Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that is conducted to treat varicose. Varicose is a medical condition where the veins of a certain area get swollen up, and the blood gets in the twisted veins. So to untangle the veins, a solution of salts is injected inside the veins to clear the blood path and reduce the veins’ inflammation.
Well, sclerotherapy treatments in Boise is considered safe and has some severe side effects, but there are still some risks associated with Sclerotherapy.
Risks associated with Sclerotherapy.
Once you have been injected with a solution of salt in your affected veins, you would be given a rest of 25 mins until the veins get cleared up, and soon you would be told to continue with your normal activities without any hindrance. But you might face some of the following effects post Sclerotherapy:
Bruising on the affected area:
On the injection site, you feel a bit of pain and discomfort, and this area might get bruised up and swollen after a few days of the procedure. This is a normal after-effect that patients go through, and there is nothing to be concerned about over here.
Each immunity varies when it comes to fighting an allergic reaction. When the procedure is completed, there is a chance that you can feel an allergic reaction. The reactions might include itching, redness, and swelling in the affected area. The allergic reaction will pass away with time and medication that your doctor would already prescribe to you. But in some cases, if the allergy does not go away, it is best to consult your medical professional.
Formation of Blood Clots:
Sometimes after the Sclerotherapy, there might be a build of blood in the veins where you got injected. This is called DVT, also known as deep vein thrombosis, which usually occurs in the legs. Though this condition is highly unlikely, if you notice unpleasant swelling in your veins, you must get diagnosed with DVT.
This is an extension of the allergy discussed in the second point. In some rare cases, the affected area might leave some open pores, due to which you might get some ulcers on the skin. If left untreated, then there could be some possible health consequences that you may have to suffer.
Every medical procedure has its pros and cons, and so does Sclerotherapy. It is well suggested to clear all your doubts with your doctor before stepping in for the procedure. Your doctor will run you through the entire procedure and give you medication to cure the side effects.