Can Varicose Veins reappear/reoccur?

Will Varicose Veins reappear? Do i have them for life even after treatment?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (5)


6 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Different veins can recur over time, after treatments, however the ones treated will be gone after a successful treatment.

6 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Different veins can recur over time, after treatments, however the ones treated will be gone after a successful treatment.


6 years ago by Laser Vein Center

Patients with varicose veins have a predisposition to forming varicose veins. Therefore, despite treatment, you will always be predisposed to having varicose veins. However, once a varicose vein has been removed or ablated by sclerotherapy or laser... it is gone! It can never return. It is dead or removed from the body so how can it return? It is possible for a new vein to go bad and appear, even in the same area as the old vein.
I often tell patients that it is like having bad teeth. You can fill a cavity or pull a tooth, but it doesn't mean another tooth may not go bad years down the road. In my practice with over half a million patients over 20 years, we have found that only about 25% of patients have another vein that needs treatment withing half a decade.

6 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Patients with varicose veins have a predisposition to forming varicose veins. Therefore, despite treatment, you will always be predisposed to having varicose veins. However, once a varicose vein has been removed or ablated by sclerotherapy or laser... it is gone! It can never return. It is dead or removed from the body so how can it return? It is possible for a new vein to go bad and appear, even in the same area as the old vein.
I often tell patients that it is like having bad teeth. You can fill a cavity or pull a tooth, but it doesn't mean another tooth may not go bad years down the road. In my practice with over half a million patients over 20 years, we have found that only about 25% of patients have another vein that needs treatment withing half a decade.


6 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Patients with varicose veins have a predisposition to forming varicose veins. Therefore, despite treatment, you will always be predisposed to having varicose veins.

6 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Patients with varicose veins have a predisposition to forming varicose veins. Therefore, despite treatment, you will always be predisposed to having varicose veins.


6 years ago by Miller Vein

Once, varicose veins are removed they are gone forever, however, you could form new varicose veins elsewhere. As for treating the underlying cause, over 90% of the time a vein is ablated (closed down) it remains closed.

6 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Once, varicose veins are removed they are gone forever, however, you could form new varicose veins elsewhere. As for treating the underlying cause, over 90% of the time a vein is ablated (closed down) it remains closed.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

There is a recurrence rate after varicose vein treatment but a lot depends on the experience of the treating physician. The goal is to remove ALL sources of reflux. Once this is done, the chances of recurrence are significantly reduced but you still will need periodic follow up.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

There is a recurrence rate after varicose vein treatment but a lot depends on the experience of the treating physician. The goal is to remove ALL sources of reflux. Once this is done, the chances of recurrence are significantly reduced but you still will need periodic follow up.


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