Is pain and bruising normal 12 weeks after varicose vein surgery?

Varicose Vein Surgery . 7 answers . 2 years ago

I had varicose vein surgery done on both legs 12 weeks ago and I've got a lot of bruises and it hurts. Is there something wrong? I had about 6 veins taken out from ankle to groin.

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center

Pain and bruising after 12 weeks is uncommon. You should probably see your doctor.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Pain and bruising after 12 weeks is uncommon. You should probably see your doctor.


2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Pain and bruising are usually gone by then. See your MD.

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Pain and bruising are usually gone by then. See your MD.


2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center

It's not abnormal to have procedure pain even after 3 months. It is possible that you might have some superficial clot in some of those areas, and that is probably why you have tenderness. Don't worry, even if you did have some superficial clotting, it is not usually a health hazard. It is more often just painful and bothersome. I recommend having a follow up as soon as you can with your primary care provider. If there is superficial clotting, he could possibly drain some of those clots to relieve some of the pain.

2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

It's not abnormal to have procedure pain even after 3 months. It is possible that you might have some superficial clot in some of those areas, and that is probably why you have tenderness. Don't worry, even if you did have some superficial clotting, it is not usually a health hazard. It is more often just painful and bothersome. I recommend having a follow up as soon as you can with your primary care provider. If there is superficial clotting, he could possibly drain some of those clots to relieve some of the pain.


2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists

No, this is not normal 12 weeks after treatment. I would recommend a follow up examination by the physician that performed your procedure.

2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

No, this is not normal 12 weeks after treatment. I would recommend a follow up examination by the physician that performed your procedure.


2 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina

Depending on the type of vein treatment you had, it could be normal. I would follow up with the physician that treated you.

2 years ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

Depending on the type of vein treatment you had, it could be normal. I would follow up with the physician that treated you.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Twelve weeks is a long time to still have pain following vein surgery. I am not sure what kind of procedure you had was it laser closure, ligation and stripping or phlebotomies? Usually, with laser or phlebotomies 2 to 3 weeks to recover is normal. For ligation and stripping, usually 4 to 6 weeks would be typical. You should follow up with your surgeon.

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

Twelve weeks is a long time to still have pain following vein surgery. I am not sure what kind of procedure you had was it laser closure, ligation and stripping or phlebotomies? Usually, with laser or phlebotomies 2 to 3 weeks to recover is normal. For ligation and stripping, usually 4 to 6 weeks would be typical. You should follow up with your surgeon.


2 years ago by North Country Thoracic & Vascular

If you had a vein stripping then you may still have some pain and bruising. This should not be new bruising but remaining bruising from the original procedure. If you had RFA or laser then you should not be having any symptoms at this point.

2 years ago by North Country Thoracic & Vascular (View Profile)

If you had a vein stripping then you may still have some pain and bruising. This should not be new bruising but remaining bruising from the original procedure. If you had RFA or laser then you should not be having any symptoms at this point.


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