Q&A: Leg Falls Asleep After Ablation

question1Q: The leg that was treated with endovenous laser ablation falls asleep soon after sitting down, is this normal? I am two weeks out from endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and have had several complications that my physician has seen me for. A blood clot was ruled out but now the leg that had the procedure falls asleep very soon after sitting down. Is this normal?

A: This should resolve with time, especially if you still have some leg swelling. I would give it up to 6-8 weeks to resolve, assuming this is your only complaint, but you should always stay in close follow-up with your treating physician.