Patient Comments: Sclerotherapy - Effective Treatment

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Was sclerotherapy an effective treatment for your varicose veins or spider veins? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Fresal, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 14

Now 81, I had ablation on both legs for varicose veins 4 years ago. Legs Look and feel great since the sclerotherapy procedure, and I no longer have the heavy feeling or itching. Recovery was a breeze and I would highly recommend this procedure regardless of age.

Comment from: AliCat, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 20

It has been almost a year since my first of five sclerotherapy treatments was done. My spider veins are a little lighter but still are noticeable. I would not do it again since there doesn't appear to be that much difference in the appearance of spider veins on both of my 71 year old legs.

Comment from: rmbatl, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 27

No, sclerotherapy was not an effective treatment for my varicose veins. After 3 weeks, I still have swelling and had to return for another ultrasound where the technician found a blood clot in a small vein that was not supposed to be there. I have been put on a blood thinner and will return for a second ultrasound in 4 weeks. I would recommend that if an individual is 50 years or older to not have this procedure done. If one can wear compression stockings/socks without too much swelling that it prevents one from daily activities, stick with that therapy. I believe that if an individual is younger, 20 to 35 years, that individual will recover without the bothersome side effects. If I continue to experience issues that continue to prevent me from some of my daily activities that I could do before this procedure was done, I will take this matter through to litigation.

Comment from: anonymous, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

After my sclerotherapy procedure I was told to wear the compression stocking for one night and that would be it. The varicose vein never dissolved completely and I cannot straighten my leg completely. Now after 5 years my lower leg is bending outward. I would never again have this procedure done! It has been a nightmare for me.

Comment from: Angela, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I am having sclerotherapy for varicose veins and would like to know if it ok to go to work two days after. I do live in care and work for an elderly gentleman.

Comment from: Lynn, 65-74 (Patient) Published: September 18

I had sclerotherapy done for my varicose veins approximately 3 months ago. I still have a sore (size of a dime) red around one of the injection sites. It's not open, but sensitive and sometimes itchy. I saw the doctor about a month ago and he was not concerned, said it will go away.

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