her late 50s) recently had sclerotherapy for her foot and endovenous laser ablation for her leg. It's been nearly one and a half weeks, but the pain in her feet (not in legs) remains. The pain is not intense but is noticeable. We have compression bandages and pain reliever/anti-inflammatory tablets but they are not helping much. The doctor said it's due to numerous varicose + spider veins in her foot and that it will take more time to heal. I want a good second opinion on this.
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Can anything be done to treat very prominent veins in the center of the forehead?
I am 40 years old, and a healthy size (5'4", 117lbs). In the past few years, the network of veins in the center of my forehead has become very prominent. They bulge constantly, and I see them in the mirror, photos, etc. It seems I have thin skin. The same is true on my hands, front my shoulder and neck. I know this is a delicate area (face/head), but is there anything I can do to reduce the size of these veins?
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Should I wear compression socks while I sleep?
I had knee replacement surgery and they sent me home with 2 pairs of compression socks to wear for 2 weeks. Should I wear them while I sleep?
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I had EVLT a year ago and my legs are still painful. I now have varicose veins. What are my options if I don't want another ablation?
EVLT - 1 answer
I had EVLT a year ago and my legs are still painful. I now have varicose veins, too. I had another ultrasound and it found an accessory vein is refluxing. This wasn't the case before. I don't want another ablation. What are my options?
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Is endovenous laser ablation safe? Do I need to wear compression stockings before the procedure? How long after?
I live in India and suffer from varicose veins. My Dr. is suggesting endovenous laser ablation. Is this a safe operation with small risks? Do I need to wear compress stockings before the procedure? How long after?
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1-month post-endovenous laser ablation, I have more spider veins and nerve damage. Is this normal?
1-month post-op (both legs), my right leg seems to have more spider veins and nerve damage. Is this normal? My first operation was in 2010 (only on right leg). Right leg is more severe.
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Is it OK to wear compression stockings if you're 32 weeks pregnant and have varicose veins?
I’m 32 weeks pregnant and have varicose veins on my left leg. Is it OK to wear one compression stocking? It won’t put more pressure on my right.
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Do I have symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome?
I am 58. I had a hysterectomy 4 years ago. I have chronic pain in my right abdomen; it's very debilitating. Could it be pelvic congestion syndrome?
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Can I get into a sauna 10 days after varicose vein surgery?
Can I get into a sauna 10 days after varicose vein surgery?
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If I stop my compression stockings, will I become unsteady?
If I stop my compression stockings, will I become unsteady?
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Why does my leg itch severely after removing compression socks?
I’m a nurse on my feet 16 hours some days. The swelling 16 weeks post-ORIF surgery has been my worst enemy. The compression socks have been a real lifesaver, but the itching after removing the sock from the injured leg is terrible. The other leg doesn’t itch at all after removing the sock. Why is that? How can I relieve the itching?
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My face is still red two weeks after Veinwave. Will the redness fade?
Veinwave - 1 answer
I had Veinwave on my face over two weeks ago. The area is still red and the veins have gotten darker. Will this resolve over time? I was told healing would only take a couple of days.
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I've had many foam sclerotherapy treatments. Could this have long-term effects?
I started with laser treatment and now I'm continually having to follow up with foam sclerotherapy treatments and glue. I feel like he's shutting down every vein I own! I know my legs are a mess. It's hereditary; both my parents have vein issues. But I am only 35 and have no children. I'm starting to worry after about the treatments. Am I doing myself harm? Should I continue?
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Is it okay to use 20-30 mmHg compression instead of 15-20 mmHg?
I tried to purchase 15-20 mmHg compression but they were out of inventory so they sent 20-30 mmHg. Is it okay to wear the higher grade?
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Is cramping normal after radiofrequency ablation? How do I alleviate the pain?
I had my left leg ablated about 5 weeks ago. I work long hours on my feet as a chef and now have cramping in my calf. Is the cramping normal? What can I do to alleviate the pain?
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I had Veinwave for 5 days ago. My face is still very red and there are a few small scabs. The swelling has gone. Will the redness/scabbing go away?
Veinwave - 2 answers
I had Veinwave for the first time 5 days ago. My face is still very red and there are a few small scabs. The swelling has gone. Will the redness/scabbing go away?
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