I had the ClosureFast vein ablation done on my left leg a few days ago. The procedure was extremely painful and uncomfortable. Is this normal?

I have fibromyalgia and am wondering if this might have contributed to the intense pain I felt during the ClosureFast procedure. I was mildly sedated with Xanax and Percocet, but they didn’t seem to have any effect on the pain. This was the most miserable medical procedure I’ve ever experienced, and that includes childbirth without drugs!

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

None of the endovenous procedures (laser or RF) should be painful. There should be adequate local anesthetic and should only feel the tiny needles from that. An experienced vascular-trained surgeon ensures that this is comfortable and timely.

Published on Nov 13, 2018

Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

None of the endovenous procedures (laser or RF) should be painful. There should be adequate local anesthetic and should only feel the tiny needles from that. An experienced vascular-trained surgeon ensures that this is comfortable and timely.

Published on Nov 13, 2018


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