Two weeks after I had and ovarian vein embolization the pain is worse. Is this normal?

My radiologist put coils on the main left ovarian vein. He said the procedure was a success and that was the only varicose vein. I felt great after the procedure but then two weeks later the pain is worse. Why do you think that is?

Answers from doctors (4)


It could be post-procedure symptoms of the veins in the pelvis closing, which may take an additional few weeks to improve and/or resolve. It is important to check-in with the physician that performed your procedure as they can check to make sure there isn't anything unexpected happening.

Answered by Jefferson Health Vein Treatment Practice (View Profile)

It could be post-procedure symptoms of the veins in the pelvis closing, which may take an additional few weeks to improve and/or resolve. It is important to check-in with the physician that performed your procedure as they can check to make sure there isn't anything unexpected happening.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Jan 31, 2017

I really can't explain why you're having more pain two weeks later. It would be prudent to return to the radiologist for further evaluation.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

I really can't explain why you're having more pain two weeks later. It would be prudent to return to the radiologist for further evaluation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Oct 22, 2012

Depends on what the follow up ultrasound shows. Sometimes there is post procedure pain that may just take time to go away, but a follow up appointment should've been scheduled with your treating physician.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Depends on what the follow up ultrasound shows. Sometimes there is post procedure pain that may just take time to go away, but a follow up appointment should've been scheduled with your treating physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Published on Oct 19, 2012

Sometimes, a patient can experience pain for a few weeks to a few months from inflammatory changes in the treated veins. Over-the-counter drugs like naproxen or ibuprofen may help with this. You should discuss your particular circumstances with your physician.

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Answered by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Sometimes, a patient can experience pain for a few weeks to a few months from inflammatory changes in the treated veins. Over-the-counter drugs like naproxen or ibuprofen may help with this. You should discuss your particular circumstances with your physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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