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Isn't the evidence inconclusive on whether or not compression slows the progression of vein disease?
General - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I thought I saw this on the American College of Phlebology website recently. I have been treated for varicose veins and I still elect to wear compression socks to work and for prolonged sitting/standing. But I'd like to take breaks from compression some, like when wearing shorts and being active. Is there a standard recommendation regarding compression, or is it case by case? I've noticed that most vein treatment patients stop wearing compression completely once they've recovered.
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Is it normal not to bruise after EVLT?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I had EVLT on my GSV yesterday. I was told there would be a good amount of bruising and some pain as well. I woke up today and still no bruising at all--and very minimal pain. Is this normal?
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Should I wear thigh-high compression stockings instead of knee-high stockings? I am a mail carrier who sits in a car 5-6 hours a day.
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago5 answers
I am a mail carrier who sits in my car 5-6 hours a day. I already wear knee stockings, but the back of my leg hurts above the bend in knee. Why? Should I be wearing thigh-high stockings instead?
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Should I use compression socks or a compression knee sleeve?
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago3 answers
My knees get achy when I am on a flight. I found that wearing tight pants prevent this knee pain. So, I thought I would do one better and get compression socks or sleeves. Is it better for me to get compression socks or would a compression knee sleeve be better? I read that graduated compression is good, so I'm afraid just using a compression knee sleeve would make the blood flow to my ankles, resulting in swelling.
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Can a varicose vein on the penis cause sex to be uncomfortable or painful?
General - 3 weeks ago1 answer
I am 23 years old and I have developed a varicose vein on my penis. The vein gives me slight discomfort. Will this or can this cause pain during sex in the future? Is there a treatment for penile veins? If so, it is safe?
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I continue to have pain 6 weeks after ELA. Should I get a second opinion?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 weeks ago1 answer
It's been 6 wks and 3 ultrasounds later the dr says my veins are closed mid-thigh to groin but have clotting from knee to mid-thigh. He says he's not worried and for me to continue with compression stockings and Motrin. He won't see me again for 6 months, but I feel I need an ultrasound before then. I'm still in slight pain. The Motrin is bothering my stomach and the blood clot thing is worrying me. I don't know what to do. Should I stick with this dr or get a second opinion? Please help
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I had EVLT the day before yesterday. Today, the top of my thigh is red, swollen and painful. Is this normal?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 weeks ago2 answers
Also, extremely sore and painful. Nothing I can't bare but I am very concerned because it was not red and swollen yesterday nor did it hurt. Now, I'm experiencing all of these symptoms. I just hate to bother the doctor or nurse on a holiday weekend, especially if it's normal for this procedure.
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I have reflux above and below my right knee. I have pain and throbbing as a result. Is this pain normal? How do I treat it?
General - 3 weeks ago6 answers
I am experiencing a lot of pain and throbbing in my right knee. I have no blood clots according to an ultrasound. Is this pain normal? What can I do about it?
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My veins have stopped bulging out ont heir own. Why? How did this happeng?
General - 4 weeks ago2 answers
My veins used to always bulge out a lot for years, but for the past 3 months they are almost underneath my skin or don't bulge out. What is this? Or, what can I do to get it back? Thanks!
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Should you elevate your legs above your heart while wearing compression stockings?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Care - 4 weeks ago4 answers
Should you elevate both legs above your heart while wearing compression stockings, or should they be removed?
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I had varicose vein surgery four years ago and now I have varicose veins again. Is this normal? What should I do?
General - 1 month ago2 answers
I had varicose vein surgery four years ago and now I have varicose veins again. Is this normal? What should I do? I have swelling in the ankle and numbness.
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I have venous insufficiency and hundreds of infarcts in the brain. I also have an enlarged heart. Is it safe to wear compression stockings?
Venous Disease Management - 1 month ago1 answer
I have been diagnosed with venous insufficiency and have 100's of infarcts in the brain. I also have an enlarged heart. Is it safe to wear compression stockings? Today my left leg is 1 inch larger than my right at the mid-calf. My left leg aches as well. I'm currently wearing compression hose. Is this OK?
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After having EVLT on the GSV and SSV in both legs, my ankles swell throughout the day, even with compression stockings. Is this normal?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Care - 1 month ago1 answer
I had 4 EVLT procedures done in the U.S.--Lft GSV July 20, rt GSV July 22, and on July 25 SSV on both legs. I followed all instructions and wore compression stockings for 2 weeks. I have started back my exercises and wear the stockings when I do. My ankles are still swelling as the day wears on, even with stockings. Does this mean the procedures have not worked? Also, my left leg was slightly swollen before the procedures. Will the leg return to normal?
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Are heart palpitations normal after sclerotherapy? Are the two even related?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 1 month ago2 answers
A week ago I underwent sclerotherapy. I had no symptoms of concern when I went for follow up. However, I suffer from PVC and heart palpitations already, and for the last 3 days that's been acting up. My PVC can be brought on by stress. I've also had a dry cough for the same period but I'm pretty certain that's sinusitis. I'm just concerned because I go in for my second leg tomorrow. Could the sclerotherapy cause this?
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Can PCS cause an abnormal menstrual cycle?
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome - 1 month ago1 answer
My wife had her menstruation about mid-July but this month she's still waiting for her menstruation to come. She's not pregnant. Can PCS cause an abnormal menstrual cycle?
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