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ELVeS (Endo Laser Vein System) Questions

I had endovenous ablation a week ago. After lifting my child and sitting him down I felt pain in my calf and groin. Did I reopen the vein?
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I had endovenous ablation done on my left leg a week ago. I accidentally lifted my 3.5 yr old who weighs like 40 lbs. I put him down within seconds of realizing what I had done. Almost immediately I had intense... Read more
I am a full-time floor nurse who is on their feet for 12-hour shifts. How many days do I need to be off work after ELVeS?
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I’m a full time floor nurse who spend the majority of their 12-hour shift walking long hallways. There is little time to sit down. How many days would I have to be off of work after ELVeS? Read more
What will happen if I remove the GSV? Will it be higher pressure on the deep vein system?
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As I know, GSV transports about 10-15% of blood, the other 85-90 percent is transported by the deep vein system. If I remove the GSV with ELVes I fear that there will be higher pressure on the deep vein system ... Read more
I was recommended to have ELVeS treatment of the GSV with microphlebectomy of varicose veins on the shin. Is this right?
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Duplex ultrasound on the left leg showed incompetence of ostial valve of GSV (diam up to 12 mm in sapheno-phemoral junction in standing position) with vertical reflux all over GSV (4+ sec) until 1/3 of the shin... Read more
Why do I still need to get saline injections in my leg veins if I had the endolaser procedure? They said it is not cosmetic by the way.
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I have been getting treatment for my varicose veins and had endovenous laser ablation done. About a month later, the office staff required me to have (I think saline) injected into my veins with an ultrasound g... Read more
My groin incision was red, painful and I got a fever. I got antibiotics but my Dr. said it wasn't infected. It keeps oozing. My skin around it hurts!
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I had both GSV ablation done at the same time. He also performed phlebectomy on both legs, although I had my right done previously. I developed these symptoms 6 days after surgery. Fever 102 F, chills, redness ... Read more
Severe swelling/lymph edema after endovenous ablatio and lymph scintigraphy shows absence of lymph drainage of the leg.
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Could an endovenous ablation have damaged the lymphatic vessels? Read more
My blood pressure dips very low after standing 15 to 20 minutes. Is this a sign of vascular insufficiency? Would endovenous laser ablation help?
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My blood pressure goes from 135/80 to 84/50 after standing for a period of time. I become hot, dizzy and my heart rate increases to 130. Is this a sign of venous insufficiency? If so, would EVLA help? Read more
What do I do if I start bleeding weeks after an ELVeS prcodure?
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I had an ELVeS procedure (and some veins pulled) about 3 weeks ago. Most of the steri-strips have fallen off, except for a big bunch where there seemed to be some blood build up from the surgery. Today, my wif... Read more
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I have had a blue spot on my lip for years that protrudes. After sunburning my lips I notice it's diminished. Would laser therapy eliminate this?
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It appears I have a varicose vein on my lip. About a week after I sunburned my lips, I noticed the spot was lighter than it had been in years and is hardly protruding at all. I was just wondering if laser thera... Read more
Why do my veins look the same 2 months later?
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I had laser ablation surgery on a branch vein two months ago. I was unable to get a compression stocking right away and now the vein looks exactly the way it did prior to surgery. Could it be that my procedure ... Read more
I have five more endovenous laser ablation procedures scheduled. How can I control my anxiety while under local anesthesia?
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I had one in six endovenous laser ablation procedures. Yes, there is some pain and discomfort, but that was not the biggest problem. I am very aware of my body all the time, and anesthesia helped with the pain,... Read more
Is it good to take Horse Chestnut pills to prevent spider veins and varicose veins from returning?
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EVLT and sclerotherapy were performed on both legs. I am only 32 years old. I would like to prevent my spider veins and varicose veins from returning. Would you recommend Horse Chestnut pills or other over-the-... Read more
I've had lot of vein procedures, but still live in constant pain. What more can be done? Why is nothing working?
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I was diagnosed with DVT in LLE in 2010 at 17 years old. I've had constant pain for the last 6 years. Multiple surgeons and radiologists keep doing the same exams and procedures over again--venograms, sclerothe... Read more
My varicose veins and associating symptoms are still present after vein surgery, why is that?
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I had laser vein removal surgery to remove my varicose veins but they are still there. I'm also still experiencing symptoms associated with varicose veins. My doc assured me they would be gone after the procedu... Read more
I have numbness and pain 3 months after laser varicose vein surgery on my left leg. The veins are still prominent. Was there an error in surgery?
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I had varicose vein removal surgery some months ago. Now I have pain, cramps, swelling, mobility and balance issues, and limping after a short walk. I feel like something is severely wrong. Read more
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