Serious problems associated with EVLA

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 6 answers . 3 years ago

I recently have EVLA done 3 times and have had serious side effects and want to know is this normal? I had a hematoma on one leg and excessive swelling on the other leg and extreme pain in both and really need your advice?

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2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

No this is not usual. Severe pain or hematoma are unusual. See you provider. It's difficult to asses this with out a complete history and exam.

Michael D. Ingegno, MD

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

No this is not usual. Severe pain or hematoma are unusual. See you provider. It's difficult to asses this with out a complete history and exam.

Michael D. Ingegno, MD


2 years ago by Arizona Vein and Laser Institute & Cosmetic Surgery

You have to be evaluated by your surgeon for the symptoms. Small
hematoma, bruising, and some swelling is common after the EVLA
procedure. If you have severe symptoms, you should visit your surgeon
ASAP.

2 years ago by Arizona Vein and Laser Institute & Cosmetic Surgery (View Profile)

You have to be evaluated by your surgeon for the symptoms. Small
hematoma, bruising, and some swelling is common after the EVLA
procedure. If you have severe symptoms, you should visit your surgeon
ASAP.


2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Difficult to answer without a ultrsound and full history as it sounds like a complex situation. Might want to get another opinion.

David A. Engleman M.D.

2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Difficult to answer without a ultrsound and full history as it sounds like a complex situation. Might want to get another opinion.

David A. Engleman M.D.


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

You are asking for a clinical evaluation which needs to be done in person by an experienced phlebologist.

Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

You are asking for a clinical evaluation which needs to be done in person by an experienced phlebologist.

Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

All that you describe are normal following EVLA. I do not think that your symptoms are serious side effects but rather normal side effects. I would follow up with your vein specialist. A follow up ultrasound of the veins is indicated to ensure that that is no deep clotting problem.

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

All that you describe are normal following EVLA. I do not think that your symptoms are serious side effects but rather normal side effects. I would follow up with your vein specialist. A follow up ultrasound of the veins is indicated to ensure that that is no deep clotting problem.


2 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida

I would talk to the doctor who did the procedure and get an ultrasound. You should not have excessive swelling. A hematoma can be a side effect and should resolve. The pain you can take motrin or alleve and should resolve as well. I would speak to the doctor who did the procedure.

2 years ago by Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida (View Profile)

I would talk to the doctor who did the procedure and get an ultrasound. You should not have excessive swelling. A hematoma can be a side effect and should resolve. The pain you can take motrin or alleve and should resolve as well. I would speak to the doctor who did the procedure.


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