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How long does it take for numbness in the right foot and ankle to subside after EVLT?
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It's been 7 months since I was treated with endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). My right foot and ankle are still numb. When will the numbness go away?
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Should I continue to wear compression hose after EVLT and phlebectomy if I'm on my feet all day?
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I had EVLT and phlebectomy. I'm passed the point of wearing compression stockings as part of my post-care treatment. I’m on my feet all day. Should I continue to wear stockings? My concern is getting additional varicose veins later on. But my doc says that having had an EVLT stops the source of the problem, so I shouldn’t be worried about that.
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How long after EVLT should I be taking ibuprofen?
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I’m a little over a week post-EVLT and I’m not sure how long I should be taking ibuprofen. Much of the initial pain subsided but I still feel like I need it. How long can I safely continue ibuprofen?
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I had EVLT and will be resuming exercise soon. Should I wear my compression stockings while working out?
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I am almost a week post-EVLT and will be resuming exercise soon. Should I wear my compression stockings while working out? Also, are there any things I should be aware of prior to working out?
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Why are my veins still huge after EVLT?
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I had EVLT in April of this year. I still have huge varicose veins. They are not painful anymore but I was under the impression my legs would look better cosmetically.
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One week after EVLT, I have visible bulges on my left leg. Is this normal?
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One week after EVLT, I have visible bulges on my left leg. Is this normal?
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What should I do about inner thigh varicose veins after EVLA and sclerotherapy?
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I had an EVLA and sclerotherapy 8 months ago. I had a large varicose vein under my knee. Six months later I started having inner thigh pain and now I notice bumpy veins coming out and my whole thigh loses firmness. The ultrasound shows successful GSV ablation. I am discouraged.
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When is EVLT + Sclerotherapy or ClosureFast Procedure highly recommended? Can exercise and compression stocking help?
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I was diagnosed with severe venous incompetence of the greater saphenous vein and mild extrinsic compression of the left common iliac vein by the overlying right common iliac artery.
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Why do I still have a lump on my leg one year after EVLT?
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One year and one month ago I had EVLT for my left leg. I feel better, but sometimes I have an unpleasant feeling in my leg where I still have a lump. I was told on regular ultrasounds that it will go away, but when? I just want to mention that I had that lump before the procedure, it just was bigger. Do I need to change my doctor?
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Hello, i have a varicose vein on my right leg on the calf muscle, i have been for a consultation and have been told i need laser treatment
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I have been told i need laser treatment which is fine, but I'm worried about nerve damage. I am 31 years old, a kickboxer and run a very busy buisness. I can't afford to have a limp as this is life changing. What is the chance of this happening with laser treatment? It's really bothering me and putting me off the idea of having it done privately. Is there a way they can protect the nerve before laser heats up the vein? Realistically am I going to get drop foot or am I just over thinking?
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What are the signs/symptoms that the great saphenous vein has reopened after an EVLT procedure?
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I had EVLT done on my great saphenous vein (GSV) about 2-1/2 months ago. At my one month scan, the GSV was stilled closed effectively with no blood clots. About a week ago, I did some gardening while sitting on a low stool and bending forward. I also played tennis for the first time since the procedure. Now I am having discomfort and a feeling of pressure around my groin area. Is it possible this activity caused the vein to reopen? What are the symptoms when the GSV reopens? Could it be a clot?
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I had EVLA treatment for varicose veins in both legs about one month ago, but my legs appearance is still the same. How can I remove these veins?
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I'm 23 years old and unmarried. I started to have varicose veins 8 years ago. They are hereditary. I have no pain but the appaerance isn't good. I had EVLA but it wasn't successful. Please advise me on how to remove the vericosities.
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After EVLT three months ago I have itching in both ankles. What should I do?
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In the past I've had many years of itching in my ankles.
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Do I have to take pain medication after EVLT? If yes, for how long and how much is recommended? Is it necessary?
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My doctor wants me to take 2 in the morning and 2 at night for 10 days. It is a lot and I do not like to take pain killers.
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I need to have EVLT again after re-canalization. Is there a risk to waiting or is it just related to re-appearance of symptoms?
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I had EVLT and stab phlebectomy performed on both legs 5 months ago. After the procedure, an EHIT was found, which resulted in 2 weeks of anticoagulation treatment. I now have partial recanalization of both GSVs. US guided sclerotherapy was not effective. My surgeon wants to re-laser, but wants to wait for several months before proceeding. Is there any danger in waiting? Because of the EHIT, I'm not hypersensitive to the idea of a blod clot and don't want to wait if there is an increased risk.
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My father had EVLT done 5 days ago. How long should the compression wrappings continue?
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When he left the clinic he had compression wrappings done to mid-thigh. He was told to change the wrappings after 48 hrs. Home care nurse changed wrappings but only to the knee, not mid-thigh. Dad is experiencing pain in both legs, swelling in both legs above the knee and is red and hard at the highest point of where the laser procedure went. Not sure to continue with the compression. Is swelling unusual? Redness expected? Do we go to emergency room?
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How effective is the ultrasound guided laser treatment?
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I'm looking into getting a first time procedure with laser. What should I ask my doctor?
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For EVLT my doctor's nurse put in the laser but the vein collapsed. They had to make another incision but couldn't complete it. What can I do?
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My doctor says they can't go in around the ankle for repair. I'm going to get a second opinion.
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