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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 weeks 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 - 1 month 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 5 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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I had EVLT and microphlectomies done on my left leg 2 months ago. Now my leg constantly aches from my thigh down to my foot. Is this normal?
EVLT - 5 months ago1 answer
I had the procedure done on both legs. My left leg was done first with no problems, until recently when it started aching all the time. The right leg was done three weeks later and I haven't had any problems with it. My left leg aches when I am sitting and standing. Elevating doesn't help. My follow-up ultrasound was good and the doctor said everything looked okay. Is this normal?
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I had EVLT on my GSV, in both legs, months apart. Both times, I got an infection despite taking cephelexin preventatively. Is this common?
EVLT - 5 months ago1 answer
I'm a 25-year-old female. The ablation of each leg was two months apart. I now have a quarter sized blood blister just above the entry wound. Will this scar? (as the much smaller pencil sized blister seems to have left a purple mark on the other leg). I think my doctor is good at his job but this just seems unusual. I followed post-operative directions precisely; taking the antibiotics and wearing the stockings for three days straight. As a mom of three young kids, I'm in pain and frustrated.
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I've had EVLT 3 times. First 2 times, everything healed well and fast. This time, I have lots of tenderness and numbness over my ankle.
EVLT - 8 months ago1 answer
I have been using Advil for pain and wearing compression stockings since then, but the pain has become stronger. Should I be re-evaluated again by my doctor?
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12 days post EVLT, and I am still experiencing pain and a lump in my calf
EVLT - 8 months ago3 answers
Is this normal for EVLT patients? If not, what can I do to resolve this issue?
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I had an EVLT for my great saphenous vein. Two days later, got cellulitis in my leg.
EVLT - 8 months ago4 answers
A week later, I went to the ER. Currently taking clindamycin. Leg is numb from below knee into the foot when standing. When laying down, I don't have the numbness. Is it something to do with blood flow after having an EVLT surgery on the GSV?
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How long do the results of varicose vein treatment last?
EVLT - 8 months ago1 answer
I'm in my early 30's. My doctor said that my varicose vein will be a lifelong problem because it is inherited and genetic. If I get treated, how long can I expect the results to last? How often would I have to go in to get EVLT treatments?
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Why do I have pain in my untreated leg?
EVLT - 10 months ago1 answer
I had EVLT performed two days ago on my right leg. I have a history of DVT in the same leg. The day after was better as I felt better, but on the second day, which is today, I got excruciating pain in my other leg, like a clot is forming. I can't move without any support. Also, my head keeps spinning and I have to sit down after walking for a few minutes. I called my dr but I can't see him until Sunday. Is it possibe that EVLT is connected to the pain in the other leg?
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