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Varicose Veins Surgery and Pain Management With Injections

Updated on March 12, 2011

As I have already discussed in my previous hubs, “How varicose veins develop and how they become painful? And “Signs and symptoms of Varicose Veins” that varicose veins are some prominent veins near the surface of the skin, which swell up with blood, today, I will talk about how doctors use pain management with injections and varicose vein surgery to treat varicose veins in patients having chronic signs and symptoms of this condition. If you are concerned about varicose veins and they are causing you severe pain, you can go ahead for varicose vein injections or varicose veins surgery but it should be done under the care and advice of a varicose vein treatment specialist. Now read on how pain management with injections and varicose veins surgeries are performed. This info will help guide patients seeking out alternatives to treat their varicose veins.

Pain Management With Varicose Vein Injections

In some patients, varicose veins already cross the stage where they cannot be cured with exercise or rest and can only be treated through injections. Varicose vein injections can be performed directly while looking at the vein itself or with the help of ultrasound guidance technique. These injections make the vein walls swell so the vein is blocked.

A few hours after injecting the appropriate veins, the injected veins harden and become sensitive to touch and feel sore. However, the pain happens for a few days and then declines.

This treatment may require several injections and not always work in advanced cases of varicose veins, as there is a high degree of recurrence. While varicose veins can come back after these injections, some patients experience long-term pain relief from varicose vein injections.

Varicose Veins Surgery

In some people with a longstanding history of severe and chronic symptoms and a large number of varicose veins, surgery is recommended. Varicose veins stripping surgery is possible because in each human leg, there are two complete vein systems and varicose veins tend to appear only where they are closer to the surface. Therefore, the diseased veins can be easily removed with surgery.

The operation done on varicose veins is mostly called stripping and ligation of varicose veins. It is performed under a general anesthetic and usually requires a hospital stay of 1 to 3 days after surgery.

Learn how surgeons use TriVex to illuminate the veins for varicose veins treatment.
Learn how surgeons use TriVex to illuminate the veins for varicose veins treatment.

Some patients feel discomfort due to their varicose veins surgery, particularly while walking for a few days and after then, it subsides and for majority of the time, varicose veins surgery is successful. Also, some doctors have started using TriVex System which has a unique illuminating feature that lightens up the area beneath the skin so that the skin becomes apparent and much more visible, so this is some good news for varicose veins patients because the old hook method which was a painful and less successful method of treatment has been replaced by the latest technology of new TriVex system for doing varicose veins surgeries so if you or someone in your family or friend circle is suffering from this painful condition, always get a second opinion before undergoing varicose veins surgery and opt for the new TriVex system which is less painful and much more successful than the previous hook method of doing stripping and ligation varicose vein surgery.


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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot VivekSri for your understanding of the problems this disease can cause to an individual. I am glad that I was able to write something useful.

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      8 years ago

      Painful thing, no doubt. Was aware of the name but had no such big fears about the obnoxious things they can do. Great info.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot donotfear for sharing your personal experience on varicose veins and the understanding of difference between varicose veins and spider veins. Try sclerotherapy on your spider veins and do not fear.

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      Annette Thomas 

      8 years ago from Northeast Texas

      I know there's a difference between varicose veins and spider veins. I have a problem with the spider veins..had them treated once, but they re-routed and are back. Good information here.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Veronica, thanks a lot for your comment. Actually, I have published this hub today in order help patients suffering from varicose get some in-depth knowledge of their situation and treatment options before proceeding with any type of pain management with injections or varicose veins surgeries, either stripping and ligation or endovenous laser surgery which I will talk about in my next hub tomorrow. The hub serves as a guide for patients for selecting a procedure or treatment for their varicose veins.

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Fortunately, my varicose veins never got this bad. However, this information is great for those trying to make an informed decision regarding the treatment that's right for them.


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