I did sclerotherapy a week ago and there is now a big blue vein on my knee.

Is this normal? How can I remove it? It looks horrible.

Answers from doctors (5)


Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

Published on Feb 03, 2017

Sometimes inadequate compression after sclerotherapy due to poor compliance with stockings can cause thrombophlebitis which is quite painful and tender to the touch. Contact the treating physician for examination and guidance.

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Answered by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI , RPhS

Sometimes inadequate compression after sclerotherapy due to poor compliance with stockings can cause thrombophlebitis which is quite painful and tender to the touch. Contact the treating physician for examination and guidance.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Advanced Vein Center

Published on Feb 01, 2017

I would suggest going back to your doctor for reevaluation.

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Answered by Advanced Vein Center

I would suggest going back to your doctor for reevaluation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Jan 30, 2017

Be patient, it takes time to heal. The larger the vein, the longer it will take. They look more prominent over the bony kneecap. You may also have some "trapped blood" which can be released by your doctor - sometimes it can be a little tender also. Apply low heat to the area as often as possible, it will help.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Be patient, it takes time to heal. The larger the vein, the longer it will take. They look more prominent over the bony kneecap. You may also have some "trapped blood" which can be released by your doctor - sometimes it can be a little tender also. Apply low heat to the area as often as possible, it will help.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Beverly Hills Vein Center

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Go back to whomever did the sclerotherapy. These veins are clotted. The physician or nurse can usually pop the clot out with a needle.

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Answered by Beverly Hills Vein Center

Go back to whomever did the sclerotherapy. These veins are clotted. The physician or nurse can usually pop the clot out with a needle.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VEININNOVATIONS

Published on Jan 26, 2017

If this vein was treated with sclerotherapy, it may appear darker as blood is trapped in the vein when it is closed. This could take four to six weeks to go away. If you think this is a new vein that has developed, you may require further sclerotherapy and should follow back up with your treating physician.

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Answered by VEININNOVATIONS

If this vein was treated with sclerotherapy, it may appear darker as blood is trapped in the vein when it is closed. This could take four to six weeks to go away. If you think this is a new vein that has developed, you may require further sclerotherapy and should follow back up with your treating physician.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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