Continuation of therapy and what to expect.

I had two treatments of sclerotherapy following gsv & ssv closure for heaviness and vein changes. I still have some veins that I would like to continue to try to get rid of as well as new ones popping up. I'm 30 years old and healthy; can I continue this process and really expect to achieve the results I am seeking cosmetically as well as a tired feeling? My reflux has been resolved according to the Doppler, yet veins still present and show up.

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Some people have a genetic predisposition towards the forming of varicose veins. This may be a vicious cycle that you battle for life. However, it would be reasonable to seek out a vascular specialist to interrogate your deep venous system, especially as you have persistent feelings of heaviness. Venous insufficiency in the deep system can be a sign of more proximal venous obstruction, which may require treatment in severe cases with a stent.

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

Some people have a genetic predisposition towards the forming of varicose veins. This may be a vicious cycle that you battle for life. However, it would be reasonable to seek out a vascular specialist to interrogate your deep venous system, especially as you have persistent feelings of heaviness. Venous insufficiency in the deep system can be a sign of more proximal venous obstruction, which may require treatment in severe cases with a stent.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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