Is this pain normal after EVLA and sclerotherapy? I have not been able to resume what I would consider normal activities.

Had EVLA on my right saphenous vein 3 1/2 weeks ago. After 1 week it started to feel good, then hurt for 2-3 days, then started to feel good again.I had foam sclerotherapy performed on the same leg/thigh 9 days ago and it's hurt on/off ever since.

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2 months ago by San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center

The pain that is experienced can vary from patient to patient. The majority of patients are back to normal after the 2nd to 3rd week. The majority of patients have significant improvement after the 2nd to 3rd day after their procedure.

2 months ago by San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

The pain that is experienced can vary from patient to patient. The majority of patients are back to normal after the 2nd to 3rd week. The majority of patients have significant improvement after the 2nd to 3rd day after their procedure.


3 months ago by VEININNOVATIONS

It can take a few months after vein treatment for the veins to shrink and start to breakdown. It is normal to have intermittent soreness during this time. Usually anti-inflammatory medication and compression stockings will help make you more comfortable until the process is complete.

3 months ago by VEININNOVATIONS (View Profile)

It can take a few months after vein treatment for the veins to shrink and start to breakdown. It is normal to have intermittent soreness during this time. Usually anti-inflammatory medication and compression stockings will help make you more comfortable until the process is complete.


5 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

You should, under normal circumstances, be fully back to your normal activities. Occasionally at about 10 days you may have a slight increase in discomfort due to deeper swelling/inflammation resolving and nerve endings "waking" up. Taking Tylenol and applying low heat takes care of it. If you have pain after sclerotherapy your surgeon should check you with ultrasound. There may be inflammation, trapped blood or extravasation this should be dealt with your surgeon.

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

You should, under normal circumstances, be fully back to your normal activities. Occasionally at about 10 days you may have a slight increase in discomfort due to deeper swelling/inflammation resolving and nerve endings "waking" up. Taking Tylenol and applying low heat takes care of it. If you have pain after sclerotherapy your surgeon should check you with ultrasound. There may be inflammation, trapped blood or extravasation this should be dealt with your surgeon.


5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Try some anti inflammatory medications I.e. Advil or similar after checking with you provider first of course. A couple of weeks of soreness can happen with laser ablation
Michael D. Ingegno

5 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Try some anti inflammatory medications I.e. Advil or similar after checking with you provider first of course. A couple of weeks of soreness can happen with laser ablation
Michael D. Ingegno


5 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

In some patients the inflamatory reaction of the vein treatment can be prolonged, especially if the veins were large and or superficial. Discuss with you physician the use of anti-inflamatories. Make sure you wear your compression stockings and walk.
Dr Farhy

5 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

In some patients the inflamatory reaction of the vein treatment can be prolonged, especially if the veins were large and or superficial. Discuss with you physician the use of anti-inflamatories. Make sure you wear your compression stockings and walk.
Dr Farhy


5 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Pain after EVLA is not uncommon and usually is at its worse 5 days to 2 weeks after the procedure. The most discomfort tends to occur in the medial portion of the leg. If microphlebectomies are also performed, they can also cause discomfort for several days. Foam sclerotherapy should not be painful nor cause prolonged discomfort. You should follow up with your treating physician.

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

Pain after EVLA is not uncommon and usually is at its worse 5 days to 2 weeks after the procedure. The most discomfort tends to occur in the medial portion of the leg. If microphlebectomies are also performed, they can also cause discomfort for several days. Foam sclerotherapy should not be painful nor cause prolonged discomfort. You should follow up with your treating physician.


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