Is swelling, numbness and pain common after varicose vein surgery?

Varicose Vein Surgery . 11 answers . 1 year ago

I had varicose vein surgery eight months ago on my left leg but it is still slightly swollen, numb, red and painful. Will the symptoms eventually go away? Will it be OK?

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1 year ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

This is not common, but should resolve within a year.

1 year ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

This is not common, but should resolve within a year.


1 year ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Swelling, numbness and pain usually do not linger that far out after varicose vein surgery. See your MD.

1 year ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Swelling, numbness and pain usually do not linger that far out after varicose vein surgery. See your MD.


1 year ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

The symptoms you described should have subsided significantly in 8 months. See your doctor for an exam and an ultrasound. Both will be able to determine why you are experiencing swelling, numbness, redness and pain.

1 year ago by Arizona Vein Specialists

The symptoms you described should have subsided significantly in 8 months. See your doctor for an exam and an ultrasound. Both will be able to determine why you are experiencing swelling, numbness, redness and pain.


1 year ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

I would recommend a follow-up asap. It is probably just some superficial clot, which is not a health hazard. However, the doctor should still check for a deep vein clot or potential infection. These can be harmful and if there is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or infection, then the doctor or nurse practitioner will recommend treatment and/or antibiotics. Follow- up appointments like these are always recommended after vein treatments, especially if symptoms become worse.

1 year ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

I would recommend a follow-up asap. It is probably just some superficial clot, which is not a health hazard. However, the doctor should still check for a deep vein clot or potential infection. These can be harmful and if there is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or infection, then the doctor or nurse practitioner will recommend treatment and/or antibiotics. Follow- up appointments like these are always recommended after vein treatments, especially if symptoms become worse.


1 year ago by Vein Treatment and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Pain, swelling and numbness is very common after any surgery for varicose veins. Fortunately it is temporary and should completely resolve in 2-3 weeks.

1 year ago by Vein Treatment and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Pain, swelling and numbness is very common after any surgery for varicose veins. Fortunately it is temporary and should completely resolve in 2-3 weeks.


1 year ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

You need a follow-up appointment with your doctor.

1 year ago by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas (View Profile)

You need a follow-up appointment with your doctor.


1 year ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

Numbness (or neuropathy) is not an unusual side effect of varicose vein surgery. In most cases, the neuropathy, be it parasthesia or dysaesthesia, will usually abate after nine to twelve months. As for the other symptoms you mention however, those could very well be cause for concern. Edema, or swelling, can be, in certain cases, an ongoing issue even after surgery. It would be best to address this issue most certainly the pain and inflammation by seeing your vascular surgeon.

1 year ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

Numbness (or neuropathy) is not an unusual side effect of varicose vein surgery. In most cases, the neuropathy, be it parasthesia or dysaesthesia, will usually abate after nine to twelve months. As for the other symptoms you mention however, those could very well be cause for concern. Edema, or swelling, can be, in certain cases, an ongoing issue even after surgery. It would be best to address this issue most certainly the pain and inflammation by seeing your vascular surgeon.


1 year ago by Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute (View Profile)

Eight months is a long time for these symptoms to persist. You should see your surgeon and be reassessed.

1 year ago by Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute (View Profile)

Eight months is a long time for these symptoms to persist. You should see your surgeon and be reassessed.


1 year ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

I am not sure what type of vein surgery you had. That would help to answer your question more efficiently. However, most vein surgeries should not be causing you pain, swelling, numbness or redness after treatment, especially 8 months out from surgery. I would recommend a follow-up visit with the physician that performed your surgery.

1 year ago by Vein Clinic of North Carolina (View Profile)

I am not sure what type of vein surgery you had. That would help to answer your question more efficiently. However, most vein surgeries should not be causing you pain, swelling, numbness or redness after treatment, especially 8 months out from surgery. I would recommend a follow-up visit with the physician that performed your surgery.


1 year ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

All of those symptoms are common after varicose vein surgery, but not 8 months later. Also, did you have surgery or closure? You need to follow up with your treating physician.

1 year ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

All of those symptoms are common after varicose vein surgery, but not 8 months later. Also, did you have surgery or closure? You need to follow up with your treating physician.


1 year ago by Americas Vein Centers - Southborough (View Profile)

You need to be evaluated by the treating physician.

1 year ago by Americas Vein Centers - Southborough (View Profile)

You need to be evaluated by the treating physician.


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