Frequently Asked Questions (Post-Procedure, EVLA)
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Q What type of pain may I experience, and where?

Immediately following treatment of the greater saphenous vein, you may experience a dull ache on the inside of the thigh of the leg treated.

Immediately following treatment of the lesser saphenous vein, you may experience a dull ache in the area behind the calf and/or the knee of the leg treated.

A week or so following treatment of the greater saphenous vein, you will feel tightening on the inside of the thigh of the leg treated.

A week or so following treatment of the lesser saphenous vein, you will feel tightening in the area behind the calf and/or the knee of the leg treated.

Following any treatment of a venous disorder, you may experience a fleeting, periodic loss of sensation and/or numbness.

All of the pain and discomfort described here are normal during recovery.

Q Will I bruise after the treatment?

For 2 weeks after a treatment of the greater saphenous vein, bruising can occur on the back of the calf of the leg treated. The bruising can be mild or severe. Remember to observe the post-procedure protocol to reduce bruising.

For 2 weeks after a treatment of the lesser saphenous vein, bruising can occur on the inside of the thigh of the leg treated. The bruising can be mild or severe. Remember to observe the post-procedure protocol to reduce bruising.

All of the bruising described here is normal during recovery.

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is also known as endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). The two terms are interchangeable and refer to the same treatment.

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