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AFter EVLT, why do my legs hurt after standing/sitting longer than 20-30 minutes?
EVLT - 1 week ago2 answers
I had EVLT done on the 28 and 29th of Aug. I went to my follow up and the veins are OK. When I stand to wash dishes, grocery shopping, driving, sweeping, mopping, etc. my legs get a pain where the bruises are and are heavy. I was told the heaviness would last a month. This feeling makes it a nightmare to do everything in a day. I also noticed a new bruise popping up and I do wear the compression hose.
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Seeking advice on abnormal vein structure and varicosities—duplicated smaller saphenous vein in lower leg, both were closed with EVLT. Still in pain.
EVLT - 3 weeks ago2 answers
Pain and pressure in the leg is still present after initial treatment. Large visible vein in upper leg needs to be closed but greater saphenous does not show reflux or dysfunction. Would most likely require injections to close (according to current doctor) which are not covered by insurance and therefore are out of my reach. I was told I have a very irregular vein structure on my whole right side and the actual source of the large vein is unclear without a CAT scan. Deep vein system is normal.
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I'm breastfeeding and planning to undergo EVLT. where will they use xylocaine and sodium bicarbonate? How long do I need to pump and dump my milk?
EVLT - 3 weeks ago2 answers
I have breastfed my other kids for 17 and 19 months and don't want to wait another year and half suffering. Thank you.
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I had EVLT over 2 months ago and sclerotherapy 3 weeks ago. Why do my ankles still swell without compression?
EVLT - 1 month ago2 answers
I had the procedure done on the vein that runs down my inner legs. I started with EVLT then after weeks of ankle swelling, the doctor decided to finish off the veins (portion closer to my ankles) with a solution/sclerotherapy. I wore compression for 7 days after each procedure and the ankle swelling continued so now in week 3 of wearing compression daily. At what point do I go back to the doctor or seek a second opinion? My ultrasounds have all been fine.
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I had EVLT starting in March up until May and have pain swelling and scars. How serious is this?
EVLT - 1 month ago4 answers
I have knee pain when walking, pain and swelling under my knee, dark scars, and long dark vein scars.I have tried warm soaks, elevation, compression, and pain relievers. Nothing has seemed to work so far to alleviate my discomfort. I have been back to the vein doctor several times.
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I had EVLA done on my right leg. Is there any medical benefit to wearing the stockings longer than 14 days, mostly during running/exercise?
EVLT - 1 month ago2 answers
I am looking forward to not wearing the stockings any more. My skin is sensitive, they itch, and it's extremely hot. I'm doing fine with recovery but wasn't sure if there was any benefit to wearing the stockings longer. If it is not worth it, I'm not interested in doing it.
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Should I have EVLT on my GSV? My deep vein system is also weak.
EVLT - 1 month ago3 answers
I have been diagnosed with class 4 GSV and my doctor has recommended EVLT of GSV in the left leg. He says my deep vein system is also weak and hence even after stripping the GSV, varicosities might return within 2 years and I will have to continue wearing my stockings. Should I: 1) get the EVLT done and continue to wear stockings or 2) not do EVLT and continue to wear stockings? However I am getting tiredness in my leg even when wearing stockings.
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Can I be treated a second time? I had EVLT/sclerotherapy in 2014. My leg improved but never was totally pain free, suddenly it has worsened greatly.
EVLT - 1 month ago1 answer
My doctor told me at my final follow up he had done extensive injections and thought for sure I would've had great results. He blamed knee problems and dismissed me! He is now retired and I wear compression stockings as needed. Recently the pain has returned daily almost as bad as it originally was. I have new staining & see many faint dark veins that are tender to the touch, but none are truly bulging. My leg doesn't look bad at all, but it hurts. Can I be treated again? Any thoughts?
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I had EVLT 3 weeks ago. The puncture sites still appear as red marks. How do I know if this is healing properly?
EVLT - 2 months ago2 answers
Sometimes the sites look like they are healing, but then they get red again.
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Can I fly 1.5 hours three days after EVLT?
EVLT - 3 months ago1 answer
I have to take a short flight from Chicago to a Newark on Thursday night. I have EVLT Tuesday morning at 9 am. Do you think this is an issue? Should I ask my doctor about anti coagulants?
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How is tumescent anesthesia used for EVLT, and does it have to be given with general anesthetic too?
EVLT - 4 months ago4 answers
Do local anesthetics also protect nerves and tissues against damage during EVLT with local anesthetics? Should the local anesthetics be given during the procedure with general anesthetic? Do the doctors apply other liquid to the treated vein during EVLT with general anesthetic? Do doctors apply NO medicine and liquid to the treated vein during EVLT with general anesthetic?
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I had laser treatment on my right leg 12 weeks ago and was told it hadn't worked. I'm in pain, what should I do?
EVLT - 5 months ago2 answers
They said that the viens in right leg are still open and had to do again and my leg is giving me loads of pain.
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Should the shin part of my leg remain numb six weeks after treatment?
EVLT - 5 months ago3 answers
I had EVLA in late January and my leg is still numb in places and slightly bruised. Is this correct?
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Is swelling after EVLT and phlebectomy normal?
EVLT - 5 months ago3 answers
I had EVLT/phlebectomy today & there is swelling above my compression stocking near the groin that looks as it is been pushed upwards by the stocking. Is this normal? I was told there would be some fluid in the leg. Should I be doing anything to drain the fluid?
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No success after second EVLT procedure, four years apart. Why?
EVLT - 6 months ago2 answers
I had EVLT 4 years ago with fairly good success. I now had a second one done due to new pain the same leg, the procedure had poor success. I still have the same pain four months after EVLT. I have noticed no difference. The doctor says they can not see with ultrasound any other vein that would be causing the pain, but I can tell its from a varicose vein somewhere in the leg. I have the same throbbing pain I had four years ago that successfully went away after EVLT.
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Should I wait with EVLT?
EVLT - 7 months ago1 answer
I am 31 year old and have very visible varicose veins.I am diagnosed venous insufficiency. In last five years, I've had two superficial thrombophlebitis episodes but other than that don't have any other symptoms. One surgeon advises me to do EVLT to avoid further complications and the other one says I should wait considering my age and absence of other symptoms. What is the common practice in this kind of situations?
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