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Could laser surgery on varicose veins cause numbness in the feet ?

Could laser surgery on varicose veins cause numbness in the feet ?

Possible: Numbness and tingling along the shin of the treated leg may occur. This usually resolves within several weeks. It turns out that some sensory nerves run along side the veins treated with the laser and these may become "stunned" for a while after the procedure, causing the numbness. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Varicose Veins (Definition)

Varicose veins are dilated, elongated, winding, tortuous veins that are usually found in the legs but can affect different parts of the body. Normal veins usually have valves that prevent the backflow of blood and help resist gravity while blood moves back to te heart. Varicose veins have dysfunctional valves so blood moves forward and back which causes the enlarged vessels. These varicose veins can be painful. Often the pain worsens after standing for a ...Read more


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What do you normally feel after the varicose veins laser surgery?

What do you normally feel after the varicose veins laser surgery?

Vein Laser Symptoms: I suspect you are referring to EVLT laser ablation treatment. Since the vein is initially numb from Novacaine anesthetic, there is usually numbness of the skin for a couple of hours. Then you will have some mild soreness & tenderness of the treated vein (usually inner thigh) for several days. After that, there may be some intermittant aching & tugging sensations at the therapy site for about 1 wk. ...Read more

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Varicose veins laser surgery mistakes made last time. What clinic should I visit?

Varicose veins laser surgery mistakes made last time. What clinic should I visit?

Vein Center: Evaluation and treatment by a phlebologist who is a diplomate of the american college of phlebology, or a vascular surgeon who is certified by the acs should be able to take care of you, often in an office based vein center. ...Read more

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What will you feel after the varicose veins laser surgery?

What will you  feel after the varicose veins laser surgery?

Surprisingly little: Laser surgery for varicose veins causes surprsingly little pain afterwards. You will have some bruising that might be a little tender. You might feel a mild tight, pulling, or stretching feeling over the treated vein for several days. Walking makes this feel better. Taking Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually all anyone ever needs for discomfort and, oftentimes, people don't even take anything. ...Read more

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How should you expect to feel after the varicose veins laser surgery?

How should you expect to feel after the varicose veins laser surgery?

Vein Laser Therapy: I suspect you are referring to EVLT laser ablation treatment. Since the vein is initially numb from Novacaine anesthetic, there is usually numbness of the skin for a couple of hours. Then you will have some mild soreness & tenderness of the treated vein (usually inner thigh) for several days. After that, there may be some intermittant aching & tugging sensations at the therapy site for about 1 wk. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get vericose vein laser surgery?

Is it dangerous to get vericose vein laser surgery?

No: Venous insufficiency treatment is efficiently performed as an office-based procedure, using local anesthesia with low risk. See a phlebologist at www.Phlebology.Org, and the modern day treatments of endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy can be explained to you. Some return to work on the same day, others only after a day or two. ...Read more

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What can be done if a person has already had radiology and laser surgery done for vercose veins but the problem is still there in the foot?

What can be done if a person has already had radiology and laser surgery done for vercose veins but the problem is still there in the foot?

Vericose veins: As stated , this sounds like spider veins in the foot. These are nearly impossible to get rid of. Using compression hose helps more than an attempt at eradicating them ...Read more

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60 yrs old mom has varicose veins since 20 yrs and now ulcers for 5 yrs on one leg. No diabetes and now laser surgery failed. Please help.

60 yrs old mom has varicose veins since 20 yrs and now ulcers for 5 yrs on one leg. No diabetes and now laser surgery failed. Please help.

Fail vein procedure: With ulcers for 5 years, and varicosities for 20 years your mom is advanced and likely has pretty high venous pressures. A failure of vein intervention is disappointing, however failures do occur with a certain frequency. At this point she needs compression stockings, wound care to get the ulcer healed, a repeat vein ultrasound and then a second vein intervention. Okay to ask for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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