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I purchased knee length online only to find that they are too long. Can I cut them so they fit below the kne?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago2 answers
I was measured and given thigh high compression stockings at the doctor's office but they are uncomfortable at the thigh, ankle and behind knee. I purchased knee length online only to find that they are too long. Can I cut them so they fit below the knee? I feel like I've wasted my money. Thanks in advance.
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It has been 6 months since I had EVLT and in my left leg I have terrible aching in my calf muscle. I had no issues from the procedure in either leg.
Laser Vein Treatment - 1 week ago1 answer
A few months after the procedure I started to get the terrible aching in my left calf. It gets so bad I can't stand it and nothing helps. I have talked to my doctor and they have done an ultrasound and found nothing, but it's been another month and it still is there. I am supposed to go back this week for another ultrasound but I'm very frustrated.
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I am about to have venous mapping done. Is this test necessary?
Wound Care - 1 week ago1 answer
I am a diabetic and I have a wound on my left foot that is slow in healing. My is A1c count is 5.7 now. I had surgery a year ago that included amputating my 2nd toe and a small part of my big toe. I had gangrene. I just had a Doppler ultrasound done and was a 1.4. I am 56 year old male with good vitals. I do take medication. Is this venous mapping test necessary?
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After ambulatory phlebectomy I have a large blister under one of the steri strips. What should I do?
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - 1 week ago3 answers
I have a large blister under one of the steri strips. The area around it is warm, and the warmth increases as you touch closer to the blister. There are other areas where phlebectomy was performed, and they are not warm to the touch.
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I bought compression stockings for my father for leg swelling but they are too high for his leg. Any recommendations?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago1 answer
My Dad got sigvaris 20-30 mmgh socks. He lives in small town and a doctor is rarely available. We don't really understand why he has leg Swelling. I bought him Activa 20-30 mmgh stockings. He finds them too high for his leg, compared to the Sigvaris. Any recommendations?
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AFter EVLT, why do my legs hurt after standing/sitting longer than 20-30 minutes?
EVLT - 1 week ago2 answers
I had EVLT done on the 28 and 29th of Aug. I went to my follow up and the veins are OK. When I stand to wash dishes, grocery shopping, driving, sweeping, mopping, etc. my legs get a pain where the bruises are and are heavy. I was told the heaviness would last a month. This feeling makes it a nightmare to do everything in a day. I also noticed a new bruise popping up and I do wear the compression hose.
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My saphenous veins (superficial) are partially thrombosed due to foam sclerotherapy. What are the risks/options now 8 weeks after the treatment?
Foam Sclerotherapy - 2 weeks ago1 answer
Unfortunately after my last foam sclerotherapy treatment my saphenous veins (superficial) got partially thrombosed. I was on the strongest anticoagulant for 4 weeks now also. What are the risks now 8 weeks after the treatment, and what can/should be done to make my legs healthy and work properly again? How can it be fixed? Also, is it safe to become pregnant now, or do I need to do an operation on those saphenous veins first?
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Is general anesthesia for endovenous ablation and microphlebectomy necessary?
Microphlebectomy - 2 weeks ago5 answers
I have a procedure coming up and I feel pressured from the doctors to get general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia. They tell me it's due to patient's comfort and that otherwise it will be painful, but I am decided on the local, how really painful it can be with anesthesia anyway?
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I got an ablation of the greater saphenous vein done on 9/1/17, since then my knee area has been completely numb and I can not feel anything.
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 2 weeks ago2 answers
My doctor stated during post op that he's never had a patient have that but that it should go away in a couple of months or I would get used to it. Is this something to be concerned about? Should I go see another specialist?
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Stage 4 lung cancer patient, chemo and radiotherapy failed. Ankles swollen and now traveled up legs. I'm receiving no help.
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago1 answer
Will compression stockings help or make it worse? Where does the fluid go? Will it travel to the lungs and cause Pneumonia?
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Recommended strength of compression socks for 69 yr old with no leg/vein issues, but suggested for upcoming 10hr flight?
General - 2 weeks ago3 answers
No medical vein issues, swelling or discomfort in legs. No DVT. I had a brief conversation with my GP who suggested them, but never mentioned the strength, and now he's out of town. Should I get 15 -20, 20 - 30? I'm a bit confused. Thank you!
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I had a cervical fusion over a week ago. I'm working half days (teacher), and am up on my feet a good amount. Do I need to keep wearing comp socks?
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I am not bedridden nor am I having any complications. I will work full days starting Tuesday.
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I have arthritic knees at night in bed they feel like they're filled with water. The muscle relief cream I rub in doesn't help.
Compression Stockings - 3 weeks ago1 answer
I wore compression knee socks on my last flight to the states (9 hours) and was surprised to see it didn't help at all as the ankles appeared balloon-like when I took the socks off. Should I not wear these on my next trip?
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Is it safe to fly with a partially dissolved ovarian blood clot?
Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment - 3 weeks ago1 answer
I had surgery bowel resection surgery in May. The post-surgery CT found an ovarian blood clot. I was given Xarelto for 3 months. Vaginal bleeding began, and then stopped. The blood clot is dissolved somewhat, but is still present. Is it safe for me to fly?
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Is vein removal and ablation safe since I had CMPD tib/fib complicated by severe osteomylitis and other complications?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 3 weeks ago3 answers
I have pain from vein issues. In my initial consult. the doctor said I have a few veins that need removal and require ablation. I had a CMPD tib/fib complicated by severe osteomylitis of the tibia. I lost a lot of tissue in the tibial area requiring soleus muscle flap and removal of many veins and movement of others, causing reduced circulation in that lower leg. Are the vein treatments safe for me? I can't tolerate the pain anymore and won't go back on pain meds as I was on them for 15 years.
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