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Can I wear normal stockings and get the same benefits of compression stockings?
I have tight stockings. Can I wear them and get the same benefits as compression stockings? I just had my gallbladder removed. The compression stockings provided to me by the hospital have gripped soles and an ... Read more
I'm 60 years old, is vein surgery something I can do?
Am I too old for varicose vein surgery? Read more
Are bruising and darker veins normal sclerotherapy results?
Sclerotherapy - 25 answers
I have done my first sclerotherapy treatment two weeks ago. I have healed from most bruising but I feel that the veins are now darker and more visible. Is that normal? I had to be in the sun recently, but used ... Read more
I had an EVLT procedure a year ago on my right leg. Now I have more varicoses veins, and my ankle and foot are swelling and painful. Is this normal?
EVLT - 24 answers
The doctor wanted to do my left leg also and I am happy I didn't do it. What is the next step? Should I get a second opinion? Read more
How can I relieve post-EVLT pain? NSAIDs are not helping.
EVLT - 24 answers
I had EVLT about 2-3 weeks ago and I'm still experiencing sharp pain. It's mostly when I stand or walk. Even when I wear a compression stocking during standing or walking, there is no relief. But if I don't wea... Read more
Can I do yoga after the sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 21 answers
I had sclerotherapy on 4.19.12 on both legs. I stopped wearing compressing stockings after 2 weeks as recommended by my doctor. I walk whenever possible but would like to do my yoga also. Will yoga be harmful f... Read more
Is sclerotherapy safe during pregnancy?
Sclerotherapy - 21 answers
While pregnant with my first child I've developed a large number of spider veins on my legs/thighs. Are spider veins more prevalent during pregnancy? Do they go away after delivery? Can I get sclerotherapy whil... Read more
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I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. Is this normal?
VNUS - 20 answers
I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. It also swells. Is this normal? Read more
What sensation or feeling should one expect after ELA of the saphenous vein and for how long?
Three weeks ago I had endovenous laser ablation of the saphenous vein. I have a pulling sensation. Is this normal? How long with the feeling last? Read more
Are compression stockings contraindicated in my situation?
I have severe venous reflux in the right greater saphenous vein and a past history of heart attacks. I recently quit smoking and am being treated for high blood pressure. My cardiologist wants me to use compres... Read more
Are visible veins throughout thighs normal?
Vein Treatments - 19 answers
I'm 26 and have translucent skin on my thighs - you can see deep blue veins running throughout (not varicose, just very visible). Is that normal? I am also starting to get spider veins. Read more
Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be done after a knee replacement?
My husband had 2 knee replacements and gets frequent cellulitis in his leg that has poor circulation. Is the Edovenous Laser Ablation procedure safe in these circumstances? Will it help reduce getting celluliti... Read more
I have a varicose vein that runs down my thigh, is sclerotherapy the best procedure for this?
Sclerotherapy - 18 answers
I am a 25-year-old female who is a runner. There is a varicose vein that runs from the middle of my thigh down to the mid-calf. Is sclerotherapy an effective option? Read more
Is there a non-surgical way to manage pain in my legs coming from veins?
I am 26 and have had premature ovarian failure since the age of 19. Since then I have also felt pain in my veins on the side of my thighs and behind my knees. It gets worse with long periods of sitting or stand... Read more
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