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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?
Greater saphenous phlebitis can occur following foam sclerotherapy. You need to know the extent of the saphenous vein involvement. A venous ultrasound would be beneficial to look at not only the saphenous but also the deep veins. If you have signs of venous reflux in the saphenous vein and a normal deep system, then the reflux should be treated followed by microphlebectomies. Large varicose veins are usually a result of incompetent valves. If you have no DVT you can have the superficial veins treated at any time.