Can one have EVLT done while pregnant or trying to get pregnant?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 7 answers . 4 years ago

Is it possible to have my veins treated with EVLT and phlebectomies and possible foam sclerotherapy now if I am planning to get pregnant again in the future? Do I have to wait until I decide not to have more children?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

It would not be recommended while you're pregnant. It can be done before pregnancy but there is a risk of recurrence after pregnancy, however. Depending on the severity of the veins and the timing they can be done either before or 6-12 months after delivery.

4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

It would not be recommended while you're pregnant. It can be done before pregnancy but there is a risk of recurrence after pregnancy, however. Depending on the severity of the veins and the timing they can be done either before or 6-12 months after delivery.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Should not have the treatment done while pregnant. Can have it done any other times, ie; before or after pregnancies.

4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Should not have the treatment done while pregnant. Can have it done any other times, ie; before or after pregnancies.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

You don't have to wait until you are done having children to have your varicose veins treated. However, if you are pregnant I would wait recommend waiting until after you deliver. If you are having sclerotherapy I would wait until you deliver and not nursing.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

You don't have to wait until you are done having children to have your varicose veins treated. However, if you are pregnant I would wait recommend waiting until after you deliver. If you are having sclerotherapy I would wait until you deliver and not nursing.


4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Generally, a patient with significant enough venous insufficiency to need endovenous thermal ablation or phlebectomies is better off getting the veins treated before the next pregnancy since the problem will worsen during the pregnancy. Most phlebologists would prefer not to expose the patient to local anesthetics or sclerotherapy agents during pregnancy, but might do so in special circumstances requiring medically-urgent treatment.

4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Generally, a patient with significant enough venous insufficiency to need endovenous thermal ablation or phlebectomies is better off getting the veins treated before the next pregnancy since the problem will worsen during the pregnancy. Most phlebologists would prefer not to expose the patient to local anesthetics or sclerotherapy agents during pregnancy, but might do so in special circumstances requiring medically-urgent treatment.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

If you are symptomatic, I would recommend getting treated. Keep in mind that you should not have treatment during pregnancy and also it would be advisable to wait until completion of breast feeding.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

If you are symptomatic, I would recommend getting treated. Keep in mind that you should not have treatment during pregnancy and also it would be advisable to wait until completion of breast feeding.


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

It would not be prudent to treat your veins while pregnant, but, certainly, between pregnancies, it would be smart to treat them.

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

It would not be prudent to treat your veins while pregnant, but, certainly, between pregnancies, it would be smart to treat them.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Yes, it is absolutely possible to have these procedures done while trying to get pregnant. All procedures are done using only local anesthetic, and so they can be done at any time. There is no need to wait until you are completely done with all childbirth to seek treatment. For one thing, you might not be done having kids for years, and you should not have to suffer all that time.
If you are pregnant, it is best to wait until after you deliver to perform any procedure.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Yes, it is absolutely possible to have these procedures done while trying to get pregnant. All procedures are done using only local anesthetic, and so they can be done at any time. There is no need to wait until you are completely done with all childbirth to seek treatment. For one thing, you might not be done having kids for years, and you should not have to suffer all that time.
If you are pregnant, it is best to wait until after you deliver to perform any procedure.

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