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: Mama23, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 14

I am a 49 year old female that had a few bulging veins and many spider veins. My right leg had a large grape size clot that was painful, and gross to look at. Three days after my first ablation treatment, it was gone! I've had both legs done, extremely satisfied and relieved I finally did it. Today I had my right leg done with sclerotherapy, which is only a few needle pricks. I am required to wear compression stocking for 8 days. My doctor is board certified, and before I went to him I researched and visited 3 doctors.

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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