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When should I see my doctor about my scleotherapy?

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Contact your doctor immediately if you have:

  • Inflammation within five inches of the groin
  • A sudden onset of a swollen leg
  • Formation of small ulcers at the injection site

SOURCES:

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

MedlinePlus: "Varicose vein -- noninvasive treatment."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Vein Treatments: What to Expect Before, During, and After."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES:

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

MedlinePlus: "Varicose vein -- noninvasive treatment."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Vein Treatments: What to Expect Before, During, and After."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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