Question & Answer

5 weeks post-EVLT, veins along my inner thigh have turned brown, and one spot is slightly red. Is this normal?

Question: It’s my 1st week in Vietnam and I’m here for an additional two-and-a-half weeks. My doctor closed up a vein in my groin area 5 weeks ago. I’ve just noticed on my thigh that the veins have turned brown and a small bit has changed to red (not much). I have been in the sun a little, and the entire area still feels quite bruised, but nothing too painful. I am also getting slight aches every now and then. Can’t see my doctor for another 3 weeks, unless I cancel my trip and head home.

Answer: The discoloration is normal. As the vein is absorbed by the body, the iron in the cells cause the brown staining, particularly with sun exposure and in individuals with a darker complexion. Aching and tenderness is also normal, and will continue intermittently until the vein is completely absorbed.

How to Avoid Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | Jan 13, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Avoid Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Congratulations, you are pregnant! Your bundle or bundles of joy are on the way to change your life forever! The body changes quickly during pregnancy, and some of these changes are not so wonderful! Varicose veins are a common occurrence in pregnancy. There are a number of reasons for this: blood volume increases, hormones shift,…

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About Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC

Jilanne is Phoenix Metros only Doctorate Nurse Practitioner that has been trained extensively by a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, an Interventional Radiologist, and an Interventional Cardiologist. Dr. Rose is highly regarded by patients and physicians who seek her out because of her expertise in vein disease, her commitment to compassionate care, and her excellent success rates. As a peripheral vascular specialist that has performed well over 10,000 vascular interventions, Dr. Rose is dedicated to helping patients achieve a pain free, healthy and happy life.

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