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Why do I have a dull, heavy, aching feeling when I wear compression socks? How can this be fixed?
General - 1 answer
I have worn 20-30 mmHg compression socks. My left leg has a dull, heavy, aching feeling when I wear the socks. My right leg is fine. I recently went down to 15-20 mmHg but the same thing is happening. Why is this happening and how can I fix it? I wear them for preventative measures as I sit at a computer for 40 hrs a week.
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Should I have all my refluxing superficial veins injected?
ClariVein - 1 answer
I’m a 45-year-old male who had ClariVein treatment on his GSV (both legs) and SSV (right leg). After 6 weeks, I still had a lot of heaviness. The ultrasound technician said I had several other veins in my rt leg by my ankle that were refluxing. They injected some with foam sclerotherapy and now, 3 weeks later, my foot feels heavy and numb. Another ultrasound saw more refluxing veins near my ankle. My symptoms are worse than before I had anything done.
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Should I wait until I stop birth control before getting vein ablation and stripping?
I had vein ablation and stripping 6 years ago, then I got pregnant and developed varicose veins again. They seem to be getting worse since starting birth control 20 months ago. I’ve read some things about how hormones can effect your valves.
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Can blood coagulation from sclerotherapy be evacuated 8 weeks post-procedure?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
After sclerotherapy, I have what looks like a hard black marble under my skin. It is a blood coagulation. My doctor does not want to evacuate it because he says it can scar. Can blood coagulation from sclerotherapy be evacuated 8 weeks post-procedure?
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I had a phlebectomy 3 days ago. My thigh-high compression stockings cut right through a large bruise, making it painful. Can I stop wearing stockings?
Phlebectomy - 1 answer
I had a phlebectomy 3 days ago on my leg, almost up to the hip. My thigh-high compression stockings cut right through a large bruise, making it painful. I don't have full compression stockings, nor do I want to buy and wear them in this summer heat. Is it okay to stop wearing the compression stockings if they make things worse instead of better?
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Is it safe to stop wearing compression stockings 2 weeks after endovenous laser treatment and phlebectomy?
EVLT - 2 answers
I had endovenous laser treatment and phlebectomy. My doctor recommends I wear thigh-high stockings day and night for 2 weeks. Is it safe to completely stop wearing them after this period?
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If I've had endovenous laser ablation, can I return to heavy weightlifting before 6 weeks?
I am an avid heavy weightlifter (5-6 times a week). The physician said no weightlifting for 6 weeks. Do I really need to wait this long? Can I resume before this timeline?
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Will lifting my children after endovenous laser ablation cause damage?
I had laser ablation performed on one leg 5 days ago. My partner is due to go back to work tomorrow and we have 2 toddlers. My question is, could I do damage by lifting my kids? I can avoid lifting my 3-year-old but not my 16-month-old.
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Will sclerotherapy on feet or around ankles potentially compromise capillary beds or arteries in those areas?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
My vascular surgeon won't treat small/medium varicose veins on my ankles and feet because he says they are too close to the capillary beds and arteries. He doesn't want to risk accidentally closing off those areas too. Is this a normal concern for vascular surgeons or vein professionals?
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If you have spider veins in your lateral thigh, should treatment begin in the knee or upper thigh?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 2 answers
I have spider veins in my lateral thigh. Should treatment begin in the knee or upper thigh?
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Why would a doctor recommend a patient wear compression stockings for life?
I had endovenous laser ablation and phlebectomy, yet my doctor still suggests I wear compression stockings for life. I'm so disappointed. I originally wanted spider vein treated but I had to have the phlebectomies first. If I have to wear those torture devices anyway, I don't see the sense of having anything done. I had no swelling or problems other than aching, which would come and go.
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I had laser treatment on a small spider vein in my leg. The area is now dark. Is this normal? How long will it last?
I had laser treatment on a small spider vein in my leg. The area is now dark and looks like a black bruise. Is this normal? How long will it last?
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Do you know why a limb would remain swollen after successful endovenous laser treatment?
EVLT - 1 answer
My husband had endovenous laser treatment. Things went very smoothly after the procedure. He had it done because of chronic swelling of his foot and recurring cellulitis. He uses the pump daily now but the swelling never went down. It is still as swollen as it was before and his doctor doesn't really know why. Do you have any clue?
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I still have a 6" blue vein that visible on my leg 2 years after lower leg ablation. Do I need sclerotherapy or vein stripping?
I had an ablation on my lower leg 2 years ago. There is still a visible blue vein on my leg that's 6”. Do I need sclerotherapy or vein stripping?
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My veins bulge and are more prominent now. Is there a chance they will go back to a normal size? What treatment to take?
Hello, I'm worried about my arm veins. They are bulging and more prominent now. I'm a 35-year-old tall and slim woman. I have a one-year old boy who I often carry on my arms. I exercised regularly at home for about 4 months. Now, I don't exercise for the fear of getting my veins worse. Can you help me. Thank you in advance.
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