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Hello,    I had surgery a week ago.   My vein was pulled from ankle thru to groin.   I have been experiencing pain to sit lay or walk.  Last night was the first night of no leg pain while I slept.  However, walking is still extremely painful and it is difficult from me to actually put my right foot on the ground.
I went back to do and said all looks as through expected.   However, Is this the proper protocol for this type of preceded?

I was told I could go back to work on Tuesday...what a joke..

Is this highly unusual?    I am so frustrated....
I am 33 years old....weigh about 135   5'5"....otherwise, perfect health.....thank you

vein stripping, you are right pretty barbaric. painful for quite a while, wear your compression and take anti inflammatories (IE ibuprofen) moist heat can help (warm a wet towel in microwave and lay along inner leg. id MD who is examining you says all is well, it probably is, just a painful treatment. Sorry Lauri

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Lauri Ordway


I can answer your questions related to your circulation, your peripheral vascular system. This includes all arteries and veins except those inside the head and inside the heart. For example, neck (carotid), arms (carotid subclavian bypasses to Thoracic Outlet) belly (aortic aneurysm & occlusive disorders, renal artery stenosis), legs (iliac, femoral, popliteal, peroneal, dorasalis pedis, posterior and anterior tibial) arteries. Aneurysm & occlusive disease, atherosclerosis, leg pain, arterial wounds and gangrene, amputation prevention. Arterial Bypass, Reynaud’s, Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans), Thoracic Outlet and other circulation disorders. Vein disorders: Blood Clots (DVT), post-phlebetic syndrome, varicose veins, venous stasis ulcers. I can help with vascular wounds from diagnosis to treatments. I have worked extensively with VNUS Closure and EVLT (Laser) for varicose veins and can describe pre and post procedure expectations and describe the procedures themselves. I can't help with spider veins or cosmetic vein treatment, we don't do it. I have 15 years of wound care experience, arterial, venous, trauma and diabetic wounds for example. **I CANNOT answer questions about STENTS or STENTING, heart disease, blood pressure, brain aneurysm although I can help with questions about the arteries that go to and from those organs.


I am a nurse, I worked for 15 years with two terrific peripheral vascular surgeons, and one of them is also the inventor of very innovative wound care products and surgical instruments to make vascular surgery procedures better and faster. I wrote and manage the clinic website and field questions from patients all over the world. I am now working with another vascular surgeon and wound care expert, which has given me an opportunity to widen my horizons as I learn another excellent physician's preferences and benefit from his experiences in this amazing specialty.

I am an LPN, licensed in Minnesota

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