Is there a risk to the fetus if we did endovenous ablation while patient was 4-5 weeks pregnant?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 8 answers . 4 years ago

The patient was unaware she was pregnant. Also is it protocol to do pregnancy tests on everyone prior to laser?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

No one could be totally sure but it is not recommended that these procedures be done on pregnent patients. I generally recommend waiting at least 6 months post delivery to treat Varicose veins.

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

No one could be totally sure but it is not recommended that these procedures be done on pregnent patients. I generally recommend waiting at least 6 months post delivery to treat Varicose veins.


4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale

Our doctors won't recommend a procedure while pregnant due to the patient being over dilated which causes the veins to increase in size. Better to wait until after the pregnancy. The patient should discuss this with her OB or the person who did the procedure.

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

Our doctors won't recommend a procedure while pregnant due to the patient being over dilated which causes the veins to increase in size. Better to wait until after the pregnancy. The patient should discuss this with her OB or the person who did the procedure.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

As a rule we do not do the elt on pregnant patients. However there is no evidence that it is harmful. My policy is simply to postpone any treatment until after known pregnancy.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

As a rule we do not do the elt on pregnant patients. However there is no evidence that it is harmful. My policy is simply to postpone any treatment until after known pregnancy.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Not a protocol to do pregnancy tests prior to the procedure as there is no specific threat.
It is usually most prudent though to do not any elective procedure after pregnancy.

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

Not a protocol to do pregnancy tests prior to the procedure as there is no specific threat.
It is usually most prudent though to do not any elective procedure after pregnancy.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

Generally elective procedures are not advised during pregnancy, however ,I am not aware of any risk to fetus by endovenous ablations.
Deep vein thrombosis is a rare but serious complication of endovenous ablation . The simple state of pregnancy raises the risk of deep vein thrombosis 18 times higher than in the non pregnant state. this is a risk to the mother.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Generally elective procedures are not advised during pregnancy, however ,I am not aware of any risk to fetus by endovenous ablations.
Deep vein thrombosis is a rare but serious complication of endovenous ablation . The simple state of pregnancy raises the risk of deep vein thrombosis 18 times higher than in the non pregnant state. this is a risk to the mother.


4 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

I am not aware of any data regarding endovenous ablation during pregnancy, but it seems very unlikely that endovenous ablation with local anesthesia would be a problem during pregnancy. I doubt that pregnancy testing prior to endovenous ablation with local anesthesia is done by many physicians. Many physicians would prefer to avoid treatment during pregnancy unless there is a special reason to do so.

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

I am not aware of any data regarding endovenous ablation during pregnancy, but it seems very unlikely that endovenous ablation with local anesthesia would be a problem during pregnancy. I doubt that pregnancy testing prior to endovenous ablation with local anesthesia is done by many physicians. Many physicians would prefer to avoid treatment during pregnancy unless there is a special reason to do so.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Since the procedure is elective, I do not recommend having an endovenous ablation during pregnancy. The risk of blood clot is elevated. It is not a standard protocol to do pregnancy tests on all women. If a woman had an ablation during pregnancy, it probably would not cause harm, but it would be helpful to obtain more frequent ultrasound follow ups and continue to wear graded compression stockings. It would also be helpful to speak with patient's OB/Gyn.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Since the procedure is elective, I do not recommend having an endovenous ablation during pregnancy. The risk of blood clot is elevated. It is not a standard protocol to do pregnancy tests on all women. If a woman had an ablation during pregnancy, it probably would not cause harm, but it would be helpful to obtain more frequent ultrasound follow ups and continue to wear graded compression stockings. It would also be helpful to speak with patient's OB/Gyn.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

As far as i know there is no reported fetal risk with endovenous laser ablation if done during pregnancy. The laser is used on the leg and not any where near the abdomen or mid pelvis. The tumescent anesthesia also should not affect the fetus. However, I would not recommend doing any elective vein procedure during pregnancy. I am not aware of routine pregnancy screening done before venous ablation as protocol.

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

As far as i know there is no reported fetal risk with endovenous laser ablation if done during pregnancy. The laser is used on the leg and not any where near the abdomen or mid pelvis. The tumescent anesthesia also should not affect the fetus. However, I would not recommend doing any elective vein procedure during pregnancy. I am not aware of routine pregnancy screening done before venous ablation as protocol.


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