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14 days post-ELA I have a burning sensation. How do I manage this? Is everything OK?
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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.
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My relative still has ulcers after laser surgery. What should be done now?
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My relative, aged 75, underwent laser surgery when ulcers developed on her feet. Now, even after a month, there are ulcers still coming. Is this normal or is the surgery not efficient? What should be done now ?
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It has been one month since I had EVLA done on my right leg. Is it normal to still be experiencing aching throughout the calf area?
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Due to extreme cramping in the calf area, I had 2 sclerotherapy treatments on my right leg within 4 months. With continued pain in the ankle area, I had EVLA. I have very small veins and the sclerotherapy didn't reach the smaller veins. I had an ultrasound 5 days after EVLA and it was clear of blood clots, but I am still experiencing aching (no cramping) throughout my calf area. I even have aching after driving due to pushing the pedals. I use Arnicare and Epsom salt soaks.
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At what point does a rolled down compression sock do more harm than good? Feels like a tourniquet. What to do now?
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I ordered more compression socks online but it won’t come for two more days. What do I do until then? The markings on my leg are pretty deep & red from the rolled down elastic thigh-high top. Doc office is not concerned it does not fit. It’s the largest size XL they sell and doc said I have to wear. At what point does negative outweigh good? I have a 6-hour waitressing shift tomorrow & this will be down past my knee within 15 min—literally. They roll down within 4in of my knee.
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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.
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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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How should I treat pain associated with vein ablation?
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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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My mother underwent EVLT 4 months ago. After surgery the skin ulcers became worse, resulting in a big wound. How long before she's healed?
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My mother underwent EVLT 4 months ago. She had small skin ulcer before surgery. After surgery the skin ulcers around her ankle ruptured, resulting in a large wound that has yet to heal. In fact, the ulcers have gotten worse. How long before she's completely healed? What can be done about the ulcers?
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I had a venous laser ablation 10 days ago. Although the bruising is starting to go away I have this dull, constant pain. Is this normal?
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The pain occurs there whether I'm standing, going up and down the stairs, walking, or simply sitting. Is this normal, and will the pain subside and go away?
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After GSV ablation, one vein in front of my shin became prominent. Is this a varicose vein? How can it be managed?
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After GSV ablation, one vein in front of my shin became prominent. It is slightly bulging and itchy. Is this a varicose vein? How can it be managed? I was given an ultrasound and it states there is no reflux.
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I work as a long haul flight attendant. I recently had EVLT, foam sclerotherapy and phlebectomies. When can I safely return to work?
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I had EVLT, Foam Sclerotherapy and phlebectomies in the left leg week one. Week two I had EVLT and foam sclerotherapy only in the right leg.
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I have swelling and pain on my inner leg, from the top of my thigh to my knee, with a slight red color to it. Is this OK 2 weeks post op?
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I called the office when this started 10 days post EVLA. They had me come in and did an ultrasound, which they said was OK, and told me to put moist heat on. Since then it's become increasingly painful and swollen. I had the other leg done 3 days after and it's fine—no swelling. I called today and they were sure it was fine based on the previous ultrasound. I'm still worried because it went from a goose egg to the whole inside of my upper leg. I am a kidney transplant patient.
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Is it normal for the varicosities to be equally as prominent post op?
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I’m 5 days post bilateral EVLA to the LSV. I continuously wear compression garments 24/7. The left varicose bumps have disappeared but the right are equally as prominent as pre op. They are visible through the compression stockings. Is this a sign that the ablation hasn’t worked? I have no follow up scheduled, but have been reading up on sclerothrapy and subsequent phlebectomies. When is this usually carried out?
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Can I take Plan B after having a uterine ablation 9 yrs ago?
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I am 48 yrs old. I had an ablation about 9 years ago. I have not used birth control since. Never got PG. I'm now in a relationship with a man who has not had a vasectomy and am scared I could get pregnant. I have not bled or had a period since my ablation.
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I had endovenous laser ablation done. Can I fly one week after? My follow up visit isn’t until 2 weeks after.
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I was not given a lot of instructions after my procedure. I was told to either wear the wraps or compression stockings for two weeks after, and that was it on instructions. The only compression stockings I found appear to be too big, so I ordered different ones online. I am taking a trip, one week post procedure. Is flying okay, or should I be seeing the physician before the trip?
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Is it safe for me to do it 6 months after SVT?
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I had superficial vein thrombosis in both small and great saphenous veins 6 months ago. There are still thrombi in my veins. Great saphenous was ligated 12 years ago. The plan is to do ELA. The question: is this safe to do it now or wait a few more months? I have a LeidenV heterozygote mutation.
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I have swelling in my right leg and foot, before an after 2 ablations. Why is this?
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My doctor said I should have another ablation in the calf. Scheduled May 17 this year. It seems after the second ablation the swelling is worse. Why?
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Is their a 3 day vein ablation procedure for both legs?
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I was told I have venous insufficiency in both legs and that the veins running on the back side of my legs and the side of them are not functioning correctly so they suggest having a laser ablation but I was told its done in stages I would go in for three days an hour a day to get this done. Now is that normal for this procedure?
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What are the best ways to judge a doctor’s qualifications for vein treatment?
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My veins are in horrible shape, and I was recently told that I would need 5 different ablation procedures and 6 Sclerotherapy appointments afterwards. I had my first VNUS procedure on the greater saphenous vein, and when I returned for the follow-up ultrasound, I was informed that the vein did not close. Does this mean I should consider another doctor? I have met with one hospital-based practice and one vein clinic and I’m just not sure how to assess who is best qualified for these procedures.
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