Endovenous Laser Ablation Questions

How long will I be numb following endovenous ablation treatment?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 3 weeks 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 - 1 month 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 - 1 month 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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When can I return to swimming for 2 hours a day after this procedure?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago2 answers
I had endovenous laser ablation procedure and need to know when I can return to my swim team. I've been given 2 conflicting answers by my doctor's office.
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I had EVLA done in 2015 and now my legs hurt more than ever. My legs are always tired and in pain. Is this normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago1 answer
My ankles/legs hurt so much that I don't even enjoy going out anymore. What should I do? Why am I experiencing these symptoms one year after treatment?
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Is there a chance I'd need to take antibiotics following an endovenous laser ablation procedure?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago5 answers
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?
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Can I weight train after a leg ablation?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago4 answers
I had a venous ablation in my left leg 1 week ago. My doctor said I can return to working out now, which includes weights, but should I be worried about reopening the vein? And are abdominal exercises and Pilates okay now? I'm confused because of everything that I've read online.
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I had endovenous laser ablation to my great saphenous veins. Since the procedure my blood pressure has been high. Is this normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago4 answers
I have high blood pressure that I take medication for. My first visit for consultation was March 29, 2016. I checked my blood pressure every day from March 29 thru April 29, and my blood pressure has elevated from 157/94 to the 157/105 range. It had been down to around 148/82 just prior to my EVLA procedure. Is this normal? I have gone back to my family doctor, he did an EKG, and now is sending me for a stress test.
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EVLA treatment worked, but the vein next to the repaired vein is now bulging. Will repairing too many veins hurt my vascular health?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago5 answers
I know that circulation is needed and I worry that repairing too many veins will hurt my vascular health. Should I be concerned? My family has a history of varicose veins.
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I got laser ablation done in my left leg 8 months back and I am feeling some sort of blockage just below my calf muscle. What can it be?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago1 answer
I was diagnosed with varicose veins in my leg & had a laser ablation in which the doctor closed off my saphenous vein from groin to knee. He also made 3 cuts in my lower leg: below my calf muscle on either side and 1 just above the ankle. It was suggested I use grade 2 stockings for as long as I can during daytime. I wore it for about 3-4 months and still wear it off & on. I started going to gym to reduce some weight and am now experiencing a blockage just below my calf muscle. What can it be?
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Did my EVLA procedure go wrong? Were mistakes made?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago4 answers
I had endovenous laser ablation last July. Initially, the appearance of my varicosities seemed to improve a lot and the swelling in my ankle went away. But right after the procedure, I had an area of numbness on my inner mid thigh and quite a bit of tenderness and soreness in that area that lasted several months. Gradually, the very prominent vein returned with a vengeance. I also have more swelling and pain than I did before. I am wondering if something went wrong and mistakes were made.
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Is it normal to still have a swollen leg and fluid build up after almost 2 months?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago1 answer
I recently had endovenous laser therapy on both legs, as well as phlebotomy to remove bulging veins. The procedures were approx two months ago. The right leg is still bloated and pink from the knee down. I also have mild discomfort in that leg when I'm at the gym. Will that pink swollen look ever go away, and is this normal? In addition, I recently became sick with body aches and chills, and the right calf turned completely red and swollen. Should I be concerned?
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Would you reccommend EVLA for treatment of significant venous insuffiency resulting in spider veins, mild skin discoloration, pain and heaviness?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago6 answers
Also, do you ever see cosmetic improvement in spider veins after EVLA? All I ever read about is varicose veins. My venous insufficiency has caused significant spider veins and skin discoloration, resulting in areas that look darkened and bruised. I also have mild symptoms of pain in this area and heaviness/tired feeling in LE. Would you recommend EVLA to fix the VI before having treatment (e.g., sclerotherapy) to treat spider veins? TY
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After varicose vein surgery, I have a burning sensation and pain outside of my leg, by the knee. Is this normal or concerning?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago2 answers
I had varicose vein surgery on the inside of my left leg 2 weeks ago. They used a laser to close the vein and stripped some of the vein because it made loops and the laser couldn't pass through. Now, two weeks later, I am having a burning sensation and slight pain on the other side (outside) of my leg. Resting or exercise doesn't seem to make any difference. There is no redness, warmth or swelling that I am aware of. I've been trying to be more active after stitches were removed.
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