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I have swelling and pain in my lft knee. Could it be from venous reflux in my rt leg, or due to injury of that knee?
Venous Ultrasound - 2 answers
I fell pretty hard last November on my left knee, and it is really tender behind the knee. I also have swelling from knee to foot. Can the venous reflux on the right cause the swellng on the left leg, or might the injured knee be the problem? Over the last six months I have flown twice and have had several long car trips.
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What is the likelihood varicose veins will return after VenaSeal? What is the timetable for it?
VenaSeal - 1 answer
I've been considering VenaSeal, but have questions about the results. What is the likelihood varicose veins will return after VenaSeal? What is the timetable for it?
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Which puts me at greater risk for DVT and infection, varicosity or the VenaSeal procedure?
VenaSeal - 1 answer
I am a complicated 60-year-old kidney transplant patient who, despite this, actively runs and speed walks 2-3 miles 4-5 times a week. Should I be concerned about DVT's and further clots, as well as infection. VenaSeal has been recommended by my physician. What puts me at a greater risk, the varicosity or the VenaSeal procedure? My ultrasound is consistent with GSV scarring and possible clot in past, along with HX of 3 superficial clots in knee area.
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My thick, twisting GSV tributaries were treated with foam sclerotherapy, but they are still exactly the same after treatment. What are my options?
Phlebectomy - 2 answers
I had my GSV ablated to resolve the reflux, and the tributaries were injected with foam sclerotherapy during the same procedure. They are still visible after treatment. My doctor insists on another round of sclerotherapy to treat them, but I am concerned due to their size it won't be effective. Are there any other options to resolve the visible tributaries? Also, for bulging surface veins below the ablated vein, does that mean some other reflux is still present?
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How long after ELA can I fast dance, which includes turns with 3 weight changes from foot to foot? I thought I could do anything after 2 weeks.
Three weeks ago I had ELA of my GSV and SSV (right leg) the same day. I had the GSV of my left leg treated 2 wks after the right. I haven't had to take any pain meds. My legs don't really feel completely normal. My right ankle seems weak and a little sore. My heel feels odd too. Not noticing much with my left leg. I'm in perfect health. Can I dance, walk 3 miles with hills, trampoline, aerobic rider, step aerobics, ride a bike 4 miles? When?
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Are thigh-high compression socks supposed to leave indents where the silicone band is?
It’s my first day wearing thigh-high compression socks, so I know there is an adjustment period. However, I have skin indents from the band that aren't really red and itchy. Are these indents normal? Are the compression socks too tight?
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Do I have an ulcer after scelerotherapy? Or, is it an infection?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
I developed a mark on my outer thigh area straight after sclerotherapy. It is only about 1.5 cm long, but it feels like a burn. There is also a smaller mark nearby. It is dark red with a brighter red outline around it, and is slightly cratered a millimeter deep. Dr gave me antibiotics; she said I have an infection but she didn’t say anything else. I’m worried I will end up with a scar. How do I know if it’s just an infection or if it's an ulcer?
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I had procedures to close a varicose vein in my leg 7 days ago. Now, I have a hard, painful ball under the skin at one of incision sites. Normal?
I had procedures to close a varicose vein in my leg 7 days ago. Work was done with laser and also some kind of medication. The doc told me he used 3 percent of medication because 2 other attempts failed. Now, I have a hard, painful ball under the skin at one of incision sites. Is this normal?
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The flight socks I bought are causing pain inside my knee. Is there an alternative that would not dig in under my knee when sitting?
I don't have DVT, but most of the females in my family do. I am flying for 7 hours, followed by a 12-hour stop over & another 6 hr flight.. I bought a pair of flight socks (XL), which were measured and advised. They were still super tight, but bearable. After a few minutes, I had bad pain inside my knee, where the top of the sock finished and was cutting in. Can you advise an alternative please? Many thanks!
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How should I treat pain associated with vein ablation?
I had a vein ablation a week ago and am having pain in the area that was ablated, which is near the junction of the saphenous vein. At this point, should I be using ice and elevation or warm compress on the affected area? Using ice and elevation causes bad pain when I get up and then afterwards for awhile. I am on Eliquis, so NSAIDS are not recommended, unfortunately. I am wearing compression stockings and there is pain in the area that was treated, almost like an occlusion.
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I have a blood clot. Doc said I should wear compression socks for the rest of my life, but didn't say if it should be both day & night. What to do?
I have a blood clot. The doc said I should wear compression socks for the rest of my life, but didn't say if it should be both day and night. What should I do? The doctor said I would be on blood thinners for 3 months, so I was assuming I'd wear the stockings day and night for at least 3 months, but now I'm reading on this website that you shouldn't wear the compression socks overnight sometimes. What should I do?
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A year after ablation I have burning small vein in my inner thigh. Ultrasound found I have anterior vein reflux. Should I have another ablation?
A year after ablation I have burning small veins appearing in my inner thigh. It is painful. The ultrasound determined anterior vein reflux, and my doc suggests another ablation. Is it absolutely necessary? May I develop new varicose veins if I don't have it done? Am I having neovascularization?
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Who treats a pseudoaneurysm of the groin?
General - 2 answers
I have a pseudoaneurysm in my groin. I'm trying to figure out which medical professional I should see for treatment. Who do you suggest?
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My vein specialist won't treat me until my swelling is under control. Are at-home compression pumps dangerous to use? Can I be shown how to use it?
My vein specialist won't treat me with laser or injections until I get the swelling under control with a compression pump. Are at-home compression pumps dangerous to use? I have difficulty learning and I am afraid that I may make my situation worse. Are there individuals who would come to my home a few times to teach me and see that I do not make a mistake?
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Is it normal after an IV for the vein to harden about 8 inches and also be extremely sore?
I had an IV about 8 days ago. Since then, the vein has hardened from my elbow to my wrist, and it is very sore. Is it normal after an IV for the vein to harden about 8 inches and also be extremely sore?
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I had ablation of my GSV 12 days ago. Now I have pain in my groin and along the upper thigh. Can I massage the areas?
VNUS - 2 answers
I had ablation of my GSV 12 days ago. I am now suffering from pain at the groin and along the upper thigh that follows the path of the GSV. I have read that I can massage the groin area with light pressure. However, could that cause the vein to reopen? I am due to see my treating doctor in 3 days but needed some relief now.
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I have a 'V' shaped vein on my forehead. It's apparent when I laugh, smile or perform facial actions. Can it be stripped or filled with fillers?
I have some kind of 'V' shaped vein on my forehead. It's apparent when I laugh, smile or perform other facial actions. A surgeon performed one treatment of sclerotherapy and vascular laser (on the same day). There have been no significant changes. Would dermal fillers be appropriate? What about surgically stripping and ablating the vein?
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Is it common for endovenous radiofrequency ablation of left great sapheneous vein and phlebectomy to require general anesthesia?
My mom has venous insufficiency and is getting her varicose veins treated with RF ablation and stab phlebectomy (10-20 stab incisions). The doctor and anesthesiologist want to put her under general or spinal anesthesia. I asked if general anesthesia was necessary or could she do with just tumescent and sedation. They said this procedure would be too painful with just local tumescent and sedation. Is this true? They also told me that they do most of their RF ablation under general.
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Will 15-20mmhg compression socks be painful if I wear them while during my sit-down job? Also, what am I supposed to feel while I wear them?
I have had a lot of mild swelling in my legs and ankles recently. I have sciatica issues, herniated disc (L5), no ACL, crooked leg and other health issues. Will 15-20mmhg compression socks be painful if I wear them while during my sit-down job? Also, what am I supposed to feel while I wear them?
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