Pain four years after vein ablation

I had a vein ablation 4 yrs ago and have had blue discoloration on calf since procedure where the doctor injected the spider vein treatment solution. I've had occasional pain until eight months ago, now the pain is constant. Causes?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (4)


2 weeks ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

It is difficult to tell after all this time. The "blue" may be hemosiderin discoloration from bruising. It could all be a cluster of veins below the surface. You should be checked with ultrasound to see if this is so and if there is, perhaps, a refluxing perforator vein in the area. It may also not be related to the procedure.

2 weeks ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

It is difficult to tell after all this time. The "blue" may be hemosiderin discoloration from bruising. It could all be a cluster of veins below the surface. You should be checked with ultrasound to see if this is so and if there is, perhaps, a refluxing perforator vein in the area. It may also not be related to the procedure.


5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

It is difficult to say with two procedures done in the same area. You need to follow up with a vein specialist.

5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

It is difficult to say with two procedures done in the same area. You need to follow up with a vein specialist.


5 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

You very likely have a residual varicose vein which is progressing. See your phlebotomist and get another ultrasound.

5 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

You very likely have a residual varicose vein which is progressing. See your phlebotomist and get another ultrasound.


5 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Bluish discoloration is usually due to vein formation, either spiders or matting. This could be due to an underlying feeder vein. A repeat venous ultrasound would be indicated to not only look at the closed veins but also the venous distribution in your area of concern. I am not sure why you are having pain in this area. It may not be related to your prior procedure. You should follow up with a vein specialist.

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

Bluish discoloration is usually due to vein formation, either spiders or matting. This could be due to an underlying feeder vein. A repeat venous ultrasound would be indicated to not only look at the closed veins but also the venous distribution in your area of concern. I am not sure why you are having pain in this area. It may not be related to your prior procedure. You should follow up with a vein specialist.


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