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I had an ablation done on my right gr. saph. vein 1 month ago. Symptoms before were swelling with the gr.saph. vein and others. After having the ablation, I still have some swelling, pain, and also redness around the ankle upon standing I've never had before.
Can be difficult to tell but imflammation can persist for a while after laser ablation, generally resolves with time, and anti-inflammatory medications i.e motrin.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD
The swelling after EVLA is common for sometime. Redness in the
treated saphenous veins can be seen for a few weeks, but if it gets
worse with swelling/redness, you should contract your surgeon and be
Please schedule an appointment with your doctor
James A. Heinz-M.A.H.A.
My advice would be to get second opinion from a board certified vascular surgeon if your procedure wasn't done by one or return to him/her if it was to see if there is another underlying cause.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT
Saphenous vein ablation usually doesn't resolve ankle swelling unless there is severe reflux of the saphenous system. Ankle swelling may be due to many other reasons including non venous problems. Your ankle swelling will require further evaluation. Pain and redness around the ankle following ablation could be due to the distal saphenous clotting following the ablation. However, these symptoms could also have other reasons. I would recommend that you follow up with your treating vein specialist.