Endovenous Laser Ablation Questions

I have had swelling in my feet and lower leg for about 2 or 3 months. I have tried compression socks with limited results. What should I do?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 week ago
My foot doctor said I may need a test to see if I am a candidate for vein surgery. I'm a little nervous about this procedure. Can you let me what my options are?
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How long is the recovery for an endovenous vein ablation procedure?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks ago
I have an appointment with a vein specialist in a few weeks to discuss whether the compressions stockings helped or not (wore them for 3 months). I have reflux in both legs, taking almost 6 seconds for the valves to close, between 5-6mm in size, and restless legs, heaviness, etc. I am considering the endovenous vein ablation, but I need to know how long I could possibly be out of work. What can I expect?
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I had a venous closure procedure done about five years ago, with not much relief since. Is that normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 weeks ago
Once in a while, I get very sore areas in my veins that are a little pink. They hurt, but go away usually after several days. Is there anything that can be done?
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How long are my legs going to weep fluid after my venous procedure?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago
My procedure was 24 hours ago and the fluid is still coming out. It's coming out very slowly near my knees and by my groin. The fluid is mostly clear — no odor. There's no heat coming off my legs and I feel fine except for my clothes being wet.
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I had vein ablation done over two years ago and I still feel an achy, burning sensation running down my leg from groin to knee. Is this permanent?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago
I thought after two years there would be no more discomfort and the veins would be gone. I have had this burning and achy feeling since the beginning. The treatment was to rid of veins running horizontally across the top of my knee on the lower thigh. They are still there. Even if I did go back to the doctor, what would he do? Another treatment? What are my options?
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How long after ablation to the greater saphenous vein can I resume my competitive horseback riding regimen?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago
It has been one week since my treatment and I was told after I have an ultrasound to check the vein closure, I would be able to resume going to the gym. However, riding is much more specific to the inner thigh, and I have quite a bit of bruising. It doesn't seem to me that I would be able to resume riding in four days based on the bruising and the "heaviness" I feel, but I would like to return to my schedule as soon as possible.
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Is it normal that the saphenous vein I had laser treatment on is still extremely visible from groin to knee, one month after treatment?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago
I received laser treatment on both legs about a month ago. The vein is still very visible and blue all the way from groin to knee, where it's also still bulging as it was before treatment. It is 1-cm wide. How long should I wait for it to fade away? My doctor checked that it's closed, but it now looks much worse than before and I'm having a hard time believing it will ever disappear. Also, it doesn't feel hard like I was told it should. Is there still hope?
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I have bruising, heat spots, pain and a lump following EVLA. Is this normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago
I had endovenous laser ablation on my great saphenous vein 6 days ago. After the procedure I have very little bruising and pain. However, 6 days out I have more bruising on my inner thigh, heat spots, pain and a lump. Are these symptoms normal?
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Is it normal to still feel and see the great saphenous vein 8 months post RFA procedure? The area feels tender.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago
I can feel a large vein, it is quite hard, running all the way down from my upper thigh, down the inner thigh, past the knee to the lower calf - 8 months after my RFA procedure. Could this mean the great saphenous vein wasn't closed properly or is it just inflammation, even after 8 months?
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How soon after vein surgery can I fly?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago
I need to schedule to fly for work. How many weeks post-surgery?
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Should I wait to finish all pregnancies before having varicose veins treated?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago
In my second pregnancy I suffered from varicose veins. I had an ultrasound six weeks after delivery. According to the results, my great saphenous veins are compromised. I was told that if I treat them now, the problem may return after my third pregnancy. Is this true? If so, is it best to have my veins treated after I've finished all of my pregnancies?
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How many veins can be treated at one using the EVLA procedure?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago
I just had EVLA treatment on my legs, but the doctor says I have a total of 6 bad veins left. Can the remaining veins all be treated at once?
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After EVLA two of my veins have blood trapped in the middle. Does the blood need to be drained, or will it drain out on its own?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago
I had EVLA performed on both legs. My left calf and my right hamstring have part of the vein filled with blood, and it feels very tight/tender. My calf looks dark and the vein in my hamstring you can only feel when seating or touching. It's been 3 weeks since my calf was treated and 2 weeks since my hamstring was treated. Does the blood need to be drained, or will it drain out on its own? Also, what do I do about the tenderness and tightness?
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If you are pregnant, is it normal to have pain in your leg 1.5 years after EVLA/phlebectomy treatment?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago
I had an endovenous laser ablation and phlebectomy 1.5 yrs ago. I also had some injections 9 months ago. I am 8 months pregnant and the treated leg is very painful. It only swells slightly more than the other leg. I assume it's due to blood flood and lack of vein, but should I be worried? Is this normal?
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How long does it take to see results after EVLA?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 5 months ago
I have had pressure/tightness behind my knee, along with swelling in my calf for two years. My vascular dr. said that I had reflux from my great saphenous vein and recommended ablation. I had it done five days ago and there has been no reduction of the tightness/swelling. They tell me it could take up to a month, but I feel that I should at least be seeing some improvement by now. What do you think? Thank you.
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I was told I need to get an ablation and two veins removed from my leg. Can I do without the procedure, or will it be a health risk?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 5 months ago
I have been seeing a vascular surgeon for weeks; I have been in an unna boot for little over a month. It is healing but there is nothing else they can do externally. I need the ablation on my left leg and two very bad varicose veins taken out. If I cannot afford this financially, will a ulcer come back? Will I be putting my health at risk by not doing this procedure? I appreciate any information you can tell me.
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Can the endovenous laser ablation procedure cause a patient to get hemorrhoids?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 5 months ago
I know that veins can reroute, and I am wondering if they can route to the pelvic and/or rectum area. I had endovenous laser ablation performed on both legs, as well as foam sclerotherapy, within the last year. After the procedures I developed hemorrhoids. Is there a link between the two? Can the procedures cause hemorrhoids?
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