Will EVLT help with leg swelling?

Other than some bulging and pain, my main problem regarding my veins is my feet and ankle swelling. I have been diagnosed with veinous insufficiency. Will EVLT help the swelling?

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Not all swelling is necessarily related to the venous insufficiency. I always inform my patients that if the swelling is related to this it should improve. There is no way to give a definitive answer. In some people, it could be lymphatic.

Published on May 20, 2019

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Not all swelling is necessarily related to the venous insufficiency. I always inform my patients that if the swelling is related to this it should improve. There is no way to give a definitive answer. In some people, it could be lymphatic.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Modern Vein & Laser Center

Yes, it will help resolve swelling. In addition to the procedure you might need to use compression socks for several weeks to help the process.

Published on Feb 25, 2017

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Answered by Modern Vein & Laser Center

Yes, it will help resolve swelling. In addition to the procedure you might need to use compression socks for several weeks to help the process.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Venous insufficiency is one cause of swelling, so treating this is done with the hope of improving the edema.

Published on Dec 08, 2016

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Venous insufficiency is one cause of swelling, so treating this is done with the hope of improving the edema.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

It is always difficult to guarantee that foot and ankle swelling will improve after an EVLT procedure. If you have superficial venous reflux, then the swelling may improve after treatment but if you have deep venous reflux, the swelling most likely will not improve. Swelling is certainly a sign of venous insufficiency but could be due to many other factors.

Published on Dec 05, 2016

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

It is always difficult to guarantee that foot and ankle swelling will improve after an EVLT procedure. If you have superficial venous reflux, then the swelling may improve after treatment but if you have deep venous reflux, the swelling most likely will not improve. Swelling is certainly a sign of venous insufficiency but could be due to many other factors.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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