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Is it possible that sclerotherapy have triggered a varicose vein?

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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possible...

When varicose veins are treated with sclerotherapy, it is possible, but not common, that blood flow may be redistributed from the now closed varicosities to nearby vein tributaries which may gradually enlarge and become varicose with time.
Sclerotherapy of spider veins will not result in the development of varicose veins, however.

In brief: Possible...

When varicose veins are treated with sclerotherapy, it is possible, but not common, that blood flow may be redistributed from the now closed varicosities to nearby vein tributaries which may gradually enlarge and become varicose with time.
Sclerotherapy of spider veins will not result in the development of varicose veins, however.
Dr. Mark Nielsen
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Seems unlikely.

I have never seen the treatment of spider veins lead to the formation of varicose veins.
I have seen new spiders form (neovascularization) after spider vein injections. If varicose veins form after spider vein treatment, i would be suspicious that there is underlying saphenous valve insufficiency(reflux). You should have a venous evaluation by a vein specials.

In brief: Seems unlikely.

I have never seen the treatment of spider veins lead to the formation of varicose veins.
I have seen new spiders form (neovascularization) after spider vein injections. If varicose veins form after spider vein treatment, i would be suspicious that there is underlying saphenous valve insufficiency(reflux). You should have a venous evaluation by a vein specials.
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Appearances

Treating varicose veins, especially larger ones, can sometimes cause less noticeable vein branches to become more apparent.
In this case, it wasn't a normal vein that was made abnormal by the treatment, it was a vein that was already abnormal and needed to be treated anyway. Vein treatment is always a process and it is common for more than one treatment is required to treat everything.

In brief: Appearances

Treating varicose veins, especially larger ones, can sometimes cause less noticeable vein branches to become more apparent.
In this case, it wasn't a normal vein that was made abnormal by the treatment, it was a vein that was already abnormal and needed to be treated anyway. Vein treatment is always a process and it is common for more than one treatment is required to treat everything.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unusual

This could be unusual but possible.
With varicose vein treatment, after the abnormal vein is closed with sclerotherapy the blood that was in that vein will reroute to adjacent veins. If those adjacent veins are abnormal they may present as a new varicose vein. This rarely occurs. Can sometimes also get "matting" complication where small thread or spider veins form but usually resolves with time.

In brief: Unusual

This could be unusual but possible.
With varicose vein treatment, after the abnormal vein is closed with sclerotherapy the blood that was in that vein will reroute to adjacent veins. If those adjacent veins are abnormal they may present as a new varicose vein. This rarely occurs. Can sometimes also get "matting" complication where small thread or spider veins form but usually resolves with time.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Varicose veins is a progressive chronic disease.
Most patients will develop new abnormal segments with time. If a segment has borderline function and treatment of other segments increases its flow burden, it may become varicose. These are usually easily treated.

In brief: Possible

Varicose veins is a progressive chronic disease.
Most patients will develop new abnormal segments with time. If a segment has borderline function and treatment of other segments increases its flow burden, it may become varicose. These are usually easily treated.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sclerotherapy

infrequently treatment with sclerotherapy can lead to matting, which means new vein development of the same size around the area of treatment as result of inflammatory process.
It is highly unlikely that a large varicose vein will develop as the result of sclerotherapy

In brief: Sclerotherapy

infrequently treatment with sclerotherapy can lead to matting, which means new vein development of the same size around the area of treatment as result of inflammatory process.
It is highly unlikely that a large varicose vein will develop as the result of sclerotherapy
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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