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How many sessions are require to treat a large vein with foam sclerotheraphy?
I am a medical student from Pakistan and got a large varicose vein last year. Two weeks ago I had sclerotheraphy, which I am not satisfied with. My doctor used one vial of foam for my vein which extends from ab... Read more
I had EVLT done on both of my legs approx 2 years ago because of spider veins on feet/ankles from reflux.
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Since then I’ve experienced swelling in both my ankles. I’ve had 2 ultrasounds by different doctors and no one can find anything wrong. I had no swelling before and now deal with it daily. Any thoughts as t... Read more
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome - My MD is telling me that I need to take the depo shot to see if it'll help my pain.
I only have pain in my right pelvic area and I just had torsion ovary she removed my right ovary because it wasn't getting oxygen and I had a big cyst on it I think she said it was 7meters. Anyways I am also at... Read more
How serious are the risks associated with sclerotherapy of forehead veins? If done with a qualified vascular surgeon, how likely are complications?
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I have consulted a vascular surgeon who says he has sclerosed the forehead veins of 10 people so far with good results. I have seen that there are potential risks for blindness, necrosis of the skin, hair loss,... Read more
I am a 60 year old male that suffers from varicose veins. I had one leg stripped of the vein approx 15 years ago, then the other approx 10 years ago.
Since then, both legs have returned to varicose veins, as bad or worse than before. So far they do not bother me too much physically, but they are horrible to look at, I don't feel comfortable in shorts or goin... Read more
Continuation of therapy and what to expect.
I had two treatments of sclerotherapy following gsv & ssv closure for heaviness and vein changes. I still have some veins that I would like to continue to try to get rid of as well as new ones popping up. I'm 3... Read more
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I have very painful, lumpy veins 14 months after foam sclerotherapy for non-resolving thrombophlebitis.
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Hello, I underwent foam sclerotherapy 14 months ago and still have very painful lumpy veins in my lower legs. To be more precise not all lumps are painful--only those which are in the lowest area of my legs and... Read more
I have heaviness in my leg 8 weeks after phlebectomy.
I had a phlebectomy 8 weeks ago and the veins are still visible but smaller than before and there are new ones as well, as I still have heaviness. I went to the doctor a week after the procedure and he said eve... Read more
Is it normal to have new varicose veins a month after phlebectomy?
I notice a new small varicose vein a month after phlebectomy. It is very small and hardly seen but I am worried about it Read more
Why hasn't sclerotherapy worked? Why are the veins treated and surrounding veins are getting worse, despite attending the same clinic for 10 years?
I first got my veins treated 10 years ago. I had about 5 bulging veins on the back of my leg below the knee--they also only appear when I stand up. After my 2 sessions of sclerotherapy, it seemed to have worked... Read more
I am having phlebectomy after few days.
1- When I can wear high heels after the procedure? 2- When I can wear jeans pants? 3- When I can take normal showers? 4- When I can stand up for a while? Read more
My physician is recommending an Ambulatory Phlebotomy under general anesthesia. Is that common?
53 yo male with left leg chronic symptomatic varicose veins and a 2 cm venous aneurysm located in his anterior medial thigh in the setting of saphenous vein reflux. The patient also has left leg skin thinning, ... Read more
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