Is it normal to be able to see below the varicose vein after treatment?

I had my varicose veins treated last week (microphlebectomy).I can see it's very bruised, which is okay. However, I can see below the treated varicose vein. It looks to me like it wasn't completely treated. What can be done about this?

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Our advice is to consult with the doctor who did your procedure.



Answered by San Fernando Valley Vascular Group (View Profile)

Our advice is to consult with the doctor who did your procedure.



Published on Jul 11, 2012


Smith Vein Institute, LLC

Published on Mar 04, 2015

It is not uncommon that not all of the vein is removed. There are several reasons for this, including the movement of the vein from its marked position — either changing from the standing to lying position, or from its displacement when the numbing medicine is infused. Don't be concerned. Any remaining vein is easily treated with sclerotherapy.

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Answered by Smith Vein Institute, LLC

It is not uncommon that not all of the vein is removed. There are several reasons for this, including the movement of the vein from its marked position — either changing from the standing to lying position, or from its displacement when the numbing medicine is infused. Don't be concerned. Any remaining vein is easily treated with sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veincare of Arizona

Published on Mar 03, 2015

Call your doctor and schedule a follow-up visit to discuss.

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Answered by Veincare of Arizona

Call your doctor and schedule a follow-up visit to discuss.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Published on Mar 03, 2015

Wait until the bruising resolves, and most of the treated area will flatten as it heals. If there are any residual veins, they can usually be managed with injections.

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Answered by Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Wait until the bruising resolves, and most of the treated area will flatten as it heals. If there are any residual veins, they can usually be managed with injections.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cleveland Clinic

Published on Mar 03, 2015

Residual veins are usually treated with follow-up sclerotherapy.

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Answered by Cleveland Clinic

Residual veins are usually treated with follow-up sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Mar 03, 2015

It's not possible to remove every segment of vein. Residual segments often resolve without treatment over several months. They can also be treated with sclerotherapy.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

It's not possible to remove every segment of vein. Residual segments often resolve without treatment over several months. They can also be treated with sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Mar 03, 2015

You are very early in the healing process. I would recommend continued massage to the areas using a bruise reduction cream such as Arnica, low heat to the area intermittently to promote circulation and wear your hose during the day if it makes you more comfortable. I would see your surgeon in about 6-8 weeks to reassess. It is not always possible to remove every segment of vein. There may be smaller veins left which can be treated with injection sclerotherapy.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You are very early in the healing process. I would recommend continued massage to the areas using a bruise reduction cream such as Arnica, low heat to the area intermittently to promote circulation and wear your hose during the day if it makes you more comfortable. I would see your surgeon in about 6-8 weeks to reassess. It is not always possible to remove every segment of vein. There may be smaller veins left which can be treated with injection sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Mar 03, 2015

It takes time following microphlebectomies for the areas to heal. It is too early to determine if there are residual veins left. Once the bruising resolves, your doctor can better access the area.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

It takes time following microphlebectomies for the areas to heal. It is too early to determine if there are residual veins left. Once the bruising resolves, your doctor can better access the area.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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