Will being on birth control pills affect Sclerotherapy treatments?

Sclerotherapy . 9 answers . 4 years ago

I've heard that birth control pills can have an effect on the vein walls, softening them and causing problems. Is this true? Could being on the pill then create problems with sclerotherapy?

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

I generally do not have patients stop bcp for sclerotherapy, but there is perhaps a slightly increased chance of blood clots in the leg. Efficacy of the treatment should be good in either case.

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

I generally do not have patients stop bcp for sclerotherapy, but there is perhaps a slightly increased chance of blood clots in the leg. Efficacy of the treatment should be good in either case.


4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

There are multiple issues related to varicose veins, spider veins, and pregnancy. You should schedule a consult with a CVD doctor.

4 years ago by Center for Venous Disease - Glendale (View Profile)

There are multiple issues related to varicose veins, spider veins, and pregnancy. You should schedule a consult with a CVD doctor.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

There is evidence that estrogen and progesterone cause veins to be more elastic. But I would not have concerns about taking birth control and completing vein treatment. There should be no problems.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

There is evidence that estrogen and progesterone cause veins to be more elastic. But I would not have concerns about taking birth control and completing vein treatment. There should be no problems.


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

Should not cause any problems.

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

Should not cause any problems.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Birth control pills place you at slightly higher risk for deep vein thrombosis, but should not affect the sclerotherapy results.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Birth control pills place you at slightly higher risk for deep vein thrombosis, but should not affect the sclerotherapy results.


4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

It should not effect sclerotherapy.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

It should not effect sclerotherapy.


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

There are some patients that when using birth control pills and undergo sclerotherapy they have increase "neovascularization", meaning there is an stimulation to form more superficial vessels and spiders.

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

There are some patients that when using birth control pills and undergo sclerotherapy they have increase "neovascularization", meaning there is an stimulation to form more superficial vessels and spiders.


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

Being on BCP'S is not a contraindication to sclerotherapy. There is a reported increased risk of DVT with hormonal replacement but low. Neovascularization or matting has been reported to occur with increased frequency .

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

Being on BCP'S is not a contraindication to sclerotherapy. There is a reported increased risk of DVT with hormonal replacement but low. Neovascularization or matting has been reported to occur with increased frequency .


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There is not strong data suggesting that BCP's effect the results of sclerotherapy. The major concerns would be a possible increased incidence of DVT and increased blushing or matting, but no data to date has shown this.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

There is not strong data suggesting that BCP's effect the results of sclerotherapy. The major concerns would be a possible increased incidence of DVT and increased blushing or matting, but no data to date has shown this.

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