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SPECIALIST OF GENERAL AND VASCULAR SURGERY

Recommendations for patients after sclerotherapy

1) Immediately after the procedure, it is necessary to walk for about 20-30 minutes.

 

2) Leg dressings immobilized with adhesive are removed 48 hours after the procedure.

 

3) For the first 2 days we do not take off the stockings at night and wear them non-stop. After this period, it can be taken off in the evening before going to bed and put on in the morning. We wear it for a week.

 

4) For the first 7 days after sclerotherapy, a sparing lifestyle is recommended, especially when standing still and sitting with lowered legs. It is recommended not to bend your leg (if possible) while sitting for the first two days. In the case of long-distance travel, the procedure is individually agreed with the attending physician.

 

5) In case of pain, we use cold compresses and basic painkillers (paracetamol, pyralgin, ibuprofen);

 

6) In exceptional situations, it may be necessary to report in advance for a check-up.

What can happen to a patient after sclerotherapy, what should not be worrying about and what the patient should know

1) After sclerotherapy, the patient has the right to feel pain such as pulling, spreading, numbness. In such a situation, the patient can take basic painkillers - paracetamol, pyralgin, ibuprofen. After the period from 3 days to a month after the procedure, the feeling of "leg too short" may appear - it should disappear spontaneously.

 

2) It is natural that after sclerotherapy of varicose veins, hematomas may occur, which change their color over time and turn into indurations that can be felt under the skin. They are absorbed over a period of 3 to 4 months. Occasionally, they may need to be evacuated by a doctor during a routine checkup.

 

3) After sclerotherapy of varicose veins, edema may appear, which can sometimes last up to a year. In this case, the procedure is individual.

 

4) The process of sclerotherapy usually requires several sessions. The treatment plan is determined for each patient individually. When starting therapy, it should be remembered that venous insufficiency is a chronic disease and it may be necessary to repeat therapeutic sessions in the future, depending on the pace of disease progression.

 

5) All other planned treatments and operations, as well as the introduction of new drugs, should be consulted with a doctor.

 

6) In the case of taking drugs that impair blood coagulation - Polocard, Acard, Aspiryna, Acesan, Acenokumarol, Warfin, Sintrom, Clopidogrel, Xarelto, Pradaxa, this fact should be reported to the doctor in order to determine individual management.

 

7) Please bring compression stockings to each appointment.

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