Q&A — Pain After Phlebectomy

Q: I had some phlebectomy’s 5 weeks ago (2 at the ankle, 1 over the knee, 1 medial superior calf). I have burning pain & tenderness over some of the remaining posterior veins in the calf. DVT was ruled out. How long does phlebitis last? is this normal?

A: This may not be phlebitis, but in the absence of infection or DVT, you can safely wait it out, and your symptoms will most likely improve over the next 4-6 weeks.

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