How long does pain after EVLT last?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 10 answers . 3 years ago

I am just over 2 weeks post EVLT and still have pain. As long as I take an anti-inflammatory the pain subsides. Visually the inner thigh looks good. How much longer will the pain last?

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3 years ago by California Vein Specialists

It depends on what laser wave length is used. The angiodynamics 810
does a good job closing the vein, but a fair number of patients have
considerable pain for a few weeks after the procedure. The same goes
for the 940. The most gentle laser is the 1470 by Biolitec, very
rare to need anything for pain after the procedure. The Venus clousure
fast is also very gentle. We have all of these lasers in our practice,
and use only the 1470 and Venus clousure for this reason. Continue the
anti-inflammatorys and your symptoms should subside in the next week or
two.

3 years ago by California Vein Specialists (View Profile)

It depends on what laser wave length is used. The angiodynamics 810
does a good job closing the vein, but a fair number of patients have
considerable pain for a few weeks after the procedure. The same goes
for the 940. The most gentle laser is the 1470 by Biolitec, very
rare to need anything for pain after the procedure. The Venus clousure
fast is also very gentle. We have all of these lasers in our practice,
and use only the 1470 and Venus clousure for this reason. Continue the
anti-inflammatorys and your symptoms should subside in the next week or
two.


3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Occasionally, some soreness can persist after laser ablation for even 3-4 weeks. Your plan is good to continue the NSAIDs until it subsides. It should resolve in another week or two.

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

Occasionally, some soreness can persist after laser ablation for even 3-4 weeks. Your plan is good to continue the NSAIDs until it subsides. It should resolve in another week or two.


3 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Santa Fe

Depends on the laser that was used. We don't use it due to the pain and bruising it causes. We use VNUS Closure. It could be months.

James

3 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Santa Fe (View Profile)

Depends on the laser that was used. We don't use it due to the pain and bruising it causes. We use VNUS Closure. It could be months.

James


3 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Should subside over the next several weeks.
David A. Engleman M.D.

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

Should subside over the next several weeks.
David A. Engleman M.D.


3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Discomfort after these procedures varies from person to person, the method it was treated (laser, radiofrequency) and also the technique and experience of the physician.
Normally we will see a slight peak in discomfort around 10 days to 2 weeks for a few days when the deeper tissue swelling has subsided and the nerve endings can be sensitive.
Taking the anti-inflammatory, applying low heat frequently and keeping active will ease this.

3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Discomfort after these procedures varies from person to person, the method it was treated (laser, radiofrequency) and also the technique and experience of the physician.
Normally we will see a slight peak in discomfort around 10 days to 2 weeks for a few days when the deeper tissue swelling has subsided and the nerve endings can be sensitive.
Taking the anti-inflammatory, applying low heat frequently and keeping active will ease this.


3 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

You may have an element of phlebitis that may account for your pain. I suggest you follow up with your treating physician.

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

You may have an element of phlebitis that may account for your pain. I suggest you follow up with your treating physician.


3 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

While individual patient experiences vary considerably, most will be over the worst of their discomfort within the first week with progressive improvement over a few days to rare cases which leave some discomfort for several months. If your discomfort remains a problem, re-evaluation by your treating phlebologist would be advisable.

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

While individual patient experiences vary considerably, most will be over the worst of their discomfort within the first week with progressive improvement over a few days to rare cases which leave some discomfort for several months. If your discomfort remains a problem, re-evaluation by your treating phlebologist would be advisable.


3 years ago by Miller Vein

This can persist for another couple of weeks. Wearing the compression stockings will also help.

3 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

This can persist for another couple of weeks. Wearing the compression stockings will also help.


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Pain after EVLT usually occurs 3 to 5 days after the procedure and may last 2 to 3 weeks . Anti inflammatory meds and wet warm compresses in conjunction with compression stockings should resolve the symptoms.

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

Pain after EVLT usually occurs 3 to 5 days after the procedure and may last 2 to 3 weeks . Anti inflammatory meds and wet warm compresses in conjunction with compression stockings should resolve the symptoms.


3 years ago by North Shore Vein Center

It is quite common to have some residual discomfort, particularly along the inner thigh, for up to 4-6 weeks. Most patients have discomfort that is gone in a week. But be patient and wear the compression stockings. If red streaks appear, return for further evaluation.

3 years ago by North Shore Vein Center (View Profile)

It is quite common to have some residual discomfort, particularly along the inner thigh, for up to 4-6 weeks. Most patients have discomfort that is gone in a week. But be patient and wear the compression stockings. If red streaks appear, return for further evaluation.


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