I have a large varicose vein on the back of my left thigh. Two weeks ago, I had major surgery and this vein is very tender to the touch and hurts somewhat when I walk. Is this from the lack of exercise because of my surgery or could a blood clot be forming? Note: I see no redness, swelling etc that would be a sign of a blood clot. Thanks, Gina
Vericose veins just after some time can naturally become very tender. It could just be from lack of movement. I don't think it's a blood clot, personally. You can try wearing a compression sleeve, which may help relieve some of the pain. hope you start feeling better. good luck.
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