What can i do about difficulties associated with undergoing Endovenous Laser Ablation?

Endovenous Laser Ablation . 8 answers . 5 years ago

I had evlt done back in may all of the sudden just recently my leg has a lot of aching and pain where it was done its sore to touch its tender. There is also numbness in that spot of leg very achy where the surgery was performed. What could be the is

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5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Various possibilities exist. It could be recurrent veins, or rarely nerve irritation from the procedure, although that usually occurs at the time of the procedure, not later. Reopening of the ablated saphenous vein or recurrent veins from another feeder vein are more likely causes although even these are uncommon.

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

Various possibilities exist. It could be recurrent veins, or rarely nerve irritation from the procedure, although that usually occurs at the time of the procedure, not later. Reopening of the ablated saphenous vein or recurrent veins from another feeder vein are more likely causes although even these are uncommon.


5 years ago by Innovative Vein

Numbness can be from cutaneous or skin nerve damage that will improve over time. Soreness this far out is likely associated with a hard, but closed vein, or an open vein near the closed area. It is difficult to answer this question adequately without seeing how much of the Saphenous was ablated or what additional treatment was done. There may still be more work to do on that leg.

5 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Numbness can be from cutaneous or skin nerve damage that will improve over time. Soreness this far out is likely associated with a hard, but closed vein, or an open vein near the closed area. It is difficult to answer this question adequately without seeing how much of the Saphenous was ablated or what additional treatment was done. There may still be more work to do on that leg.


5 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Difficult to say from your description but should be evaluated by the MD. Likely not anything serious though.

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

Difficult to say from your description but should be evaluated by the MD. Likely not anything serious though.


5 years ago by Laser Vein Center

Numbness can be from cutaneous or skin nerve damage that will improve over time. Soreness this far out is likely associated with a hard, but closed vein, or an open vein near the closed area. It is difficult to answer this question adequately without seeing how much of the Saphenous was ablated or what additional treatment was done. There may still be more work to do on that leg. So it is important to follow up with the physician who performed the procedure and to be checked with an ultrasound.

5 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Numbness can be from cutaneous or skin nerve damage that will improve over time. Soreness this far out is likely associated with a hard, but closed vein, or an open vein near the closed area. It is difficult to answer this question adequately without seeing how much of the Saphenous was ablated or what additional treatment was done. There may still be more work to do on that leg. So it is important to follow up with the physician who performed the procedure and to be checked with an ultrasound.


5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

The spotty numbness is not unusual and the aching and sore to touch are may be a superficial thrombophlebitis. You should call and schedule a follow up appointment with your treating physician.

5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

The spotty numbness is not unusual and the aching and sore to touch are may be a superficial thrombophlebitis. You should call and schedule a follow up appointment with your treating physician.


5 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Return to the person who performed your procedure requesting re-evaluation. A clinical exam and probably another ultrasound would be necessary to sort out what is happening.

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

Return to the person who performed your procedure requesting re-evaluation. A clinical exam and probably another ultrasound would be necessary to sort out what is happening.


5 years ago by Miller Vein

Follow up with your physician that performed the procedure. An ultrasound will be needed to sort things out. The numbness may be related to nerve damage which is usually temporary and resolves in 90% of patients by 6 months.

5 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Follow up with your physician that performed the procedure. An ultrasound will be needed to sort things out. The numbness may be related to nerve damage which is usually temporary and resolves in 90% of patients by 6 months.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

From your question your symptoms are 5 months out since your procedure. This is most unusual. Following the procedure it may take 6 to 8 weeks for the soreness and hard areas to resolve. If you have had discomfort for 5 months or just started with new discomfort. you should follow up with your treating physician. Nerve discomfort can occur following this procedure and may take up to 1year to resolve.

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

From your question your symptoms are 5 months out since your procedure. This is most unusual. Following the procedure it may take 6 to 8 weeks for the soreness and hard areas to resolve. If you have had discomfort for 5 months or just started with new discomfort. you should follow up with your treating physician. Nerve discomfort can occur following this procedure and may take up to 1year to resolve.


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