Endovenous Laser Ablation Questions

Is it normal not to bruise after EVLT?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I had EVLT on my GSV yesterday. I was told there would be a good amount of bruising and some pain as well. I woke up today and still no bruising at all--and very minimal pain. Is this normal?
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I continue to have pain 6 weeks after ELA. Should I get a second opinion?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 weeks ago1 answer
It's been 6 wks and 3 ultrasounds later the dr says my veins are closed mid-thigh to groin but have clotting from knee to mid-thigh. He says he's not worried and for me to continue with compression stockings and Motrin. He won't see me again for 6 months, but I feel I need an ultrasound before then. I'm still in slight pain. The Motrin is bothering my stomach and the blood clot thing is worrying me. I don't know what to do. Should I stick with this dr or get a second opinion? Please help
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I had EVLT the day before yesterday. Today, the top of my thigh is red, swollen and painful. Is this normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 weeks ago2 answers
Also, extremely sore and painful. Nothing I can't bare but I am very concerned because it was not red and swollen yesterday nor did it hurt. Now, I'm experiencing all of these symptoms. I just hate to bother the doctor or nurse on a holiday weekend, especially if it's normal for this procedure.
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4 weeks after endovenous laser ablation, can compression hose cause tiny little broken vessels that look like little red bruises?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago1 answer
I had endovenous laser ablation 4 weeks ago. I still have tenderness in spots and pain in my groin area. Ultrasounds showed everything looked good, but I went to a concert and was standing at least 5 hrs. I wore my compression full hose (20-30 mmHg). When I got home and took them off, I had what looked like many tiny little broken vessels on both my thighs. Could it be from the pressure of the socks or the surgery? They seem to be fading but I am concerned.
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What is the average cost of endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago2 answers
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Does a leg with vein disease but no symptoms need to be treated?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago4 answers
After 30 years of it progressing, my doc is treating the left leg for varicose veins with EVLT, but says ultrasound detected same problem in right leg, though I have only a 1 inch bulge near the knee. Shouldn't I wait since this leg is progressing so slowly?
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Can a vein ablation on the left leg cause problems in the right leg?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago6 answers
I had a vein ablation on my left leg 5 months ago and now I have pain in both legs, moreso in the right. I never had any trouble with the right leg before the procedure. Could an ablation of one leg cause pain and/or other problems in the other, untreated leg?
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I'm having the same pain that I had before my ablation procedure, except it's in a new location. How long will this go on?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago1 answer
It's been 2 months since my GSV endovenous laser ablation procedure. I have the same pain that I had before the procedure, except it's in a new location. It started 2 weeks after. Could this be related to the SSV and not the GSV? I had the MA do an ultrasound and she says it is inflammation, and that it is due to the procedure; it will take a while to heal. How long will the healing process take?
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I'm having severe pain in my calf, shin, and ankle after EVLT. Is this normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago2 answers
I had EVLT on my GSV on Thurs., and then treatment was performed on my SSV the next day (Fri). Saturday morning I noticed the area the laser was inserted for the SSV treatment was very red and hard. Saturday night, I had sudden calf pain when I walked and the pain was so bad I felt like the bone in my shin and ankle was going to break if I continued to walk on it. I woke up Sunday morning, tried to walk again and I'm still having this severe pain. Is this normal?
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My feet burn at night. Will an endovenous laser ablation help??
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago3 answers
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How long will I be numb following endovenous ablation treatment?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago3 answers
I am 3 weeks post-op and my feet are numb. Feels better with compression hose. Will the numbness go away with time?
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It's been a couple years or longer since I had EVLA, and now the vein feels sore in that treated leg. Is that normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago1 answer
It's been a couple years or longer since I had EVLA, and now the vein feels sore in that treated leg. Is that normal?
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After an ablation of the GSV, how long will it take for the pain to go completely away?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago1 answer
I've had b/l gsv ablation from groin to knee (one 4 wks ago and the other 3 wks). The 3 wk leg feels fine, but the 4 wk leg is now giving me cramps. I feel tightness near the groin, and it feels like I have guitar strings when I walk. If I were to pinpoint where the pain starts, I would say behind the knee. It especially hurts when I sit 8 hrs a day during my desk job. When I go to bed, it throbs then subsides and starts again in the morning when I resume walking. Is this the healing process?
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For varicose laser surgery, how long can you be sedated for? Is an hour and a half safe? Can both legs be treated in one session?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago2 answers
My doctor said I should be sedated for an hour and a half to do the varicose laser surgery, and that he wants to do both legs in one session (front and back). Is this safe? I had a surgery with general anesthesia 6 months ago and I'm 54. Local anesthesia only is not an option, is sedation that long dangerous?
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Why do I continue to develop external vein blood clots?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago2 answers
I had an ablation on both legs--one 5 years ago, and one 4 years ago. A year ago, I developed 5 blood clots in the span of one month. They were red and painful and swollen, just like the ones before I had surgery. An ultrasound confirmed that the saphenous vein in both legs was completely closed. No blood was flowing through. Now, I am again getting blood clots--three in the past month. The most recent is swollen and very painful. Any thoughts as to why this could be happening?
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I had a vein ablation on my right leg about 1 month ago. The numbness in my feet has gotten worse. I can't go to sleep at night. Is this normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago2 answers
I had a vein ablation on my right leg about 1 month ago. The numbness in my feet have gotten worse. I can't go to sleep at night. Is this normal? I am a diabetic and I know that neuropathy comes with this, but I am a well-controlled diabetic. My HgbA1c has been between 6 and 7 for the last 2 years. Is there nothing that can be done? I can't see myself living like this for the rest of my life. I can't do anything. The more I walk, the worse it hurts. What can be done?
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I had ELA on both legs and still have fatigue after 2 weeks. Why would my leg (mid-calf to foot) be swollen?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago3 answers
I had the ELA procedure done 2 weeks ago. The right leg was done first, the front and then the back 2 days later. The next week, the same was done to the left leg. My right leg from mid-calf to my foot is swollen and double in size. I feel a hard lump at the procedure area. What do you think is going on? I go to the doctor today and the previous ultrasound showed all was fine.
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