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    Default Varicose Vein

    Anyone out there had a procedure to be rid of a varicose vein? I have a large one that starts above the inside of my knee and is quite prominent. It makes my legs ache when standing for long periods, and is generally unsightly.

    There seem to be a few options to have varicose veins non-surgically sorted these days and dedicated vein removal centres - does anyone know if you need a GP referral, is it covered by Medicare and/or private Health insurance?

    Any stories to tell? I want to get mine sorted...

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    Bump.....

    I'm interested as well.

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    Bump I have a big one on my shin

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    I have an appointment with a vascular surgeon early next year for this! I saw him years ago about my veins. He said the non surgical options were not available coz the veins were too bad. He also told me he wouldn't do anything until I finished breeding. So now I'm booked in again to talk about vein stripping!

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    Following my legs are destroyed with varicose veins I'm only 26 and under 50kg but hide my legs constantly

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    My Gp said its cosmetic so won't be covered publicly. Mine are painful but she was certain it wouldn't be covered

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    I saw a vascular surgeon who wouldn't help me...so went to a vein and laser clinic and have had a combination of laser and injections. I used to cover my legs up all the time, but not anymore. Best thing ever. Each session took maybe half an hour...it hurt, but it was fine after the first day. I need to do mine every couple of years to keep on top of them, because my pelvis is full of thrm...but once I hit menopause it will settle down. My legs are a thousand percent better than what they were. I did not need a referral...just made an appt and went from there.


 

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