Does EVLT reduce the chance of a future clot?

I developed clots due to the birth control pill and from a Factor V mutation (blood clotting disorder). Developed reflux as a consequence, and performed 4 EVLTs to treat the veins. Does EVLT reduce my chance of getting another clot in the future?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (8)


5 years ago by Advanced Vein Center

No it does not. You have a hypercoagulable condition. Birth control pills, prolonged sitting (such as on an airplane), and surgeries like total hip and knee replacement increase the risk of a DVT. This risk is further increased in people with factor V Leiden.

5 years ago by Advanced Vein Center

No it does not. You have a hypercoagulable condition. Birth control pills, prolonged sitting (such as on an airplane), and surgeries like total hip and knee replacement increase the risk of a DVT. This risk is further increased in people with factor V Leiden.


5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

It will reduce your risk of superficial thrombophlebitis but not deep venous thrombosis.

5 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

It will reduce your risk of superficial thrombophlebitis but not deep venous thrombosis.


5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Not in the deep veins. In the surface veins there is a reduced risk though, since there are fewer branches to develop clots in.

5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Not in the deep veins. In the surface veins there is a reduced risk though, since there are fewer branches to develop clots in.


5 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Properly performed EVLA prevents clot from forming only in the superficial system that was sealed by the procedure.

5 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

Properly performed EVLA prevents clot from forming only in the superficial system that was sealed by the procedure.


5 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center

Your predisposition to developing blood clots is related to having a Factor V evaluation. EVLT will reduce the chance of getting a blood clot, only in the veins treated with EVLT.

5 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

Your predisposition to developing blood clots is related to having a Factor V evaluation. EVLT will reduce the chance of getting a blood clot, only in the veins treated with EVLT.


5 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center

Endovenous Laser Ablation (or EVLT) will at least eliminate the possibility of clots in those treated veins. After treating those refluxing veins, your circulation does improve and will decrease the chances of clotting but it will not be a 100% guarantee that future clots will not appear in other veins in the body.

5 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center

Endovenous Laser Ablation (or EVLT) will at least eliminate the possibility of clots in those treated veins. After treating those refluxing veins, your circulation does improve and will decrease the chances of clotting but it will not be a 100% guarantee that future clots will not appear in other veins in the body.


5 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute

The EVLT procedure itself does not reduce your risk of getting another clot in the future. For most individuals who undergo vein treatments, what helps to minimize the person's future risk of developing a blood clot is the elimination of those veins that reflux. When veins reflux, it leads to blood becoming more stagnant and stagnant blood tends to clot. So by lasering some of your larger veins, you are decreasing the amount of blood just sitting in your veins and consequently decreases your inherent risk of getting a blood clot. However, when you have a factor V mutation you will for ever have a relatively higher risk of getting blood clots in general. Then when you combine that mutation with an OCP, which increases blood clot risks by itself, your risk just went up a bit higher. Some people with a blood clotting disorder even require life long anticoagulation to prevent potentially lethal blood clots. It just depends on the severity and type of clotting disorder that you have.

5 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

The EVLT procedure itself does not reduce your risk of getting another clot in the future. For most individuals who undergo vein treatments, what helps to minimize the person's future risk of developing a blood clot is the elimination of those veins that reflux. When veins reflux, it leads to blood becoming more stagnant and stagnant blood tends to clot. So by lasering some of your larger veins, you are decreasing the amount of blood just sitting in your veins and consequently decreases your inherent risk of getting a blood clot. However, when you have a factor V mutation you will for ever have a relatively higher risk of getting blood clots in general. Then when you combine that mutation with an OCP, which increases blood clot risks by itself, your risk just went up a bit higher. Some people with a blood clotting disorder even require life long anticoagulation to prevent potentially lethal blood clots. It just depends on the severity and type of clotting disorder that you have.


5 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

EVLT will reduce the chance of clots in the saphenous veins but not DVT.

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

EVLT will reduce the chance of clots in the saphenous veins but not DVT.


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