Endovenous Ablation

Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your caregiver may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your caregiver if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Only take over-the-counter or prescription medicines for pain or discomfort as directed by your caregiver.

  • Follow any diet instructions from your caregiver.

  • Follow your caregiver's instructions for rest, bathing, showering, and physical activity.

  • Walk regularly. This will help with healing and help prevent blood clots from forming.

  • Avoid strenuous workouts as directed by your caregiver.

  • Avoid long car trips and air travel for 2 weeks after the procedure, or as directed.

  • Continue to wear compression stockings for 1 week, or as directed.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have a fever.

  • You develop pain, redness, or swelling around the surgical cut (incision).

  • You notice red streaks on the skin coming from the incision.

  • You start to bleed.

  • You develop nausea or vomiting.

  • You have trouble breathing.

  • You develop chest pain.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.