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14 days post-ELA I have a burning sensation. How do I manage this? Is everything OK?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 days ago2 answers
14 days post-procedure (CPT 37766/36475) I have a burning sensation at the location of the incision. I went back to the office and they determined no clots or sign of infection at the incision site; however, the burning is worsening by the day.
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Is it safe to do sclerotherapy on the back of hands and wrists? Will it compromise the rest of my hand veins?
Sclerotherapy - 4 days ago1 answer
Is it safe to do sclerotherapy on the back of hands and wrists? Does it compromise the rest of your hand veins in some way or lead to other unintended consequences?
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Is there any clinical evidence that shows blue light therapy is effective for the tx of spider veins?
Spider Vein Treatment - 5 days ago2 answers
I have seen numerous OTC devices that claim to eliminate spider veins through the use of blue light. Are these products effective?
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I have 1 swollen leg after ORIF and DVT. I’m on blood thinners. Should I wear compression stockings on both legs despite different measurements?
Leg Swelling Treatment - 6 days ago1 answer
I’m 6 weeks out of a leg cast after ORIF due to breaking my fibula above the ankle. I developed a DVT in my upper thigh during treatment. I’m on blood thinners now for a while (Rivaoxyban). My leg and foot are still swollen and it's painful to walk.
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Can a varicose vein near the penis cause erectile dysfunction and is there any solution for this other than Viagra or other medications?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 1 week ago1 answer
My husband started having issues with ED back in April. He could get an erection easily but it would not last. His doctor felt a mass near his testicle and thought it might be testicular cancer, so he sent him to get a CT scan. The apparent result was not cancer but a varicose vein that the doctor determined was causing the ED. He told him the solution would be to take Viagra for the rest of his life and that surgery wasn't feasible. Seems like he should get a second opinion.
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My compression stockings were way too tight around my calf. Now I have throbbing pain and numbness. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago1 answer
I'm an RN. Two nights ago my compression stockings (Dr. Schools knee-high) were way too tight around the calf. I have throbbing calf pain when I get up to walk, when I stand, and when I elevate my leg. I'm limping. My legs are typically swollen but the right is so sore and numb when elevated. No warmth or redness. Ibuprofen 800mg and Alleve no relief. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst? Has not improved since onset, which was within 2 hours of application. Leg is not discolored. Obese, FM hx DVT
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How do you remove a surgery clip?
Varicose Vein Surgery - 1 week ago1 answer
I had surgery about 25 years ago. Within the last 6-7 years I’ve had a small bump on my ankle and some pain. My primary physician thought it might be a bone spur. It is a clip and causing my a lot of pain. I want it out. How is that done? I need advice. Thanks.
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I have painful, unsightly veins in my ankles up to and including my toes. It's getting worse over time. Is there any hope of correcting this?
Varicose Vein Surgery - 1 week ago1 answer
I had my veins stripped approx. 15 yrs ago and have had ongoing sclerotherapy, mainly below the knee. I wear compression stockings as much as possible but not consistently. Thanks for any advice you can provide!
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I developed really visible veins on both my forefeet. When I walk they disappear but when I stand they are huge and bulking. Where is the problem?
General - 1 week ago2 answers
Vein doctor said there was no reflux and there was nothing to operate. Rheumatologist said I had no rheumatic problem. Plus, when I stand, the skin on my feet turns red and is itching and burning to the point I cant stand it. Compression stockings help but I feel I am too young (33) to wear them for the rest of my life.
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Is it safe to wear knee-high compression stockings 15-20mmHg during a long flight if you travel 1st class with a total reclining bed?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago2 answers
I have lymphedema that is mild to moderate in one foot and wear knee-high compression during flights.
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I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I would like to wear my custom knee-high stockings instead of full compression hose. Is that OK?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 2 weeks ago3 answers
I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I have been wearing compression stockings since my procedure. I had my hose and knee-high stockings custom fit, but the hose is horribly uncomfortable and restricting my activity. I am having no pain or swelling. I understand from recent research the full stockings offer more comfort and will not effect closure of my GSV.
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I had the ClosureFast vein ablation done on my left leg a few days ago. The procedure was extremely painful and uncomfortable. Is this normal?
ClosureFast - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I have fibromyalgia and am wondering if this might have contributed to the intense pain I felt during the ClosureFast procedure. I was mildly sedated with Xanax and Percocet, but they didn’t seem to have any effect on the pain. This was the most miserable medical procedure I’ve ever experienced, and that includes childbirth without drugs!
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Is laser or light therapy effective for clearing up very small capillaries?
Laser & Light Therapy - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I've had quite a bit of sclerotherapy at another vein clinic. The doctor said it won't work on the very small capillaries that I still have. I want to get laser or light therapy to finish up the cosmetic look of my legs. The varicose veins are taken care of already. Can I set up an appointment for laser or light therapy only? I don't want any other testing done.
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I've injected into the vein in my groin and now my leg is swollen. What should I do?
Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I've injected into the vein in my groin and now my leg is swollen. What should I do? I've taken aspirin and kept the leg elevated.
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I had a blood clot in my right thigh in 2007 and have noticed my veins are starting to get very noticeable. Would sclerotherapy benefit me?
Sclerotherapy - 2 weeks ago2 answers
I had a blood clot in my right thigh in 2007 and have noticed my veins are starting to get very noticeable. Would sclerotherapy benefit me?
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Would compression wear help with muscle ache cause by hormone treatments for cancer?
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago1 answer
Would compression wear help with muscle ache cause by hormone treatments for cancer?
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My compression socks are leaving a line at the top of my feet by the ankle. Every pair that claims to be my size does this. Are they too small?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Care - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I have venous insufficiency. I put compression socks on when there is no swelling; they stop the swelling completely. I use 15- 20mmhg. They all kind of bunch up at the top of my foot where it meets my leg, especially when I'm in a standing position. If I go to a larger shoe size, they go too high and pinch on the back of my knee. What can I do about this?
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How long after phlebectomy on both legs can I get back to my on-your-feet job?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 3 weeks ago1 answer
Hi, I spend a lot of time on my feet for work (all day sometimes). How soon after a phlebectomy on both legs can I start to spend the day standing up?
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Can I take off the compression socks during the day and wear them again after exercise?
Venous Reflux Exams - 3 weeks ago1 answer
I'm wearing my compression socks first thing in the morning, but my exercise routine is in the middle of the day, around 12 am. Is it ok to take them off for exercise and showering, then put them back on? My exercise and shower routine usually takes 2 hours. Thank you so much in advance.
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Is it safe to take ibuprofen or Midol around the time of your sclerotherapy procedure?
Sclerotherapy - 3 weeks ago1 answer
I have had 2 sclerotherapy procedures, with the 3rd coming this Friday. Is it safe to take midol or ibuprofen around the time of my next session?
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