I have pain and a lump in my thigh two months after phlebectomy, is this normal?

I had a surgery to remove varicose veins in my thigh and now two months later, I feel a pain in my calf and I see a lump. It hurts so much. Is this normal? What should I do?

Answers from doctors (4)


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Jan 04, 2017

You may have a residual vein that is inflamed or has some trapped blood. I would recommend your surgeon do an ultrasound to see what the problems is. Low heat often and compression hose, Advil or Aleve may also help.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You may have a residual vein that is inflamed or has some trapped blood. I would recommend your surgeon do an ultrasound to see what the problems is. Low heat often and compression hose, Advil or Aleve may also help.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Ross T. Lyon, MD, FACS

Published on Jan 04, 2017

Pain can still occur months after a treatment, however, if the lump is hard and painful, it is possible there is trapped blood that should be aspirated. This is a simple procedure of nicking the lump and pressing to release the blood, which should relieve the pain. You should call your doctor and make a follow-up appointment.

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Answered by Ross T. Lyon, MD, FACS

Pain can still occur months after a treatment, however, if the lump is hard and painful, it is possible there is trapped blood that should be aspirated. This is a simple procedure of nicking the lump and pressing to release the blood, which should relieve the pain. You should call your doctor and make a follow-up appointment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Lakeshore Veins and Wellness

Published on Dec 02, 2014

It is possible to have retained coagulum. I recommend you see your physician for possible drainage (putting a small needle into the vein and draining the retained debris). You can also try to massage the area and apply heat. Your body should resorb the retained lump over time.

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Answered by Lakeshore Veins and Wellness

It is possible to have retained coagulum. I recommend you see your physician for possible drainage (putting a small needle into the vein and draining the retained debris). You can also try to massage the area and apply heat. Your body should resorb the retained lump over time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Nov 12, 2014

What this is is a hematoma following the microphlebectomy. This occurs from trapped blood under the microphlebectomy incision and is very common. Ibuprofen and wet heat to the area will help. If it bothers you, then it can be drained under local anesthesia. Follow up with your treating physician.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

What this is is a hematoma following the microphlebectomy. This occurs from trapped blood under the microphlebectomy incision and is very common. Ibuprofen and wet heat to the area will help. If it bothers you, then it can be drained under local anesthesia. Follow up with your treating physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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