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12 days post EVLT, and I am still experiencing pain and a lump in my calf
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Is this normal for EVLT patients? If not, what can I do to resolve this issue? Read more
I had an EVLT for my great saphenous vein. Two days later, got cellulitis in my leg.
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A week later, I went to the ER. Currently taking clindamycin. Leg is numb from below knee into the foot when standing. When laying down, I don't have the numbness. Is it something to do with blood flow after ha... Read more
How long do the results of varicose vein treatment last?
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I'm in my early 30's. My doctor said that my varicose vein will be a lifelong problem because it is inherited and genetic. If I get treated, how long can I expect the results to last? How often would I have to... Read more
Why do I have pain in my untreated leg?
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I had EVLT performed two days ago on my right leg. I have a history of DVT in the same leg. The day after was better as I felt better, but on the second day, which is today, I got excruciating pain in my other ... Read more
It has been 2 months since EVLT of GSV and SSV of my right leg. My calf and ankle still swell. Is this normal? I jog 7 miles 5 times a week.
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Had an ultrasound recheck, TWICE, to make sure there are no clots. Yet my right calf and/or ankle, swells. It's obviously bigger than my left leg. The ARNP doing the sclerotherapy said that if it was still swol... Read more
When does EVLT need to be more that just that and more of concern of further testing of autoimmune diseases or angiography testing?
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Had 7 EVLT procedures total on legs. Blood work previous raised question of non alcoholic liver disease. Was not enough for the doctors to cause concern. Previous to that, my CRP levels showed inflamation in m... Read more
Why would I start having pain and aching in my legs over one year after having EVLT?
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I had EVLT in April 2015. My legs did cramp a little before this procedure, but I never experienced aching or pain. My reason for treatment was mainly for spider veins, which were treated with sclerotherapy af... Read more
I have normal tightness/discomfort after EVLT of the GSV in my right leg. Can I go back to jogging a few weeks later as it heals?
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I just had treatment in my right leg. I am experiencing usual tightness and discomfort in my inner thigh, and some in my ankle. I have been walking 3 miles daily. Today, I'm having EVLT for my SSV in the same l... Read more
Is it better to totally complete one leg (EVLT of GSV and SSV) before doing the other leg?
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I just did EVLT of the GSV in my right leg and had a recheck. My MD plans on doing the GSV in my left leg next week. I would rather do the SSV in my right leg and finish THAT leg than deal with the left leg aft... Read more
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I had 3 sessions of saline sclerotherapy for deep veins (legs) 15 yrs ago. Do I have enough veins to have a varicose vein removed?
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I was advised 15 yrs ago that I should have further sessions and may need treatment in the future. I have been recommended ELT recently by a specialist to remove one further vein per leg, as I have 2 very large... Read more
After EVLT for GSV, what about perforators?
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My doctor says he will do EVLT (laser) and close the GSV. However, he says I need to go through minimally invasive surgery (with anesthesia) to close the perforators from GSV to deep vein. He says these two go ... Read more
I've had stabbing pains since my EVLT over a year ago. What can I do?
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I had EVLT on my greater saphenous vein over a year ago. Ever since, I have had stabbing pains along the removed vein, inside my leg. It usually occurs when I am standing or walking, but not always. Some days t... Read more
Can an EVLT treated vein appear as a DVT in an ultrasound?
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My husband had EVLT done about 10 years ago. Recently, he had as ultrasound of his leg veins and was diagnosed with a DVT. Could it be the result of the EVLT procedure he had? Read more
Is it safe to consume large amounts of caffeine (not coffee but preworkout mix for the gym) after having EVLT and partial vein removal?
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I had endovenous laser treatment as well as some bulging veins removed about 2 months ago. I started going back to the gym last week. No heavy lifting, but still good intense workouts. I normally take a prework... Read more
It appears that a branch is trying to re-open the vein. Should EVLT be used on the branch or sclerotherapy?
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At two weeks post-EVLT for insufficiency, a branch off the GSV was documented by ultrasound and my description of pulsing pain. The branch is on the inner thigh, about two inches above the knee. It feels like i... Read more
Incision sites filling up with blood and bursting 5 months after EVLT/ambulatory phlebectomy. What should I do?
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I had EVLT/ambulatory phlebectomy on both legs five months ago. Recovery went well at first, but after about six weeks my incision sites frequently began swelling up with blood and occasionally erupting. Ther... Read more
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