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Bruising After Sclerotherapy
Not very long: Sclerotherapy works by causing inflammation. As a result, you will probably have some discomfort afterwards. You can get a sort itchy, stingy feeling for about 20 minutes afterwards and then a tender, bruised feeling for a couple of days. None of this is likely to keep you from doing anything but Ibuprofen helps. Wearing compression stockings afterwards usually helps too. ...Read moreSee 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
Yes: Varicose veins can return following recanalization of treated incompetent great saphenous or small saphenous veins. Incompetent perforators can result in recurrent vv. Sclerotherapy of spider veins will clear the existing ones, and new ones can form within a year or two, thus advising maintenance sclerotherapy in all. Neovascularization can be seen after surgical treatment of venous problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does sclerotherapy or laser therapy effects last following spider vein treatment? When do the spider veins usually return?
Nothing is permanent: If you don't have untreated underlying vein disease causing the spiders, they should go away for good. However, your tendency to get spider veins is inherited, so you will always run the risk of developing new spider veins with time (1-10 years). The ones that are treated will go away permanently but nothing can guarantee that you won't get other spider veins in the future. It's in your dna. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: It's probably associated with the knee surgery. Gravity simply allows the blood flow down to the ground and causes the bruising around your ankle. However, if you are having swelling in your calf or thigh with intense pain, you should have a doppler ultrasound to check it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phebitis: Sclerotherapy uses chemical burn to cause small veins to thrombose and be absorbed by the body. This local trauma makes the injected veins irritated...Phlebitis. A small blood clot or thrombosis could also be at the site. Treat with NSAID meds like aleve (naproxen) and heating pad or warm moist heat. If the pain progresses, seek physician review. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after dvt should i wear 30-40 compression stockings after dvt and not on coumadin (warfarin) almost 2 yrs past clot?
It depends: Do you know the status of your deep venous system ? After a DVT there may be damage such as obstruction or reflux. If this is the case you are at risk for skin changes developing in your legs. These can result in ulceration. You should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. Long term compression may be advisable for you. Good luck. David Fox, MD, FACS www.FoxVein.com ...Read more
Bad valves: One of the things that can occur following a DVT is called post-thrombotic syndrome. Pts is when some of the valves in the deep vein are destroyed and then allow the blood to flow the wrong direction in the vein. You will want to see a physician well versed in the treatment of venous disease for evaluation of pts as many docs and ultrasound techs will miss this complication of dvt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not uncommon: Bruising is a sign of blood that has come out of a tear or cut blood vessel. Many foot procedures inherently do so. If the bleeding occurs in one of the deep spaces in your foot it make take a while for the blood to percolate thru the tissue and present as a bruise. Over reasons may be disruption of the scar tissue or bleeding disorder. Se your surgeon if concernedorthopedi foot. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
swelling/ significant bruising thenar eminence, R hand after 3rd time at bat, first game. Swelling but no bruising over same area the week before after batting, 3rd game. Recommended treatment pls?
Some: It is not unusual to have some bruising after surgical procedures including laparoscopic procedures. It is usually not severe. If you are concerned about it then you should get back to see your surgeon. ...Read more
Healing time for toe amputation? (DM+; 63y/o, F; varicose veins 20+ years; poor circulation before surgery - surgeon did stent procedure -success).
Up to 6 weeks: Since you have diabetes, your healing will be unfortunately somewhat slower especially since the surgery was in your lower extremity. However, please check with your vascular surgeon to confirm how you are doing in terms of recovery, and he/she will keep you informed if you will recover in 6 weeks or need more time. Best of luck! ...Read more
How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will i experience swelling and bruising after my face lift?
4days to 4 weeks+/-: This is typically performed in combination with liposuction. Bruising can be minimal lasting only 3-4 days but when more extensive, it can last 3-4 weeks. Rest, ice, compression, and avoidance of blood thinning agents may help to minimize swelling. Compression garments and lymphatic massage may also be advocated by some surgeons to expedite resolution of swelling. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Compartment syndrome started in leg 2009 after large seroma/hematoma over knee burst. Had 8 fasciotomies (4 surgeons) since but returns. How to stop?
I would question : that there's more to the story than your presentation. States ...Read more
Lovenox (enoxaparin) injection site is bruised warm painful swollen and red. Is this normal? 23 weeks pregnant.
Not normal: Some bruising and mild tenderness at an injection site is not uncommon but your symptoms are suggestive of an infection. This needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Unrelated: The 2 issues are unrelated. Have a doctor take a look at your hands if this is a significant issue. ...Read more
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