What is decreased vascularity due to sclerotherapy?
What is decreased vascularity due to sclerotherapy?
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Replied on 6/20/2011
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My doctor says it's okay but I thought veins had to clot in order for the sclerotheraphy to be successful.
Can foam sclerotherapy be toxic? (10 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?
What is used to create the foam in foam sclerotherapy? (10 answers)
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Is Foam Sclerotherapy the best procedure for the removal of spider veins? Or are others more recommended?
Does foam sclerotherapy have to be performed with ultrasound? (7 answers)
Or can it be done without?
is foaming tx safe and effective? (7 answers)
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How long should I wait to have my spider veins removed following foam sclerotherapy? (7 answers)
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Is sclerotherapy the right treatment for buldging veins on the feet, or is there a better procedure? (7 answers)
I have bulging veins on my feet that concern me health-wise. Can they be treated using sclerotherapy? Or, is there a better procedure for this particular area?
I am a shelf stacker. How long will I need to be off work after having a foam scerotherapy session? (6 answers)
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?
Can I get a full body massage after the Sclerotherapy and, if so, how soon? (6 answers)
It has been almost 3 weeks since I had the procedure. Is it OK to go for a full body massage? If not, when will I be able to go?
Pain in my foot following sclerotherapy (6 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 in a perforator vein leak into a deep vein? (6 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?
Is Foam scerotherapy used for the ablation of the Saphenous vein like EVLT or ligation? (6 answers)
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Alternative Foam Gases (6 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?
I had endovenous laser ablation and foam sclerotherapy. Why do I still have varicose veins? (5 answers)
If the great saphenous vein is occluded from the groin to the ankle in both legs, why do I still have varicosities? My legs feel heavy now and are often discolored red! I have calf and ankle veins and think its because I've lost the saphenous veins.
What are the advantages of using CO2 Foam? (5 answers)
What are the advantages of CO2 when used as an injectable for vein procedures?? What are the risks?
Is Foam Sclerotherpy risky if you have diabetes? (5 answers)
Are there any dangers having this procedure if you are a diabetic with varicose veins?
Sclerotherapy to get rid of big veins on hands? (5 answers)
I hate the big veins on my hands. Is it safe to get rid of them with sclerotherapy?
Is foam sclerotherapy safe with TIA history? (5 answers)
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Can a patient with Wegener's vasculitis be treated with sclerotherapy? (5 answers)
If a patient has Wegener's vasculitis and is taking methotrexate to treat it, can he/she have sclerotherapy with sotradecol?
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.
I had foam sclerotherapy in my left leg..vein has become partially occluded (4 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?
How long after phlebitis do I have to wait before having foam sclerotherapy? (4 answers)
New collateral veins have opened up and my legs look ugly. Can foam sclerotherapy successfully treat post phlebitic large flacid veins and ankle veins?
What is the best method of treatment for bulging blue ankle veins? (4 answers)
I have developed protruding blue veins around my ankle (my achilles heel area) and generally on my foot. Would foam sclerotherapy or just sclerotherapy be suitable in treating this? Would it help resolve my ankle aching on hot days?
What solutions is used in foam scherotherapy? (3 answers)
What solutions is used in foam scherotherapy?
If you develop phlebitis after foam sclerotherapy, what happens to the leg? (3 answers)
My leg aches continually especially in warm weather. Can this be eradicated with more foam to reduce the refluxing veins? What are my chances of getting phlebitis again in this leg and how long should I leave it before having more treatment?
Advantage over Asclera? (3 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?
Is it common for ultrasound guided foam slcerotherapy to travel into healthy veins by accident? (3 answers)
Is ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy accurate/safe in treating small reticular veins on the surface or does it often shoot off into the great saphenous vein during this procedure? This has happened to me and I am worried about the implications.
My leg feels heavy and aches continuously (3 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?
Does this mean the deep veins will become incompetent now? (3 answers)
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?
Will this damage the valves and create bulging blue veins? (3 answers)
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?
Sjogrens Syndrome and Foam Sclerotherapy (3 answers)
What concerns should be considered for a Sjogrens Syndrome patient seeking Foam Sclerotherapy treatment?
My deep veins are not compressible after foam sclerotherapy and phlebitis. (2 answers)
Should the inflammation settle and correct itself or could the deep veins be damaged causing post phlebitic limb? There was no sign of a clot although a lack of compressibility is worrying. My leg aches and I have night cramps.
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.
Treating underlining cause (2 answers)
How effective is foam sclerotherapy in eliminating the underlining cause? Whereas, I have read that the regular schlerotherapy does not treat the cause?
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?
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.
Can veins be injected with foam around the ankle, achilles area? (2 answers)
I have aching/bulging veins around my calf and ankle. What treatment would be best to eliminate these permanently?
Can most veins be treated successfully? (2 answers)
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Is it normal for a ropey vein to appear 9 days after foam sclerotherapy? (2 answers)
I never had a varicose vein in this area.It's an area around the injections so I'm wondering if it could be a new vein, or a treated vein because of the texture.It's in the area where ankle meets foot and I noticed it because stockings aggravated
Does foam sclerotherapy shut down any veins in the legs? (2 answers)
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 prominent blue veins in the foot/ankle be injected? (2 answers)
I had phlebitis which has left my short saphenous vein distended and aching around the foot, ankle, and calf. How is this problem best treated?
Can sclerotherapy have a rebound effect and not only cause more spider veins, but also make the treated ones more prominent? (2 answers)
I've had four rounds of sclerotherapy over the course of a year. Now they're much much worse, and there are new clusters of veins around the injection site. Is it possible sclerotherapy just doesn't work for me?
How long after foam sclerotherapy should you wait between sessions? (2 answers)
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I had foam sclerotherapy and the foam has partially occluded my previously healthy great saphenous vein. (1 answer)
My great saphenous vein which was healthy has become occluded in small segments running down from my groin after having foam. What should I do? Will it start to reflux and cause problems in the coming months? How did this happen and is it common?
I was wondering how long it takes for 'skin lightening' to go away post sclerotherapy? (1 answer)
I was wondering how long it takes for 'skin lightening' to go away post sclerotherapy? Thanks so much!
I have developed livedo reticularis after having foam sclerotherapy. Is this a normal reaction? (1 answer)
Should livedo reticularis be indicative of a a condition called Lupus or is it common after sclerotherapy as the blood is re-routing?
I have developed phlebitis in my great saphenous vein in my calf after foam slcerotherapy. This vein was healthy before and had competent valves. (1 answer)
I have developed phlebitis in my great saphenous vein in my calf after foam slcerotherapy. This vein was healthy before and had competent valves.
My leg and ankle ache continually and I have large flaccid ugly damaged veins in this area. Can I have these veins treated/corrected once the phlebitis settles. How long before I can have safe treatment to eradicate these aching bulbous veins?
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