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What should I do about my EVLT-related symptoms? (3 answers)
Good day, I had EVLT on both legs one month ago. I have worn my stockings faithfully, but since the past 2 days my right leg is swollen from the knee down and it's painful to walk.I also have two bumps where the vein was and my skin is warm to touch. What should I do?
I am getting mixed information from two reputed physicians, who should I trust more? (7 answers)
I am a 25-year-old male who has been diagnosed with varicose veins in my both legs. I went to two reputed radiologists in my town and as per their reports, all my junctions are competent except one incompetent branch of great saphenous vein. My vascular surgeon, on the other hand, says my saphenofemoral junction is incompetent. Who should I believe?
Is it normal for endovenous laser treatment to cause extreme pain? (2 answers)
I had endovenous laser treatment yesterday. Prior to the procedure, I was given half of a small anti-anxiety pill. I was in so much pain and could feel the needles going deep into my veins. I wish they would have put me under because it hurt unbelievably. Is this normal? Should I have been sedated?
Can EVLT be done after vein stripping surgery? (5 answers)
I had vein stripping surgery 11 years ago, but my feet have gotten worse. Is it safe to have an endovenous laser treatment after vein stripping surgery? Will I still have enough veins to support my legs? I am 40 years old now.
How long can I wait to have my great saphenous vein treated? (9 answers)
I recently went in to have sclerotherapy on two veins on the lower left leg. I had endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) on the small saphenous vein and it was VERY, VERY painful. The doctor now wants to do the great saphenous vein, but I have reservations. How long can I wait to have it done? Is there a time frame?
I have numbness after EVLT with phlebectomy, will this ever resolve? (10 answers)
I had endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) with phlebectomy on the left leg 3 days ago. I now have numbness around my left ankle, on the left side of my foot, and running up the right side of my shin from the ankle to a few inches below the knee. Will this numbness likely resolve?
Is it OK to undergo EVLT while being treated for Lyme disease? (7 answers)
My right leg has reflux, and I needed the surgery 5 years ago but chickened out. Now I'm being treated for Lyme disease and the vein situation has worsened. Is it okay to have an endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) while being treated for Lyme disease? I am concerned that the medications (antibiotics) might affect the procedure or cause additional side effects.
Why would pain shift from one leg to the other after EVLT/phlebectomy? (6 answers)
I had varicose veins in both legs, but only pain in the right. Three weeks ago I had EVLT and a phlebectomy on the right leg. However, two weeks after the procedure I had intense pain in the leg that was treated. The discomfort has since faded, but now I have intense, "NEW" pain on the LEFT. Any idea why?
Is pain while standing common after EVLT with phlebectomy? (5 answers)
Two weeks ago I had EVLT (endovenous laser treatment) with phlebectomy in my right leg. The only significant, stinging pain I have now comes when I stand still for a minute or so. Does this have to do with blood pooling? Is this common and will it resolve itself over time?
Can EVLT get rid of my muscle strains and night cramping? (6 answers)
I've been considering endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) for two years. I'm an active 50 year old female who runs. For more than six years I've had frequent muscle strains of the lower leg and calf while doing activity, and for approximately 10 years I've had night cramping. Can EVLT resolve this issue or are these symptoms not a causation of varicose/spider veins?
Can EVLT be performed if someone has deep vein reflux? (5 answers)
I have been diagnosed with reflux in the deep vein, and also in the greater saphenous vein. Can I do the EVLT procedure on my great saphenous vein while I have the reflux in the deep vein? One of the doctors I saw said I have to do multiple EVLT on my leg.
Why do I have severe pain 9 days after EVLT? (4 answers)
Could this be the nerves? I'm a 33-year-old and an athlete in good physical condition. I have been on Percocet since the procedure and want to stop, but the pain is severe in the upper thigh. Ultrasound was normal. What could this be?
Why wait for microphlebectomy after EVLT? (5 answers)
I clearly needed post-EVLT microphlebectomy or sclerotherapy. Why would I have to wait six months to be re-evaluated, when my legs clearly are not improved cosmetically? I feel that it should be done as soon as possible. What are your recommendations?
Is an anesthetic given with every EVLT treatment? (5 answers)
I've read on several sites that an anesthetic is applied or given before the insertion of the EVLT catheter. I have had three EVLT treatments and have not been given anesthetic, though I would have appreciated it. Should anesthetic always be given with EVLT?
Is it normal for veins to be more painful and appear worse after EVLT? (5 answers)
I had EVLT in January 2012 and I have seen a significant increase in the appearance of blue-green veins. They are much worse than prior to EVLT, but my doctor said this is unrelated. I also feel pain and a tugging sensation during exercise, which he says is normal and may last for 12 months. Is this true?
Is numbness and pain normal after EVLT? (2 answers)
I had EVLT done on my rt leg three weeks ago. I still have pain and walk with a limp. It hurts to straighten my knee fully. It's as if the back of my knee is "tight". I got a large blister on my thigh and am completely numb in my groin and rt hip area
Can I get phlebectomy for surface blue veins? (2 answers)
I had EVLT done on both legs 6 months ago and stab on the back of my calves for varicose bulging. Now I noticed superficial blue veins on the tops of my thighs and calves. Can I get phlebectomy for these or should I just live with them?
EVLT Vs. VNUS closure procedure: Which is better? (0 answers)
I wanted to know which procedure is better, safer and less painful? I went to two different vein specialist, and one is recommending EVLT but the other says that VNUS is better and less painful. Is this true?
Is EVLT worth doing? (0 answers)
I had an ultrasound and have varicose veins in 3 areas on my legs. Most are hidden, only one vein is bulging. What am I risking by NOT having EVLT done? I'm worried about EVLT's side effects, e.g., blood clots. Is it safer to leave my veins alone?
Very odd pain after excercising (1 answer)
Had evlt 2 wks ago. I started my normal workout routine 7 dys ago. Id been feeling great with Arnica Cream, then 2 days ago while exercising I got a bad pulling pain & big knot.My doc says go to primary doc? Why, when it's right on the vein? Im scared
Daily wearing of compression stockings after EVLT procedure (0 answers)
I have a family history of varicose veins, and recently had a EVLT. Because I do not want to go through this procedure again, would it be harmful for me to wear a lower grade compression stocking now, for the rest of my life? I am 56.
Veins bulging even after 4 EVLTs (2 answers)
I had 4 EVLTs performed. It has been 1 year since my last procedure, and my veins still bulge out slightly (giving the appearnce of cellulite in front of thigh) after running or standing on my feet. What gives? Has the treatment been inneffective?
Microphlebectomy or EVLT with Sclerotherapy? (0 answers)
1 year ago I saw a doctor who said I needed a microphlebectomy for the varicose veins on my right calf. I never did it as I was worried about recuperation. I recently went to a new doctor who said I need evlt and Sclerotherapy. Which is better? I'm 34 and healthy
Will having this procedure affect athletic performance? (0 answers)
I am a few weeks from possibly having EVLA on my leg and am panicking as I am a competitive runner and fitness enthusiast. I have read a lot of different opinios about exercise post-treatment and am concerned about my future with running afterwards.
Will EVLT eliminate the veins on the bottom of my legs? (0 answers)
I am 34 years old male and have bulging varicose veins on the bottom of my legs. I went to see a vein specialist and he recommended EVLT. The EVLT will be done on the upper part of my leg only, up to the knee. Will this eliminate the veins on the bottom of my legs?
Intense pain righr after EVLT. (0 answers)
I had evlt earlier today and I'm now experiencing pretty intense pain on my inner thigh to the point where I am limping and close to tears. This is coming from someone who has had past instances of stitches, broken bones,and invasive surgery. Is this pain normal?
Sharp pain along vein path. (0 answers)
I had an EVLT procedure 16 days ago & the last 2 days I have a sharp, intermittent pain goes from the insertion site to groin area along the vein path. It only happens when I'm not wearing the compression hose. Last US showed no clots. Any ideas?
Why would this bulging vein STILL be visible ? (0 answers)
After having the EVLT procedure 14 days ago and wearing the prescribed compression stocking for 10 days as instructed I now see that the varicose vein has not entirely 'vanished'. Does this take time for the vein to completely "die off"? Confused.
I had EVLT on each leg and my ankle is swelling. (0 answers)
I had EVLT on the GSV and LSV in each leg. I have pitting edema in my ankles and feet- I'm 3 months post procedures, and never had any swelling before procedures. I was told I needed this EVLT before I could get my spider veins fixed. Very disappointed.
Pins and Needles - Pain after EVLT (0 answers)
so 2 months after a gr.saph. evlt, I get pain which feels like pins and needles around my foot, as well as pain on the sole of my foot when pressing down. Whereas before I never had any of these, just swelling of gr.saph. vein which was ok if I used stockings. Any clue on what is wrong? Did they mess up?
Thermal damage post EVLT, 2 1/2 yrs ago. (0 answers)
Dr. had trouble starting temecent/saline line at the beginning of the treatment. Resulting in thermal damage. What, if any, therapy or treatment may help?
Post - EVLT 14 days (0 answers)
Hi. I had a EVLT done 14 days ago by a reputable doctor that has performed hundreds of EVLT's. When I'm standing, it hurts/itches/burns/pulls along the GSV worse than it did before I had the procedure done. Will this pain eventually go away?
EVLT with combined superficial and deep vein insufficiency (0 answers)
I have been diagnosed with significant reflux in my femoral vein and greater saphenous vein following pregnancy. Would EVLT help or is it contraindicated because of the deep vein insufficiency? I have heaviness, pain, redness, and swelling (no clots)
Can the upper part of my thigh be treated? (0 answers)
I have vericose veins on my lower and upper legs, can the upper part of my thigh be treated to remove these, or is this treatment only for lower parts of the leg? Would it be a different treatment for the different areas?
Swollen ankle before EVLT procedure, will it go away? (0 answers)
My ankle was swollen for quite some time before I had the EVLT procedure a few days ago. My doctor said he thought it was swollen due to the incompetence of my saphenous vein. If that's true, how long should it take for the ankle swelling to go down?
Should I treat my hormonal imbalance before my veins? (0 answers)
I am only 23. My veins started when I took the estrogen pill for my hormonal imbalance. I stopped the pill and performed EVLT on one leg. However, I still suffer from hormonal imbalance. Should I treat my hormones first before my veins? Thank you!
Post EVLT stockingstoo loose and too tight (0 answers)
I had EVLT last week. The first 7 days, I wore older stockings that were too loose. Will that be an issue? I felt compresion but not a lot. Now I have new stockings that are nice and tight, but the top feels as if there is a rubberband around my thigh. Advice?
Will EVLT help with leg swelling? (0 answers)
Other than some bulging and pain, my main problem regarding my veins is my feet and ankle swelling. I have been diagnosed with veinous insufficiency. Will EVLT help the swelling?
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