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Could Laser Surgery On Varicose Veins Cause Numbness In The Feet
Possible: Numbness and tingling along the shin of the treated leg may occur. This usually resolves within several weeks. It turns out that some sensory nerves run along side the veins treated with the laser and these may become "stunned" for a while after the procedure, causing the numbness. ...Read more
A condition characterized by dilated and elongated veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to the heart. In varicose veins, the valves are dysfunctional so blood moves forward and back, causing the enlarged vessels. Varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for ...Read more
Vein Laser Symptoms: I suspect you are referring to EVLT laser ablation treatment. Since the vein is initially numb from Novacaine anesthetic, there is usually numbness of the skin for a couple of hours. Then you will have some mild soreness & tenderness of the treated vein (usually inner thigh) for several days. After that, there may be some intermittant aching & tugging sensations at the therapy site for about 1 wk. ...Read more
Vein Center: Evaluation and treatment by a phlebologist who is a diplomate of the american college of phlebology, or a vascular surgeon who is certified by the acs should be able to take care of you, often in an office based vein center. ...Read more
Surprisingly little: Laser surgery for varicose veins causes surprsingly little pain afterwards. You will have some bruising that might be a little tender. You might feel a mild tight, pulling, or stretching feeling over the treated vein for several days. Walking makes this feel better. Taking Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually all anyone ever needs for discomfort and, oftentimes, people don't even take anything. ...Read more
Vein Laser Therapy: I suspect you are referring to EVLT laser ablation treatment. Since the vein is initially numb from Novacaine anesthetic, there is usually numbness of the skin for a couple of hours. Then you will have some mild soreness & tenderness of the treated vein (usually inner thigh) for several days. After that, there may be some intermittant aching & tugging sensations at the therapy site for about 1 wk. ...Read more
No: Venous insufficiency treatment is efficiently performed as an office-based procedure, using local anesthesia with low risk. See a phlebologist at www. Phlebology. Org, and the modern day treatments of endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy can be explained to you. Some return to work on the same day, others only after a day or two. ...Read more
What can be done if a person has already had radiology and laser surgery done for vercose veins but the problem is still there in the foot?
How do my venous thrombosis and varicose veins affect eligibility for a calf augmentation surgery? How is calf augmentation surgery different in a person with venous thrombosis and varicose veins on his feet? I am a 41-year-old woman. I take aspirin and p
Feet feels numb/cold each time I'm sitting/standing. Goes away when I walk. Headache when I stand up. Axilla Pain. Varicose Veins or neuropathy?
60 yrs old mom has varicose veins since 20 yrs and now ulcers for 5 yrs on one leg. No diabetes and now laser surgery failed. Please help.
Meticulous vein care: I agree with drs. Berg and wright. Longstanding ulcers like this are difficult to treat but ulcer healing is very possible. The cause of the ulcer is venous hypertension and all potential sources for the venous hypertension must be addressed. All the while, effective compression to further reduce the venous pressures are essential. These ulcers can, and do, but it takes patinece and time. ...Read more
Possibly: As dr. Berg said, if it is on the same side, maybe. However, if you aren't even sure that you have injured your foot, it seems less likely. An injury can certainly cause phlebitis, but it is usually more direct and easy to connect. You can certainly get phlebitis simply because you have varicose veins. The most important thing that you need is an unltrasound and then treatment. ...Read more
Could be normal: Although drs. Nielsen's and macy's explanations are entirely accurate, not all visible veins on the feet are abnormal. Becasue their is so little soft tissue and so much bone in the feet, veins tend to be very prominent. If you don'tg have varicose veins in your legs but do have visible veins in your feet, your foot veins could be entirely normal. ...Read more
I get pins and needles in the balls of my feet worse when I lay down with a tight chest. What can cause this? I do have varicose veins also.
Not due to veins.: Your symptoms of pins and needles and tight chest have nothing to do with your varicose veins. You should first have the tight chest symptoms evaluated by a cardiologist to rule out any cardiac disease. A neurologist can evaluate your nerve symptoms and a vein specialist an evaluate your varicose veins. ...Read more
Why is my left foot and ankle so swollen. Have vericos veins and looks purpleish down foot. Had cramp on inside of lft thigh. Hands and legs get numb.
You are having vein problems beside your varicoses vein, your deep vein system is not working as good as it supposed to be, that why you are having the swelling and the discoloration.
you need to wear knee high pressure stocking all the time, you can takes them off while you are in bed and while you are keeping your legs elevated.
avoid long standing, and sitting, walk frequently. And keep your legs up. ...Read more
If I have a disease called klippel traunany syndrome that affects veins could laser surgery cure the veins or will the veins keep messing ip?
Laser should help.: Klippel traunany syndrome consists of 3 components-varicose veins, hypertrophy (enlargement) of a limb and port-wine stain. The varicose veins should first be evaluated by a venous reflux exam as well as the deep veins.Laser closure is the gold standard for the varicose veins but there is no guarantee that other veins will not form in the future. There is also a role for sclerotherapy.See a vein md. ...Read more
Father has factor 5 leiden. Am due for endovenous laser surgery on saphenous vein for varices under local anaesthetic. Should I be tested? Is it risky?
Does your father have a heterozygous or a homozygous factor v leiden?
In the setting of no evidence of thrombosis/blood clots- you do not need to get a factor v leiden check. It is mainly a blood work. Your surgery is only local laser surgery - you should be fine. Post-op you should be able to be back on your feet and walk around again. Do not smoke, be active, avoid being sedentary, exercise. ...Read more
I have veins underneith my eyes that are very visible and they bulge out quite a bit how would I get them to at least stop bulging wout laser/surgery?
Hi doctor, Please I want to ask about small veins are shown like spider lan under my skin in legs, how can I treat it without laser surgery? Thank
Spider veins: Spider veins and vericose veins are asociated with the following: Age, obesity, multiple pregnancies, lack of exercise, standing occupations, genetics. Things to do: walk/exercise, do not cross legs, try Natto or Vitamin K2 they help strenghten veins. You may find regular vitamin c helpfull too. ...Read more
Vascular surgery: How likely is it that spider veins on legs can become varicose veins if not treated with sclerotherapy or laser?
Not Going to Happen: Spider veins & varicose veins are 2 very different conditions. Spider veins are very small dermal veins. They can enlarge & increase in number, but they never become varicose. Spider veins are cosmetic only. Varicose veins also become larger & more numerous with time & are more serious. Varicose veins can increase the tendency to form more severe spider veins, as they increase skin pressure. ...Read more
I had venus closure surgery for my varicose veins. It was not successful. What are my options? I need to try another option to rid my legs of these very painful and unsightly veins.
Need more treatment: As dr. Clark said, vein treatment is never 100% successful. Although it is 95% likely that your closure procedure was successful in closing the the vein that it treated, there is clearly more work to do. Another venous ultrasound is needed to find out where the problem is. Then it can be treated and your results will be better. ...Read more
My wife has small varicose veins at multiple places and surgery is not recommended. Is there a cure?
Varicose veins: If your wife has varicose then she should see a vein specialist. There are many ways to treat VV's but in order to treat them, a full venous evaluation is necessary including a venous ultrasound looking for malfunctioning valves of the saphenous system. Usually recommendations to not treat veins are given by those without experience in their treatment. Most VV treatment are minimally invasive. ...Read more
Many ways: There are many possible treatments. Large visible varicose veins usually have an underlying source that you can't see. That is why it is so important to have an evaluation with ultrasound to make sure that any underlying vein trouble is identified and treated. These days, underlying vein trouble is treated with laser, rf ablation or foam sclerotherapy. The best doctor to see is a phlebologist. ...Read more
Feeling catching, popping, burning, clicking, and numbness in my right hip for almost 3 years. Varicose veins have appeared. What is wrong?
Arthritis: Most likely you have irritated and inflamed your hip joint. Since it has persisted for so many years, would recommend you have a thorough evaluation including X-rays and blood tests for inflammatory markers of other diseases! ...Read more
Varicose Veins: Had laser ablation but there is pain and some swelling after 5 weeks. Ultrasound is negative. Is it because I am a slow healer?
Laser Vein Ablation: Since laser vein ablation actually closes a defective vein beneath the surface, it can lead to a fair amount of soreness, inflammation, & tenderness that can take several weeks to even a few months to completely resolve as teh body heals. It may be normal. The other possibility is superficial thrombophlebitis of some of the varicose branches that grew from the treated vein. Use stockings longer. ...Read more
None that works.: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. There are many potential home remedies such as horse chestnut, diosmin, escin and certain kinds of berries but none of these work. If you have varicose veins, then you should see a vein specialist for a f/u venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. ...Read more
Many have: Somewhere between 200 and 250 thousand people will have an evlt procedure for their varicose veins in the us this year. As dr. Grover mentioned, evlt is very similar to the rf procedure. Rf will probably account for another 150, 000 varicose vein treatments in the us in 2012. They are equally effective and equally safe and well tolerated. They have almost completely replaced vein stripping. ...Read more
Rarely in Good Hands: If you are being treated by a board-certified vascular surgeon who has extensive training & experience in using EVLT laser, the risks of complications are very low. The most common risks including blood clots, phlebitis, thermal nerve injury, skin discoloration, skin burns, or damage to deeper veins. All of these risks can be kept very low by using proper and careful technique. ...Read more
How long before the varicose veins remove after you had surgery for varicocele? 1year, 2year or more? My surgery was already 1year and 4months..
May be... May be...: Varicocelectomy is done through a 2-3-inch inguinal incision to explore, isolate, ligate, and remove a 1.5-3 cm of dilated veins in the spermatic cord with/without help of microscope ; doppler ultrasound. So, the surgery doesn't remove entire dilated veins, but a section to eliminate gravitation pressure inside pampiniform venous plexus so to collapse, shrink, ; obliterate them; so, still there... ...Read more
I have varicocel or varicose veins in my scrotum, can surgery help, my doc said its nothing to worry about. Please help here am depressed?
I have bulging veins on my feet and have done for as long as I can remember. Are these varicose veins? Or could they be something more normal
Dr said I have varicose veins in my legs that's why I have some sewlling in feet but I can't see them at all I've had 4 kids and have throbing pain?
Venous insufficiency: You likely have a combination of venous insufficiency - where te saphenous veins aren't working - and varicose veins which are below the surface of your skin. These are veins which don't circulate blood properly. They are still varicose even if you can't see them at the skin surface. Check miamibeachvein. Com or phlebology. Org to learn more. ...Read more
Varicose veins: This is not normal. This increased warmth and noticeable veins may be due to vein abnormality further up the leg with blood flow regurgitation causing pulling in the foot. Evaluation by a venous Doppler-sonogram would identify if there is a vein reflux problem, and if so it should be treated. If it is firm to touch and red, urgent evaluation to determine if this is a blood clot. ...Read more
Varicose vein: Yes swelling of the lower extremities as well as pain a very common in people with varicose veins, as result of venous blood flow refluxing down the leg. Most common location for the symptoms is in the lower leg even though the venous reflux problem may be further up the thigh. ...Read more
My left leg and foot are swelled and have thick veins and varicose veins it looks like maybe fluid in my leg the swelling seems to go down when not on?
See vein specialist.: Your symptoms may or may not be related to an underlying vein problem. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound of both the superficial and deep venous systems. ...Read more
Pain in foot: The pain in the ball of the foot is unlikely due to varicose veins, even though he may have varicose veins. More likely reason for the pain may be due to a localized foot issue, and as such I would recommend evaluation by podiatrist. Also trauma to the area may be the source of this pain, again podiatrist would be able to determine that. ...Read more
I have varicose veins and after I have sex if I stand on my feet for awhile (cleaning or cooking) my leg starts to hurt very bad. Why is this?
Visit an Orthopedist: Pain is an obvious sign something is wrong. Why wait for it to get worse? The more you wait the more damage you can be doing. I would recommend icing the knee until you can get to a doctor. You can also try one of the various knee braces available at a sporting goods store. I don't believe the varicose veins on your right foot are related to your right knee pain. ...Read more
I think I've got depressed and have burning in my feet and legs and sometimes in the side of my head. The here a lot of varicose veins in my feet.
Don't know your: Age or your medical history. I would recommend comprehensive medical assessment if you have not already had one. The findings will determine the approach for your varicosities, burning of legs and head. At the same time - your primary care provider can do a basic screen for depression. Depending on results - you might be referred to a behavioral health provider. Take care. ...Read more
Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.
Varicose vein Rx.: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) valves of the saphenous system of veins. Wearing compression hose is a medical management of the veins but it does not treat the underlying valve problem. If compression does not improve your systems or worsens them then you require a closure procedure to seal the leaking valves. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation and treatment ...Read more
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