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I had EVLT over 2 months ago and sclerotherapy 3 weeks ago. Why do my ankles still swell without compression?
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I had the procedure done on the vein that runs down my inner legs. I started with EVLT then after weeks of ankle swelling, the doctor decided to finish off the veins (portion closer to my ankles) with a solutio... Read more
I had EVLT starting in March up until May and have pain swelling and scars. How serious is this?
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I have knee pain when walking, pain and swelling under my knee, dark scars, and long dark vein scars.I have tried warm soaks, elevation, compression, and pain relievers. Nothing has seemed to work so far to all... Read more
I had EVLA done on my right leg. Is there any medical benefit to wearing the stockings longer than 14 days, mostly during running/exercise?
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I am looking forward to not wearing the stockings any more. My skin is sensitive, they itch, and it's extremely hot. I'm doing fine with recovery but wasn't sure if there was any benefit to wearing the stocking... Read more
Should I have EVLT on my GSV? My deep vein system is also weak.
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I have been diagnosed with class 4 GSV and my doctor has recommended EVLT of GSV in the left leg. He says my deep vein system is also weak and hence even after stripping the GSV, varicosities might return withi... Read more
Can I be treated a second time? I had EVLT/sclerotherapy in 2014. My leg improved but never was totally pain free, suddenly it has worsened greatly.
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My doctor told me at my final follow up he had done extensive injections and thought for sure I would've had great results. He blamed knee problems and dismissed me! He is now retired and I wear compression sto... Read more
I had EVLT 3 weeks ago. The puncture sites still appear as red marks. How do I know if this is healing properly?
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Sometimes the sites look like they are healing, but then they get red again. Read more
Can I fly 1.5 hours three days after EVLT?
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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? Read more
How is tumescent anesthesia used for EVLT, and does it have to be given with general anesthetic too?
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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 o... Read more
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?
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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. Read more
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Should the shin part of my leg remain numb six weeks after treatment?
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I had EVLA in late January and my leg is still numb in places and slightly bruised. Is this correct? Read more
Is swelling after EVLT and phlebectomy normal?
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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... Read more
No success after second EVLT procedure, four years apart. Why?
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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 di... Read more
Should I wait with EVLT?
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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 symptom... Read more
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?
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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 wi... Read more
I had EVLT on my GSV, in both legs, months apart. Both times, I got an infection despite taking cephelexin preventatively. Is this common?
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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 h... Read more
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.
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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? Read more
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