cara28 wrote:Hi everyone,
I underwent balloon angioplasty of my left jugular vein in July. I am still experiencing pain in the same area that the angioplasty was carried out. It's not constant but comes and goes and has done since July.
I am considering going back for a checkup next month, with the option of further angioplasty if there has been a restenosis. I am not sure if there is a problem with my vein healing though, or why there is still pain in my neck. I found the angioplasty extremely painful during the procedure and am wondering if something went wrong at that point. I don't want to risk a further angioplasty if there's a chance my vein hasn't yet healed.
I also have occasional sharp pain behind my left ear. Not sure if these pains are related.
Could anyone shed any light on this from their own experience? I'd really appreciate it!
I got what I believe to be referral pain from my stent. It affected my ear and my jaw. Acupuncture really helped. I also found my angioplasty painful. It felt like ear infection pain with every ballooning. My stenosis was fairly high up.