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I've been diagnosed with moderate venous insufficiency, when should I get endovenous laser treatment??
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I was diagnosed with moderate venous insufficiency a couple of years ago. I'm a 55-year-old woman who's obese. I take perindopril (Coversyl) for hypertension. In 2018, my doctor performed ultrasound venous doppler of my veins, and it showed incompetence in the saphenous vein. This year (2019), I had another Doppler exam and it shows the same results. I needed the exam because I feel more bothersome aching in my left leg. When should I get ELA? Thanks in advance.
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Is minor post-op swelling normal 4 weeks after endovenous laser ablation?
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I had EVLA on both legs 4 weeks ago and I'm thrilled with my results. I'm very happy with how much ligher and less achy my legs feel, but I still have a little tenderness and swelling in my thighs where the veins were lasered. Is this normal and how much longer is it likely to last?
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Is there every a time when a saphenous vein must be promptly ablated with ELA?
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Yesterday, I went for a second venous doppler. My doctor said I should go for the laser ablation promptly. I don't know why it should be done so soon. Please, I would like to know.
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If I've had endovenous laser ablation, can I return to heavy weightlifting before 6 weeks?
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I am an avid heavy weightlifter (5-6 times a week). The physician said no weightlifting for 6 weeks. Do I really need to wait this long? Can I resume before this timeline?
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Will lifting my children after endovenous laser ablation cause damage?
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I had laser ablation performed on one leg 5 days ago. My partner is due to go back to work tomorrow and we have 2 toddlers. My question is, could I do damage by lifting my kids? I can avoid lifting my 3-year-old but not my 16-month-old.
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I still have a 6" blue vein that visible on my leg 2 years after lower leg ablation. Do I need sclerotherapy or vein stripping?
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I had an ablation on my lower leg 2 years ago. There is still a visible blue vein on my leg that's 6”. Do I need sclerotherapy or vein stripping?
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I am having throbbing pain near my saphenous vein. Why and what should I do?
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I am having throbbing pain near my saphenous vein. Why and what should I do?
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How can I speed up recovery after endovenous laser ablation?
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I had endovenous laser ablation 1 week ago. I have a good amount of pain in the groin area—sore pulling and burning. I have worn compression stockings regularly, only taking them off for showering and sleep after day 3. Is there anything I can do to speed the healing process up? Are my stockings not tight enough?
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I had ELA 4 days ago and have developed severe bruising at the top of my thigh. The bruise is about 5 inches across and very dark. Is this a concern?
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I had endovenous laser ablation 4 days ago and have developed severe bruising at the top of my thigh. The bruise is about 5 inches across and very dark. This is the second time I've had this treatment and after the first, I didn’t have this much bruising. Is this a concern?
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Will the increased blood flow from varicose vein removal cause fibroids to grow?
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I had varicose veins removed 3 months ago through endovenous laser treatment and sclerotherapy. Suddenly, I began to develop fibroids. Could there be a connection?
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Is it normal to have swelling near the groin after endovenous laser treatment?
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Is it normal to have swelling near the groin after endovenous laser treatment?
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Is it OK to have endovenous laser ablation during your menstrual cycle?
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Is it OK to have endovenous laser ablation during your menstrual cycle?
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3 months after endovenous laser ablation, I have severe pain in my legs that wakes me up at night. Any ideas why?
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I'm 3 months post-ablation of my saphenous veins. I'm having severe pain at night that wakes me from my sleep. The pain hurts some on ambulation, but it is mostly when I try to lie down and sleep. I have a hard time holding my legs still. I can get it to stop sometimes if I lay flat on my back with my legs straight, but that is hard to do.
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Is it normal to have aches after a venous duplex exam?
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I had a Venous Duplex exam done on both legs. My legs ached terribly after this scan. The findings of the scan were that I could possibly benefit from saphenous vein ablation. My legs felt much better the following day, but they just really ached after the test and into the night. Does this sound strange?
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Is endovenous laser ablation safe? Do I need to wear compression stockings before the procedure? How long after?
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I live in India and suffer from varicose veins. My Dr. is suggesting endovenous laser ablation. Is this a safe operation with small risks? Do I need to wear compress stockings before the procedure? How long after?
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1-month post-endovenous laser ablation, I have more spider veins and nerve damage. Is this normal?
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1-month post-op (both legs), my right leg seems to have more spider veins and nerve damage. Is this normal? My first operation was in 2010 (only on right leg). Right leg is more severe.
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14 days post-ELA I have a burning sensation. How do I manage this? Is everything OK?
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14 days post-procedure (CPT 37766/36475) I have a burning sensation at the location of the incision. I went back to the office and they determined no clots or sign of infection at the incision site; however, the burning is worsening by the day.
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My relative still has ulcers after laser surgery. What should be done now?
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My relative, aged 75, underwent laser surgery when ulcers developed on her feet. Now, even after a month, there are ulcers still coming. Is this normal or is the surgery not efficient? What should be done now ?
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It has been one month since I had EVLA done on my right leg. Is it normal to still be experiencing aching throughout the calf area?
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Due to extreme cramping in the calf area, I had 2 sclerotherapy treatments on my right leg within 4 months. With continued pain in the ankle area, I had EVLA. I have very small veins and the sclerotherapy didn't reach the smaller veins. I had an ultrasound 5 days after EVLA and it was clear of blood clots, but I am still experiencing aching (no cramping) throughout my calf area. I even have aching after driving due to pushing the pedals. I use Arnicare and Epsom salt soaks.
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At what point does a rolled down compression sock do more harm than good? Feels like a tourniquet. What to do now?
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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.
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