Q. Will I have to go to the hospital for the vein procedure?
A. No, you will not need to be hospitalized for your vein treatment. Your vein procedures will take place at the Elite Vein Specialists, which includes medical facilities devoted specifically to treating vein conditions. Our clinic’s director and chief physician, Dr. Peter Wrobel, is highly skilled and trained in phlebology and vein care.
Q. I’ve had a vein treatment. Now the area around the entry site on my leg feels firm. Is this normal?
A. The area may feel firm because of swelling caused by the injections of fluid, or you may still have trapped blood in remaining veins. This firmness may last for several weeks and cause localized tenderness. Your body will absorb the fluid and these areas will soften.
Q. How much bleeding after a procedure is abnormal?
A. Bleeding after the procedure is very rare. You could see a small amount of bloody discharge at the site, but this is normal and nothing to worry about. You should elevate your leg and apply mild, direct pressure. However, the bleeding should not saturate the dressing applied to your leg. If, on that rare occasion, you do experience heavier bleeding, apply firm direct pressure over the site for about 15 minutes. If the bleeding does not stop, please call our office.