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Is pain two weeks after Endovenous Laser Ablation normal?
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I still have pain, cannot take anti-inflammatory medicines and I have a leg ulcer at the site of the surgery. Is this normal? Since I can't take those types of medications, how should I handle this two weeks po... Read more
Is it normal to form a clot in the saphenous vein after EVLT?
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I had an endovenous laser treatment ( EVLT) a week ago and today the doctor found a clot in my saphenous vein. It is pretty close to the saphenofemoral junction. They prescribed baby aspirin and a follow-up sca... Read more
When can I start running after I have endovenous laser ablation?
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I am 52 and 130 lbs. I have been running 2-3 times a week since 2006. I run between 5-26.2 miles at a time. I am healthy otherwise besides being on medication for high blood pressure. Read more
Can you do both legs at the same time? Is it advised? Why?
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My wife (age 26) has post pregnancy (1.5 years ago) bad veins with:Rt leg:great saphenous- moderate refluxpopliteal - light refluxLt leg:great saphenous- Sever refluxSuperficial Femoral - light refluxCan you do... Read more
Is SEVERE BURNING normal after radiofrequency ablation?
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2 days ago my husband had an ablation, and also some varicose veins and a few blood clots were removed. He frequently is screaming out in pain, saying it feels like someone is pouring hot grease on his leg. He ... Read more
How long should I wait after the procedure before I start lifting weights and running?
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I had the procedure done on one leg 2 weeks ago and the other leg 1 week ago. I usually go to the gym 3 times a week but I haven't gone since I had the 1st procedure done. When is it safe to begin heavy exerc... Read more
What is the relationship between high blood pressure and endovenous laser ablation?
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My blood pressure was normal until the endovenous procedure. Immediately following the procedure my blood pressure became very elevatated. My blood pressure has remained high ever since. Now taking high blood... Read more
What kind of anesthesia is used during EVLT?
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Is local, topical, or general anesthesia typically used during this procedure? Read more
I still have pain 7 months after an endovenous laser ablation, is this normal?
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I had a bilateral endovenous laser ablation almost 7 months ago and still have some numbness in one of the distal sites. More worrisome are the tender spots on the inside of my legs. It is quite tender to touch... Read more
Am I at high risk for varicose veins because I work on my feet all day? Might I need an Endovenous Laser Ablation?
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I work on my feet all day. They often ache (including my calves) at end of day. Am I at higher risk for developing vein disease/varicose veins? What recommendations do you have to prevent onset? Read more
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Can I take a long road trip after having ELA?
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Can I drive for 9 hours a day for 2 days after having ELA, or would you advise against that? Read more
Vein did not close after laser ablation - what are the consequences?
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I had a laser ablation on my left leg and the follow-up ultrasound after 2-3 days of surgery which showed that the vein did not close. The doctor said she had never seen this before. Is this dangerous? Should I... Read more
Can you suggest pain relief for foot pain after vein surgery?
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I had bilateral RFA of both greater saphenous veins in 2007 and am on coumadin for continued LE ulceration. I have significant foot pain, particularly when I first stand. I wear compression hose. Ideas for re... Read more
After varicose vein surgery, I have a burning sensation and pain outside of my leg, by the knee. Is this normal or concerning?
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I had varicose vein surgery on the inside of my left leg 2 weeks ago. They used a laser to close the vein and stripped some of the vein because it made loops and the laser couldn't pass through. Now, two weeks ... Read more
How long will I have scar tissue after Endovenous Laser Ablation?
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I've read that after EVLT, the vein turns into fibrous scar tissue. How bad will it look and how long until my body absorbs it? Read more
How soon after vein surgery can I fly?
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I need to schedule to fly for work. How many weeks post-surgery? Read more
How much bleeding is expected after ELA?
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I just had Endovenous laser ablation and some of my bandages are blood soaked. Is this normal or is something wrong? Read more
How long before I will see an improvement in the ropey appearance of the treated varicose veins?
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I have just had the endovenous laser ablation procedure. A lot of the leg discomfort I had before the procedure is gone. How long after treatment will I see an improvement in the ropey appearance of the varicos... Read more
Should I take ibuprofen after Endovenous Laser Ablation, or not?
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