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Dr. Ted King
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Sclerotherapy (Definition)

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


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Is sclerotherapy painful? For sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids (following my doctor's advice). Those are unpleasant and painful enough. Is the procedure painful and what are the possible complications?

Is sclerotherapy painful? For sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids (following my doctor's advice). Those are unpleasant and painful enough. Is the procedure painful and what are the possible complications?

The : The procedure is usually painless like sclerotherapy in other veins in the body possible complications include allergic reaction to the material (sotradecol), skin sloughing and minor bleeding. A thrombosed hemorrhoid will become painful after sclerotherapy and drainage in the office should relieve the discomfort. All in all sclerotherapy is an excellent alternative for the selected patients that are candidates for this form of therapy. ...Read more

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What to do after sclerotherapy?

What to do after sclerotherapy?

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. ...Read more

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Do you have pain from sclerotherapy?

Do you have pain from sclerotherapy?

A little: Sclerotherapy involves using tiny needles to inject varicose or spider vein and is generally very well-tolerated with minimal discomfort. Sometimes patients develop minor phlebitis, or vein inflammation, following sclerotherapy but it is very tolerable and can be qite easily treaed with nsaid's. ...Read more

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What is involved with sclerotherapy?

What is involved with sclerotherapy?

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. ...Read more

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What is involved with sclerotherapy ?

What is involved with  sclerotherapy ?

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. ...Read more

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Can 15 year olds undergo sclerotherapy?

Yes: If the sclerotherapy is just for cosmetic reasons and not to relieve symptoms, it is especially important to make sure the parents and the minor understand and accepts the all of the risks from sclerotherapy such as skin changes and matting and even rare ulceration. I believe that cosmetic procedures on minors requires the most complete informed consent. ...Read more

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What is the cost of sclerotherapy in nz?

What is the cost of sclerotherapy in nz?

Cost of Sclerotherap: In the United States, the cost typically ranges form $250 to $450 for a 30 minute session. The number of sessions needed will depend on the number and severity of your veins. To check on the price in nz, go to www.Phlebology.Com.Au & find a provider that does the treatment and give them a call. Physicians are often very transparent on average pricing (but if not, call somebody else in the area). ...Read more

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Does people have pain after sclerotherapy?

A little: 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 more

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How fast can I exercise after sclerotherapy?

How fast can I exercise after sclerotherapy?

Soon!: Recommendations as to when you can resume exercise vary from physician to physician. Generally, however, one can resume exercise immediately after sclerotherapy. It is also important, however, that. ...Read more

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