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Endovenous Laser Ablation Questions

Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be done after a knee replacement?
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My husband had 2 knee replacements and gets frequent cellulitis in his leg that has poor circulation. Is the Edovenous Laser Ablation procedure safe in these circumstances? Will it help reduce getting cellulitis?
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What sensation or feeling should one expect after ELA of the saphenous vein and for how long?
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Three weeks ago I had endovenous laser ablation of the saphenous vein. I have a pulling sensation. Is this normal? How long with the feeling last?
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If ablation is done on the saphenous vein, are there other veins that may be used for future heart operations?
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I have not had any heart problems other than high blood pressure, but family members have had heart catheters and heart surgery. I have leaking valves in the saphenous vein. If ablated, can other veins be used in those heart surgeries if the need arises in future?
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I had a venous closure procedure done about five years ago, with not much relief since. Is that normal?
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Once in a while, I get very sore areas in my veins that are a little pink. They hurt, but go away usually after several days. Is there anything that can be done?
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What is the time-frame for DVT risk with laser ablation?
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Is it true that blot clots relating to the endovenous laser ablation procedure are generally visible within the first 24 hours? Or, is this rather a long-term potential side-effect arising from the procedure? I am worried about this risk.
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My doctor said my vein is too large to have sclerotherapy performed first, is this true?
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I have a few visible spider veins on my lower leg that I want treated with foam sclerotherapy. However, the doctor wants me to do endovenous laser treatment before the sclerotherapy. According to him, my vein is way too large and if I do the sclerotherapy first, they will reappear. Is this true?
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Is throbbing pain normal 10 weeks after EVL Ablation?
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I had 2 separate EVL Ablations 10 weeks ago. I am now having the original achy/throbbing pain resuming in the back of my leg behind my knee. It's the same discomfort that the MD diagnosed as valvular incompetence requiring the EVL ablation. What's happening?
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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. What treatment choices are there? Can it be treated with endovenous laser ablation?
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Why am I still experiencing swelling more than two years after EVLA?
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I had the endovenous laser ablation procedure over two years ago. Initially there was some swelling, but it improved with compression hose. I no longer wear the hose and today I measured my leg. The portion from my knee down is swollen and the rt one is 2 inches bigger. Why am I still experiencing swelling?
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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 have the procedure again to close it?
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Can I have a vein ablation if I have a deep vein clot in the leg?
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I have a deep vein clot and I was wondering if I can have an ablation to close the the vein on the inside of my leg?
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One year post-EVLT, I have pain in the area that was treated. Could the veins have reopened?
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I had the endovenous laser ablation procedure about a year ago. Now, I constantly have pain, and it feels like it did prior to treatment. I had both legs treated, but only the left was more severe. Could the veins have reopened? Is a consultation with a vein doctor in order?
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How safe is endovenous laser ablation for a person aged 92?
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My father has ulcers on his legs. He has had several over the past years that are very difficult to heal. His legs are brown in color and very swollen. The doctor wants to do Endovenous Laser Ablation (ELA) on him. My father takes coumadin and has a pacemaker. Do you recommend the ELA treatment at his age and condition?
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I will have a surgery to repair my torn meniscus, how long after the procedure can I have EVLT?
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I had vein stripping 10 years ago. I have venous insufficiency and stasis dermatitis. I wear compression hose. I will have orthoscopic surgery for a torn meniscus in March. How long should I wait for EVLT?
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What should be done about veins that reopen or are partially occluded?
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I am an active 45 year old who had endovenous laser ablation done on the great saphenous vein and lesser saphenous vein. After 4 months of complications, I had an ultrasound to determine the source. It turns out that the GSV was open at the top and partially occluded near the knee. The LSV was also partially occluded. My treating physician said to wait 6+ mo & reevaluate. I am tired of the pain. What should I do?
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Should I have radiofrequency ablation on both legs if only one is symptomatic?
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I have a bulging vein on my right calf (right leg reflux is 0.4-4.2; size 4.8-13.2mm). I have no symptoms on left leg (reflux is 0.54-1.9 and size 2.2-9.3mm). My doctor wants to do an ablation on both legs. Do I really need to have my left leg done if I have no symptoms?
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I have had swelling in my feet and lower leg for about 2 or 3 months. I have tried compression socks with limited results. What should I do?
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My foot doctor said I may need a test to see if I am a candidate for vein surgery. I'm a little nervous about this procedure. Can you let me what my options are?
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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 scan. Should I be overly concerned that deep vein thrombosis or other complications will occur? Is it normal to form a clot in the saphenous vein after EVLT?
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