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Ambulatory Phlebectomy Questions

Can a phlebotomy remove/treat a perforator vein?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 week ago2 answers
I did my ultrasound at a different place from where I did my procedure. The place where I did my ultrasound said that the main problem was re-flux from a perforator. The place I ended up doing my procedure lasered my lesser saf. and did ambulatory phlebotomy for the remaining veins (including he said for the perforator). I am skeptical that a phlebotomy can reach a perforator, and afraid the issue may not have been treated.
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Is it possible to do a phlebectomy on a refluxing perforator vein and likely remove it for good without a laser or other methods?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 2 weeks ago3 answers
I had ambulatory phlebectomy preformed on my varicose vein and (according to my doctor) a preforatoring vein that I was concerned was causing the reflux. He said doing an ambulatory phlebectomy on the perforator was almost as successful as the laser treatment. I am slightly skeptical from what I have read. A different place that I had the ultra sound done said that the reflux was coming from a perforator vein and not the greater or lesser saf. veins (my lesser was lasered in the procedure).
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What is the risk of performing a second stripping surgery on a saphanenous vein that regenerated? Could the cramping symptoms worsen?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 month ago3 answers
My original surgery occurred 2 years ago. My dermatologist who now does vein procedures told me that I should never have had the surgery given my age (42). He seems to believe that laser may help my issues. I recently went to a vascular surgeon to get a second opinion. Given the size of the saphenous vein (17mm) he feels that a second stripping procedure would be my best bet. I am a very active cyclist and worried that another procedure may worsen my cramping and swelling:function of my leg.
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After ambulatory phlebectomy I have a large blister under one of the steri strips. What should I do?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 month ago3 answers
I have a large blister under one of the steri strips. The area around it is warm, and the warmth increases as you touch closer to the blister. There are other areas where phlebectomy was performed, and they are not warm to the touch.
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Can removal of veins and the ablation of greater and lesser saphenous veins lead to an increase in the number of varicose veins?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 3 months ago2 answers
Two years after having my greater and lesser saphenous veins ablated in both legs and some varicose veins removed (stab phlebotomy) in my right leg, I have now developed a considerable amount of varicose veins in the right leg. I'm concerned about having them removed now, thinking it will cause pressure on other veins and I'll get even more of them.
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What's the name of the procedure that involves a few cuts and the vein is pulled out?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 5 months ago1 answer
How many weeks after this procedure do I have to wear compression stockings, and how many weeks I have to avoid dancing or yoga? Can I do a Graston Technique in my knee after this type of surgery?
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Can i wear compression stockings on a arterial ulcer?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 6 months ago1 answer
I had my artery ballooned in my leg last week to help heal my leg ulcer. Should I wear a compression stocking? There is no mention of this in my discharge letter.
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After an ablation/phlebotomy will I need another phlebectomy if any veins return after pregnancy, or will sclero suffice?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 6 months ago4 answers
I had ablation on the main veins in my legs followed with a phlebotomy to remove all visible veins. I am currently pregnant and you can see the whole vein in the side of my leg. I know after delivery it will get better, but some bumps and rigids have surfaced and I'm worried I'll need treatment again. Will I need to go through with the full treatment or will sclerotherapy suffice?
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Is it normal to not have anesthesia for foam sclerotherapy and laser treatment for leg veins? I had a lot of pain.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 6 months ago2 answers
My doctor didn't use any anesthetic in the back of my leg. He said he would not see the vein yet. He put two bottles in the front of my leg and the nurse looked horrified at this. I felt everything he did, even when he cut my leg with a scalpel. Was this right? I would like to know as I am going back for the other leg to be done and I am very scared of the pain. Should I complain.
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Is the healing process after ablation and phlebectomy hindered if I have not been taking the ibuprofin 3 times a day?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 7 months ago4 answers
I have been taking 400 milligrams of ibuprofen twice daily. I did not read my discharge instructions carefully as it indicated 600 milligrams 3 times a day with meals.
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Why are my veins below the phlebectomy procedure still full of blood?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 8 months ago2 answers
My phlebectomy was done seven weeks ago.
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Just had stripping surgery to treat sapheno-popliteal (right) and sapheno-femioral (left). Was stripping the best treatment?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 9 months ago1 answer
Legs are numb and freezing. Looking upon the site, I'm concerned about whether stripping was the best treatment. I'm day on 7 following op; pain has mostly gone, swelling and bruising all fine but both legs are numb and extremely sensitive to the cold. I'm wearing stockings, jogging bottoms and two pairs of socks and I'm still feel freezing cold and numb. Any advice greatly appreciated.
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I had ambulatory phlebectomy 9 days ago. The wraps came off two days ago. I know it is common to have lumps under the incisions.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 9 months ago3 answers
The lumps are very painful. I can't wear my comp socks because its painful to touch the area and I can barely bend my knee. It is very similar to the "charlie horse" pains I had prior to the surgery. When I first stand from sitting, I have horrible shooting pains and can't bear to put weight on my leg. I elevate it every night and still take pain meds and Nabumetone. I have Fibromyalgia, maybe that contributes. Can I use heating pad? Or light messager, and/or with heat option? Cold feels worse.
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My husband had a phlebectomy on both legs.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 10 months ago3 answers
His better leg before surgery is now numb from below knee to toes. He cannot walk because he does not feel. Doctor wants him to go to PT. How can that help if Dr. injured or cut nerve ? Is this normal? His doctor acted like he had no idea what could be going on. My husband cannot work. He was told he needed 1-2 days to recover.
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Should I sleep with compression stockings after a phlebectomy and radiofrequency ablation?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago5 answers
The first night I slept with my leg wrapped with bandage. The next day I took them off and I have been wearing compression stockings, but I'm not sure if I have to sleep with them. It is a little uncomfortable to sleep with them.
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I have been injecting drugs into my femoral vein. For the past few days the area has been very painful and swollen. Could I have a blood clots?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago1 answer
The area around the injection site is swollen and painful to the touch. I think I might have missed my vein when injecting, and am concerned I may possibly have an abscess. I am even more concerned that it is blood clots. I have been having trouble finding a vein there, so the area was already irritated from me poking it a bunch, plus pushing the needle in deep, and I think maybe the injection site is possibly getting infected. Should I see a doctor?
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I had a multiple phlebectomies on my left leg and EVLA on my rt. After the procedure, I see new varicose veins on my rt leg. Do I need them removed?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago3 answers
I had multiple phlebectomies on my left leg and EVLA on my right leg. After the procedure, I see new varicose veins (visible) on my right leg. The previous bulging veins have not completely gone yet. I presume that will take time? I had my procedure 6 days back. Should I have more veins removed?
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Can someone run out of connecting system veins if too many ambulatory phlebectomies are performed?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago2 answers
There are actually three levels of veins in the body: a superficial system, a deep system and a connecting system. The deep and connecting systems are not touched; therefore, once the superficial system is closed, blood will flow normally through the connecting system to the deep system without any change in the function of the leg. BUT, can one "run out" of connecting system veins at some point if too many ambulatory phlebectomies are performed?
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When wearing compression stockings, is it normal that they randomly get extremely tight?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago4 answers
I am post-ablation/phlebectomy and have been wearing compression hose stockings for 3 weeks. In the last week, the hose seem to randomly get tighter for about 5 to 10 min sporadically throughout the day. My stocking's compression is 20-30 mmHg.
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I had a phlebectomy. Following the procedure, I developed a long blue lump that had to be drained twice. It continues to fill up. Is this normal?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 year ago1 answer
I had a phlebectomy on my left leg 8 weeks ago. Following the procedure, I had many knots and developed a long blue lump (not in the area where the phlebectomy was performed) that had to be drained twice. I still have a knot on my ankle and the lump has filled up again. It is also red and sore. Is this normal? What can be done now? Also, I have a 12-hour flight scheduled in 2 days and I'm concerned. Should I wear compression stockings? Any other advice?
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