When can I resume exercising and being out in the sun after ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation?

I am scheduled for ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation in a week. I also have several 5K runs soon and a two-week beach vacation in June. How soon before I would be able to exercise and run again after these procedures? How long to stay out of the sun?

Answers from doctors (10)


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Oct 22, 2014

I recommend avoiding strenuous activity for 5 days after phlebectomy and laser ablation. However, light activity such as elliptical, walking and bike riding can be done within 48 hours. I recommend avoiding sun burn for at least 2 weeks and longer if the phlebectomy sites are not fully healed (they sometimes take up to 4 weeks).

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

I recommend avoiding strenuous activity for 5 days after phlebectomy and laser ablation. However, light activity such as elliptical, walking and bike riding can be done within 48 hours. I recommend avoiding sun burn for at least 2 weeks and longer if the phlebectomy sites are not fully healed (they sometimes take up to 4 weeks).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Palm Vein Center

Published on May 14, 2014

Two weeks after procedures should be fine.

Answered by Palm Vein Center (View Profile)

Two weeks after procedures should be fine.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Artery and Vein Specialists of Idaho

Published on Apr 17, 2014

Exercise can start as soon as 2 weeks after EVLT, but make sure you wear the compression stockings while exercising to ensure compression on those treated veins

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Answered by Artery and Vein Specialists of Idaho

Exercise can start as soon as 2 weeks after EVLT, but make sure you wear the compression stockings while exercising to ensure compression on those treated veins

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Apr 01, 2014

Just make sure you use really good sunblock for about 6wks. You can resume exercise one week after the procedure.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Just make sure you use really good sunblock for about 6wks. You can resume exercise one week after the procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Ozark Regional Vein Center

Published on Mar 19, 2014

We usually recommend 1 week, but I would check with your physician regarding his/her personal preference. Make sure to keep you phlebectomy sites protected, as they need 4-6 weeks to heal completely.

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Answered by Ozark Regional Vein Center

We usually recommend 1 week, but I would check with your physician regarding his/her personal preference. Make sure to keep you phlebectomy sites protected, as they need 4-6 weeks to heal completely.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Mar 19, 2014

You can exercise and begin to be in the sun 10 days after ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

You can exercise and begin to be in the sun 10 days after ambulatory phlebectomy and laser ablation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


You can begin running 2 weeks after your procedure. I would start slow and stop if you have pain. To be safe, if you plan on running long distance, I would wait 1 month before running races. In terms of sun exposure, I would wait 2 weeks after injection and use sunscreen to the area like you would protect any other skin and don't allow it to burn.

Answered by HeartCare Associates Vein Center (View Profile)

You can begin running 2 weeks after your procedure. I would start slow and stop if you have pain. To be safe, if you plan on running long distance, I would wait 1 month before running races. In terms of sun exposure, I would wait 2 weeks after injection and use sunscreen to the area like you would protect any other skin and don't allow it to burn.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Bellagio Vein Clinic

Published on Mar 18, 2014

5K run shortly after ambulatory phlebectomy is too dangerous. Wait a minimum of one month after the procedure for a run that strenuous. The risk is
bleeding from veins and development of hematoma, edema, possible infection. Sun shouldn't be a problem even a week after.

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Answered by Bellagio Vein Clinic

5K run shortly after ambulatory phlebectomy is too dangerous. Wait a minimum of one month after the procedure for a run that strenuous. The risk is
bleeding from veins and development of hematoma, edema, possible infection. Sun shouldn't be a problem even a week after.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Published on Mar 18, 2014

Here at our office we 7-10 days in my practice. You have to ask your physicians for their person recommendation based on your recovery.

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Answered by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Here at our office we 7-10 days in my practice. You have to ask your physicians for their person recommendation based on your recovery.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Should be able to run within a week or two, but double check with your treating physician. He or she may have specific recommendations, such as avoiding the sun for 4-6 weeks post-procedure.

Answered by South Palm Cardiovascular Associates (View Profile)

Should be able to run within a week or two, but double check with your treating physician. He or she may have specific recommendations, such as avoiding the sun for 4-6 weeks post-procedure.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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