Varicose Veins & Spider Veins
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Varicose Vein Stripping– Mar 17, 2022(1 reply)
Looking for personal experiences from anyone who has had major vein stripping done. I've been told it's major surgery and so am nervous. Have extreme pain in both my legs and it is affecting the quality of life. I had laser removal done a few years back, but the benefits only lasted a year. Now my legs ache all the time and I am desperate for some relief. I wear compression stockings 24/7. I was told that with vein stripping the surgeon will make about fifty incisions down each leg and remove the veins. The surgery is painful and the recovery is long. Anyone who has had this done, was it worth the surgery and recovery? How many years have you remained pain free? Thanks.Mar 17, 2022
Severe Varicose Veins and Air Travel– Jun 3, 2020(3 replies)
I am looking at an 11 hour flight to visit my ailing mother. I have severe varicose veins and have to wear compression stockings round the clock and even sleep with my legs elevated. Last time I flew, my legs swelled up a lot and resulted in severe prolonged pain. I have never flown first class and am wondering if that might help. Would I be able to elevate my legs? Also, I'm wondering if that would be a safer option perhaps offering some protection from covid-19?
Thank you for any input and/or ideas.Jun 3, 2020
Painful Varicose Veins– May 23, 2020(3 replies)
I have very painful varicose veins.
Can anyone share their experience of utilizing acupuncture to treat the condition?
Did it work at alleviating pain?
If so, how long did it take for pain to be drastically decreased?
Thanks in advance for sharing your experience!May 23, 2020
Vein specialist for varicose and spider veins– Oct 21, 2018(3 replies)
I am much too young to never again wear a swimsuit, but with these unsightly veins in my legs that may be the case. Can anyone here recommend a vein specialist who can treat varicose and spider veins? Or at the very least have information to impart regarding treatment options, cost, etc? I understand that insurance will not cover this treatment, so I am willing to pay out of pocket (well, I suppose, depending on the cost).Oct 21, 2018
Archived Q&A and Reviews
Surgeon to treat lumpy and painful varicose veins
I am looking for a vascular surgeon to treat my lumpy and painful varicose veins. Any recommendations or advice/experience? Thank you! -No skirts for me
I have seen Dr.John Bry for few years. I have terrible varicose veins and never felt comfortable in shorts or skirts. He's managed to treat even my big veins w/injections. New veins will come up so I've had to go back a couple of times. His number is 832-6131. He's in Oakland over by Summit Hospital. anon