Venaseal Treatment

I am a 28 year old young man with a family history...

I am a 28 year old young man with a family history of vericose veins. I had quite lumpy vericose veins on the shin of my one leg.

After having the ultrasound scan I was told that I have vein reflux problems on both legs in fact.

I was then booked for the brand new Venaseal treatment, one of the first in my country to do so. The procedure is indeed quick, however, although not altogether very painful the feeling of the catheter going through your vein towards the groin is extremely uncomfortable and caused me to nearly faint on the bed during the procedure.

My problems only really began during recovery. I followed all the recommended recovery procedures but developed severe phlebitis on one leg (after having both legs treated) which was one of the most painful things I have ever experienced.

I was then put on various medications including pain killers, Anti Inflametorries, anti biotics and cortisone. All of these reduced the swelling and pain, not completely and only temporarily.

Now 9 weeks post procedure the hard lumps remain and the pain is now severe again. My veins are now infected and I have been put on a new course of anti biotics and anti Inflametorries . I now have a gaping wound on my leg that is struggling to heal. (Not at the actual entrance site, this occurred further along the vein)

All in all not the best procedure for me so far, the appearance of my vericose veins have lessened but not completely. Not sure if it will ever go away altogether, although according to the ultra sound the closure of the main veins was successful.

Is it worth the pain of sever phlebitis which is very common with the venaseal procedure? I'm not sure at this point..
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