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Why hasn't sclerotherapy worked? Why are the veins treated and surrounding veins are getting worse, despite attending the same clinic for 10 years?
I first got my veins treated 10 years ago. I had about 5 bulging veins on the back of my leg below the knee--they also only appear when I stand up. After my 2 sessions of sclerotherapy, it seemed to have worked but over a year or two they resurfaced and had more than before. I've been continuously attending the clinic since then and the veins never went away again after years of numerous sclerotherapy treatments. There seems to be more than ever like a cluster of small bulging veins.
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I am having phlebectomy after few days.
1- When I can wear high heels after the procedure? 2- When I can wear jeans pants? 3- When I can take normal showers? 4- When I can stand up for a while?
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My physician is recommending an Ambulatory Phlebotomy under general anesthesia. Is that common?
53 yo male with left leg chronic symptomatic varicose veins and a 2 cm venous aneurysm located in his anterior medial thigh in the setting of saphenous vein reflux. The patient also has left leg skin thinning, edema, signs of venous reflux, and elevated venous pressure. CEAP classification C3. Valvular incompetence / venous reflux of the left common femoral vein, left anterior accessory saphenous vein, left saphenofemoral junction, left great saphenous vein and proximal small saphenous vein.
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Large painful lumps after VNUS closure and microphlebectomy, extremely sore incision sites leaking fluid. Is this normal?
Phlebectomy - 1 answer
Two weeks post-op, and still in pain. I have a somewhat large lump (inner knee area) that is making it extremely painful to walk. It is still bruised, and very swollen. My doctor's office is having a hard time squeezing me in for my follow up ultrasound, and I'm wondering if I should seek immediate care or if there is something I can do at home for relief.
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What pain med would be ok to take-(I'm allergic to Motrin)?
EVLT - 1 answer
I suspected discomfort after EVLT. Most information makes it sound too easy.
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What size stockings should I wear?
I have a swollen foot and ankle.
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What could have caused that?
It’s been about a year since I’ve had my vein ablation. Yesterday afternoon after doing a yoga pigeon pose where are you really stretch your hip and knees, I saw Petechiae on my right hip (a large area of it inside my right knee). What could have caused that?
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The deep, blue veins in my shoulders, arms, chest, and legs are very visible. Should I be concerned?
General - 1 answer
I don't think this is a new symptom, as I have never really paid attention to it before. I have always had remarks of "Oh I love this type of vein" when getting blood drawn, but recently I have noticed how visible and how deep blue my veins really are. I have no other symptoms such as pain or bruising, and they aren't the small "spider" veins. They are generally flat and only seem to become raised when exercising.
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Is it safe to wear these in bed? I've found relief wearing them; the throbbing in my calves isn't as bad.
I'm 45 and have had Angina related symptoms for the past two years (now much worse). I have low to very low BP and chronic aching calves and ankles with mild swelling. I am in the early stages of cardiac testing PFT tests. Support stockings were mentioned; I've been on bed rest and my calves are still hurting and creases are forming on the ankle from my regular loose cuff socks. I bought a pair of 15-20 support knee-high socks.
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I thought no stitches were needed for a microphebectomy. Were stitches necessary?
Microphlebectomy - 1 answer
I am upset that I now have 1 to 2 cm big X mark scars on my leg because of the stitches done by my doctor (I noticed when she took the tape off after 2 weeks). Is there any way I can get rid of these scars? She said the wounds are still healing. It was a cosmetic operation. I will not be able to show legs anymore. What should I do about this? Any advice, please.
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Is it safe to continue treatments while taking this drug?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
I have had sclerotherapy treatments done on my legs for a number of years. I now take Tamoxifen daily due to breast cancer diagnosis.
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Could this be the beginning of more varicose veins?
I had Venous Ablation 8 months ago and healed fast with no problems until the last few days. I've had a burning sensation in my lower legs and around the ankles.
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Should I be concerned or is this normal since I had both the SSV and GSV ablated in my left leg?
ClosureFast - 1 answer
I had RF ablation to both of my legs. Right leg GSV was done18 days ago; the left GSV and SSV 11 days ago. My left leg is now larger than my right! I am not experiencing any abnormal discomfort or symptoms that would make me think it's a DVT. I am wearing compression stockings during the day, walking constantly and elevating my legs several times a day.
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