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Endovenous Laser Ablation Questions

Is it normal for the varicosities to be equally as prominent post op?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks ago2 answers
I’m 5 days post bilateral EVLA to the LSV. I continuously wear compression garments 24/7. The left varicose bumps have disappeared but the right are equally as prominent as pre op. They are visible through the compression stockings. Is this a sign that the ablation hasn’t worked? I have no follow up scheduled, but have been reading up on sclerothrapy and subsequent phlebectomies. When is this usually carried out?
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Can I take Plan B after having a uterine ablation 9 yrs ago?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago1 answer
I am 48 yrs old. I had an ablation about 9 years ago. I have not used birth control since. Never got PG. I'm now in a relationship with a man who has not had a vasectomy and am scared I could get pregnant. I have not bled or had a period since my ablation.
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I had endovenous laser ablation done. Can I fly one week after? My follow up visit isn’t until 2 weeks after.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago1 answer
I was not given a lot of instructions after my procedure. I was told to either wear the wraps or compression stockings for two weeks after, and that was it on instructions. The only compression stockings I found appear to be too big, so I ordered different ones online. I am taking a trip, one week post procedure. Is flying okay, or should I be seeing the physician before the trip?
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Is it safe for me to do it 6 months after SVT?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago5 answers
I had superficial vein thrombosis in both small and great saphenous veins 6 months ago. There are still thrombi in my veins. Great saphenous was ligated 12 years ago. The plan is to do ELA. The question: is this safe to do it now or wait a few more months? I have a LeidenV heterozygote mutation.
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I have swelling in my right leg and foot, before an after 2 ablations. Why is this?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago2 answers
My doctor said I should have another ablation in the calf. Scheduled May 17 this year. It seems after the second ablation the swelling is worse. Why?
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Is their a 3 day vein ablation procedure for both legs?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago3 answers
I was told I have venous insufficiency in both legs and that the veins running on the back side of my legs and the side of them are not functioning correctly so they suggest having a laser ablation but I was told its done in stages I would go in for three days an hour a day to get this done. Now is that normal for this procedure?
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What are the best ways to judge a doctor’s qualifications for vein treatment?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago7 answers
My veins are in horrible shape, and I was recently told that I would need 5 different ablation procedures and 6 Sclerotherapy appointments afterwards. I had my first VNUS procedure on the greater saphenous vein, and when I returned for the follow-up ultrasound, I was informed that the vein did not close. Does this mean I should consider another doctor? I have met with one hospital-based practice and one vein clinic and I’m just not sure how to assess who is best qualified for these procedures.
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Can I get superficial veins transplanted?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago3 answers
I am only 26 but had the majority of my superficial veins removed either by Endovenous Laser or Foam Sclerotherapy. This has weakened my legs and the circulation. I wondered if it was possible to get leg vein transplants? If so, how?
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I had EVLA done on both legs due to reflux. A recent ultrasound shows reflux in both femoral veins. Is this a risk factor for pregnancy (clotting)?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 months ago1 answer
Would pregnancy make deep vein reflux worse after treatment of saphenous veins?
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My op was just over 2 weeks ago. After 10 days my ankle and lower leg became numb, painful with occurring shooting pains. Is this normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months ago1 answer
I had no pain for 10 days after EVLT. It felt like my lower leg was numb but painful and then a shooting pain started occurring every 10 min. The pain shoots through my body. I also have like a pins and needles feeling all round my ankle and lower leg.
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My daughter is on methadone and wants to get EVLA. Is it safe during and after the procedure? She's been on methadone for a while and can’t stop.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago1 answer
She’s on a low dose and her doctor is weaning her off slowly and will be off in a year.
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In what cases is endovenous laser ablation recommended? I have no bulging veins but my doctor recommended it.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months ago2 answers
I have no bulging veins but the doctor still recommends ELA as a preventative measure. In what cases can it be recommended?
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Small Saphenous reopened after ablation. Is there any possible future harm?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 5 months ago1 answer
My small saphenous vein was ablated in September 2017, but it seems that it had reopened just under the sapheno-popliteal junction. My question is the following: does this put me in any possible future harm? Could this reopening mean that the sealed/ thrombosed part (by ablation) of the vein could pass on a thrombus into the opened vein?
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Surgery 12-20-17 Left Leg Open Wound Since August 2017. I've been going to wound clinic for treatment, no improvement. Hospitalization 4 days.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 6 months ago1 answer
Surgery 12-20-17. Open wound, L leg. Drainage continues. Non-stick gauze sticks to wound. I am experiencing dizziness and double vision since the surgery/ I am also very drowsy. Yes I take medication but it has never affected me like this before. Your advice please. Thank you. Happy New Year!
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