What is the most serious complication associated with varicose veins?
Clots in deep veins can travel through the bloodstream to the lungs, causing potentially life-threatening issues like a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. This is one of the most serious health risks associated with untreated varicose veins.
What are the risks of VenaSeal?
The most common side effect with VenaSeal™ is phlebitis, an inflammation of the vein. The other common side effects are injection site bruising or pain, and dermatitis. This dermatitis occurs in <10% of patients and typically presents 10-14 days post treatment.
What are the complications of varicose veins?
Complications of varicose veins, although rare, can include:
- Ulcers. Painful ulcers can form on the skin near varicose veins, particularly near the ankles.
- Blood clots. Occasionally, veins deep within the legs become enlarged and might cause leg pain and swelling.
- Bleeding. Occasionally, veins close to the skin burst.
What happens to varicose veins after surgery?
After surgery, problems caused by the varicose veins may go away. Removing varicose veins usually doesn’t cause circulation problems. That’s because other veins in the legs will take over the work of the veins that were removed.
What does phlebitis of the leg look like?
There is usually a slow onset of a tender red area along the superficial veins on the skin. A long, thin red area may be seen as the inflammation follows a superficial vein. This area may feel hard, warm, and tender. The skin around the vein may be itchy and swollen.
How successful is VenaSeal?
The published success of the VenaSeal closure procedure is up to 98.9% (VeClose study), with far fewer complications than EVLA or surgery. VenaSeal has been meticulously trialed in the United States and Europe over the last 5 years.
How safe is VenaSeal procedure?
VenaSeal does not pose a risk of nerve damage. VenaSeal is considered by many medical experts to be the safest and simplest form of vein treatment. It is minimally invasive and doesn’t require a post-treatment plan. If compression stockings bring you discomfort, you should consider VenaSeal.
What is the best treatment for varicose veins?
Laser treatment sends strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. No cuts or needles are used. Catheter-based procedures using radiofrequency or laser energy. This procedure is the preferred treatment for larger varicose veins.
Which medicine is best for varicose veins?
What is the best medication for varicose veins?
|Best medication for varicose veins|
|Asclera (polidocanol)||Sclerosing agent||Intravenous injection|
|Sotradecol (sodium tetradecyl sulfate)||Sclerosing agent||Intravenous injection|
Is it worth getting varicose veins removed?
Surgery can very effectively relieve varicose vein symptoms: In more than 80% of people who have varicose vein surgery, it improves symptoms like pain, swelling and itching or makes them go away completely, and their legs look better afterwards.
When should I be concerned about varicose veins?
But speak to a GP if: your varicose veins are causing you pain or discomfort. the skin over your veins is sore and irritated. the aching in your legs is causing irritation at night and disturbing your sleep.