How to Cure the Phleboliths?

Phleboliths that aren’t causing any symptoms don’t need treatment. But if you’re experiencing pain or other symptoms, your doctor can look into treatment options.

Medical treatment
One treatment option is sclerotherapy. It’s typically used on varicose veins. It involves the injection of a salt solution into the vein with the phleboliths. The salty liquid irritates the inner lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and close.

Sometimes sclerotherapy is combined with a treatment called endovenous laser therapy. This involves using a laser fiber attached to a needle or catheter to close the vein.

If those treatments don’t work, you may need surgery to remove the phlebolith. This is usually done only if you’re still having symptoms after trying other treatment options.

Home remedies
For minor cases of phleboliths, place a warm, wet washcloth over the area in pain. You may need to do this a few times a day to find relief. Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen (Advil), may also ease your pain. If your pain doesn’t go away, see you doctor.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.