I am nearly two months post-EVLT and just found two lumps on my calf two or three days ago. There is no accompanying pain until I push on the lumps. I exercise regularly. I sit at a desk most of the day but get up every hour & a half to two hours to walk around. I had to have nine total procedures on both legs.
I had EVLT and phlebectomy on my leg. My procedure was 1 1/2 wks ago. Went to my follow up and took the steri-strips off—everything looked good. Two days after follow-up, I noticed tenderness, redness, a little swelling. When I pushed the incision site, a little blood and fluid came out. Is it OK to clean the site and put antibiotic ointment on it? Or, should I wait to make an appointment with my doctor if it gets worse?
I just had the endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and foam sclerotherapy yesterday. I came home and slept a good amount. For the most part, I feel pretty good. I'm a little swollen and achy around the insertion site, but more than anything I'm fatigued and my energy levels are null. I am an always-on-the-go kind of person. Is my fatigue normal? If so, why does this occur and for how long?
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.