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Can I wear normal stockings and get the same benefits of compression stockings?
Compression Stockings - 2 years ago47 answers
I have tight stockings. Can I wear them and get the same benefits as compression stockings? I just had my gallbladder removed. The compression stockings provided to me by the hospital have gripped soles and an opening on top of the foot, which makes it really difficult to put on shoes.
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I'm 60 years old, is vein surgery something I can do?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 2 years ago26 answers
Am I too old for varicose vein surgery?
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Are bruising and darker veins normal sclerotherapy results?
Sclerotherapy - 5 years ago25 answers
I have done my first sclerotherapy treatment two weeks ago. I have healed from most bruising but I feel that the veins are now darker and more visible. Is that normal? I had to be in the sun recently, but used a lot of sunscreen and covered my legs with a long skirt.
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I had an EVLT procedure a year ago on my right leg. Now I have more varicoses veins, and my ankle and foot are swelling and painful. Is this normal?
EVLT - 2 years ago24 answers
The doctor wanted to do my left leg also and I am happy I didn't do it. What is the next step? Should I get a second opinion?
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How can I relieve post-EVLT pain? NSAIDs are not helping.
EVLT - 2 years ago24 answers
I had EVLT about 2-3 weeks ago and I'm still experiencing sharp pain. It's mostly when I stand or walk. Even when I wear a compression stocking during standing or walking, there is no relief. But if I don't wear the stocking, it feels like my vein is exploding. I checked with my vascular surgeon and he said I have a clot. What should I do? Is there any way to get the pain to subside? NSAIDs are not helping. Is it possible to remove the clot? If so, will the pain go away then?
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What kind of compression stockings should I wear after foam sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 5 years ago24 answers
Should they be 20-30mmHg or 30-40mmHg?
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Is sclerotherapy safe during pregnancy?
Sclerotherapy - 7 years ago21 answers
While pregnant with my first child I've developed a large number of spider veins on my legs/thighs. Are spider veins more prevalent during pregnancy? Do they go away after delivery? Can I get sclerotherapy while I'm pregnant?
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Can I do yoga after the sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 5 years ago20 answers
I had sclerotherapy on 4.19.12 on both legs. I stopped wearing compressing stockings after 2 weeks as recommended by my doctor. I walk whenever possible but would like to do my yoga also. Will yoga be harmful for the veins?
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What sensation or feeling should one expect after ELA of the saphenous vein and for how long?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 years ago19 answers
Three weeks ago I had endovenous laser ablation of the saphenous vein. I have a pulling sensation. Is this normal? How long with the feeling last?
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Are visible veins throughout thighs normal?
Vein Treatments - 2 years ago19 answers
I'm 26 and have translucent skin on my thighs - you can see deep blue veins running throughout (not varicose, just very visible). Is that normal? I am also starting to get spider veins.
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I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. Is this normal?
VNUS - 2 years ago18 answers
I am having severe groin pain after a venus closure procedure. The pain has gotten worse and I'm unable to stand on the left leg. It also swells. Is this normal?
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Is there a non-surgical way to manage pain in my legs coming from veins?
Compression Stockings - 5 years ago18 answers
I am 26 and have had premature ovarian failure since the age of 19. Since then I have also felt pain in my veins on the side of my thighs and behind my knees. It gets worse with long periods of sitting or standing. Is there a way to reduce the pain without surgery? What can I do?
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What's the best procedure to treat blue and bulging veins on my ankle?
Sclerotherapy - 4 years ago18 answers
What method of vein removal is ideal for the ankle area?
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Can Endovenous Laser Ablation be done after a knee replacement?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 years ago18 answers
My husband had 2 knee replacements and gets frequent cellulitis in his leg that has poor circulation. Is the Edovenous Laser Ablation procedure safe in these circumstances? Will it help reduce getting cellulitis?
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Are compression stockings contraindicated in my situation?
Compression Stockings - 5 years ago18 answers
I have severe venous reflux in the right greater saphenous vein and a past history of heart attacks. I recently quit smoking and am being treated for high blood pressure. My cardiologist wants me to use compression socks. Is this a good or bad idea?
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