Common "Sclerotherapy" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Sclerotherapy is a procedure of injecting a sclerotherapy solution into the vein to form scars on the blood vessels, resulting from which the blood is forced into healthier blood vessels. It is mainly done for cosmetic reasons, but it can also relieve symptoms like night cramps, swelling, pain, and burning sensation. Complications of surgery include bruises, multiple small blood vessels, inflammation, allergic reaction, blood clot, and air bubbles.

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Can an injection therapy help to reduce hemorrhoids?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been to see my GP a while ago about hemorrhoids. I cannot remember when I first got them. It was a while ago. I have done the usual. Eat fiber to soften stools. Taken herbal tablets to soften them. Have done the warm water baths. Have done pile creams. I went to the toilet yeste...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a procedure other than surgery, called sclerotherapy. This is a very simple procedure, done in the outpatient department. A sclerosing agent is injected into the hemorrhoid which allows it to shrivel and shrink. It is done under local anaesthesia. Hope this h...  Read Full »

What can be done to cure external pile?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an external pile for the past four days. I use Ibuprofen for pain and also use a tube of Scheriproct. There has been no improvement in four days. Should I get worried or does it take time to clear?   Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are using Sheriproct (Prednisolone), there should be at least some improvement because it contains a steroid and it helps clear up the piles within seven days. I hope you are using it correctly. I hate to tell you this but if there is no improvement with topical t...  Read Full »

What to do for prominent vein on the top of penis?

Query: Hi doctor. I am 24 years old. I am really scared when I saw a vein more prominent on the top of the penis. It does not cause any pain or irritation, but looks ugly. Is there any issue? What to do for this?  Read Full »

Dr. Raman Tanwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is absolutely normal and just a variant of anatomy. You do not need to worry. If the vein enlarges or become tortuous, then we can shrink it with sclerotherapy. There is nothing that needs to be done for now.   Read Full »

How to treat the brown pigmentation and redness present near my mother's ankles?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 55 years old. Why does she have brown pigmentation and redness near the ankles? My mother also has varicose veins, which are highly visible on both legs, especially in the picture. Do they pose any health risks? Is there something that can be done? Fifteen years back, my mot...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns for your mother. I have gone through the images attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me address your questions one after the other. 1. Do varicose veins pose any problems? : Unfortunately, yes. Varicose veins hap...  Read Full »

I suffer from hemorrhoids for the past three years. Kindly help.

Query: Hi, I have been facing a problem with hemorrhoids for the past 3 years. I have been taking Anusol suppositories inserted directly into my anus as it was advised by the doctor. But to my disappointment it keeps coming back. What option can you suggest to get it treated once for all?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaheen Zafar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your hemorrhoids is persisting with the medical treatment then there are other options for its treatment. The other treatment options are: Rubber Band Ligation (RBL) - a small band which is applied to the base of the hemorrhoid mass cuts off the blood supply to the mas...  Read Full »

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