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I've been diagnosed with moderate venous insufficiency, when should I get endovenous laser treatment?
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I was diagnosed with moderate CVI a couple of years ago. I'm a 55-year-old woman who is obese. I take perindopril (Coversyl) for hypertension. In 2017, my doctor performed an ultrasound venous doppler of my veins, and it showed incompetence in the saphenous vein. This year (2019), I had another Doppler exam and "it shows not the same results". Yesterday, I went to a third cardiovascular doctor who read both diagnostics and said I should ask for another doppler.
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I have had 2 ligation surgeries to remove varicose veins in the left leg. Both times I have gotten a recurrence. Can I try EVLT at this stage?
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I have had 2 ligation surgeries to remove varicose veins in the left leg. Both times I have gotten a recurrence. Can I try EVLT at this stage?
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Can compression stockings cause red bumps to develop along a venous ablation-treated leg?
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I had venous ablation on my left leg 6 days ago and now have red bumps going up my leg where the procedure was done. I called my doctor and he took me off compression stockings believe it could be the cause. What do you think?
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I had endovenous laser treatment 24 days ago. Is it normal for the leg to swell after my first time returning to the gym?
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I had an EVLT done 24 days ago. I started exercising again 1 week ago. I started feeling discomfort in the leg after the last workout. Now my leg is 2 cm bigger in circumference than the healthy leg. There is no strong pain but it is uncomfortable. What could have happened and what can I do?
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Is it safe to stop wearing compression stockings 2 weeks after endovenous laser treatment and phlebectomy?
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I had endovenous laser treatment and phlebectomy. My doctor recommends I wear thigh-high stockings day and night for 2 weeks. Is it safe to completely stop wearing them after this period?
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Do you know why a limb would remain swollen after successful endovenous laser treatment?
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My husband had endovenous laser treatment. Things went very smoothly after the procedure. He had it done because of chronic swelling of his foot and recurring cellulitis. He uses the pump daily now but the swelling never went down. It is still as swollen as it was before and his doctor doesn't really know why. Do you have any clue?
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I am nearly two months post-EVLT and just found two lumps on my calf two or three days ago. What are these lumps?
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I am nearly two months post-EVLT and just found two lumps on my calf two or three days ago. There is no accompanying pain until I push on the lumps. I exercise regularly. I sit at a desk most of the day but get up every hour & a half to two hours to walk around. I had to have nine total procedures on both legs.
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I believe I have an infection after endovenous laser treatment and phlebectomy. Should I clean the site or wait to see my doctor?
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I had EVLT and phlebectomy on my leg. My procedure was 1 1/2 wks ago. Went to my follow up and took the steri-strips off—everything looked good. Two days after follow-up, I noticed tenderness, redness, a little swelling. When I pushed the incision site, a little blood and fluid came out. Is it OK to clean the site and put antibiotic ointment on it? Or, should I wait to make an appointment with my doctor if it gets worse?
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Is it normal to feel tired a few days after endovenous laser treatment? If so, why does this occur and for how long?
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I just had the endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and foam sclerotherapy yesterday. I came home and slept a good amount. For the most part, I feel pretty good. I'm a little swollen and achy around the insertion site, but more than anything I'm fatigued and my energy levels are null. I am an always-on-the-go kind of person. Is my fatigue normal? If so, why does this occur and for how long?
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Which job is suitable after endovenous laser treatment, sitting or standing?
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Which job is suitable after EVLT, sitting or standing?
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I had EVLT 5 weeks ago on one leg. I wear the compression stocking during the day, every day. How much longer do I have to wear it?
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I had EVLT 5 weeks ago on one leg. I wear the compression stocking during the day, every day. How much longer do I have to wear it?
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Can you drive home after endovenous laser treatment?
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I was wondering whether you can drive yourself home after EVLT.
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5 weeks post-EVLT, veins along my inner thigh have turned brown, and in 1 spot it’s slightly red. Is this normal?
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It’s my 1st week in Vietnam and I’m here for an additional two-and-a-half weeks. My doctor closed up a vein in my groin area 5 weeks ago. I’ve just noticed on my thigh that the veins have turned brown and a small bit has changed to red (not much). I have been in the sun a little, and the entire area still feels quite bruised, but nothing too painful. I am also getting slight aches every now and then. Can’t see my doctor for another 3 weeks, unless I cancel my trip and head home.
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I had EVLT a year ago and my legs are still painful. I now have varicose veins. What are my options if I don't want another ablation?
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I had EVLT a year ago and my legs are still painful. I now have varicose veins, too. I had another ultrasound and it found an accessory vein is refluxing. This wasn't the case before. I don't want another ablation. What are my options?
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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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