It’s my 1st week in Vietnam and I’m here for an additional two-and-a-half weeks. My doctor closed up a vein in my groin area 5 weeks ago. I’ve just noticed on my thigh that the veins have turned brown and a small bit has changed to red (not much). I have been in the sun a little, and the entire area still feels quite bruised, but nothing too painful. I am also getting slight aches every now and then. Can’t see my doctor for another 3 weeks, unless I cancel my trip and head home.
I had EVLT a year ago and my legs are still painful. I now have varicose veins, too. I had another ultrasound and it found an accessory vein is refluxing. This wasn't the case before. I don't want another ablation. What are my options?
I had EVLT and phlebectomy. I'm passed the point of wearing compression stockings as part of my post-care treatment. I’m on my feet all day. Should I continue to wear stockings? My concern is getting additional varicose veins later on. But my doc says that having had an EVLT stops the source of the problem, so I shouldn’t be worried about that.
I had an EVLA and sclerotherapy 8 months ago. I had a large varicose vein under my knee. Six months later I started having inner thigh pain and now I notice bumpy veins coming out and my whole thigh loses firmness. The ultrasound shows successful GSV ablation. I am discouraged.
One year and one month ago I had EVLT for my left leg. I feel better, but sometimes I have an unpleasant feeling in my leg where I still have a lump. I was told on regular ultrasounds that it will go away, but when? I just want to mention that I had that lump before the procedure, it just was bigger. Do I need to change my doctor?
I have been told i need laser treatment which is fine, but I'm worried about nerve damage. I am 31 years old, a kickboxer and run a very busy buisness. I can't afford to have a limp as this is life changing. What is the chance of this happening with laser treatment? It's really bothering me and putting me off the idea of having it done privately. Is there a way they can protect the nerve before laser heats up the vein? Realistically am I going to get drop foot or am I just over thinking?
I had EVLT done on my great saphenous vein (GSV) about 2-1/2 months ago. At my one month scan, the GSV was stilled closed effectively with no blood clots. About a week ago, I did some gardening while sitting on a low stool and bending forward. I also played tennis for the first time since the procedure. Now I am having discomfort and a feeling of pressure around my groin area. Is it possible this activity caused the vein to reopen? What are the symptoms when the GSV reopens? Could it be a clot?
I'm 23 years old and unmarried. I started to have varicose veins 8 years ago. They are hereditary. I have no pain but the appaerance isn't good. I had EVLA but it wasn't successful. Please advise me on how to remove the vericosities.
I had EVLT and stab phlebectomy performed on both legs 5 months ago. After the procedure, an EHIT was found, which resulted in 2 weeks of anticoagulation treatment. I now have partial recanalization of both GSVs. US guided sclerotherapy was not effective. My surgeon wants to re-laser, but wants to wait for several months before proceeding. Is there any danger in waiting? Because of the EHIT, I'm not hypersensitive to the idea of a blod clot and don't want to wait if there is an increased risk.
When he left the clinic he had compression wrappings done to mid-thigh. He was told to change the wrappings after 48 hrs. Home care nurse changed wrappings but only to the knee, not mid-thigh. Dad is experiencing pain in both legs, swelling in both legs above the knee and is red and hard at the highest point of where the laser procedure went. Not sure to continue with the compression. Is swelling unusual? Redness expected? Do we go to emergency room?