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Can stents be removed from illiac veins?
Stenting - 1 week ago1 answer
I read they can be removed one wire at a time. I have about 100 wires and wonder if this would be open surgery. I was implanted without needing them. My legs looked good, I could stand upright, no pain, no swelling. I am miserable, my legs are worse from stents and one ablation. I don't know if I will ever be able to walk without pain. I wake up with abdominal pain so I know my bladder is pushing up next the stents. I am also afraid of getting cervical cancer. I had a small vein on my shin.
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What can I do about stents that are causing nerve damage and pain?
Stenting - 2 weeks ago1 answer
18 months ago a vascular surgeon implanted me with 2 iliac stents. I am 69 and he never mentioned the risks or showed me what they look like. I am very upset. I have nerve damage, more veins and pain in my pelvic area. I saw where a patient had them removed one wire at a time. I don't have bulging veins, or any sign of venous disease. I am worse off and need an attorney. Vascular consultant said I didn't need stents and there were not enough veins.
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Can Illiac vein stents be removed? I feel they were unnecessary.
Stenting - 2 months ago1 answer
I don't have any type of vein disease except spider veins. I was told I had an obstruction but wouldn't that show up on the outside of my legs? I got two stents and one ablation to one leg. I have abdominal pain and leg pain now when I didn't have either to begin with. I also have more veins and the treated leg has lumps and knee swelling. It's been 18 months. Are these lumps scar tissue? What are the risks and lifestyle or exercise limits? I am 69 and feel the stents were unnecessary.
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Is it possible to be diagnosed with reflux without a dye test?
Stenting - 2 months ago3 answers
I was implanted with stents on both iliac veins, no venology, only ultra sound. I had only spider veins, no visible varicose veins. The staff and doctor said I had reflux how would they know that without the dye test?
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Is illiac vein stenting always done before vein closure?
Stenting - 3 months ago1 answer
I had two illiac vein stents without knowing they were stainless steel mesh, my doctor never let me know what they look like, or any of the risks or precautions. Had I seen them I would not have had the surgery. I am 68. I thought I was just getting one small vein on my shin taken care of.
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I have a chronic occluded iliac femoral DVT in my left leg after having a total hysterectomy. Should I try vein stenting again?
Stenting - 2 years ago3 answers
It has been one year since the clot. I wear full-length compression stockings all day. Is there any chance of the clot recannalizing, or is this it for me? I walk/jog and go to the gym, but my leg swells and gets tired. I want to be normal. Can I try vein stenting again, or is there a better procedure you can recommend?
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I have chronic venous insufficiency and mild May-Thurner syndrome, is it too risky to get pregnant? Also, should I consider stenting?
Stenting - 3 years ago2 answers
I was diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency and mild May-Thurner syndrome 4 years ago. I have never been pregnant. I manage the problem daily with compression socks and a low-salt diet. Both legs swell every day, the right one especially. Is it too high risk to get pregnant? I am a 32-year-old female. Also, should I look into stenting?
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How long should stents last?
Stenting - 3 years ago2 answers
I've had 3 procedures, 2 stents on my left leg & I'm going in for another.. It's only been 6 mos from the last one & this time the cramping & numbness are worse in my leg & foot. Please help.
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What are stents and when are they used in the legs?
Stenting - 4 years ago2 answers
Stenting is a relatively new topic for me. Can you please inform me about the process? Can stents be dangerous or lead to death?
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What should I do for a deep vein clot?
Stenting - 4 years ago4 answers
I have had a deep vein clot for six months now and my thigh pain is getting worse. I also have a clot in the superfical vein on the side of my leg. I was told they are both large. Is there anything I can do to open/remove them or get rid of the pain?
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I am 43 female I have had surgical treaments however my left leg still hurts all the time what can I do?
Stenting - 5 years ago3 answers
I Have had stripping, ligation, injections.I am a normal weight try to be active although with exercise of any kind my leg hurts after. I don't have all the bulging of the veins but with standing my leg goes darker and my foot swells and ankle.
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Why do I still have pain when I walk?
Stenting - 5 years ago1 answer
I have stents in both legs and I still cannot walk without extreme pain. The pain subsides when I lay down. I have had this pain for 5 years now and have also had a toe amputated due to plaque break off.
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How long does a Stent last?
Stenting - 7 years ago3 answers
How often will I have to replace my stent?
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