Is pain 3 years after varicose vein surgery normal?

I had a varicose vein surgery done when I was 18. I had two veins stripped from my leg, and they also closed off a vein with radiofrequency ablation. I still experience a lot of different pain, mostly in the winter. As soon as it gets cold out, any walking around will cause a lot of pain in my leg in the area that the surgery was done. Does this sound like something the surgery could have caused?

Answers from doctors (4)


More About Doctor Teton Vascular Institute

Published on Dec 14, 2016

The pain you are experiencing can be from something entirely different then symptoms associated with venous insufficiency. There are many different disease processes that have the same signs and symptoms as venous disease, such as arthritis. I would see your primary care doctor and discuss these issues with them.

Answered by Teton Vascular Institute (View Profile)

The pain you are experiencing can be from something entirely different then symptoms associated with venous insufficiency. There are many different disease processes that have the same signs and symptoms as venous disease, such as arthritis. I would see your primary care doctor and discuss these issues with them.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Dec 06, 2016

Not normal to have long-term pain after treatment. Could be related to the procedure i.e. nerve injury. Get another ultrasound to R/O ongoing venous reflux as a cause.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Not normal to have long-term pain after treatment. Could be related to the procedure i.e. nerve injury. Get another ultrasound to R/O ongoing venous reflux as a cause.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Dec 02, 2016

It is extremely unusual to have pain for more that a couple weeks at the most. Unless this is actually unrelated to the procedure or if there was some nerve damage, I would seek a second opinion to see if there is a cause.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

It is extremely unusual to have pain for more that a couple weeks at the most. Unless this is actually unrelated to the procedure or if there was some nerve damage, I would seek a second opinion to see if there is a cause.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Laser Vein Institute

Published on Dec 02, 2016

There are many possible causes of pain. Anyone with pain should be reevaluated with a complete history, physical and duplex ultrasound exam.

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Answered by Laser Vein Institute

There are many possible causes of pain. Anyone with pain should be reevaluated with a complete history, physical and duplex ultrasound exam.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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