Is thera any chance of getting traveling blood clots after this procedure??

Is there any chance of getting traveling blood clots after this procedure??

I had this procedure done in March. My leg feels better, even though I know I'm still healing. But the past couple of days I haven't been feeling well....tired, and my chest is achy..just afraid the pain may be the result of a traveling clot..

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (6)


5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

It is possible although the risk is low. You should see your provider ASAP
Michael D. Ingegno

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

It is possible although the risk is low. You should see your provider ASAP
Michael D. Ingegno


5 years ago by Center for Venous Disease

I would go to the doctor asap.
James A Heinz

5 years ago by Center for Venous Disease (View Profile)

I would go to the doctor asap.
James A Heinz


5 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Very rare this late.

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

Very rare this late.


5 years ago by Laser Vein Center

There is a less than 1% chance of developing DVT following EVLT, and probably even less in experienced hands. However, with your new onset of symptoms, it would be prudent to have a venous ultrasound to rule out DVT and subsequent traveling of the clot to your lungs which we call a pulmonary embolism which occurs occasionally after a DVT .

5 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There is a less than 1% chance of developing DVT following EVLT, and probably even less in experienced hands. However, with your new onset of symptoms, it would be prudent to have a venous ultrasound to rule out DVT and subsequent traveling of the clot to your lungs which we call a pulmonary embolism which occurs occasionally after a DVT .


5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

There is approximately 1% risk of DVT (clot in the deep vein) which can cause a pulmonary embolus (travel to the lungs)

5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

There is approximately 1% risk of DVT (clot in the deep vein) which can cause a pulmonary embolus (travel to the lungs)


5 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

There is a less than 5% chance of developing DVT following EVLT, and probably even less in experienced hands. However, with your new onset of symptoms, it would be prudent to have a venous ultrasound to rule out DVT.

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

There is a less than 5% chance of developing DVT following EVLT, and probably even less in experienced hands. However, with your new onset of symptoms, it would be prudent to have a venous ultrasound to rule out DVT.


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