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Is endovenous laser ablation safe? Do I need to wear compression stockings before the procedure? How long after?
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I live in India and suffer from varicose veins. My Dr. is suggesting endovenous laser ablation. Is this a safe operation with small risks? Do I need to wear compress stockings before the procedure? How long aft... Read more
1-month post-endovenous laser ablation, I have more spider veins and nerve damage. Is this normal?
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1-month post-op (both legs), my right leg seems to have more spider veins and nerve damage. Is this normal? My first operation was in 2010 (only on right leg). Right leg is more severe. Read more
14 days post-ELA I have a burning sensation. How do I manage this? Is everything OK?
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14 days post-procedure (CPT 37766/36475) I have a burning sensation at the location of the incision. I went back to the office and they determined no clots or sign of infection at the incision site; however, th... Read more
Would you think it's wiser to have EVLT pre- or post-hip surgery?
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Why would I need EVLT if I wanted spider veins treated by sclerotherapy? Also, I need hip surgery. Would you think it's wiser to have EVLT pre-op or post-op? And how long do you think I should wait between EVLT... Read more
My relative still has ulcers after laser surgery. What should be done now?
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My relative, aged 75, underwent laser surgery when ulcers developed on her feet. Now, even after a month, there are ulcers still coming. Is this normal or is the surgery not efficient? What should be done now ?... Read more
It has been one month since I had EVLA done on my right leg. Is it normal to still be experiencing aching throughout the calf area?
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Due to extreme cramping in the calf area, I had 2 sclerotherapy treatments on my right leg within 4 months. With continued pain in the ankle area, I had EVLA. I have very small veins and the sclerotherapy didn... Read more
At what point does a rolled down compression sock do more harm than good? Feels like a tourniquet. What to do now?
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I ordered more compression socks online but it won’t come for two more days. What do I do until then? The markings on my leg are pretty deep & red from the rolled down elastic thigh-high top. Doc office is no... Read more
Is it normal to have bleeding in my calf after EVLA with phlebectomy?
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I had endovenous laser ablation with phlebectomy almost 3 weeks ago. I now have bleeding in my calf from where one of the staples was removed. The blood soaks the Bandaid after only a couple of hours. Is this n... Read more
How long after ELA can I fast dance, which includes turns with 3 weight changes from foot to foot? I thought I could do anything after 2 weeks.
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Three weeks ago I had ELA of my GSV and SSV (right leg) the same day. I had the GSV of my left leg treated 2 wks after the right. I haven't had to take any pain meds. My legs don't really feel completely normal... Read more
How should I treat pain associated with vein ablation?
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I had a vein ablation a week ago and am having pain in the area that was ablated, which is near the junction of the saphenous vein. At this point, should I be using ice and elevation or warm compress on the aff... Read more
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My mother underwent EVLT 4 months ago. After surgery the skin ulcers became worse, resulting in a big wound. How long before she's healed?
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My mother underwent EVLT 4 months ago. She had small skin ulcer before surgery. After surgery the skin ulcers around her ankle ruptured, resulting in a large wound that has yet to heal. In fact, the ulcers have... Read more
I had a venous laser ablation 10 days ago. Although the bruising is starting to go away I have this dull, constant pain. Is this normal?
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The pain occurs there whether I'm standing, going up and down the stairs, walking, or simply sitting. Is this normal, and will the pain subside and go away? Read more
After GSV ablation, one vein in front of my shin became prominent. Is this a varicose vein? How can it be managed?
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After GSV ablation, one vein in front of my shin became prominent. It is slightly bulging and itchy. Is this a varicose vein? How can it be managed? I was given an ultrasound and it states there is no reflux. Read more
I work as a long haul flight attendant. I recently had EVLT, foam sclerotherapy and phlebectomies. When can I safely return to work?
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I had EVLT, Foam Sclerotherapy and phlebectomies in the left leg week one. Week two I had EVLT and foam sclerotherapy only in the right leg. Read more
I have swelling and pain on my inner leg, from the top of my thigh to my knee, with a slight red color to it. Is this OK 2 weeks post op?
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I called the office when this started 10 days post EVLA. They had me come in and did an ultrasound, which they said was OK, and told me to put moist heat on. Since then it's become increasingly painful and swol... Read more
Is it normal for the varicosities to be equally as prominent post op?
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I’m 5 days post bilateral EVLA to the LSV. I continuously wear compression garments 24/7. The left varicose bumps have disappeared but the right are equally as prominent as pre op. They are visible through t... Read more
My varicose veins haven't improved 5 months after ELA. I still have mild swelling, reddening and feverish skin. I'm told I need veins removed. True?
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My doctor Said ELA was successful, but my veins are too bad. ELA supposedly removed swelling, but my veins on top have lost elasticity so they still bulge. I didn't notice a single improvement from ELA, and it ... Read more
Can I take Plan B after having a uterine ablation 9 yrs ago?
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I am 48 yrs old. I had an ablation about 9 years ago. I have not used birth control since. Never got PG. I'm now in a relationship with a man who has not had a vasectomy and am scared I could get pregnant. I h... Read more
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