I had a phlebectomy 3 days ago. My thigh-high compression stockings cut right through a large bruise, making it painful. Can I stop wearing stockings?

I had a phlebectomy 3 days ago on my leg, almost up to the hip. My thigh-high compression stockings cut right through a large bruise, making it painful. I don't have full compression stockings, nor do I want to buy and wear them in this summer heat. Is it okay to stop wearing the compression stockings if they make things worse instead of better?

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I recommend my patients wear compression hose for only 48 hours post-closure procedure or microphlebectomies. If you are 3 days post-procedure, then there is no further need to wear compression.

Published on Jul 02, 2019

Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

I recommend my patients wear compression hose for only 48 hours post-closure procedure or microphlebectomies. If you are 3 days post-procedure, then there is no further need to wear compression.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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