Q&A — Post Sclerotherapy Edema

Q: I had 3 sclera sessions over 5 weeks. After the 3rd one, the saph vein in the lower leg was accidentially blocked. Now I am getting a large indentation, just above the ankle where the sock is. Why the swelling? Should saph vein be treated?

A: The saphenous is a large vein and when it is sclerosed it can leave a hardened cord that will resolve over time. Touch base with your doctor to have a follow-up ultrasound to make sure that all is stable.

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