How long does pain last after varicose vein surgery?
Your leg may feel stiff or sore for the first 1 to 2 weeks. Your doctor will give you pain medicine for this. You can expect your leg to be very bruised at first. This is a normal part of recovery and may last 2 to 3 weeks.
How long does it take to recover from varicose vein removal?
What happens after varicose vein stripping? It usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to recover from varicose vein stripping. However, your recovery time will depend on how many veins were stripped and where they were located. Your doctor will prescribe pain medications to help with the discomfort.
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 long will my leg hurt after vein surgery?
You can expect this to last for up to four weeks. Along with bruising, you’ll find swelling and inflammation, so don’t worry if you see that the areas that were treated are red and feel warm.
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.
What can you not do after varicose vein surgery?
Don’t rush into exercise after your surgery. Take it slow to make sure that incisions don’t open up and that blood flow returns to normal. There is no showering or bathing, at all, for at least two days after your surgery. You can take a sponge bath, as long as you avoid the incisions.
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.
How successful is varicose vein surgery?
Laser treatment, radiofrequency closure, and sclerotherapy seem to work as well as surgery. All of the treatments work about the same in how well they close off varicose veins. The treatments work in about 80 to 93 out of 100 people. The treatments may not work for about 7 to 20 out of 100 people.
What can I expect 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. However, everyone heals differently.
What should I wear after varicose vein surgery?
Compression stockings are traditionally worn for a period of time after varicose vein surgery to reduce pain and bruising.
Does leg vein ablation hurt?
You may need to wear protective glasses, and you may feel a slight sensation as the local anesthetic is applied, as well as some pressure when the catheter is inserted. However, the procedure itself is not considered painful. Once it is completed, you’re likely to experience only minimal discomfort.