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Does people have pain after sclerotherapy?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Patients can experience some discomfort after sclerotherapy which may be due to inflammation of the treated vein, also known as phlebitis.
Generally, treatment of phlebitis is very successful.

In brief: Sometimes
Patients can experience some discomfort after sclerotherapy which may be due to inflammation of the treated vein, also known as phlebitis.
Generally, treatment of phlebitis is very successful.
Dr. Mark Nielsen
Dr. Mark Nielsen
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sclerotherapy
Usually pain free

In brief: Sclerotherapy
Usually pain free
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Some.
Sclerotherapy is the injecting of a solution into veins to dissolve them. It is a series of tiny needle injections.
It has been my experience that women tolerate this much better than men and women who have delivered babies tolerate it better then women who have not. The needles that are used are very small. The experience of the injector probably has more to do with the pain than anything.

In brief: Some.
Sclerotherapy is the injecting of a solution into veins to dissolve them. It is a series of tiny needle injections.
It has been my experience that women tolerate this much better than men and women who have delivered babies tolerate it better then women who have not. The needles that are used are very small. The experience of the injector probably has more to do with the pain than anything.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Typically not much
Most patients do not have significant pain after sclerotherapy.
In fact, it is uncommon to even need an ibuprofen. Some patients do complain of some achiness. This is generally improved with walking and wearing the compression stockings. I'd always want my patients to call me if they had significant pain after sclerotherapy.

In brief: Typically not much
Most patients do not have significant pain after sclerotherapy.
In fact, it is uncommon to even need an ibuprofen. Some patients do complain of some achiness. This is generally improved with walking and wearing the compression stockings. I'd always want my patients to call me if they had significant pain after sclerotherapy.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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