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Old 08-14-2007, 06:02 PM
redplus011 redplus011 is offline
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Hi all.
I'm very happy to know this site.
I live in South Korea.
I'm 24 years old.
My name is Jongwoo Kim.

I have a vascular malformation in my right thigh.
It first appeared when i was
9~10 years old.
I had a bicycle accident and
at that time and i felt pain on my leg, so I've got histologic examination at local hospital.
And there was no more treatments cause they don't know the name of this disease.

As time went on, vein located in my hip becomes more larger,and appeared 2 thromboses(or blood clots) which I can recognized firmly at back of my knee and hip.
And I felt my leg is
too heavy when i stand or sit
on the chair.

So this year, I went to a famous hospital in Korea which is
known for vascular malformation.
A speacialist said that this disease is venous malformation.And he said 'your condition is not very severe to do some sclerotherapy'.
And he recommended me a girdle type of compression stocking.
These days I wore the stocking when i went out.

In Korea, there's only 1 hospital for vascular malformation, so Doctors usually do not perform sclerotherapy except emergency conditions.
Though if I have chances to get sclerotherapy in Korea,
I have to wait about 6~7months because there's so many patients who suffered from same disease.

So I want to get some treatments in America if my case is curable.
Because America is really good in this area.
I don't expect perfect treatment.
I heard that this disease can not be treated completely.
I just want to get rid of my thromboses and removed abnormal vessels as can as possible.
I just want looked to be normal.

If I were American, I would find great drs, but I'm Korean.
I don't have any other relatives who lives in America.
And it killings me.
I don't know my wish would be come true in America and how much would it be cost for 1 sclerotherapy, how many times i have to get this therapy and how long it would take for whole treatments.

I heard that America's expenses for treatment is really high.
In order to make plan to treat in America, most important part is calculate how much would it be cost for treatments.
Help me.
Give me some informations anything you can do.

And I want to ask this.
Do american Drs recommend sclerotherapy if the case is not severe especially on the leg?
Because in here, Korea, Dr said to me 'you don't have any pain , then we keep an eye on your leg and just recommend you wear stokings'
But I feel uncomfortable not only phisically, but also mentaly.

*I'm not an English user. So there are lots of errors.
thanks to read my imperfect writing.

Last edited by redplus011 : 08-14-2007 at 07:14 PM.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:21 PM
nickbar nickbar is offline
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Please email Dr. Rosan from ask the expert on the home page of this website. he can answer your questions about sclerotherapy.

Take care.

Corinne Barinaga
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