Endovenous Laser Ablation Questions
At what point does a rolled down compression sock do more harm than good? Feels like a tourniquet. What to do now?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 days ago1 answer
I ordered more compression socks online but it won’t come for two more days. What do I do until then? The markings on my leg are pretty deep & red from the rolled down elastic thigh-high top. Doc office is not concerned it does not fit. It’s the largest size XL they sell and doc said I have to wear. At what point does negative outweigh good? I have a 6-hour waitressing shift tomorrow & this will be down past my knee within 15 min—literally. They roll down within 4in of my knee.
How should I treat pain associated with vein ablation?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago1 answer
I had a vein ablation a week ago and am having pain in the area that was ablated, which is near the junction of the saphenous vein. At this point, should I be using ice and elevation or warm compress on the affected area? Using ice and elevation causes bad pain when I get up and then afterwards for awhile. I am on Eliquis, so NSAIDS are not recommended, unfortunately. I am wearing compression stockings and there is pain in the area that was treated, almost like an occlusion.
Is it normal for the varicosities to be equally as prominent post op?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 months 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?
Can I take Plan B after having a uterine ablation 9 yrs ago?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months 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.
Is it safe for me to do it 6 months after SVT?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months 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.
Is their a 3 day vein ablation procedure for both legs?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 months 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?
What are the best ways to judge a doctor’s qualifications for vein treatment?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 5 months 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.
Can I get superficial veins transplanted?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 5 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?