How much bleeding is expected after ELA?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 9 answers . 4 years ago

I just had Endovenous laser ablation and some of my bandages are blood soaked. Is this normal or is something wrong?

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

Occasionally there will be some oozing from the puncture site but generally it is not a lot. Check with your provider if there is significant bleeding. Leg elevation and local pressure are the best treatments for this though.

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

Occasionally there will be some oozing from the puncture site but generally it is not a lot. Check with your provider if there is significant bleeding. Leg elevation and local pressure are the best treatments for this though.


4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

Please call the doctor who performed it.
James A Heinz

4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

Please call the doctor who performed it.
James A Heinz


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

Call your doctors office to discuss this with them.

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

Call your doctors office to discuss this with them.


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

This is unusual if you had just an ablation. It is not unusual if you also had a microphlebectomy. I suggest that you follow up with your treating physician.

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

This is unusual if you had just an ablation. It is not unusual if you also had a microphlebectomy. I suggest that you follow up with your treating physician.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

This can be expected. Manual compression for 5 to 10 minutes always stops it. Elevating your leg at the same time can be helpful. If the bleeding persists notify your treating physician.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

This can be expected. Manual compression for 5 to 10 minutes always stops it. Elevating your leg at the same time can be helpful. If the bleeding persists notify your treating physician.


4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Some blood in the bandages is seen sometimes. It is not a serious or concerning complication for the great majority of patients. Compression for 5-10 min should take care of the problem. If continues bleeding you should notify your doctor immediately.

4 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Some blood in the bandages is seen sometimes. It is not a serious or concerning complication for the great majority of patients. Compression for 5-10 min should take care of the problem. If continues bleeding you should notify your doctor immediately.


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

There is very little bleeding following venous ablation. However, if microphlebectomies are done at the same time, it is not unusual for drainage to occur for the first 24 hours after the procedure due to the tumescent fluid used. This is a pink color. If there is excessive bleeding then you should contact the treating physician.

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

There is very little bleeding following venous ablation. However, if microphlebectomies are done at the same time, it is not unusual for drainage to occur for the first 24 hours after the procedure due to the tumescent fluid used. This is a pink color. If there is excessive bleeding then you should contact the treating physician.


4 years ago by The Kimmel Institute (View Profile)

Almost no bleeding is expected. What you probably see is a small amount of blood diluted in the tumescent anesthetic that the surgeon injected during your procedure. As the fluid leaks out of the needle injections sites, it looks like a lot of blood but it really isn't.

4 years ago by The Kimmel Institute (View Profile)

Almost no bleeding is expected. What you probably see is a small amount of blood diluted in the tumescent anesthetic that the surgeon injected during your procedure. As the fluid leaks out of the needle injections sites, it looks like a lot of blood but it really isn't.


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

In the unlikely event that you notice blood through the dressing, do not become alarmed. Most of what you are seeing is a large volume of local anesthetic leaking through mixed with a few drops of blood that make it appear that you are bleeding. This is a minor problem that is easily controlled. First, elevate your leg. Keeping the leg elevated, apply some extra pressure over the area. Elevation and compression are the most important things. It is quite common to see some staining through the dressing. So long as it is not enlarging, and is smaller than the palm of your hand, there is no cause for concern. This is quite normal. It is unlikely that you will need to go to the emergency room for this problem. If bleeding continues or bandages become soaked through, call your doctor.

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

In the unlikely event that you notice blood through the dressing, do not become alarmed. Most of what you are seeing is a large volume of local anesthetic leaking through mixed with a few drops of blood that make it appear that you are bleeding. This is a minor problem that is easily controlled. First, elevate your leg. Keeping the leg elevated, apply some extra pressure over the area. Elevation and compression are the most important things. It is quite common to see some staining through the dressing. So long as it is not enlarging, and is smaller than the palm of your hand, there is no cause for concern. This is quite normal. It is unlikely that you will need to go to the emergency room for this problem. If bleeding continues or bandages become soaked through, call your doctor.


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