Endovenous Laser Ablation Questions

Why do I have a lump on my calf after laser vein removal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks ago3 answers
I had laser vein removal three weeks ago. After one week I noticed a lump at the side of my calf. My surgeon drained the blood from it, but now the lump is back. What should I do?
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I had EVLA 12 weeks ago and still have pain in the knee area. It swells and I can't bend it well or kneel. What should I do?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks ago4 answers
My surgeon signed me off after my eight week check. He did an ultrasound and said it looked OK. He said to exercise, take Ibuprofen if it was sore, and that I was still healing. If I exercise, it then gets so swollen by the evening that I can't bend it. The pain wakes me at night. When walking it feels like a knife in the side of my knee. I will see my GP, but not for 2 weeks! What should I do?
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How much risk is involved with endovenous laser ablation? Is there a chance of pain, neuropathy or numbness?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago2 answers
I have heard about laser treatment for varicose veins and want to know what the risks are. Thanks.
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VenaCure EVLT or radiofreqency ablation. Which is safer?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago4 answers
Which one has no pain or side effects? My diagnosis is to use UGFS along with ablation. Which ablation is less painful and risky, laser or radiofrequency? Venaseal is another option but no insurance covers them.
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I had a varicose vein stripped around 8 years ago and it has returned. I was considering ablation. Is this a good option?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago3 answers
I'm a hairdresser always, and on my feet. I have varicose veins in both legs. I had thread vein treatment post op privately to remove clusters but they are still visible. The unsightly appearance of the veins prevent me wearing shorts or dresses. I wanted to know if the ablation would be a possible option to banish the veins, or will they just keep coming?
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I had VNUS Closure 3 weeks ago. Is minor on and off pain near the SF junction normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago1 answer
It is similar to ovulation pain. Borderline protein S deficiency (72, normal range 70-140), was put on 10mg Xarelto for 10 days and then 20mg after second ultrasound came back too close for comfort given my background, third ultrasound showed clot had receded to where they wanted it. That was last week. For the past week and a half, however, I've had what I would consider nerve pain in the groin and ovary areas. It has not gotten worse and is sporadic. It is most present when sitting.
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I had endevonous laser ablation under a general anaesthetic a week ago! all seems well but concerned as a bumpy lump has appeared bout the size of a
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago2 answers
I had Endevonous laser ablation under general anaesthetic 1wk ago! So far very pleased but a bit concerned as a bumpy soft lump has appeared at the top of my thigh! It isn't painful to touch! But sore if I press on it! Bout the size v a 2p coin (UK currency) could this be a clot!? &could it be a problem!? Also I have lots v tiny stitches! Surgeon never mentioned them) are thy likely to come away? I presume theyre dissolvable sutures?
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Is it normal to have drastically prominent varicose veins in my feet post abrasion of my R. great saph. last summer? They weren't a problem prior.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago4 answers
Hello! I'm a 28 year old female who just the last few years has had vein issues. I'm not overweight and am active. I had bad reflux in my right leg, so I had my right great saph. abrasion done last summer. The past 6 months I've noticed a drastic change in both my feet. Varicose veins popping out horribly. No prior problems with my feet. Did the abrasion cause this? What can I do? They're very unsightly and uncomfortable. I wear 30 mmhg compression socks.
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I'm 9 days out from having an endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), and in my mid-inner thigh and calf, I'm having a serious numbing feeling.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago1 answer
I called my vascular surgeon and his office said it's fine. I did have the ultrasound two days after. No clots found, and they said the veins were closed. The area in my calf is still very tender but I'm ok with that. My main concern is the numbness--it is almost "painful" when I sit on the couch or toilet as it makes it worse. Do you think I could have nerve damage, or will this eventually go away? I would post a picture of my leg but this does not allow. 32y female. Thx
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I had endovenous ablation of varicose veins today. I am due to have abdominoplasty in 6 weeks, is the timing likely to be a problem?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago1 answer
I had last-minute call for the varicose vein surgery and didn't really think about the other planned surgery until later. Should I be contacting the surgeon who is to carry out the abdominoplasty, or will I actually be in a better condition for surgery without my varicose veins?
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Endovenous Laser Ablation and practicing hot yoga and crossfit.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago3 answers
I need to be in a hot room instructing--can I do it within 1-2 days after the procedure? I want to actually practice hot yoga. How long do I wait? How long do I wait before returning to Crossfit, and are there things I should avoid doing for a while? How many post treatment follow up visits are needed?
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Is 35 too young to get saphenous vein ablation when it's just for cosmetic purposes? I have reflux but am I setting myself up for even more problems?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago1 answer
I'm considering getting an ablation for my spider veins. They are very visible and I am bothered by them cosmetically. I am in shape and done having children. Is now the best time to get it done before it progresses to larger varicose veins?
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I am scheduled for GSV ablation on my left leg on a Friday and then the right leg 72 hours later on Monday.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago7 answers
Are my procedures too close together?
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I had an EVLT with microphlebectomy on one leg three days ago. I was wondering if using a foam roller (a self-massage tool) is OK.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago5 answers
I have the OK from my doctor to do some short easy runs for the next two weeks. I usually do so before I run to help keep my muscles loose and warmed up. With the procedure, I wasn't sure if the pressure on my leg would be harmful or not (I would not directly roll the spots that were treated, just other spots on my leg). Is this possible?
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Can deep vein function improve after laser ablation of the great saphenous vein?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago5 answers
I have reflux in my deep veins and in my great saphenous vein. So, will laser ablation improve the blood flow in the superficial veins, improve deep vein function, or improve both?
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Had an EVLT three months ago. Still have pain.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 5 months ago1 answer
Still in slight pain, tender to the touch, tight and it burns, sometimes stabbing on my inner thighs down past my knees. My legs still swell very bad in the middle of my work day. They look lumpier and more broken blood vessels, and feel heavier than they did before. I so regret doing this. What should I do?
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I have pain and tenderness in the lower calf area that is concentrated near my ankle after an EVLT done 3 weeks ago. What is causing this?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 6 months ago3 answers
I have pain and tenderness in the lower calf area that is concentrated near the ankle after an EVLT done 3 weeks ago. This symptom has been persistent for 1 week now. The doctor advised me to elevate my leg as much as possible, along with walking and wearing compression stockings. I want to travel soon and need a solution to this. I have 2 concerns: what could be the cause of this, and is there any medication to alleviate pain and swelling? I have been taking Aleve.
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Is it normal not to bruise after EVLT?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 6 months ago3 answers
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 - 6 months 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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