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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? Read more
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-ol... Read more
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 ar... Read more
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? Read more
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 phlebectom... Read more
I had small thread veins in my face treated over a month and a half ago. My face is far more blotchier than before. Will this go way?
I had small thread veins in my face treated over a month and a half ago. The thread veins/mild rosacea (veins/redness no spots) was tested with the small microwave needle injected. The veins scabbed up and fell... Read more
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? Read more
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 swel... Read more
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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? Read more
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 a... Read more
I have green veins in my legs, hands, chest, hips and a bit in my lower abdomen. I'm only 16 years of age. Is this normal or not?
I have green veins in my legs, hands, chest, hips and a bit in my lower abdomen. I'm only 16 years of age. Is this normal or not? Read more
Does laser treatment successfully treat severe varicose veins in the legs?
I am 43 years old and have dealt with varicose veins since my 20's. I am at my wits end with them; I suffer pain. I was assessed by a surgeon for vein stripping. It was decided that my veins were too complex an... Read more
I have bulging veins that burn, ache, and itch. An area around one leg even goes numb. What should I do about this?
I'm obese and post-menopausal. On the front of my left upper thigh, I have 4 small rock-like bulges that are in a straight row. At times they burn and ache; sometimes they are larger than other times. I take co... Read more
Is it safe to take an 11-hour flight if I have a superficial blood clot in one of my legs?
I have some redness and bruise-like pain (only on touching) on the front of my lower left leg. These symptoms are occurring near an area of varicose veins. I've been told I have a superficial blood clot that wi... Read more
Does having a superficial blood clot in my varicose vein greatly increase my risk of DVT? How soon before I can fly long haul?
EVTA - 1 answer
I have painful, severe varicose veins in my rt leg. I also have swelling/pain/heaviness in both. Last year, a vein surgeon confirmed this is due to problems with veins in both legs and suggested EVLA and sclero... Read more
How should compression socks be worn to treat pregnancy-related varicose veins? Should I wear them from morning to night? Are they reusable?
I am 25 weeks pregnant. I recently started wearing knee-high compression stockings. My mom had varicose veins during her pregnancy, so I believe it’s hereditary. I am starting to show a bit of varicose veins ... Read more
How long should I wear compression socks after having plates put into my arm? Can I take them off at night?
I had a accident on Sunday that caused bones in my right arm to break. I have been wearing compression socks. I wasn't told when to take them off. Do you know how long I should wear them? Read more
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