I had a procedure to close saphenous veins on both legs. Two wks ago, the doctor performed endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) on the left. However, today, he decided to do ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) on the right leg. His reasoning was that the saphenous vein on my right leg was too close to the skin. If he does EVLT it will leave a track on my skin. Does it make sense that the doctor did a different procedure on each leg? I am pretty upset by this due to poor success rate for UGFS.
I have a varicose vein in my left leg. My vein specialist said that I had reflux in both legs, even though I am only symptomatic in the left. Do I treat both legs? I was scheduled to do laser ablation on both legs. I canceled the right leg, only because it doesn’t hurt and doesn’t have a visible varicose vein. The left leg is the one with a visible vein and symptoms. Will treating the visible left leg help the right leg that is not symptomatic but that has reflux?
I have had three sessions of sclerotherapy and my veins look the same. I had these done for reticular veins. The nurse who treated me is excellent and I did a Doppler beforehand. I have my final session in December, along with a follow-up. It’s been 12 weeks now. Is this normal? Should I give it more time?
I was recently diagnosed with pelvic congestive syndrome (PCS) and was advised not to have pelvic vein embolization if I want kids in the future. I was put on water pills to reduce bloating but the pain is not subsiding. I don't want to risk infertility but I also don't want to continue being in pain every day.
14 days post-procedure (CPT 37766/36475) I have a burning sensation at the location of the incision. I went back to the office and they determined no clots or sign of infection at the incision site; however, the burning is worsening by the day.
I’m 6 weeks out of a leg cast after ORIF due to breaking my fibula above the ankle. I developed a DVT in my upper thigh during treatment. I’m on blood thinners now for a while (Rivaoxyban). My leg and foot are still swollen and it's painful to walk.
My husband started having issues with ED back in April. He could get an erection easily but it would not last. His doctor felt a mass near his testicle and thought it might be testicular cancer, so he sent him to get a CT scan. The apparent result was not cancer but a varicose vein that the doctor determined was causing the ED. He told him the solution would be to take Viagra for the rest of his life and that surgery wasn't feasible. Seems like he should get a second opinion.
I'm an RN. Two nights ago my compression stockings (Dr. Schools knee-high) were way too tight around the calf. I have throbbing calf pain when I get up to walk, when I stand, and when I elevate my leg. I'm limping. My legs are typically swollen but the right is so sore and numb when elevated. No warmth or redness. Ibuprofen 800mg and Alleve no relief. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst? Has not improved since onset, which was within 2 hours of application. Leg is not discolored. Obese, FM hx DVT
I had surgery about 25 years ago. Within the last 6-7 years I’ve had a small bump on my ankle and some pain. My primary physician thought it might be a bone spur. It is a clip and causing my a lot of pain. I want it out. How is that done? I need advice. Thanks.
I had my veins stripped approx. 15 yrs ago and have had ongoing sclerotherapy, mainly below the knee. I wear compression stockings as much as possible but not consistently. Thanks for any advice you can provide!
Vein doctor said there was no reflux and there was nothing to operate. Rheumatologist said I had no rheumatic problem. Plus, when I stand, the skin on my feet turns red and is itching and burning to the point I cant stand it. Compression stockings help but I feel I am too young (33) to wear them for the rest of my life.
I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I have been wearing compression stockings since my procedure. I had my hose and knee-high stockings custom fit, but the hose is horribly uncomfortable and restricting my activity. I am having no pain or swelling. I understand from recent research the full stockings offer more comfort and will not effect closure of my GSV.
I have fibromyalgia and am wondering if this might have contributed to the intense pain I felt during the ClosureFast procedure. I was mildly sedated with Xanax and Percocet, but they didn’t seem to have any effect on the pain. This was the most miserable medical procedure I’ve ever experienced, and that includes childbirth without drugs!