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Soreness After Evlt
My wife had an evlt procedure on her leg, 1.5week ago, she now have a lump inner thigh, close to groin, not tender. Is this normal? Or could be dvt?
Perhaps: It is not uncommon to feel the treated vein as a "lump". It could be a reactive lymph node as well or a superficial thrombosed vein. It would be something to discuss with your treating physician to determine if an ultrasound would be indicated. The incidence of DVT after evlt is quite low, but you should discuss it with the treating physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"EndoVenous Laser Treatment" or EVLT is a minimally invasive method of treating leg varicose veins using thermal energy from a laser fiber that is inserted into a faulty vein. It is typically performed in a doctors office by a vascular surgeon under local anesthesia with Xylocaine. It has a 98% cure rate for venous insufficiency that leads to varicose veins of the legs. It ...Read more
I'm considering having evlt done. End of april or may is going in the sun ok after procedure? Also how painful is evlt and pain in recovery?
Evlt: The procedure itself is relatively pain free. To accomplish that, however, a numbing solution is used to surround your vein before the laser is activated. That requires a series of injections in the skin around the vein. Those injections sting; are uncomfortable--some would say hurt. I have not had a patient needing both legs treating, fail to come for the second leg after doing the first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
EVLT painful?: This treatment for varicose veins can be done without sedation, ivs, etc but typically a numbing solution is injected to "float" the vein in numbing medicine. Those injections are uncomfortable but it is rare for a patient who needs both legs treated to fail to come back for their second leg. I conclude, therefore, that while uncomfortable, most patients don't see this as too troublesome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
EVLT: Evlt....Endovenous laser therapy. This is an advanced surgical procedure designed to close varicose veins. In short, using local anesthesia, the varicose vein of the lower limb is entered to allow access to the inside of the vein. A laser fiber is placed into the vein and by ultrasound guidance advanced into position. The vein is closed by laser heat after surrounding the vein with anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
EVLT: "EndoVenous Laser Treatment" or EVLT is a minimally invasive method of treating leg varicose veins using thermal energy from a laser fiber that is inserted into a faulty vein. It is typically performed in a doctors office by a vascular surgeon under local anesthesia with Xylocaine. It has a 98% cure rate for venous insufficiency that leads to varicose veins of the legs. It is a safe procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably Yes: The answer is "probably". Although you will unlikely cause any harm to the treatment site, there is a very small chance that you could increase the blood flow into the leg to the point that the treated vein re-open ; the treatment fail. This is a theoretic risk and is very unlikley to occur. Most doctors who do this procedure recommend compression stockings ; no vigorous exercise for 1-2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EVLT Varicose Veins: Evlt, or endovenous laser therapy, for varicose vein disease is associated with very little discomfort. It is typically done in the doctors office using local anesthetic with xylocaine. Some doctors also utilize Emla cream, a topical skin anesthetic. It is very well tolerated by patients & takes about 40 minutes. If you are anxious about it, as your doctor for a valium to take just prior. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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