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I had Veinwave for 5 days ago. My face is still very red and there are a few small scabs. The swelling has gone. Will the redness/scabbing go away?
Veinwave - 2 answers
I had Veinwave for the first time 5 days ago. My face is still very red and there are a few small scabs. The swelling has gone. Will the redness/scabbing go away?
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Do you know any qualified doctors in Wichita Kansas or in the surrounding area who treat lymphedema and cellulitis?
My nephew, who is 23, has been dealing with this for years and within the past two years has been hospitalized three times. Any information would be helpful. Thanks!
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I have a varicose vein in my left leg. Vein spec said that I had reflux in both legs, even though I am only symptomatic in left. Do I treat both legs?
I have a varicose vein in my left leg. My vein specialist said that I had reflux in both legs, even though I am only symptomatic in the left. Do I treat both legs? I was scheduled to do laser ablation on both legs. I canceled the right leg, only because it doesn’t hurt and doesn’t have a visible varicose vein. The left leg is the one with a visible vein and symptoms. Will treating the visible left leg help the right leg that is not symptomatic but that has reflux?
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How long does it take for numbness in the right foot and ankle to subside after EVLT?
EVLT - 2 answers
It's been 7 months since I was treated with endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). My right foot and ankle are still numb. When will the numbness go away?
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I've had 3 sclerotherapy sessions and no results. Is this normal? Should I give it more time?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
I have had three sessions of sclerotherapy and my veins look the same. I had these done for reticular veins. The nurse who treated me is excellent and I did a Doppler beforehand. I have my final session in December, along with a follow-up. It’s been 12 weeks now. Is this normal? Should I give it more time?
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Can ovarian vein embolization (both sides) cause the onset of the external hemorrhoids? What is the normal time frame to experience PO discomfort ?
I had both ovarian veins blocked (no coils ) a week ago. I got a painful hemorrhoid 2 days later. I'm still experiencing uneasiness and a throbbing sensation in my groin and left leg.
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I have a large vein on my face that goes in a vertical line from my jawline to the middle of my cheek. Is it possible to have this removed?
I have a large vein on my face that goes in a vertical line from my jawline to the middle of my cheek. Is it possible to have this removed? Here is a photo of it: https://imgur.com/a/izV1aEi
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Can you still get pregnant if you had pelvic vein embolization?
I was recently diagnosed with pelvic congestive syndrome (PCS) and was advised not to have pelvic vein embolization if I want kids in the future. I was put on water pills to reduce bloating but the pain is not subsiding. I don't want to risk infertility but I also don't want to continue being in pain every day.
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14 days post-ELA I have a burning sensation. How do I manage this? Is everything OK?
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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Is it safe to do sclerotherapy on the back of hands and wrists? Will it compromise the rest of my hand veins?
Sclerotherapy - 2 answers
Is it safe to do sclerotherapy on the back of hands and wrists? Does it compromise the rest of your hand veins in some way or lead to other unintended consequences?
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Is there any clinical evidence that shows blue light therapy is effective for the tx of spider veins?
I have seen numerous OTC devices that claim to eliminate spider veins through the use of blue light. Are these products effective?
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I have 1 swollen leg after ORIF and DVT. I’m on blood thinners. Should I wear compression stockings on both legs despite different measurements?
I’m 6 weeks out of a leg cast after ORIF due to breaking my fibula above the ankle. I developed a DVT in my upper thigh during treatment. I’m on blood thinners now for a while (Rivaoxyban). My leg and foot are still swollen and it's painful to walk.
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Can a varicose vein near the penis cause erectile dysfunction and is there any solution for this other than Viagra or other medications?
My husband started having issues with ED back in April. He could get an erection easily but it would not last. His doctor felt a mass near his testicle and thought it might be testicular cancer, so he sent him to get a CT scan. The apparent result was not cancer but a varicose vein that the doctor determined was causing the ED. He told him the solution would be to take Viagra for the rest of his life and that surgery wasn't feasible. Seems like he should get a second opinion.
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My compression stockings were way too tight around my calf. Now I have throbbing pain and numbness. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst?
I'm an RN. Two nights ago my compression stockings (Dr. Schools knee-high) were way too tight around the calf. I have throbbing calf pain when I get up to walk, when I stand, and when I elevate my leg. I'm limping. My legs are typically swollen but the right is so sore and numb when elevated. No warmth or redness. Ibuprofen 800mg and Alleve no relief. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst? Has not improved since onset, which was within 2 hours of application. Leg is not discolored. Obese, FM hx DVT
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How do you remove a surgery clip?
I had surgery about 25 years ago. Within the last 6-7 years I’ve had a small bump on my ankle and some pain. My primary physician thought it might be a bone spur. It is a clip and causing my a lot of pain. I want it out. How is that done? I need advice. Thanks.
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I have painful, unsightly veins in my ankles up to and including my toes. It's getting worse over time. Is there any hope of correcting this?
I had my veins stripped approx. 15 yrs ago and have had ongoing sclerotherapy, mainly below the knee. I wear compression stockings as much as possible but not consistently. Thanks for any advice you can provide!
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I developed really visible veins on both my forefeet. When I walk they disappear but when I stand they are huge and bulking. Where is the problem?
General - 2 answers
Vein doctor said there was no reflux and there was nothing to operate. Rheumatologist said I had no rheumatic problem. Plus, when I stand, the skin on my feet turns red and is itching and burning to the point I cant stand it. Compression stockings help but I feel I am too young (33) to wear them for the rest of my life.
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Is it safe to wear knee-high compression stockings 15-20mmHg during a long flight if you travel 1st class with a total reclining bed?
I have lymphedema that is mild to moderate in one foot and wear knee-high compression during flights.
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I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I would like to wear my custom knee-high stockings instead of full compression hose. Is that OK?
I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I have been wearing compression stockings since my procedure. I had my hose and knee-high stockings custom fit, but the hose is horribly uncomfortable and restricting my activity. I am having no pain or swelling. I understand from recent research the full stockings offer more comfort and will not effect closure of my GSV.
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I had the ClosureFast vein ablation done on my left leg a few days ago. The procedure was extremely painful and uncomfortable. Is this normal?
ClosureFast - 1 answer
I have fibromyalgia and am wondering if this might have contributed to the intense pain I felt during the ClosureFast procedure. I was mildly sedated with Xanax and Percocet, but they didn’t seem to have any effect on the pain. This was the most miserable medical procedure I’ve ever experienced, and that includes childbirth without drugs!
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