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I have a stent covering 2 cerebral aneurysms. Could this be causing the veins in my hands to bulge?
Stenting - 5 days ago1 answer
I have a stent covering 2 cerebral aneurysms. I've noticed the veins in my hands bulge out sometimes and at other times I cannot see them. Could the stent be the problem?
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How exactly do compression stockings work? When and how often should they be worn?
Compression Stockings - 5 days ago1 answer
I had an operation to remove a growth. I'd like to learn more about compression stockings and how they help to circulate blood. Also, I would like to know when they should be worn? Must I sleep wearing them?
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At what point does a rolled down compression sock do more harm than good? Feels like a tourniquet. What to do now?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 5 days ago1 answer
I ordered more compression socks online but it won’t come for two more days. What do I do until then? The markings on my leg are pretty deep & red from the rolled down elastic thigh-high top. Doc office is not concerned it does not fit. It’s the largest size XL they sell and doc said I have to wear. At what point does negative outweigh good? I have a 6-hour waitressing shift tomorrow & this will be down past my knee within 15 min—literally. They roll down within 4in of my knee.
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What is the difference between the VNUS procedure and the Medtronic Fast Closure procedure? Are these two procedures the same?
Have not had any treatment yet. I just turned 76 and have had pain when walking about a block. I also have a lot of swelling if I'm on my feet all day. My doctor is recommending the Medtronic Closure procedure. I have recently had another ultrasound & he says my condition has progressed. I also have a lot of discoloration around my ankles. My diagnosis is chronic venous insufficiency. I just can't decide what to do.
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Is it normal to still have warmth in my varicose and spider veins 5 years after radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency Ablation - 1 week ago1 answer
I had RFA about 5 yrs ago. At times, I notice warmth in the varicose and spider veins in that leg. I had a Doppler in June that was negative and for a while, it seemed improved. When I sit with my legs elevated or when I get up in the morning, the veins are cool to touch. This is only when standing or walking. I have no redness or swelling. I do have pain in my veins at times. My PCP said that the warmth is probably because of the ablation and the blood being closer to the surface.
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After varicose vein surgery, is it normal to have a non-healing wound that discharges watery/yellow fluid?
Varicose Vein Surgery - 1 week ago1 answer
Since having varicose vein surgery 3 weeks ago, I have a partially open wound that won't heal and continually discharges a watery/yellowy fluid. This fluid has been discharging for the last seven days and does not stop. Is this normal following varicose vein surgery and repair? One vein was removed and one was repaired after being mistakenly cut during the procedure. GP has prescribed antibiotics. I'm two-thirds through the course but as of yet show no signs of improvement.
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How long after EVLT should I be taking ibuprofen?
EVLT - 1 week ago1 answer
I’m a little over a week post-EVLT and I’m not sure how long I should be taking ibuprofen. Much of the initial pain subsided but I still feel like I need it. How long can I safely continue ibuprofen?
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Do I need an ultrasound of the bulging vein in the front of my hand?
Hand Vein Treatment - 1 week ago2 answers
I have a bulging vein on the top of my hand. Would you recommend an ultrasound?
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What should I do if my compression stockings cause pain upon application and don't help my symptoms?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago2 answers
I am a female truck driver who just had surgery on her meniscus. I have lots of swelling in feet and legs. My doctor prescribed compression hose to see if they will help. The thing is it hurts so bad to roll them up my legs, even when they aren't swollen. After I put them on, my legs still swell and hurt. It feels like they are bruised all the way up to my thighs. What should I do?
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When is intervention offered for symptomatic legs? At what point physically would I know I have reflux?
Compression Stockings - 1 week ago2 answers
I was wearing 20-30mmHg knee-high compression for 6 mos but my symptoms were getting worse. I experience swelling, tingling, cramping, and difficulty standing or sitting for periods of time. I’m now wearing 20-30mmhg thigh-high stockings, which helps somewhat. My quality of life has gone down tremendously. I had an ultrasound of my rt leg superficial veins and there is no reflux yet and no DVT. I do however have varicosities in my feet/ankles.
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What causes prominent veins to appear across the whole body?
Vein Treatments - 1 week ago2 answers
My veins have become more prominent across my whole body. First, it started across my chest and breasts, then my feet and legs, then the sides of my hips (near my stomach). Now this morning, my arms, wrists, and hands have them. There is localized pain that feels like pulsating sharp pain around some of them, itching and also pins and needles. I have low blood pressure and often feel exhausted no matter how much I sleep. Reoccurring bruising around my legs is also another symptom.
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My veins hurt pretty bad. Should I get them checked?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 1 week ago1 answer
My leg veins hurt every night. I'm underweight. Should I get them checked out? What affordable options should I consider? I have a disabled child that has had 2 transplants. We're on her second one, with day 60. I don't have any insurance because I'm with her dealing with her medical needs. Any help or options are appreciated.
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I had EVLT and will be resuming exercise soon. Should I wear my compression stockings while working out?
EVLT - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I am almost a week post-EVLT and will be resuming exercise soon. Should I wear my compression stockings while working out? Also, are there any things I should be aware of prior to working out?
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Why are my veins still huge after EVLT?
EVLT - 2 weeks ago4 answers
I had EVLT in April of this year. I still have huge varicose veins. They are not painful anymore but I was under the impression my legs would look better cosmetically.
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How can I get custom-made hose? Does my doctor need to make a prescription or referral?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Care - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I cannot find a brand compression hose for chronic edema in feet and ankles. They all make painful sausage links. My vein specialist says this ankle restriction is not harmful, but compression is so painful. I cut out the ankle area or refuse to wear them now. I wasted over $500 on many options, even those sold in medical supply stores. How can I get custom-made hose? Does my doctor have to prescribe them or make a referral?
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Is it typical for a doctor to advise a patient with severe varicose veins not to work?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 2 weeks ago1 answer
Also, what are common treatment methods used for a 38-year-old female who is pregnant and has been suffering from varicose veins for most of her adult life? What would the prognosis be? Would she have the ability to obtain employment?
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What kind of compression garment should be worn after hip surgery?
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago1 answer
My sister-in-law is having hip replacement surgery on her left hip in Mexico and was told that she needed to purchase compression stockings, that they didn't have her size available. What kind should she purchase? She is 5 ft. 10 in. tall and weighs 168 lbs.
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Is it normal to have varicose veins at age 17? How are they treated?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 2 weeks ago3 answers
I'm 17 years old and have varicose veins on my left leg. I feel like I've been doomed with ugly legs before I've even had a chance to hit my prime! Are varicose veins normal at this age? How are they treated?
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How are compression stockings supposed to feel on and when should they be taken off?
Compression Stockings - 2 weeks ago1 answer
I just recently started wearing 20-30mmHg compression stockings. The last 2 times when I took them off, my legs hurt more and the bulges returned. How do I know they fit correctly and whether they are helping me? I tried to show my doctor, but she was not very concerned.
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The vein specialist I saw for my varicose veins wants to charge $2,500 per vein. Is this a rip-off?
Varicose Vein Surgery - 2 weeks ago3 answers
The vein specialist I saw for my varicose veins wants to charge $2,500 per vein. It seems like a rip-off. Also, I’m 36 and was thinking of having lipo and a breast augmentation, but I’m afraid that because I have varicose veins I might have a higher chance of developing blood clots. Is this something I should be concerned about?
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