Is a small, hard bump around a phlebectomy scar normal?

I had ambulatory phlebectomy 7 weeks ago to remove some veins under my foot. I have a small pea-sized hard lump under one scar. It doesn't seem to hurt. Is this something to be concerned about? I will have a follow-up with my doctor next month.

Answers from doctors (6)


This is very typical. The lump is not significant and not dangerous. Local massage can break up the scar.

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

This is very typical. The lump is not significant and not dangerous. Local massage can break up the scar.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Jun 05, 2015

These "lumps and bumps" are very common post microphlebectomy and are due to trapped blood under the skin. Wet heat to the areas and time will resolve them. Sometimes, I pop them with a needle if uncomfortable.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

These "lumps and bumps" are very common post microphlebectomy and are due to trapped blood under the skin. Wet heat to the areas and time will resolve them. Sometimes, I pop them with a needle if uncomfortable.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Sep 23, 2013

I am a little surprised that a physician took veins out from the bottom of your foot; that can be very risky, especially when it comes to nerve damage. Usually, those veins have sources that are found higher in the legs that can be treated instead of treating veins in the foot.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

I am a little surprised that a physician took veins out from the bottom of your foot; that can be very risky, especially when it comes to nerve damage. Usually, those veins have sources that are found higher in the legs that can be treated instead of treating veins in the foot.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Aug 24, 2012

Don't be concerned. It is probably a small residual piece of vein. Your doctor can check it next month.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

Don't be concerned. It is probably a small residual piece of vein. Your doctor can check it next month.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Arizona Vein Specialists

Published on Aug 23, 2012

Simply have your doctor check it to distinguish a healing scar from trapped blood.

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Answered by Arizona Vein Specialists

Simply have your doctor check it to distinguish a healing scar from trapped blood.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Aug 21, 2012

It will probably go away.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

It will probably go away.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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