I am nearly two months post-EVLT and just found two lumps on my calf two or three days ago. There is no accompanying pain until I push on the lumps. I exercise regularly. I sit at a desk most of the day but get up every hour & a half to two hours to walk around. I had to have nine total procedures on both legs.
I'm a 36-year-old female based in Ireland. I had surgery 9 days ago, where they made a groin incision and some smaller incisions down my right leg to my calf. I'm finding the recovery very hard. My right leg is very bruised and sore, but what's worrying me is I have a hard lump under the groin incision and my upper thigh is quite swollen still. I also have pain in my right lower back (kidney area). Is this normal? I also woke up yesterday with a low-grade fever and flu-type pains.
I had EVLT and phlebectomy on my leg. My procedure was 1 1/2 wks ago. Went to my follow up and took the steri-strips off—everything looked good. Two days after follow-up, I noticed tenderness, redness, a little swelling. When I pushed the incision site, a little blood and fluid came out. Is it OK to clean the site and put antibiotic ointment on it? Or, should I wait to make an appointment with my doctor if it gets worse?
I have been going to physical therapy for lymphedema since 2011. Is there a specialist who can do more? The lymphedema is in my left arm and the upper torso surrounding the area. A scar from the surgeries I've had, make the area very tender and painful a lot of the time.
I have very tired calves & heels that come primarily from walking all day at my job. I work between 28-37 hours weekly (it varies). My step count averages between 11,000-14,000 steps monthly. I have tried Epsom salt, have used an electric foot massage, and even wear 15-20 mmHg compression socks. I also wear Hoka One One Clifton 5 shoes, which are only 1 month old. No matter what, I still feel pain. What should I do?
I'm 80 years old and have knotty veins at the top of my left leg. I don't have any pain. I walk 8,000 steps a day. I bought compression stockings from the same company online to hopefully keep from having further problems. Am I doing more damage wearing them than not? Thank you.
A nurse has been injecting my reticular veins and spider veins. This time around, she said she will only inject the spider veins. I'm not comfortable with this as I believe the reticular veins are feeding my spider veins. I had a Doppler ultrasound (she used the small handheld device) where she checked to see if there were any underlying vein issues and said there was none. I’m not convinced. I require another 2 - 3 treatments after this. Advice?
I've had sclerotherapy treatment on the back on my calf to reduce the size of my varicose vein. I am looking to get 3D Lipo, also known as fat freezing or CoolSculpting, on the back of the treated calf. How long should I wait to get this done?
My 74-year-old stepmom is diabetic and has had open heart surgery. She is being told she can have the ClosureFast procedure to treat her varicose veins, which are very bad. She's nervous. Is ClosureFast safe for her?
I just had the endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and foam sclerotherapy yesterday. I came home and slept a good amount. For the most part, I feel pretty good. I'm a little swollen and achy around the insertion site, but more than anything I'm fatigued and my energy levels are null. I am an always-on-the-go kind of person. Is my fatigue normal? If so, why does this occur and for how long?
I am 34 years old and in good health; I exercise daily. I've been diagnosed with reflux in the deep veins (at 2.5 and 4 seconds). What are my treatment options? Is compression possible? What about my prognosis?