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What are the possible side effects of endovenous laser ablation?

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What are the possible side effects of endovenous ablation? There are relatively very few side effects from this procedure. The main effect is that the vein becomes inflamed leading to some clinical discomfort in the leg for the patient. We ask that the patient take some sort of anti-inflammatory either Aleve, Advil, or Motrin and this usually will resolve the problem. In extremely small percentage of cases, a clot will form and sit right at the junction where the superficial vein goes into the deep vein. This is more than likely an ultrasound finding and has no clinical significance and the patient normally does not need to be put on blood thinners for anything at the time. So in that sense, this is a very safe procedure with very few side effects.

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