Is it very painful to have labia veins treated with sclerotherapy?

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Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Jun 07, 2015

No, because the medicine does not sting and the needles are very small. Foam sclerotherapy gives the best results.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

No, because the medicine does not sting and the needles are very small. Foam sclerotherapy gives the best results.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Vein Center for Women PC

Published on Jun 04, 2015

Varicose veins become prominent during pregnancy and usually improve after the baby is born. Labial varicosities often worsen with each pregnancy. Some women develop frequent or continuous pain from labial varicosities. Many patients can be treated very effectively with foam sclerotherapy injections. Relief of symptoms may occur within hours or may take several weeks. keep in mind that vulvar varices tend to disappear spontaneously after delivery and rarely persist one month later. So before you put yourself through the discomfort, wait at least 4-6 weeks post delivery and then have the doctor evaluate the area prior to having the procedure. Every persons pain tolerance is different so its difficult to answer this question per say, however, keeping in mind the area being treated is super sensitive- its NOT going to feel terribly comfortable. The doctor will more than likely will use a very tiny gauge needle (30G) to use in this delicate area as well.

Answered by Vein Center for Women PC (View Profile)

Varicose veins become prominent during pregnancy and usually improve after the baby is born. Labial varicosities often worsen with each pregnancy. Some women develop frequent or continuous pain from labial varicosities. Many patients can be treated very effectively with foam sclerotherapy injections. Relief of symptoms may occur within hours or may take several weeks. keep in mind that vulvar varices tend to disappear spontaneously after delivery and rarely persist one month later. So before you put yourself through the discomfort, wait at least 4-6 weeks post delivery and then have the doctor evaluate the area prior to having the procedure. Every persons pain tolerance is different so its difficult to answer this question per say, however, keeping in mind the area being treated is super sensitive- its NOT going to feel terribly comfortable. The doctor will more than likely will use a very tiny gauge needle (30G) to use in this delicate area as well.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


As you would expect, this is a sensitive area for treatment that is more painful than other sites of sclerotherapy. The needle used for scleotherapy is very small and reasonably tolerated, but it can also be painful afterwards when the vein closes as there is an inflammatory reaction.

Answered by Weill Cornell Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

As you would expect, this is a sensitive area for treatment that is more painful than other sites of sclerotherapy. The needle used for scleotherapy is very small and reasonably tolerated, but it can also be painful afterwards when the vein closes as there is an inflammatory reaction.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The re*be Vein Clinic

Published on Jun 03, 2015

We do this procedure in my office. The labia sting is similar to sclerotherapy done in other areas of the body. The pain changes from a stinging to a ache over a few minutes. The ache comes and goes over a few days to weeks as the veins close and go away. Labia tolerate pain better than most people think remember babies when they are born can be hard on this area too.

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Answered by The re*be Vein Clinic

We do this procedure in my office. The labia sting is similar to sclerotherapy done in other areas of the body. The pain changes from a stinging to a ache over a few minutes. The ache comes and goes over a few days to weeks as the veins close and go away. Labia tolerate pain better than most people think remember babies when they are born can be hard on this area too.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Jun 03, 2015

It is a little uncomfortable to treat labial veins with sclerotherapy but usually it is well tolerated. A topical anesthetic can be placed about an hour before or sometimes oral sedation may help.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

It is a little uncomfortable to treat labial veins with sclerotherapy but usually it is well tolerated. A topical anesthetic can be placed about an hour before or sometimes oral sedation may help.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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