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How long after surgery on your leg will the numbness and aches last?
This pain occurs after I have been active on my legs. My varicose vein surgery was about five months ago. Read more
Will compression stockings cut off my circulation?
It seems like tight clothes wouldn't benefit circulation. Read more
What is in the saline solution they use in Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 12 answers
What chemicals are in the saline solution and does it have mercury in it and if not what is in it? what are the side effects if any. Read more
What is the best level of compression for a RN?
I would like "save" my legs and buy compression stockings. I dont have any other medical problems that would require me to use the stockings other that I am a nurse and am on my feet a lot. What level of comr... Read more
I have burning pain at my incision site, is this normal?
I have burning pain at my incision site 3 weeks after endovenous laser ablation. It isn't constant, just when it is touched or rubbed. Could this be nerve damage or a hair follicle that is irritated from the in... Read more
Is Pelvic Congestion Symdrome life threatening if left untreated?
Is Pelvic Congestion Symdrome life threatening if left untreated? Read more
Why are the Veins in my legs suddenly more visible?
General - 1 answer
I have always had visible veins in my legs. Recently I started my career in yachting which requires walking or standing all day. After a two week charter, the veins in my legs have become extremely visible and... Read more
Are there long-term side effects or considerations in removing the saphenous vein?
VNUS - 7 answers
I am 34 years old and want to proceed with VNUS and phlebectomy as a treatment for saphenous vein reflux. I have unsightly red, blue, and brown spots and enlarged veins on my feet. Are there any long-term effec... Read more
How long should I wear compression stockings after a C-section and when is it ok to take them off for a while?
I am wearing compression stockings and was wondering how long should I wear them? Six and a half weeks after my C-section, I am still not mobile much. Read more
Are footless compression stockings just as effective as full-coverage hose following endovenous laser ablation?
My vascular surgeon did an ultrasound and prescribed endovenous laser ablation. She also suggested that I wear compression stockings after the procedure. However, due to severe psoriasis and eczema on my feet, ... Read more
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Blue visible veins all over my body?
Sclerotherapy - 4 answers
I recently just noticed that all of my veins are visible all over my body, including a few in the chest area....is this normal? I'm currently on Accutane too. Read more
Is it OK to use an elastic bandage instead of compression stockings following sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 11 answers
I had a sclerotherapy treatment, but instead of being prescribed compression stockings, my doctor advised me to use an elastic bandage. Is the bandage just as effective as compression stockings? Read more
How much recovery time do I need after EVLT?
EVLT - 1 answer
How much time should I expect to take off work? Read more
Can Hemosiderin staining be removed?
Venous Reflux Exams - 10 answers
I was told when I was 42 that I have PAD and leaking valves in my lower legs causing Hemosiderin staining. Is there anything that can be done to remove the staining from my legs? Read more
What is the recovery procedure after the vein is removed ?
What is the recovery procedure after the vein is removed? For example, do I have to sit and rest it and how long will i need off work? Read more
Should a diabetic wear compression stockings 24 hours daily?
Should compression stockings be worn 24 hours per day continuously or not just worn at bedtime? Read more
What are the risks and benefits of the VNUS closure procedure?
VNUS - 8 answers
I am 34 years old and have severe spider veins. My legs ache sometimes, but there is no sign of swelling. My left GS has .66 sec reflux. The right was WNL. I am a runner and of normal weight. A vascular surgeon... Read more
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