Is it normal to have a hard lump and swelling near the groin incision 1 week after vein stripping surgery?

I'm a 36-year-old female based in Ireland. I had surgery 9 days ago, where they made a groin incision and some smaller incisions down my right leg to my calf. I'm finding the recovery very hard. My right leg is very bruised and sore, but what's worrying me is I have a hard lump under the groin incision and my upper thigh is quite swollen still. I also have pain in my right lower back (kidney area). Is this normal? I also woke up yesterday with a low-grade fever and flu-type pains.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by San Fernando Valley Vascular Group

Our advice is to contact the doctor who performed your procedure and describe your symptoms.

Published on May 06, 2019

Answered by San Fernando Valley Vascular Group (View Profile)

Our advice is to contact the doctor who performed your procedure and describe your symptoms.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Laser Vein Center

Your symptoms do not seem to be part of a normal recovery. I would recommend you consult with your surgeon.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Wright

Published on May 03, 2019

Answered by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Your symptoms do not seem to be part of a normal recovery. I would recommend you consult with your surgeon.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Wright

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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