I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. Is this normal?

I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. It also swells. Is this normal?

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Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Feb 06, 2019

You should see your surgeon immediately and have an ultrasound examination.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You should see your surgeon immediately and have an ultrasound examination.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


No, it doesn't sound normal to have that much pain after the procedure. You should seek medical attention and see your doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation and treatment.

Answered by Dr. Syed Bokhari M.D., F.A.C.C. (View Profile)

No, it doesn't sound normal to have that much pain after the procedure. You should seek medical attention and see your doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation and treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Elmore Medical Vein & Laser Treatment Center

Published on Apr 13, 2015

No, this is not normal. You should call the doctor who performed the procedure today and be checked for a possible blood clot.

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Answered by Elmore Medical Vein & Laser Treatment Center

No, this is not normal. You should call the doctor who performed the procedure today and be checked for a possible blood clot.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Venous ablation and stab phlebectomy involves sealing or pulling on veins. Afterwards, patients may experience pressure, tightness, nerve pain, skin hypersensitivity, swelling, or pain. Most of these problems improve with time.

Answered by Vascular Center and Vein Clinic of Southern Indiana (View Profile)

Venous ablation and stab phlebectomy involves sealing or pulling on veins. Afterwards, patients may experience pressure, tightness, nerve pain, skin hypersensitivity, swelling, or pain. Most of these problems improve with time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Destin Vein Center

Published on Apr 10, 2015

Severe pain after an ablation suggests you need a follow-up appointment with your doctor to rule out a complication.

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Answered by Destin Vein Center

Severe pain after an ablation suggests you need a follow-up appointment with your doctor to rule out a complication.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Apr 10, 2015

None of this is normal. You should return to the doctor and have an ultrasound or get a second opinion.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

None of this is normal. You should return to the doctor and have an ultrasound or get a second opinion.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Apr 10, 2015

It is normal to have some discomfort post venous closure. However, the discomfort normally improves over a couple of weeks. If your pain is worsening, you should go and have your leg re-evaluated to make sure that you do not have any blood clots, first and foremost. If negative, then your pain is probably due to a combination of the inflammation from the procedure and possibly random branches feeding into the treated vein. The pain then gets better after treatment.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

It is normal to have some discomfort post venous closure. However, the discomfort normally improves over a couple of weeks. If your pain is worsening, you should go and have your leg re-evaluated to make sure that you do not have any blood clots, first and foremost. If negative, then your pain is probably due to a combination of the inflammation from the procedure and possibly random branches feeding into the treated vein. The pain then gets better after treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Byrne Road Vein Clinic

Published on Apr 10, 2015

This is not normal and you need to call your doctor as soon as possible.

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Answered by Byrne Road Vein Clinic

This is not normal and you need to call your doctor as soon as possible.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Published on Apr 10, 2015

No, this is not normal.

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Answered by Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

No, this is not normal.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor East Bay Cardio

Published on Apr 10, 2015

There is always some mild degree of pain post procedure. But it should not be so that you are unable to stand. It would be best to call your vein specialist and make an appointment to see the cause of your pain.

Answered by East Bay Cardio (View Profile)

There is always some mild degree of pain post procedure. But it should not be so that you are unable to stand. It would be best to call your vein specialist and make an appointment to see the cause of your pain.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Ross T. Lyon, MD, FACS

Published on Apr 10, 2015

Severe pain like you are describing is not normal and you should have a followup ultrasound performed on your leg as soon as possible. Standard procedure is for a followup ultrasound to confirm vein closure and rule out DVT. However, with your symptoms, you should contact your MD and make the appointment today.

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Answered by Ross T. Lyon, MD, FACS

Severe pain like you are describing is not normal and you should have a followup ultrasound performed on your leg as soon as possible. Standard procedure is for a followup ultrasound to confirm vein closure and rule out DVT. However, with your symptoms, you should contact your MD and make the appointment today.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


A bit of pain/soreness is normal, but severe pain and swelling is not. You need to see your vein specialist immediately to rule out the possibility of any complications such as a hematoma or DVT (clot in deep veins). A simple ultrasound can be performed to exclude these complications.

Answered by Premier Vein and Vascular Center (View Profile)

A bit of pain/soreness is normal, but severe pain and swelling is not. You need to see your vein specialist immediately to rule out the possibility of any complications such as a hematoma or DVT (clot in deep veins). A simple ultrasound can be performed to exclude these complications.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor YOURVEINS

Published on Apr 10, 2015

It is extremely unusual.

Answered by YOURVEINS (View Profile)

It is extremely unusual.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Vein Clinic

Published on Apr 10, 2015

No, an endovenous procedure normally does not produce severe pain or any disability. I suggest urgently seeing your vascular specialist.

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Answered by The Vein Clinic

No, an endovenous procedure normally does not produce severe pain or any disability. I suggest urgently seeing your vascular specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Apr 10, 2015

Not normal. Check with your provider.

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Not normal. Check with your provider.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Surgical Arts

Published on Apr 10, 2015

When was your procedure done? In any case, your symptoms are little unusual after an endovenous procedure. The most important issue to resolve is to exclude a blood clot that may have formed as result of the procedure, and is propagating into the deep veins. Other considerations would be possible infection, hematoma or burn of tissue around the treated vein. Please contact your treating surgeon for an urgent evaluation.

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Answered by Advanced Surgical Arts

When was your procedure done? In any case, your symptoms are little unusual after an endovenous procedure. The most important issue to resolve is to exclude a blood clot that may have formed as result of the procedure, and is propagating into the deep veins. Other considerations would be possible infection, hematoma or burn of tissue around the treated vein. Please contact your treating surgeon for an urgent evaluation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


No, this is not normal. Any severe pain following an ablation procedure is not normal and you should call your physician immediately.

Answered by Advanced Vein & Vascular Center Inc. (View Profile)

No, this is not normal. Any severe pain following an ablation procedure is not normal and you should call your physician immediately.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor East Tremont Vascular

Published on Apr 10, 2015

No, you should call your surgeon.

Answered by East Tremont Vascular (View Profile)

No, you should call your surgeon.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Georgia Vascular Institute

Published on Apr 10, 2015

That can happen early on. I would notify your physician who performed the procedure. He may want to do an ultrasound.

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Answered by Georgia Vascular Institute

That can happen early on. I would notify your physician who performed the procedure. He may want to do an ultrasound.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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