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Hello, I am 35 years old and had the VNUS Closure procedure done on my upper right leg about 5 months ago and continue to feel a pulling pain in the vein that was closed. It is not as bad as it was in the first few months following the procedure, but is still prevalent. I still have 2 more procedures to go and am hesitant because I am worried that I will still have pain after those. Is this normal? I have seen my Vascular Specialist several times and he says my scans look good, there is no blood flow through the vein and it will eventually be absorbed, but I can't understand why I still hurt.

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hi, yes, yo will have to give it time for the vein to absorb, masage is the only thing i know that can hasten the process, it breaks up that sheath of car tissue. war, moist packs can make it feel better, dont burn your skin
tincture of time is your remedy
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Lauri Ordway

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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.

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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.

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I am an LPN, licensed in Minnesota

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