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Bruising After Sclerotherapy
Post sclerotherapy.: It is very common to get bruising post sclerotherapy and it can take several weeks to resolve. There are several things that you can due to decrease bruising including wearing compression hose, applying wet heat to the bruised areas and applying a topical cream. I have been using Dermaka topically with very good results.See 2 more doctor answers
Sclero means to harden. When veins are treated by sclerotherapy, they become hard. How this happens is by the chemical that is injected into the vein (sclerosant) causing the inner lining of the vein wall to become inflamed, as dr. W-k said. In response to the inflammation, the vein collapses, seals off, and hardens. In turn, the body absorbs the ...Read more
Had Sclerotherapy on Tues- behind both knees. Rt. leg is very bruised and I feel pain/pinch a few inches under 1 bruise on inside calf. Ok or concern?
Post treatment: It is normal to have some pain/swelling/bruising after sclerotherapy, but you should speak with the doctor who gave you the treatment to evaluate how much pain/bruising you have.
After sclero: There is little that needs to be done after sclero. Most of what is recommended to patients after sclerotherapy is based on tradition and not science. Compression probably helps with comfort, swelling, and bruising but it has never been shown to make a real difference in terms of effectiveness or safety. You can be as active as is comfortable. Sun exposure, in moderation, is ok but don't burn.See 3 more doctor answers
Vein injection: As drs. Isobe and h'doubler have said, sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical solution into veins with very small needles. The purpose of the injection is to cause damage to the inside of the vein. This, in turn, causes the vein to close up and seal off. As a result, the body absorbs the vein and it disappears.See 4 more doctor answers
Injections: Painless medicines like Asclera and sts irritant solutions that are injected into the veins using tiny needles (30 or 32 gauge) which are smaller than diabetic needles.... Really tiny pinch like feelings- this solution irritates and scars or thickens the endothelium layer of the vein so it can close with 2-3 sessions. When this thickening occurs, you no longer see blood through the skin.See 4 more doctor answers
Sclerotherapy: Sclero means to harden. When veins are treated by sclerotherapy, they become hard. How this happens is by the chemical that is injected into the vein (sclerosant) causing the inner lining of the vein wall to become inflamed, as dr. W-k said. In response to the inflammation, the vein collapses, seals off, and hardens. In turn, the body absorbs the veins and it disappears.See 4 more doctor answers
Mild discomfort: 95% of people have no problem with sclerotherapy treatment and rate the experience as less than a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10.There are multiple needle sticks with sclerotherapy. The needle used is tiny, about the size diabetics use to give insulin. Some people are very afraid of needles and the idea or experience of treatment with needles is worse that the actual pain.See 2 more doctor answers
Maybe aspirin: BROADLY speaking, abnormal bleeding or bruising is due to (1) abnormality of soluble clotting factors (e.g., Von Willebrand's disease), (2) abnormality of platelet number or function (e.g., aspirin effect on platelet function), or (3) abnormality of capillaries. Whole books are written on the subject. You should see a hematologist for evaluation. It may be due to the aspirin you take.
My hand fell asleep: Yes and no. A bruise of the skin often is discolored, due to some changes in blood products. A nerve would not have this kind of reaction. A nerve can be damaged by trauma, and even mild damage can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling. Compression of an arm or leg that causes a feeling of "falling asleep" is due to nerve compression of this kind.
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person.
Ecchymoses: Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a serious problem.
Yes!: Yes, that's possible, in certain situations, like someone having a tendency to bleed, from low number of platelets (which are little cells in the blood that help against bleeding) or due to some other factors which are lacking in the blood. Certain medications can alter the number of these cells and so cause bleeding &/or bruising.
How old is he?: Could be something he is lying on, leaning against or wearing. Maybe a rash, not a bruise? Have his doctor take a look.
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