Is it normal to still have swelling in my foot after ablation and microphlebectomy on Friday?

I had an ablation and microphlebectomy done on my right leg Friday. I put compression hose on Sunday. I still have swelling in my foot. The swelling is where the ace wrap stopped about an inch from my toes. I've been walking as much as possible and elevating it when I sit. Is that normal?

Answers from doctors (5)


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Mar 25, 2015

You just had surgery on your leg. You can expect some swelling, although my patients do not usually experience much swelling from our non-surgical treatment. You will also need to have your leg scanned for DVT within this next 3-4 days. Proper treatment of your vein issues also dictates that your remaining vein issues also be addressed given that the vein that was ablated and the other veins that were stripped are usually only a small part of your vein issues.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

You just had surgery on your leg. You can expect some swelling, although my patients do not usually experience much swelling from our non-surgical treatment. You will also need to have your leg scanned for DVT within this next 3-4 days. Proper treatment of your vein issues also dictates that your remaining vein issues also be addressed given that the vein that was ablated and the other veins that were stripped are usually only a small part of your vein issues.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Center of New Mexico

Published on Mar 24, 2015

Swelling is not uncommon. You should consider some compression stockings to assist in controlling the swelling. You should be walking daily for a mile to activate your calf muscle pumps, which will help reduce swelling. Some patients may experience swelling for several months following treatment. A post-op ultrasound should be done sometime within the first week to rule out a blood clot.

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Answered by Vein Center of New Mexico

Swelling is not uncommon. You should consider some compression stockings to assist in controlling the swelling. You should be walking daily for a mile to activate your calf muscle pumps, which will help reduce swelling. Some patients may experience swelling for several months following treatment. A post-op ultrasound should be done sometime within the first week to rule out a blood clot.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Published on Mar 24, 2015

It is not unusual to have swelling in your foot after a phlebectomy, with or without the ablation. The other factor that can contribute to swelling is the way your leg was wrapped. You should have a follow-up appointment within days of your procedure, and any of these questions can be addressed by your surgeon. If you don't have a scheduled follow-up appointment, call the office and tell them that you want to be seen.

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Answered by Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

It is not unusual to have swelling in your foot after a phlebectomy, with or without the ablation. The other factor that can contribute to swelling is the way your leg was wrapped. You should have a follow-up appointment within days of your procedure, and any of these questions can be addressed by your surgeon. If you don't have a scheduled follow-up appointment, call the office and tell them that you want to be seen.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Mar 24, 2015

Swelling post-ablation is normal. This is one of the reasons for compression. If you have toe swelling, then you may want to consider compression hose, which will include the toes. Also make sure that the compression is not too tight at the toe level.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Swelling post-ablation is normal. This is one of the reasons for compression. If you have toe swelling, then you may want to consider compression hose, which will include the toes. Also make sure that the compression is not too tight at the toe level.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Georgia Vascular Institute

Published on Mar 24, 2015

This can be normal due to the tightness of the wrap. Once you start wearing compression stockings again, see if that helps. If not, I would go back to see your physician.

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Answered by Georgia Vascular Institute

This can be normal due to the tightness of the wrap. Once you start wearing compression stockings again, see if that helps. If not, I would go back to see your physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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