Can foam sclerotherapy cause stroke or other problems after 2 months of the treatment?

I had foam sclerotherapy for varicose vein 2 months ago by a technique called flebogrif catheter and I read that it may cause complications like stroke. Is the risk still probable? And what happens to the chemical substance used on the foam after the injection, does it remain in the blood stream and can it be spread by the circulation?
Thank you.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Typically with foam sclerotherapy the solution dissipates in the first day or so post procedure. Some people with high risk factors may be placed on a blood thinner pre and post treatment but not long term. After two months there should be little problem, but you should discuss this with your Phlebologist (assuming you had this done in Europe).

Published on Mar 09, 2018

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Typically with foam sclerotherapy the solution dissipates in the first day or so post procedure. Some people with high risk factors may be placed on a blood thinner pre and post treatment but not long term. After two months there should be little problem, but you should discuss this with your Phlebologist (assuming you had this done in Europe).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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