Pain and bump after ambulatory phlebectomy with ligation. Any Ideas?
I had ambulatory phlebectomy with ligation 6 weeks ago and my leg still has shooting pains at times and I've got this painful bump on my inner thigh that won't go away. Sometimes the swelling (maybe a vein) spreads up the thigh (painful). Any ideas?
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Replied on 2/17/2011
By: North Shore Vein Center | Mark Schwartz, MD, FACS, RPVI
Lake Success, NY
This is a thrombosed section of vein that will resolve in 4-6 weeks with compression stockings and a daily baby aspirin. The high ligation will go a long way towards preventing this from propagating into the deep system. The shooting pains also may be from mild irritation of the nerves in the area and should resolve over the same time period. Be patient – things will improve.
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