What can you not do after varicose vein surgery?
Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Do not soak the treated leg for 48 hours after the procedure to reduce the risk of infection. Don’t let the pain and appearance of varicose veins keep you from enjoying life.
How long does it take to recover after varicose vein surgery?
It usually takes one to four weeks to heal after varicose vein surgery. During that time, you’ll probably need to avoid or limit many of your usual activities. Don’t lift anything heavy or do any vigorous exercise for at least two weeks.
What are the side effects of varicose vein surgery?
What are the risks of endovenous laser varicose vein surgery?
- Pain over the vein.
- Nerve damage.
- Redness or swelling (inflammation) of the vein.
- Blood clots.
- Changes in skin color over the treated vein.
How much walking should I do after varicose vein surgery?
We ask our patients to walk after varicose vein treatment for 30 minutes and we advise walking every day for at least an hour a day for the weeks following treatment. Walking helps reduce the risk of developing a blood clot in the deep veins and can also help reduce leg pain after varicose vein surgery.
How do you sleep after varicose vein surgery?
Since your veins are still recovering, you should avoid adding undo pressure by elevating the legs during sleep. Have your spouse or partner place a couple of pillows under your legs, just below the knee joint. If you wake during the night, focus on ensuring that your legs remain elevated.
How long do legs ache after vein ablation?
You will have some pain from the cuts (incisions) the doctor made. Your leg may feel stiff or sore for the first 1 to 2 weeks.
How long does thread vein removal take to heal?
Do not pick or rub the scab but simply let it fall off. A few days afterwards the skin underneath may look a little pink and fresh, please repeat the treatment advise above. Skin will fully heal in 10-14 days.
How painful is vein surgery?
You will likely experience some pain and bruising in the area your veins were treated, however the pain is usually minimal. Depending on your health, your doctor may suggest you take ibuprofen or Tylenol if the pain gets to be too much.
Is it worth getting varicose veins removed?
Surgery can very effectively relieve varicose vein symptoms: In more than 80% of people who have varicose vein surgery, it improves symptoms like pain, swelling and itching or makes them go away completely, and their legs look better afterwards.
Does removing varicose veins improve circulation?
The aim of surgery is to take pressure off the skin veins in the leg, by tying and dividing (and often removing) the principal skin veins in the leg. The removal of varicose veins does not affect blood flow because other veins and especially the deep veins take over this job.
How serious is vein ablation?
Ablation is generally safe and free of complications. This procedure leaves virtually no scars because catheter placement requires very small skin openings, not large incisions. Ablation is less invasive than standard surgery.