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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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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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