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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. Read more
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? Read more
I need to have GSV and a number of other superficial veins removed. Is this bad or uncommon?
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I'm 30 and I had my initial consultation/ultrasound. I have reflux and have to have the GSV and a number of other superficial veins in both legs removed. I believe he said “all” of the main ones. No visible... Read more
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 firmn... Read more
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. Read more
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 ... Read more
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. Wh... Read more
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... Read more
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 r... Read more
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. Read more
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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. Read more
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 GSV... Read more
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 experien... Read more
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? Read more
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. Read more
Has anyone else experienced extreme pain during the actual EVLT procedure? Was that normal?
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I'm so horrified that I can't stand the thought of going back in two weeks for my other leg. I'm having severe anxiety about this. Is there another way that I could do this that wouldn't be as scary or as painf... Read more
Where in the leg do they cut to put the apparatus they use for the ablation? How big is the cut?
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I'm supposed to have this done. I only have a few minor spider veins on my legs, and yes I do have restless legs and cramps, the doctor told me my blood goes up but in a certain place it leaks when it gets ther... Read more
Is pain and discomfort after EVLT normal ten months later?
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I had EVLT in April of 2017. It has been 10 months and I feel like I am worse off now than before the procedure. My heel aches and is numb, mostly after being on my feet all day. My calf throbs and aches most o... Read more
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