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When is sclerotherapy not recommended?

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Sclerotherapy is not recommended in the following circumstances:

Veins that are potentially usable for future heart bypass surgery will generally not be considered for sclerotherapy, unless they are already deemed unusable.

  • If you are pregnant
  • If you have had a blood clot in the past, your eligibility will depend on the overall health of the area needing treatment as well as the reason for the clot.

From: Skin and Sclerotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Sclerotherapy."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

Mayo Clinic: "Sclerotherapy."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 18, 2017

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