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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
I had an endovenous laser ablation procedure four years ago. Then, two years ago I had total knee surgery. The card I carry for my total knee states I need to check with my doctor before any procedures since I may need antibiotics. What are the chances I'll need antibiotics before or after another ELA procedure?