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I had varicose veins in both legs, but only pain in the right. Three weeks ago I had EVLT and a phlebectomy on the right leg. However, two weeks after the procedure I had intense pain in the leg that was treated. The discomfort has since faded, but now I have intense, "NEW" pain on the LEFT. Any idea why?
I don't know why. You should see your doctor and get an ultrasound.
Not sure. You should probably follow up with the treating MD for a complete evaluation.
No, pain should not shift from one leg to the other after EVLT/phlebectomy. You may need another ultrasound.
It is common for patients with vein disease to have disease in both legs, but one leg is typically more symptomatic than the other. It is also common that after we treat one leg, patients will ask that we treat the other leg quickly. The reason is that vein disease takes years to develop and many patients get used to their symptoms. It is only after treating the leg that a patient may fully realize how bad they were feeling. If you have not had an ultrasound of your untreated leg, I would suggest you do!