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I started to lift weights around 6 weeks after EVLT surgery. Will this affect the surgery or reopen veins? Thanks
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I had EVLT surgery on both legs two months ago. I still have symptoms if I don't wear stockings. Read more
How many weeks after surgery can I play tennis (old ladies doubles, with virtually no running), ride a recumbent exercise bike, and use an elliptical?
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I will need ablation of the great saphenous vein in both legs. I also have reflux in lesser saphenous vein of rt. leg. I believe an EVLT will be used. I am a very active person. My doctor said I could return to... Read more
Why do I have pain and swelling 9 weeks after EVLT? Should I wait before I have further procedures?
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I had both GSVs closed by EVLT. The recovery was OK until 4 weeks when I got upper thigh swelling, groin burning and general pain all over my legs. My doctor said it is my individual healing time. Ultrasound sh... Read more
How many ultrasounds post EVLT are appropriate? The vein center I had my pre-op consultation suggests 3 post op US exams.
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I have varicose veins, and I developed some swelling and superficial clots in my leg, so I went to a vein center associated with the hospital for a consultation. After the visit, they went over the EVLT procedu... Read more
I am almost 5 weeks out from EVLT with phlebectomy. I still have quite a bit of tenderness along the inner thigh. How long can I expect this to last?
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US exams have shown full closure of the GSV and no DVT. My vascular surgeon says my varicose veins were very large. I am still wearing thigh-high compression stockings and walking regularly. I am not a big fan ... Read more
Do the risks of EVLT outweigh the benefit if only treating for cosmetic purposes?
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I’m scheduled for EVLT for two varicose veins, one behind my knee and one right below it in my calf. I’ve had these for years and they are not painful. I’m treating because these combined with spider vein... Read more
I had both legs treated with EVLT and it's been about 5 months out. My veins are still present and they don't look any different from when I went in.
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There is also numbness. I have had an ultra sound on both legs a well as a nerve conduction study and both tests came back normal. I still have numbness and the veins are still there. What can I do? Read more
Is it okay to go jogging and do light weights immediately after EVLT treatment?
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I had EVLT done on my left leg. The areas treated - long saphenous vein and 2 perforators. Normal bruising and tightness still remains. It's been 5 days since treatment. Read more
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I had EVLT in both legs about 6 months ago and I'm still experiencing pain, itchiness, and swelling in my right leg. Is this a sign of lymphedema?
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I saw 2 vascular surgeons. One said I had venous insufficiency, then said it's lymphedema. The other said it's chronic venous insufficiency, reflux of veins and vulvar varicosities. I'm 24 yrs old and terrified... Read more
How long does it take for the the serpentine veins to be absorbed after EVLT? I had the procedure 7 days ago and I still see the veins.
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I had EVLT with phlebectomy together. I see the veins to the inside of the knee. They perhaps are a little stiffer. Read more
Can a blood clot form at the tip of the GSV where this vein has started to reopen after EVLT procedure?
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I had EVLT 4 months ago and ultrasound found a clot at the tip of the GSV. They treated me with blood thinner for 7 days and rechecked. Clot was gone. One month later I was hospitalized with bilateral PE's and ... Read more
Years ago when I had my right ovary removed they found I was born without an IVC vein, a new doctor I’m seeing is suggesting EVLT will this help??
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This new doctor I’m seeing has not addressed in any way that I do not have an IVC vein, is this a practical procedure not knowing if he is closing off a vein I may need? I have bad leg and foot swelling along... Read more
AFter EVLT, why do my legs hurt after standing/sitting longer than 20-30 minutes?
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I had EVLT done on the 28 and 29th of Aug. I went to my follow up and the veins are OK. When I stand to wash dishes, grocery shopping, driving, sweeping, mopping, etc. my legs get a pain where the bruises are a... Read more
Seeking advice on abnormal vein structure and varicosities—duplicated smaller saphenous vein in lower leg, both were closed with EVLT. Still in pain.
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Pain and pressure in the leg is still present after initial treatment. Large visible vein in upper leg needs to be closed but greater saphenous does not show reflux or dysfunction. Would most likely require inj... Read more
I'm breastfeeding and planning to undergo EVLT. where will they use xylocaine and sodium bicarbonate? How long do I need to pump and dump my milk?
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I have breastfed my other kids for 17 and 19 months and don't want to wait another year and half suffering. Thank you. Read more
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