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Had vein laser ablation Tues.Upper rt. inner thigh is bruised /red and throbs -tender some. Is this normal? Should I ice or heat it. Thanks Dr.

Had vein laser ablation  Tues.Upper rt. inner thigh is bruised /red and throbs -tender some. Is this normal? Should I ice or heat it. Thanks Dr.

Post laser ablation.: What your are experiencing is normal post laser ablation. The laser heats the vein or the tissue around the vein causing the vein to coagulate. This results in redness and bruising of the overlying skin. This takes about 5 to 7 days to occur and this is why you see bruising and feel the discomfort at this time. Wet warm compresses to the area and ibuprofen will help. ...Read more

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How can a patient be treated that has painful nerve damage as a reult of varicose vein laser ablation from knee to ankle?

How can a patient be treated that has painful nerve damage as a reult of varicose vein laser ablation from knee to ankle?

Nerve damage: Nerve damage is a difficulty problem, no matter how it occurred. EVLT of the saphenous vein does have a small risk of "heating" a adjacent nerve & leading to nerve damage which can cause chronic pain. If often improves with time & can also leave some numbness of the adjacent skin. Recommend exercise to stimutate blood flow & neuropathy med such as neurontin (gabapentin) if the pain is severe. ...Read more

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Varicose Veins: Had laser ablation but there is pain and some swelling after 5 weeks. Ultrasound is negative. Is it because I am a slow healer?

Varicose Veins: Had laser ablation but there is pain and some swelling after 5 weeks. Ultrasound is negative. Is it because I am a slow healer?

Laser Vein Ablation: Since laser vein ablation actually closes a defective vein beneath the surface, it can lead to a fair amount of soreness, inflammation, & tenderness that can take several weeks to even a few months to completely resolve as teh body heals. It may be normal. The other possibility is superficial thrombophlebitis of some of the varicose branches that grew from the treated vein. Use stockings longer. ...Read more

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What actually happens to your tissue or flesh during laser ablation?

What actually happens to your tissue or flesh during laser ablation?

Tissue removal: During laser ablation of your greater saphenous vein (treatment directed at improving your varicose veins) there is no tissue removal. The vein in question just sort of shrivels up right where it was. It is not removed. ...Read more

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Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

No: There is minor discomfort from the initial puncture and during the course of getting the vein anesthetized. There should be no pain at all when the laser is running. People have varying amounts of bruising and discomfort after the procedure. This is almost never enough to interrupt regular activities. Laser ablation is much easier (both during the procedure and recovery) than surgical procedures s. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about endovenous laser ablation procedure?

What can you tell me about endovenous laser ablation procedure?

Laser vein treatment: A laser is passed via a needle stick near your knee to near your groin, inside your saphenous vein. Then the laser energy is turned on and the laser is slowly removed. As it pulls back the energy destroys the saphenous vein. You end up with a band aid where the needle stick was. ...Read more

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What is laser ablation for hair removal?

What is laser ablation for hair removal?

Hair destruction: The laser targets the melanin (pigment) contained in the hair bulb resulting in permanent hair reduction but there is no such thing as 100% permanent hair removal. At best you can achieve about 80% hair reduction after undergoing a series of treatments. You can maintain relatively hair free periods for certain lengths of time. The remaining hairs grow back slower, are finer, fewer in number. ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

Perforation: Both can cause perforation of the uterus and both require considerable time to perform since it requires piece-meal & tedious treatment of the endometrium. It requires an experienced surgeon with a good track record. Make sure you request information on the more modern methods of ablation which have safer profiles using hot water, thermal balloon, mesh, or freezing. ...Read more

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I can't do laser radio ablation for a saphena of 1.2 CM becasue it is too big.I've done angiotc no malformation.Is the only resort I have saphenectomy?

I can't do laser radio ablation for a saphena of 1.2 CM becasue it is too big.I've done angiotc no malformation.Is the only resort I have saphenectomy?

No. : I do ablutions of that size all the time. Laser works better than rf here because you can tailor energy dosing. See another doctor and get another opinion. Miamibeachvein.Com. ...Read more

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Is laser ablation better than surgery for epilepsy?

Is laser ablation better than surgery for epilepsy?

Talk to neurologist: If seizures don't respond to medical treatment and if their site of origin within the brain can be localized (by MRI or other sophisticated radiological studies) to a small area within the brain, laser ablation is used - but only at a small number of academic centers. Discuss this with your neurologist. ...Read more

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