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What is the risk of performing a second stripping surgery on a saphanenous vein that regenerated? Could the cramping symptoms worsen?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 5 days ago3 answers
My original surgery occurred 2 years ago. My dermatologist who now does vein procedures told me that I should never have had the surgery given my age (42). He seems to believe that laser may help my issues. I recently went to a vascular surgeon to get a second opinion. Given the size of the saphenous vein (17mm) he feels that a second stripping procedure would be my best bet. I am a very active cyclist and worried that another procedure may worsen my cramping and swelling:function of my leg.
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I noticed yesterday the veins in my left arm crease are bright blue and very visible. Is this normal?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 5 days ago2 answers
I noticed yesterday and I think this is new, because I don't remember seeing them so clearly. It looks like a few less visible veins around it are dull red maybe. Is this normal? I'm 42 years old.
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I've been having pain in my right hand, wrist, fingers and arm. It started about three weeks ago. What could be causing this? Should I see a doctor?
General - 6 days ago1 answer
I started experiencing pain in my wrist. Pain has escalated to the fingers, hand and up the arm. I feel pain when I try and do actions like opening a door, etc. But I also feel aches with no movement or pressure. I've noticed swelling in my hand and bulging veins. Only on my right side. This started 3 weeks ago. I'm not sure if I should let it pass or go to see a doctor. I am 24, female. Should I be concerned or just let it pass?
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Is a warm shower allowed within less than 24 hours of minimal sclerotherapy procedures?
Sclerotherapy - 6 days ago1 answer
I had minimal sclerotherapy on a few spider veins. Can I shower later that same day?
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Is a Synvisc injection good to receive with a bakers cyst and varicose veins?
General - 1 week ago1 answer
I had surgery on the right knee (scoped) 17 years ago, as well as cortisone injections. I recently fell and aggravated my old injuries. I've been doing PT and watching my weight and exercising.
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I had a phlebectomy 36 hours ago behind my left knee. I am unable to bend my knee without pain. How long will this last?
Phlebectomy - 1 week ago1 answer
I can only walk for short periods of time or lie down. I was told I could go back to work after 24 hours. However I feel that I will be out of work 1 or 2 more days. What is the normal time off of work for the behind the knee phlebectomy?
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I purchased knee length online only to find that they are too long. Can I cut them so they fit below the kne?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago3 answers
I was measured and given thigh high compression stockings at the doctor's office but they are uncomfortable at the thigh, ankle and behind knee. I purchased knee length online only to find that they are too long. Can I cut them so they fit below the knee? I feel like I've wasted my money. Thanks in advance.
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It has been 6 months since I had EVLT and in my left leg I have terrible aching in my calf muscle. I had no issues from the procedure in either leg.
Laser Vein Treatment - 1 week ago2 answers
A few months after the procedure I started to get the terrible aching in my left calf. It gets so bad I can't stand it and nothing helps. I have talked to my doctor and they have done an ultrasound and found nothing, but it's been another month and it still is there. I am supposed to go back this week for another ultrasound but I'm very frustrated.
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I am about to have venous mapping done. Is this test necessary?
Wound Care - 1 week ago1 answer
I am a diabetic and I have a wound on my left foot that is slow in healing. My is A1c count is 5.7 now. I had surgery a year ago that included amputating my 2nd toe and a small part of my big toe. I had gangrene. I just had a Doppler ultrasound done and was a 1.4. I am 56 year old male with good vitals. I do take medication. Is this venous mapping test necessary?
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After ambulatory phlebectomy I have a large blister under one of the steri strips. What should I do?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 week ago3 answers
I have a large blister under one of the steri strips. The area around it is warm, and the warmth increases as you touch closer to the blister. There are other areas where phlebectomy was performed, and they are not warm to the touch.
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I bought compression stockings for my father for leg swelling but they are too high for his leg. Any recommendations?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago1 answer
My Dad got sigvaris 20-30 mmgh socks. He lives in small town and a doctor is rarely available. We don't really understand why he has leg Swelling. I bought him Activa 20-30 mmgh stockings. He finds them too high for his leg, compared to the Sigvaris. Any recommendations?
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AFter EVLT, why do my legs hurt after standing/sitting longer than 20-30 minutes?
EVLT - 2 weeks ago2 answers
I had EVLT done on the 28 and 29th of Aug. I went to my follow up and the veins are OK. When I stand to wash dishes, grocery shopping, driving, sweeping, mopping, etc. my legs get a pain where the bruises are and are heavy. I was told the heaviness would last a month. This feeling makes it a nightmare to do everything in a day. I also noticed a new bruise popping up and I do wear the compression hose.
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My saphenous veins (superficial) are partially thrombosed due to foam sclerotherapy. What are the risks/options now 8 weeks after the treatment?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 2 weeks ago1 answer
Unfortunately after my last foam sclerotherapy treatment my saphenous veins (superficial) got partially thrombosed. I was on the strongest anticoagulant for 4 weeks now also. What are the risks now 8 weeks after the treatment, and what can/should be done to make my legs healthy and work properly again? How can it be fixed? Also, is it safe to become pregnant now, or do I need to do an operation on those saphenous veins first?
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Is general anesthesia for endovenous ablation and microphlebectomy necessary?
Microphlebectomy - 2 weeks ago5 answers
I have a procedure coming up and I feel pressured from the doctors to get general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia. They tell me it's due to patient's comfort and that otherwise it will be painful, but I am decided on the local, how really painful it can be with anesthesia anyway?
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