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How serious are the risks associated with sclerotherapy of forehead veins? If done with a qualified vascular surgeon, how likely are complications?
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I have consulted a vascular surgeon who says he has sclerosed the forehead veins of 10 people so far with good results. I have seen that there are potential risks for blindness, necrosis of the skin, hair loss,... Read more
I have very painful, lumpy veins 14 months after foam sclerotherapy for non-resolving thrombophlebitis.
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Hello, I underwent foam sclerotherapy 14 months ago and still have very painful lumpy veins in my lower legs. To be more precise not all lumps are painful--only those which are in the lowest area of my legs and... Read more
Is it safe to continue treatments while taking this drug?
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I have had sclerotherapy treatments done on my legs for a number of years. I now take Tamoxifen daily due to breast cancer diagnosis. Read more
Is foam collapse and syringe sticking a real problem in foam sclerotherapy? Trying to develop new syringe technology to solve this. Is there a need?
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We are a materials research company focused on technologies for drug delivery devices. Our initial research indicated that using standard syringes for foam compounding and delivery can be a problem. Silicone oi... Read more
Can blood coagulation from sclerotherapy be evacuated 8 weeks post-procedure?
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After sclerotherapy, I have what looks like a hard black marble under my skin. It is a blood coagulation. My doctor does not want to evacuate it because he says it can scar. Can blood coagulation from sclerothe... Read more
Will sclerotherapy on feet or around ankles potentially compromise capillary beds or arteries in those areas?
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My vascular surgeon won't treat small/medium varicose veins on my ankles and feet because he says they are too close to the capillary beds and arteries. He doesn't want to risk accidentally closing off those ar... Read more
How long after a sclerotherapy session can I return to nursing?
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How long after a sclerotherapy session can I return to nursing? Read more
The nurse who has been injecting my reticular and spider veins now won't treat the reticulars. Any advice?
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A nurse has been injecting my reticular veins and spider veins. This time around, she said she will only inject the spider veins. I'm not comfortable with this as I believe the reticular veins are feeding my sp... Read more
I've had sclerotherapy treatment on my leg. How long do I have to wait to get 3D Lipo, if the location is along the previously treated site?
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I've had sclerotherapy treatment on the back on my calf to reduce the size of my varicose vein. I am looking to get 3D Lipo, also known as fat freezing or CoolSculpting, on the back of the treated calf. How lon... Read more
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It's been 3 weeks since my sclerotherapy session and more blood has become trapped. Many areas look brown. How long will this last?
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I had sclerotherapy on my right inner thigh, calf, and knee 3 weeks ago. Blood was already trapped and drained from behind the knee at 2-weeks. Now, blood has become trapped in several other areas that feel har... Read more
How long will it take for pain after sclerotherapy to subside?
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My mom (in her late 50s) recently had sclerotherapy for her foot and endovenous laser ablation for her leg. It's been nearly one and a half weeks, but the pain in her feet (not in legs) remains. The pain is not... Read more
I've had 3 sclerotherapy sessions and no results. Is this normal? Should I give it more time?
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I have had three sessions of sclerotherapy and my veins look the same. I had these done for reticular veins. The nurse who treated me is excellent and I did a Doppler beforehand. I have my final session in Dece... Read more
Is it safe to do sclerotherapy on the back of hands and wrists? Will it compromise the rest of my hand veins?
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Is it safe to do sclerotherapy on the back of hands and wrists? Does it compromise the rest of your hand veins in some way or lead to other unintended consequences? Read more
I had a blood clot in my right thigh in 2007 and have noticed my veins are starting to get very noticeable. Would sclerotherapy benefit me?
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I had a blood clot in my right thigh in 2007 and have noticed my veins are starting to get very noticeable. Would sclerotherapy benefit me? Read more
Is it safe to take ibuprofen or Midol around the time of your sclerotherapy procedure?
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I have had 2 sclerotherapy procedures, with the 3rd coming this Friday. Is it safe to take midol or ibuprofen around the time of my next session? Read more
Why is it important to walk 40 minutes a day for 2 weeks after sclerotherapy? Does it matter if Dr starts from the ankle up or the thigh down?
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Why is it important to walk 40 minutes a day for 2 weeks after sclerotherapy? Does it matter if Dr starts from the ankle up or the thigh down? Read more
Why do some doctors not perform hand vein sclerotherapy?
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I'm trying to decide whether to have it done. I'm young (34 years old) but my hand veins really bother me. Read more
Is sclerotherapy harmless for a woman planning to conceive a baby?
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Hello, good day! I would like to know if sclerotherapy is harmless for a woman planning to conceive a baby. Thank you. Read more
Can I go to the pool and for a run one month after sclerotherapy?
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I had my one-month post-appt today. Doc drained/popped one dead vein and said everything looked good. Can I go to the pool and for a run today? Read more
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