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Is laser or light therapy effective for clearing up very small capillaries?
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?
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 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?
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?
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?
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?
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 - 1 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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How do you stop the spread of ankle swelling?
I had laser ablation to treat ankle swelling, but had no improvement. The swelling keeps spreading to the feet and now up the legs. Compression garments, keeping feet elevated, walking and dancing have no effect. Both legs keep getting worse. Blood tests for liver and kidney problems are normal. Ultrasound results before and after ablation were never explained. How do I get the swelling under control?
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I had hip replacement surgery on Monday. Can I take the compression socks off at night?
I had hip replacement surgery on Monday. Can I take the compression socks off at night?
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My fiance has a vein on the side of his forehead. What are his options for removal of this vein? Is this something that can be done in an office?
My fiance has a vein on the side of his forehead. What are his options for removal of this vein? Is this something that can be done in an office? What's the cost?
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Can you tell me if having great calf pain still after 6 weeks on Eliquis for a gastrocnemius blood clot is likely?
Difficulty walking. Painful jolts in calf. I'm praying it's not nerve damage. Injury date (slipped onto our dock) was 8/7/18. Diagnosed with a clot 8/31/18. 3 ultrasound over these 6 weeks show the clot is the same size. Wondering could all this pain still be from clot? I'm very frustrated. Thank you for your help.
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Is it OK for my hands to be uncomfortably squeezed by my large veins when they hang by my side?
Vein Treatments - 1 answer
I inherited large veins, and my hands and wrists seem unproportionate to each other. I don't know if that has anything to do with anything, but you know when your hands go down and gravity fills your veins with blood, we'll my hands feel so squeezed and I hate it. I don't know what could be done.
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I was diagnosed with DVT 1 week ago. I have blood clots in my left lower calf and take Xarelto. Do you recommend compression stockings?
I had a stress fracture on my left upper shinbone a few weeks ago and blood clots formed as a result of leg inactivity. I’ve been suffering from frequent muscle spasms a day and heard that compression stocking may help. I also heard that compression stocking may break blood clots loose, which may result in PE. Does compression stocking really help or harm by breaking blood clots loose??
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How do I keep my heel from hurting with compression?
I am 10 years old. I have an ankle sprain and ligament tear. I wear airlock in the morning and ankle compression in the night. My heel starts paining. What to do?
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i wear full-length compression stockings but they push the fluid from my legs to my groin. What should I do?
I wear full-length compression stockings but they push the fluid from my legs to my groin and it becomes more uncomfortable and takes a week to clear. What to do? I wear them as had bladder cancer 2017 and was on life support in 2016.
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Is phlebectomy necessary after VNUS procedure?
VNUS - 2 answers
I went to a vein clinic (Dr 1) for my varicose and spider veins and was referred to a vascular surgeon (Dr 2). VNUS was done on my greater saphenous by Dr 2. I'm 3 weeks post-procedure and Dr 1 called today to start scheduling for my spider vein injections, but they also want to do phlebectomy on my now closed vein. Is this normal? Dr 2 said the vein would become scar tissue and reabsorbed by my body? Is it necessary to still have phlebectomy after VNUS? What's typical post-procedure?
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After VenaSeal, I have pain and bruising running from my knee up to my inner thigh. What should I do?
VenaSeal - 2 answers
I had the VenaSeal procedure on my saphenous vein. I have pain but my doctor won't address it. Now, at 2 weeks, I have bruising running from my knee up to my inner thigh. What should I do?
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What's your advice for a long-haul flight if I have a history of medial gastrocnemius vein thrombosis that is aggravated by air travel?
A recent history of medial gastrocnemius vein thrombosis without any extension into the deep veins, provoked by air travel, treated with Rivaroxaban for 3 months. I am a mid-age male, physically active, no regular medication or any other health issues. What would be your advice for my next upcoming long-haul flight?
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Should I continue to wear compression hose after EVLT and phlebectomy if I'm on my feet all day?
EVLT - 1 answer
I had EVLT and phlebectomy. I'm passed the point of wearing compression stockings as part of my post-care treatment. I’m on my feet all day. Should I continue to wear stockings? My concern is getting additional varicose veins later on. But my doc says that having had an EVLT stops the source of the problem, so I shouldn’t be worried about that.
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