Vascular Surgery/Leg pain

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I had 3 vein surgeries in January. I am still in pain. The first surgery when the big light was turned on I saw dust floating down. So could the dust caused something like an infection? Had an ultrasound of my leg last week and there is a large cyst behind my knee.First I was told 6 weeks and I would be better then I was told 3 months, then I was told it takes longer for some people. Its the end of March and my leg still hurts bad..Any comments on what I can do>

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what kind of vein surgery did you have?

is it a bakers cyst? usually ortho docs take care of those

what did they say when they did the post operative ultrasound? is the vein thrombosed? do you have superficial thrombosis?

the dust in the air is there whether you can see it or not and i have never heard that is has become a problem. we walk thru that our whole  lives. just the dark room and the light lets you 'see" it

and yes it can take months altho it is uncommon, usually when there is superficial thrombosis, which takes a while to absorb.

did you wear your compression hose faithfully after treatment?

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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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