Is it normal to have swelling in leg and ankle one year after a phlebectomy?

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The Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston

Published on Jan 29, 2018

Did you have any swelling in your leg or ankle before the phlebectomy? Swelling is an uncommon side effect of the procedure and most of the time it will resolve within a few months following the procedure. I would follow-up with your physician if it has persisted this long after treatment.

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Answered by The Vein & Aesthetic Center of Boston

Did you have any swelling in your leg or ankle before the phlebectomy? Swelling is an uncommon side effect of the procedure and most of the time it will resolve within a few months following the procedure. I would follow-up with your physician if it has persisted this long after treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Jan 29, 2018

When you state a phlebectomy this means one varicose vein was removed. Phlebectomy alone would be unlikely to cause lower leg swelling and I would recommend you be evaluated and have an ultrasound by a board certified surgeon who specializes in varicose vein treatment. Not all swelling is vein related.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

When you state a phlebectomy this means one varicose vein was removed. Phlebectomy alone would be unlikely to cause lower leg swelling and I would recommend you be evaluated and have an ultrasound by a board certified surgeon who specializes in varicose vein treatment. Not all swelling is vein related.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Treatment and Aesthetic Center

Published on Mar 13, 2013

It is not normal for a patient to have swelling of the leg one year after a phlebectomy. This needs further evaluation by a vein specialist to determine what else needs to be done.

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Answered by Vein Treatment and Aesthetic Center

It is not normal for a patient to have swelling of the leg one year after a phlebectomy. This needs further evaluation by a vein specialist to determine what else needs to be done.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Sep 18, 2012

It would just signify that there might be veins that are new and untreated or that there are other problems contributing to the swelling. It would be a good idea to have another ultrasound.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

It would just signify that there might be veins that are new and untreated or that there are other problems contributing to the swelling. It would be a good idea to have another ultrasound.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Sutton Place Laser Vein + Hair Removal

Published on Jul 27, 2012

No it is not . Mild swelling can occur temporarily for a few days or weeks after any vein procedure but should not persist for one year. The reason is unrelated to Phlebevtomy

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Answered by Sutton Place Laser Vein + Hair Removal

No it is not . Mild swelling can occur temporarily for a few days or weeks after any vein procedure but should not persist for one year. The reason is unrelated to Phlebevtomy

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Jul 26, 2012

Is not normal to have swelling one year after phlebectomy. You should go back for a recheck and probably have another ultrasound.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Is not normal to have swelling one year after phlebectomy. You should go back for a recheck and probably have another ultrasound.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Arizona Vein Specialists

Published on Jul 26, 2012

It all depends. It is normal to have some swelling at the end of the day.
I don't know if you have any lymphedema, which can cause swelling.
Some medications or persistent venous insufficiency can cause it.
By one year, swelling directly related to the phlebectomized veins should be
less, but there are many causes that only can be detected by an examination
and a duplex ultrasound evaluation by a vein specialist.

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Answered by Arizona Vein Specialists

It all depends. It is normal to have some swelling at the end of the day.
I don't know if you have any lymphedema, which can cause swelling.
Some medications or persistent venous insufficiency can cause it.
By one year, swelling directly related to the phlebectomized veins should be
less, but there are many causes that only can be detected by an examination
and a duplex ultrasound evaluation by a vein specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


No it is not. Your doctor should look into seeing what else could be causing thismore veins or non-venous causes.

Answered by South Palm Cardiovascular Associates (View Profile)

No it is not. Your doctor should look into seeing what else could be causing thismore veins or non-venous causes.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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