Why would my doctor miss taking the intended bulging veins in a phlebectomy?

In April I had a phlebectomy performed and I have waited an appropriate time for the results I expected. I went to the doctor because I was experiencing pain and noticed veins bulging in my ankle and the back and inner side of my right calf. Those veins are still bulging and the pain is still there. I don't know what he did but I'm still suffering. I have all these little scars and nothing to show for it. I can't get back in to see him until the end of the year. What's up with that? I'm age 59.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (1)


3 weeks ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

One of two things has occurred--either what you are seeing and feeling is the trapped blood in the veins that have been treated by microphlebectomies, or the veins have not been removed and are still present. If it is trapped blood this can look like veins and is simply treated by popping them with a needle and evacuating the trapped blood. If the veins are still present then they need to be retreated. See a vein specialist. To have to wait several months to see your surgeon is ridiculous.

3 weeks ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

One of two things has occurred--either what you are seeing and feeling is the trapped blood in the veins that have been treated by microphlebectomies, or the veins have not been removed and are still present. If it is trapped blood this can look like veins and is simply treated by popping them with a needle and evacuating the trapped blood. If the veins are still present then they need to be retreated. See a vein specialist. To have to wait several months to see your surgeon is ridiculous.


Related Questions for Phlebectomy

Phlebectomy - 3 years ago1 answer
After my stab avulsions/phlebotomy, an ultrasound indicated that I have a swollen lymph node. Is this normal? I had EVLT late January and the stab avulsion March 25th, ultrasound March 31st.
See More
Phlebectomy - 1 year ago5 answers
Also, why is there pain in my groin after the varicose vein was removed?
See More
Phlebectomy - 1 year ago3 answers
I had the GSV removed from my left leg and LSV removed my right leg. However, the doctor inadvertently took the wrong veins from the wrong legs. He took healthy veins and left behind the bad veins. I'm not asking you to respond to the doctor's actions, I'm asking what now? What complications might I face? Is treatment still possible? I still have pain and a black mark on the back of my left leg where I did have superficial thrombophlebitis.
See More
Phlebectomy - 3 years ago1 answer
Five years after having a phlebectomy, new veins appeared and my leg started to ache whenever I carried weight up to the point to be unable to carry my laptop in my backpack. Have you encountered this situation before? Why does it occur?
See More
Phlebectomy - 1 year ago1 answer
I've elevated my leg and adjusted the leg wrap, but still swollen.
See More
Phlebectomy - 4 years ago2 answers
I am going back for my post-op checkup on Wednesday, but am wondering about swelling in my ankles. I had a phlebectomy a little over a week ago and quite a few veins were removed. Over these past two days, my ankles have become really swollen. Why is this happening? Is this normal?
See More
Phlebectomy - 5 months ago5 answers
I've had four laser removals. Now they want to do a hook removal. What are some side effects of this procedure?
See More
Phlebectomy - 9 months ago2 answers
I'm 25 years old. I recently had a varicose vein removed. For 48 hours I had to ice it 15 minutes each hour and wear thigh-high medial grade compression socks around the clock. My leg is now so tender and feels very bruised but doesn't look bruised. Is this normal?
See More
Phlebectomy - 1 year ago2 answers
My dad has a calf DVT that turns his leg blackish. Would a phlebectomy help? I hope that if that vein was cauterized the other veins would take over and he would be more comfortable to fly and have a better quality of life overall.
See More
Phlebectomy - 3 months ago2 answers
I'm desperate to have a good wash. I had the procedure performed four ago.This is now day five.
See More
Phlebectomy - 5 months ago2 answers
I danced a little to a couple of fast songs two days after having phlebectomy done.
See More
Have specific questions?
ASK A DOCTOR

Before & After Photos

Suggested Doctors

Sorry, there are no matching doctors in your area
Please choose a different location

,

,

See more Suggested Doctors

Related Articles