Does sclerotherapy work on blue straight bulging veins on the front of your legs?

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Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Dec 11, 2013

It will work, but it will cause staining of your skin and probably cause the vein to bulge more for awhile because the blood will clot inside the vein. Taking the vein out via ambulatory phlebectomy, would be the best way to deal with that.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

It will work, but it will cause staining of your skin and probably cause the vein to bulge more for awhile because the blood will clot inside the vein. Taking the vein out via ambulatory phlebectomy, would be the best way to deal with that.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Nov 22, 2013

When used properly, sclerotherapy can be used to treat almost any abnormal vein in your body. That said, prior to any injection of large bulging veins, the leg needs to be thoroughly evaluated with ultrasound to determine true size of the vessels, starting and ending points, drainage points, etc. Randomly injecting into veins (particularly large veins) without knowing where they go can result in potential complications that can easily be avoided. Anyone who would just inject without knowing all of these above things, does not really know what they are doing.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

When used properly, sclerotherapy can be used to treat almost any abnormal vein in your body. That said, prior to any injection of large bulging veins, the leg needs to be thoroughly evaluated with ultrasound to determine true size of the vessels, starting and ending points, drainage points, etc. Randomly injecting into veins (particularly large veins) without knowing where they go can result in potential complications that can easily be avoided. Anyone who would just inject without knowing all of these above things, does not really know what they are doing.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Arizona Vein Specialists

Published on Nov 20, 2013

Yes, sclerotherapy can be used to treat the types of veins you describe. However, these veins need to be evaluated since they may be normal.

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Answered by Arizona Vein Specialists

Yes, sclerotherapy can be used to treat the types of veins you describe. However, these veins need to be evaluated since they may be normal.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Americas Vein Centers - Southborough

Published on Nov 15, 2013

In order to determine whether sclerotherapy is appropriate for your type of veins, you need to be evaluated by an accredited/skilled vein specialist.

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Answered by Americas Vein Centers - Southborough

In order to determine whether sclerotherapy is appropriate for your type of veins, you need to be evaluated by an accredited/skilled vein specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Nov 15, 2013

Sclerotherapy can be very effective on these types of veins depending on certain factors. If the skin is very thin over the veins and little tissue surround them, there is a chance of more pigmentation, plus it can take several treatments. If the vein is a little larger, I typically will remove these using microphlebectomy, which has a pleasing cosmetic outcome in one treatment.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Sclerotherapy can be very effective on these types of veins depending on certain factors. If the skin is very thin over the veins and little tissue surround them, there is a chance of more pigmentation, plus it can take several treatments. If the vein is a little larger, I typically will remove these using microphlebectomy, which has a pleasing cosmetic outcome in one treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Michael F. Gioscia, MD, FACS, ABVLM

Published on Nov 15, 2013

Almost any vein can be sclerosed. Some on the front of the leg (below the knee over the bony area) tend to be painful when sclerosed, discolor for long periods of time, and frequently need to have trapped blood drained.
Depending on the appearance of the vein, good cosmetic results can be obtained.

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Answered by Michael F. Gioscia, MD, FACS, ABVLM

Almost any vein can be sclerosed. Some on the front of the leg (below the knee over the bony area) tend to be painful when sclerosed, discolor for long periods of time, and frequently need to have trapped blood drained.
Depending on the appearance of the vein, good cosmetic results can be obtained.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Laser Vein Center

Published on Nov 14, 2013

Yes, sclerotherapy works well on blue straight bulging veins on the front of your legs.

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Yes, sclerotherapy works well on blue straight bulging veins on the front of your legs.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Bay Vein Associates

Published on Nov 14, 2013

Typically, straight veins are not an issue. They are most likely normal veins that happen to be prominent, usually on thin individuals. The veins that indicate that there may be chronic venous insufficiency or reflux are bulging, twisty, ropey veins (varicose veins). Varicose veins are also often associated with leg swelling, pain, cramps, throbbing and, in the worst cases, skin changes and chronic sores. Please contact a qualified vein specialist in your area and set up a comprehensive evaluation, including an ultrasound exam. This imaging test will help your physician better understand the complexity of your problem. The information will also guide treatment.

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Answered by Bay Vein Associates

Typically, straight veins are not an issue. They are most likely normal veins that happen to be prominent, usually on thin individuals. The veins that indicate that there may be chronic venous insufficiency or reflux are bulging, twisty, ropey veins (varicose veins). Varicose veins are also often associated with leg swelling, pain, cramps, throbbing and, in the worst cases, skin changes and chronic sores. Please contact a qualified vein specialist in your area and set up a comprehensive evaluation, including an ultrasound exam. This imaging test will help your physician better understand the complexity of your problem. The information will also guide treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


VeinSolutions - Edina

Published on Nov 14, 2013

It sounds as though the veins you are describing are reticular veins. Reticular veins are treatable by way of sclerotherapy. However, reticular veins can and often are treated via microstab phlebectomy as well.

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Answered by VeinSolutions - Edina

It sounds as though the veins you are describing are reticular veins. Reticular veins are treatable by way of sclerotherapy. However, reticular veins can and often are treated via microstab phlebectomy as well.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Center of Orange County

Published on Nov 14, 2013

Sometimes linear (straight) veins are healthy, normal veins. However, such veins are usually treatable by sclerotherapy.

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Answered by Vein Center of Orange County

Sometimes linear (straight) veins are healthy, normal veins. However, such veins are usually treatable by sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Heart and Vein Center

Published on Nov 14, 2013

Straight bulging veins sound like varicose veins. Sclerotherapy might work on any vein depending on the size, the location, the anatomy of the other veins, etc. There might be other alternatives that will be better or more effective, but the only way to determine this is to have a good evaluation by a qualified vein specialist.

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

Straight bulging veins sound like varicose veins. Sclerotherapy might work on any vein depending on the size, the location, the anatomy of the other veins, etc. There might be other alternatives that will be better or more effective, but the only way to determine this is to have a good evaluation by a qualified vein specialist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Published on Nov 14, 2013

Yes, sclerotherapy can be performed on the veins you describe. Seek out an accredited vein specialist and schedule an appointment. You should be fully evaluated (inc. ultrasound) prior to treatment.

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Answered by Veins etc. at Comprehensive Cardiovascular Consultants

Yes, sclerotherapy can be performed on the veins you describe. Seek out an accredited vein specialist and schedule an appointment. You should be fully evaluated (inc. ultrasound) prior to treatment.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Nov 14, 2013

Sclerotherapy does work on these kinds of veins, but you may want to have a venous reflux ultrasound before starting treatment to make sure that you do not have malfunctioning valves contributing to the veins.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Sclerotherapy does work on these kinds of veins, but you may want to have a venous reflux ultrasound before starting treatment to make sure that you do not have malfunctioning valves contributing to the veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Nov 14, 2013

Yes, sclerotherapy can be performed. But, I'd choose a vein specialist who specializes solely in veins and who is capable of performing/carrying out a variety of different treatments, including endovenous laser ablation. This will better ensure that your venous problems are dealt with fully, not partially.


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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Yes, sclerotherapy can be performed. But, I'd choose a vein specialist who specializes solely in veins and who is capable of performing/carrying out a variety of different treatments, including endovenous laser ablation. This will better ensure that your venous problems are dealt with fully, not partially.


Published on Jul 11, 2012


Aluna Vein Centers

Published on Nov 14, 2013

Yes, but if your bulging veins are very large, a combination of micro phlebectomy and foam sclerotherapy might be better.

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Answered by Aluna Vein Centers

Yes, but if your bulging veins are very large, a combination of micro phlebectomy and foam sclerotherapy might be better.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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