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How soon after foam sclerotherapy can I begin to play sports? (5 answers)
I've had a very big vein stripped from my leg, and I'm now having foam injections once a week in both my legs. I play a high level of netball. Is it OK to play sports after having the injections? The vein still feels swollen in some areas and is sore to touch.
Can you explain blood clots related to superficial vein thrombosis? (6 answers)
I am thinking about having foam sclerotherapy and I was once told by a doctor that the blood will clot from the foam and then the foam shrinks the vein. Can you explain this process? How long does the blood clot stay there? Is it a concern, and is there a risk of developing other problems from this treatment, such as cancer?
Is foam sclerotherapy safe with TIA history? (4 answers)
I had TIA 10 years ago. One vein specialist told me never to have sclerotherapy done for that reason. Another specialist told me he saw no problem whatsoever. Please advise...
Alternative Foam Gases (3 answers)
What alternative gases with shorter half life can be used in foam sclerotherapy? I've had multiple liquid solutions but they just don't seem to have enough efficiency for the amount of veins I am trying to treat. Is Nitric Oxide a viable gas to use?
Leakage of foam sclerotherapy (2 answers)
I have read on your site that it can be common for sclerotherapy to cause a clot or even possibly travel down the leg into the foot. How common is this? I have had sclerotherapy in the past, but now am apprehensive.
Sclerotherapy after EVLT (2 answers)
I had EVLT in Sept 2009, and since, I cannot get my doctor to treat reticular veins on the lateral sides of my calf on one leg. He tells me to exercise my calves. Why won't he do sclerotherapy on them? Is this an uncommonresponse?
Treating underlining cause (1 answer)
How effective is foam sclerotherapy in eliminating the underlining cause? Whereas, I have read that the regular schlerotherapy does not treat the cause?
How can I remove stains created by injections? (2 answers)
I have done several procedures Foam Sclerotherapy, injections, etc. This has caused those areas to stain. Also the pain continues especially when I'm on my mentral cycle, which causes it to be even more pruple and almost black in color.
Advantage over Asclera? (2 answers)
what are the advantages (if any) over Asclera and also, must a compression stocking be worn after the proceedure AND EXACTLY for how long?
Does foam sclerotherapy shut down any veins in the legs? (1 answer)
I had foam sclerotherapy for reticulars which accidentally travelled into my great saphenous (calf and thigh) and small saphenous. Will they shut down eventually? Will this cause varicosities now that I no longer have a once healthy truncal system?
Can most veins be treated successfully? (1 answer)
I have no great saphenous vein in my right leg from my ankle to groin and in my left leg vein is partially occluded. I still have many visible veins. Can they be treated so I don't have the appearance of many blue veins like pen marks on my legs?
I had foam sclerotherapy in my left leg..vein has become partially occluded (2 answers)
I had foam sclerotherapy in my left leg a couple of months ago and now my great saphenous vein has become partially occluded with the foam.
My great saphenous vein was healthy. Foam accidentally occluded my great saphenous vein 10cm down from the groin and more of the vein is occluded in my calf. Will I need to have this vein obliterated with a laser or will it die off naturally?
My leg feels heavy and aches continuously (2 answers)
I had endovenous laser ablation for my great saphenous vein and foam sclerotherapy on the same day 6 months ago. I got phlebitis and now my leg aches
My leg has new veins where I had phlebitis and my leg feels very heavy and aches continuously day and night. What could be causing this and how long before I could consider a re-treatment for reflux? Should I continue to wear the compression stocking?
Will this damage the valves and create bulging blue veins? (1 answer)
I have developed phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy in my healthy veins. Will this damage the valves and create bulging blue veins?
Does phlebitis cause the limb to continually ache and create heavy leg cramps at night resembling Restless Leg Syndrome? Does phlebitis cause neovascularization?
Does this mean the deep veins will become incompetent now? (1 answer)
I have developed inflammation in my deep veins after foam sclerotherapy injections. Does this mean the deep veins will become incompetent now?
I do not have a dvt just deep vein inflammation. Will this damage the valves in the longer term causing incompetence of the deep veins and post phlebitic limb?
Can Foam Sclerotherapy in a perforator vein leak into a deep vein? (4 answers)
I had the VENUS procedure done 4 weeks ago along with foam sclerotherapy into a perforator vein about 3" above my ankle. Ultrasound shows a thrombosis in this area. It is still hardened, tender, and has not improved. What should I expect my surgeon to do?
Pain in my foot following sclerotherapy (4 answers)
I had UGS 5 months ago. The doctor then injected unguided foam into a vein on the front of my calf that went into the veins in my foot, I developed 2 ulcers at the front ankle I have had worsening pain ever since. MRI shows fluid and irritation. What can/should I do?
Can foam sclerotherapy be toxic? (7 answers)
Is it bad for your health to have sclerotherapy? It seems dangerous to inject chemicals like that directly into the bloodstream. Couldn't they spread and cause damage to other veins/areas of the body?
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