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I went back to the doctor and he did an ultrasound. He said the saphenous vein was completely blocked in the lower area. He said some of the small veins that were treated were connected, so that is why. I continue to have intermittent pain in the leg?
Generally ache from the saphenous will resolve with time. As long as the deep veins in the leg are OK this should pass and not affect your leg in the future, and is not dangerous. Occasionally this can happen.
If symptoms worsen of move higher in your leg however, see your Doctor.
Michael D. Ingegno, MD
Shouldn't be a long term problem but may take a few months to feel better. Con't follow up with treating MD or get a second opinion.
David A. Engleman M.D.
What you describe sounds like a superficial thrombophlebitis involing the greater saphenous vein. This should resolve with time and supportive care.
The "hard veins" after sclerotherapy are common and are the expected result of the treatment. Often when the treated veins are close to the skin surface can be palpated as indurated cord. It is common and expected to have some pain and even redness on the skin. The pain can be treated with anti-inflamatories (ibuprofen, Aleve, etc). Will feel better in 2-3 days. The induration will probably persist for 2-4 weeks. It represents a successful treatment of the abnormal vein.
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA
That sounds correct. The smaller veins clotted due to the injected material
and connected (spread) the clot to the saphenous vein. Just watch the leg
for progression up the calf to the knee or above.
This can happen after sclerotherapy. Would treat it symptomatically with anti-inflammatory agents and warm compresses. Sounds like you developed superficial thrombophlebitis. This should improve over several weeks.