Is numbness after microphlebectomy normal?

Microphlebectomy . 6 answers . 2 years ago

Ten days after microphlebectomy I still have numbness and tingling on the top and medial aspect of my right foot and ankle. What is this from and will it resolve?

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center

A small cutaneous nerve was probably traumatized during the phlebectomy. Sensation often returns after a month or two, but sometimes the numbness is permanent.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

A small cutaneous nerve was probably traumatized during the phlebectomy. Sensation often returns after a month or two, but sometimes the numbness is permanent.


2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Not usually, but it will probably improve over 6 months. A small sensory nerve was likely disturbed.

2 years ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

Not usually, but it will probably improve over 6 months. A small sensory nerve was likely disturbed.


2 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina

The feeling you are expriencing is called neuropathy or parasthesia. It is a condition wherein the nerves are irritated when the veins are surgically removed. This condition usually fully resolves itself. However, it can take several months for the nerves to "calm down" and for the area(s) in question to feel normal and not numb or hypersensitive.

2 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

The feeling you are expriencing is called neuropathy or parasthesia. It is a condition wherein the nerves are irritated when the veins are surgically removed. This condition usually fully resolves itself. However, it can take several months for the nerves to "calm down" and for the area(s) in question to feel normal and not numb or hypersensitive.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

It is possible to have residual numbness and tingling on the top of the foot after microphlebectomy. I would be interested to know the location of the phlebectomy? If in the foot/ankle, there are a lot of small nerves which can be aggravated during the procedure. We recommend gentle massage of the areas several times per day and they usually resolve. Ten days is very early in the healing process, so be patient...it should resolve.

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

It is possible to have residual numbness and tingling on the top of the foot after microphlebectomy. I would be interested to know the location of the phlebectomy? If in the foot/ankle, there are a lot of small nerves which can be aggravated during the procedure. We recommend gentle massage of the areas several times per day and they usually resolve. Ten days is very early in the healing process, so be patient...it should resolve.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

There are nerves in those areas. It is normal to have some of the inflammatory process of the vein healing affecting those nerves. It should resolve within a week. If not, it might need some investigation by your treating physician.

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

There are nerves in those areas. It is normal to have some of the inflammatory process of the vein healing affecting those nerves. It should resolve within a week. If not, it might need some investigation by your treating physician.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

This is most likely from irritation of the nerves in the area of the microphlebectomies. If the nerves have not been cut, then this should improve over several months. There is also a chance that this may not improve, if the microscopic nerves have been cut. The numbness can also be due to the local anesthesia used. Give it time and see if things improve. You should follow up with your physician.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

This is most likely from irritation of the nerves in the area of the microphlebectomies. If the nerves have not been cut, then this should improve over several months. There is also a chance that this may not improve, if the microscopic nerves have been cut. The numbness can also be due to the local anesthesia used. Give it time and see if things improve. You should follow up with your physician.


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