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What happens to the Saphenous Vein below the knee after endovenous laser ablation?
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After the GSV is lasered shut above the knee, the section from the knee to the foot is sore and feels cord or tube-like. How does this pain resolve? Is the lower half of the vein absorbed as well? Read more
Can endovenous laser ablation treat a vulvar varicose vein?
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I have been to 2 vascular surgeons, but they only seem interested in taking care of the varicose vein in my leg that is causing pain to my ankle. My vulvar varicose vein is increasingly painful and swollen. Wha... Read more
Is it normal for new veins to appear in my leg after endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy?
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I had endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy but I keep spotting new veins appearing in my leg. Is this normal? I should mention that I suffered from phlebitis in this leg following surgery and it ... Read more
Are severe migraines a known side effect after the endovenous laser ablation procedure?
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Right after having endovenous laser ablation, and after the pain medication wore off, I had severe migraines. I suffered from migraines before procedure but now one year after I have severe migraines. I am now ... Read more
When can I start Bikram yoga again after endovenous laser ablation?
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I am going to have endoVenous laser ablation treatment. I go to Bikram yoga where room temperature is 105 degrees. When can I start practicing again? Read more
How long does it take for a wound and scar to heal post-endovenous laser ablation?
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I had a place on my leg that would profusely bleed before my endovenous laser ablation and phlebectomy. I was hoping that the scabbed area would go away, but it's been two weeks since my surgery and although it... Read more
How long should I take off work for the EVLA procedure? When can I resume sex?
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I'm a very active 37-year-old female. I will be having bilateral endovenous laser ablation. I have a desk job and am wondering how much time I should take off work after the procedure. How long before I can res... Read more
What is the recurrence rate of varicose veins after endovenous laser ablation?
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What are the odds the veins will come back after treatment? Read more
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Double Saphenous Vein and EVLT.
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I had EVLT done in March. I have a double great saphenous vein. They only did one of them. Now my legs feel (and look) worse than they did before the EVLT. I'm switching docs, but what are the chances of EV... Read more
Is pain four months after endovenous laser ablation normal?
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I am a 28 year old who had EVLT and experienced extreme bruising and pain after the procedure (with much follow-up with my MD). It's now been 4 months and I am still experiencing pain in the area! What could b... Read more
Are long periods of standing after EVLA safe?
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My job (bar manager) requires me to stand for long periods of time and occasionally lift heavy objects (but not for sustained periods.) I am 25 and in good shape, leg is healing with no pain after 2 days. Is it... Read more
The vein I wanted treated is still bulging, tender, and painful after vein ablation. Is this normal two weeks after surgery?
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The vein is on the side of leg near the knee crease. I was told that it was a varicose vein and ablation would fix the vein and improve its appearance. After two weeks it still hurts and bulges. My doctor now c... Read more
Do I need an Endovenous Vein Ablation for severe edema?
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I went to my doctor for severe edema, and after a duplex screen, he suggested I have an edovenous vein ablation. Is this necessary? He stated I had reflux that was causing the swelling. I don't have varicose ve... Read more
Numbness and Pain
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I have pain in my calf ,numbness in my ankle, and also get sharp elecrical-like pains down my achilles tendon when I kick my leg. I had the procedure 3 weeks ago. I also have horrible discoloration on my calf... Read more
Is this pain normal after EVLA and sclerotherapy? I have not been able to resume what I would consider normal activities.
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Had EVLA on my right saphenous vein 3 1/2 weeks ago. After 1 week it started to feel good, then hurt for 2-3 days, then started to feel good again.I had foam sclerotherapy performed on the same leg/thigh 9 days... Read more
ELA with Factor V Leiden disorder
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Are there higher risks for a patient with Factor V Leiden during the endovenous laser ablation procedure? Read more
Driving after having endovenous laser ablation?
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When may I start driving after my venous procedure? I had ELA 10 days ago on right leg. Read more
Can I tan post-radiofrequency ablation?
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I had radiofrequency ablation recently - the last procedure was 3 weeks ago. I am now concerned about being in the sun. I have a trip to Mexico in 3 weeks and am concerned about how my skin will react to sun ex... Read more
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