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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.
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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 oil in the syringes causes problems with foam generation, which quickly collapses. Controlled delivery of foam is also a problem with syringe plunger sticking. We have a perfect solution with a new syringe but wanted to find out from users if there is a real need before we invest further.
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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 sclerotherapy be evacuated 8 weeks post-procedure?
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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 areas too. Is this a normal concern for vascular surgeons or vein professionals?
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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?
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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 spider veins. I had a Doppler ultrasound (she used the small handheld device) where she checked to see if there were any underlying vein issues and said there was none. I’m not convinced. I require another 2 - 3 treatments after this. Advice?
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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 long should I wait to get this done?
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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 intense but is noticeable. We have compression bandages and pain reliever/anti-inflammatory tablets but they are not helping much. The doctor said it's due to numerous varicose + spider veins in her foot and that it will take more time to heal. I want a good second opinion on this.
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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 December, along with a follow-up. It’s been 12 weeks now. Is this normal? Should I give it more time?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Do I have an ulcer after scelerotherapy? Or, is it an infection?
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I developed a mark on my outer thigh area straight after sclerotherapy. It is only about 1.5 cm long, but it feels like a burn. There is also a smaller mark nearby. It is dark red with a brighter red outline around it, and is slightly cratered a millimeter deep. Dr gave me antibiotics; she said I have an infection but she didn’t say anything else. I’m worried I will end up with a scar. How do I know if it’s just an infection or if it's an ulcer?
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What are the risks of a PE during and after Sclerotherapy? I am looking for statistical data of incidences.
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I am male, 77 years old, and suffered a PE 5 years ago. I had surgical removal of varicose veins 4 years ago. Recently the thrombosis has recurred. I have now been offered Sclerotherapy. I would like to know the risks of this in view of the previous PE. I am looking for statistical data of incidences.
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Is it possible that there is not a treatment to improve my spider veins? I have been through so many procedures, yet new veins keep forming.
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In 2015 I was diagnosed with Chronic Venous Insufficiency. I had EVLT in both legs, followed by 6 rounds of sclerotherapy. I noticed a slight improvement at first, but new veins kept forming. I went to a new doctor this year who diagnosed me again with CVI in my lower GSV. I had ultrasound guided sclero to treat both legs. My last ultrasound showed that all reflux has been resolved so I started sclerotherapy again. It has only been 1 week and I see new spider veins forming!
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