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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?
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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?
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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?
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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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Can combination treatments of sclerotherapy and Vein Gogh laser take more than 11 treatments for the majority of veins to disappear?
VeinGogh - 1 answer
I have had 11 combination treatments of sclerotherapy and Vein Gogh over 15 months. Right leg has numerous clusters of veins on the upper inside thigh, inner knee and back of the knee, along with lower leg and ankle. Some have lightened or improved somewhat but the majority are still present. I am getting impatient as most doctor's say 5-6 treatments will yield the disappearance of these veins. I have brown staining that is still with me after 6 months as well. FYI, I am still treating.
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Does it make sense to perform a different procedure on each leg to treat reflux in the saphenous veins?
I had a procedure to close saphenous veins on both legs. Two wks ago, the doctor performed endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) on the left. However, today, he decided to do ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) on the right leg. His reasoning was that the saphenous vein on my right leg was too close to the skin. If he does EVLT it will leave a track on my skin. Does it make sense that the doctor did a different procedure on each leg? I am pretty upset by this due to poor success rate for UGFS.
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Do you know any qualified doctors in Wichita Kansas or in the surrounding area who treat lymphedema and cellulitis?
My nephew, who is 23, has been dealing with this for years and within the past two years has been hospitalized three times. Any information would be helpful. Thanks!
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I have a varicose vein in my left leg. Vein spec said that I had reflux in both legs, even though I am only symptomatic in left. Do I treat both legs?
I have a varicose vein in my left leg. My vein specialist said that I had reflux in both legs, even though I am only symptomatic in the left. Do I treat both legs? I was scheduled to do laser ablation on both legs. I canceled the right leg, only because it doesn’t hurt and doesn’t have a visible varicose vein. The left leg is the one with a visible vein and symptoms. Will treating the visible left leg help the right leg that is not symptomatic but that has reflux?
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How long does it take for numbness in the right foot and ankle to subside after EVLT?
EVLT - 2 answers
It's been 7 months since I was treated with endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). My right foot and ankle are still numb. When will the numbness go away?
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