Should my legs ache 4 weeks after sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy . 11 answers . 2 years ago

I had sclerotherapy almost 4 weeks ago. My legs now ache and feel heavy as soon as I get up in the morning. I have been wearing support knee highs. How long should this last? Legs didn't feel this way before sclerotherapy.

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

No, your legs should not ache 4 weeks after sclerotherapy. I have had one patient tell me the same thing and we could find no obvious reason. Symptoms eventually went away.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

No, your legs should not ache 4 weeks after sclerotherapy. I have had one patient tell me the same thing and we could find no obvious reason. Symptoms eventually went away.


2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Not usually a symptom post sclerotherapy. See your MD, as something else may be going on.

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Not usually a symptom post sclerotherapy. See your MD, as something else may be going on.


2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

I would follow up with your doctor and have an ultrasound done to make sure that all the veins treated are closed off. There could be other varices that were not treated, giving the feeling of heaviness in your legs.

2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

I would follow up with your doctor and have an ultrasound done to make sure that all the veins treated are closed off. There could be other varices that were not treated, giving the feeling of heaviness in your legs.


2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

I would recommend an evaluation by your physician, including an ultrasound of your veins to evaluate your symptoms further. I would not expect such symptoms 4 weeks after treatment.

2 years ago by Austin Vein Specialists (View Profile)

I would recommend an evaluation by your physician, including an ultrasound of your veins to evaluate your symptoms further. I would not expect such symptoms 4 weeks after treatment.


2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

You should discuss this with the treating physician.

2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

You should discuss this with the treating physician.


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

This would be highly unusual after sclerotherapy procedures, especially considering you are 4 weeks out. I would ask to see your treating physician for an ultrasound examination.

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

This would be highly unusual after sclerotherapy procedures, especially considering you are 4 weeks out. I would ask to see your treating physician for an ultrasound examination.


2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

No, your legs should not ache 4 weeks after having sclerotherapy. Vein treatments when done correctly should actually make your legs feel better and lighter since the efficiency of your venous circulation should improve after the treatment. If you are hurting, it usually signifies that something is not right and you should have your legs re-evaluated. It is possible that your treatment was only a partial treatment and you actually have something more than just spider veins. Did you have your legs ultrasounded for internal defects? Another thing is that I do not recommend knee high stocking in most patients since most people have vein disease above their knees as well and wearing knee high compression stockings can constrict your vessels around your knee and cause a build up of pressure in your knee resulting in discomfort.

2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

No, your legs should not ache 4 weeks after having sclerotherapy. Vein treatments when done correctly should actually make your legs feel better and lighter since the efficiency of your venous circulation should improve after the treatment. If you are hurting, it usually signifies that something is not right and you should have your legs re-evaluated. It is possible that your treatment was only a partial treatment and you actually have something more than just spider veins. Did you have your legs ultrasounded for internal defects? Another thing is that I do not recommend knee high stocking in most patients since most people have vein disease above their knees as well and wearing knee high compression stockings can constrict your vessels around your knee and cause a build up of pressure in your knee resulting in discomfort.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Often, the treated veins have an inflammatory reaction around 2 weeks post-sclerotherapy that can give pain/aches. Anti-inflammatories and compression stockings would help for the symptoms. Regular daily walking would be helpful as well.

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

Often, the treated veins have an inflammatory reaction around 2 weeks post-sclerotherapy that can give pain/aches. Anti-inflammatories and compression stockings would help for the symptoms. Regular daily walking would be helpful as well.


2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

You should contact your vein specialist and share these symptoms with them. You might need an ultrasound to exclude a deep vein clot. Also, if you did not have an ultrasound before your sclerotherapy, I would consider obtaining one for venous insufficiency.

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

You should contact your vein specialist and share these symptoms with them. You might need an ultrasound to exclude a deep vein clot. Also, if you did not have an ultrasound before your sclerotherapy, I would consider obtaining one for venous insufficiency.


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

It would be very unusual for your legs to ache this long after sclerotherapy. Most of the time there is NO discomfort following sclerotherapy and patients return to normal activities immediately. I would recommend following up with your treating physician.

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

It would be very unusual for your legs to ache this long after sclerotherapy. Most of the time there is NO discomfort following sclerotherapy and patients return to normal activities immediately. I would recommend following up with your treating physician.


2 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

Usually sclerotherapy is not associated with pain 4 weeks after treatment. You should go back to see your doctor to find out the cause of the discomfort which could also be related to other issuesmuscles, joints, etc.

2 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

Usually sclerotherapy is not associated with pain 4 weeks after treatment. You should go back to see your doctor to find out the cause of the discomfort which could also be related to other issuesmuscles, joints, etc.


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