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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?
Unfortunately, the foot is a delicate area, prone to ulceration, for
anatomical reasons. At this point, if the ulcers are small, good wound care
would expedite the healing process, which may take 6-10 weeks. If they are
larger, may need skin grafting or surgical closure depending on the
specifics of the wound.
Proper skin care is important to prevent additional infection. This is a potential complication of sclerotherapy. Consultation with a wound care specialist or plastic surgeon may be helpful.
Ulceration following sclerotherapy is always a worrisome complication. They tend to be painful. The treatment for the ulcers vary from local care to excision. If the ulcers have healed and you still have pain then you should follow up with your treating vein specialist.