Pain and bump after ambulatory phlebectomy with ligation. Any Ideas?

I had ambulatory phlebectomy with ligation 6 weeks ago and my leg still has shooting pains at times and I've got this painful bump on my inner thigh that won't go away. Sometimes the swelling (maybe a vein) spreads up the thigh (painful). Any ideas?

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Advanced Vein Center

Published on Dec 07, 2016

The lump is probably a thrombosed vein and will resolve with time. Shooting pain could indicate a nerve injury but it's hard to say. Why don't you go back to the doctor and have them check it?

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

The lump is probably a thrombosed vein and will resolve with time. Shooting pain could indicate a nerve injury but it's hard to say. Why don't you go back to the doctor and have them check it?

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Dec 07, 2016

Ligation of saphenous veins is rarely performed today since the introduction of laser ablation. Sometimes with phlebectomy there may be a tiny nerve involved. I usually recommend massage with a little pressure several times per day. This can help desensitize the nerve and soften any developing scar tissue. I would do this anywhere there is discomfort. You may want to ask your surgeon to perform and ultrasound examination to see if there is some underlying problem. Wearing compression hose (thigh length) may also improve comfort.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Ligation of saphenous veins is rarely performed today since the introduction of laser ablation. Sometimes with phlebectomy there may be a tiny nerve involved. I usually recommend massage with a little pressure several times per day. This can help desensitize the nerve and soften any developing scar tissue. I would do this anywhere there is discomfort. You may want to ask your surgeon to perform and ultrasound examination to see if there is some underlying problem. Wearing compression hose (thigh length) may also improve comfort.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


North Shore Vein Center

Published on Feb 17, 2011

This is a thrombosed section of vein that will resolve in 4-6 weeks with compression stockings and a daily baby aspirin. The high ligation will go a long way towards preventing this from propagating into the deep system. The shooting pains also may be from mild irritation of the nerves in the area and should resolve over the same time period. Be patient – things will improve.

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Answered by North Shore Vein Center

This is a thrombosed section of vein that will resolve in 4-6 weeks with compression stockings and a daily baby aspirin. The high ligation will go a long way towards preventing this from propagating into the deep system. The shooting pains also may be from mild irritation of the nerves in the area and should resolve over the same time period. Be patient – things will improve.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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