As with any procedure, there is a risk of complications. These are very uncommon following the RFA Procedure and if they do occur, they are usually temporary.
The following complications have been reported:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis - This is probably the most significant complication and requires active treatment, should it occur.
- Bruising along the inner-thigh
- Numbness / pain along the inner thigh
- Heat injury along the inner thigh
- Pigmentation along the inner thigh
- Thrombophlebitis (inflammation or redness of the vein)
- The dressings often become blood-stained (especially if you have had ambulatory phlebotomies done as well) - This is not a cause for concern. The compression dressing will fix this. However, if there is a significant amount of bleeding or the dressings become soaked, then call the emergency number which will be provided to you.