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  • Varicose veins

    Hi. I have varicose veins that are pretty big and bulging in both of my legs, i'm only 18 but I know they can appear at any age. I would just like to know how people live/cope with them as I do not want any surgery/procedure to have them removed. I exercise daily now, eat plenty of fruit/veg &...

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  • Recovery from vein surgery... slow and painful

    I've never been on a forum before, but thought it might be good to get other's experiences on vein surgery. Unfortunately both my parents had bad vericose veins and both had them stripped (both legs). Luckily for me, it wasn't until I had my son 14 yrs ago that mine started becoming a problem....

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  • Clarivein

    Has anyone had a painful experience with the Clarivein method of removing varicose veins? I ask because I had this treatment 2weeks ago and found it very painful. Although everything I had read said it was fairly painless. My recovery so far has been ok although my calf is various Shades of purple...

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  • Varicose veins advise please?

    I'm an 18 year old female & i've had a varicose vein in my right leg above the knee for about 5 years now and I haven't worried about it as my mum & dad both had varicose veins and it hasn't caused any problems or pain until about 2 months ago. Everyday it hurts, my leg (both...

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  • Varicose vein removal & recovery

    I am scheduled to have VV surgery in a couple weeks, but now reading all the posts on the painful recovery process I'm having 2nd thoughts.  I've got VV in both legs that are painful, especially at night, but could probably live with, although I hate the thought of taking IBprofin everyday....

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  • I have a very large varicose vein in my groin...

    I believe the term is saphena varix, they said it's quite larger than average. I don't go back to the doctor until June to discuss treatment. I really want to start an exercise routine, but I'm freaking myself out because the bulge in my groin is so big and came out of no where. I don't...

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  • Is walking always supposed to help?

    I had EVLT and sclerotherapy prior to a Disney vacation (that was booked months before I had these vein issues.)  Our trip was just days after sclerotherapy and wore my stockings 24/7 as instructed.  All that walking and standing in the hot Florida sun was not my friend and my leg...

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  • Varicose Veins in very active elderly people

    I am 71 and a competitive runner. On my left leg just above the ankle there is a venous bulge. It has been there at least 6-7 years. It occasionally gets really big as if it is about to pop out of its skin, and then the veins on the left side of the foot also bulge. It is not painful. Just wondered if...

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  • Muscle pain after removal of compression hose

    I am 5 weeks post-op from Microphlebectomy on right leg. The areas of the incisions seem to be fine, no pain. However, I have finally removed the compression hose (yes the dr said to keep them on 5 weeks).  This long awaited compression hose week is finally here, but I am having major muscle...

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  • Varicose vein so painful all I can do is rest my leg.

    I have a very enlarged varicose vein in my leg that I have booked in to be removed in April. After a scan I was told it is 12mm wide rather than 2mm which is what it should be. In the mean time it is constantly inflamed, hot and in parts sore to the touch, aches whenever I stand up and I keep getting...

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  • Foam or liquid sclerotherapy

    i have seen 2 phlébologie t’as in the last month. One of them has told me foam Sclerotherapy provides better results but I won’t be able to exercise f9r 2 weeks afterwards, I will need around 3 sessions at 4 to 6 week intervals. The other phlebologist told me liquid Sclerotherapy would work best...

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  • Failed vein treatments

    I went through quite a few leg vein treatments last year.  Now I'm having pain again in that same leg.  Has anyone here on this forum had leg vein treatments and they failed?  I'm going in to have my leg ultrasound.

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  • Laser Ablation done last year now have spots

    I had my laser ablation done on my smaller (lesser) saphanous vein on my left leg back in April. I was in some serious pain before the procedure for many years. I had skin ulcers on my leg. The doctor said my vein was 9mm wide when I was standing and it was corkscrewed. They did a laser and foam ablation...

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  • Sclerotherapy-how do they target the correct veins

    I have had 2 treatments already on pelvic congestion veins.....but my right leg vericose veins and those in the vulva area have not improved.  Am prob going to need sclerotherapy directly on those veins. Can anyone tell me how they target the correct veins when they do this?  Apparently the...

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  • Pain again after finishing up leg treatments

    I had superficial blood clots in my left leg and went through all the vein treatments including the laser.  I was told last November I was done with treatments in my leg.  Today I wake up with pain in my left leg when walking.  Same pain I had last year before all of those treatments. ...

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  • Varicose Veins

    I have varicose veins in my legs and both are swollen. I feel itchy and got purple coloured on lower side. I am afraid of operation or any painful treatment. Please tell me about any painless surgery/treatment or naturally method.

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  • Bulging veins all over body, normal?

    I'm 18 years old. I run and play football a lot, I'd say my diet is pretty lean and healthy though I'm quite thin. Recently I've noticed veins bulge all over my body. I have one on my right thigh which starts all the way from my thigh down to my calves....

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  • Radiofrequency ablation with phlebectomies

    I've recently paid a package price to have radiofrequency and phelebectomy on both legs. But it turns out I only had the radiofrequency on one leg and phelebectomy on both.. silly me signed the consent form and didn't realise until yesterday. I had my 6 week check up last week, there are still...

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  • Vulva varicosities

    I wondered if anyone else is suffering from these. After being treated for months for bartholins cyst then inclusion cyst, dr today says it a varicose vein, but is sending me for a scan to confirm. I suffer from haemorrhoids but this is something else. Can they be treated?

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  • Is this bad?

    hello, I’ve noticed the past few days that my veins have been much more noticeable and darker like blue color... I am getting plenty of fluids.. but I don’t know what could be causing them to stand out more and look more present ???

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  • Endothermic Ablation (Radiogrequency)

    Hi. I've had endothermic ablation today on my leg and just wanted to check out how others found the surgery. Does everyone feel the extreme burning pain that I did?  My vein was burnt for 30 seconds in 8 different places and each time the pain was excruciating. I'm not a wimp when it comes...

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  • Do varicose veins disappear?

    Last year I got painful lumps in my legs, went to the docs, he squeezed one and said it was varicose veins starting.  (I had a hip operation beginning of the year) Anyhow from about November they started going and they haven't come back yet. So my question is, do I have varicose veins and if...

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  • About to undergo EVLT and nervous

    Hi so just like the review I read before I thought I'd share my experience so far , firstly anyone who says the nhs is a no go honestly honestly don't give up. I have been rejected 4 times and various doctors for the past 6 years and eventually I got there. I had a consultation , a week later...

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  • Varicose/Visible vein under eye.

    Hello, I've had a horrible eye condition for the past several months that causes my eyes to sting terribly several times a day for some reason, the only way to relieve it is to rinse my eyes out with water either in the sink or by taking a shower. Today I noticed a visible vein under my eye that...

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  • Could it cause Ankle pain?

    Hi all, just wondering if varicose veins could cause pain in the interior of the ankle, right where the flexor retinaculum is. The pain can be reproduced by pressing on that spot. I use both compression socks and sleeves (the later only when running) and my varicose vein is very milld and there is no...

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  • I think I'm getting vericose veins

    Hello , I think I am getting them . I have small purple veins on one of my legs as well as some bruising, itching on the other leg in one spot . ( all this on my shins) I also have the same veins on my upper ab and hip . Are these vericose veins and what causes them ? Also, what can I do to help...

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  • Runners with varicose veins and sleeves or socks

    I have very mild varicose veins and I run a lot. The doctor did ultrasound and found a very mild amount of reflux in two parts of my leg. He simply prescribed some preventive measures. I use compression sleeves as opposed to compression socks when running and I run mostly on soft surfaces. I use the...

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  • Vulva varicose vein

    Hello, I will be having a varicose vein cut out, im very worried that having it removed could cause more pressure else where and create them in my legs, I occasionally get achy legs but not the same extent but still worried about it. Has anybody had this done or had them removed elsewhere and it's...

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  • Sudden, very blue veins with swollen lymph node in neck.

    Hi. Hopefully some one can help me with this. I wasn't sure what category forum to put this in but about two weeks ago I noticed that my veins were looking VERY blue, not bulging but just very blue in color. The veins that appeared to be the most noticeable were located in my chest and in my arms...

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