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My veins bulge and are more prominent now. Is there a chance they will go back to a normal size? What treatment to take?
Hello, I'm worried about my arm veins. They are bulging and more prominent now. I'm a 35-year-old tall and slim woman. I have a one-year old boy who I often carry on my arms. I exercised regularly at home for about 4 months. Now, I don't exercise for the fear of getting my veins worse. Can you help me. Thank you in advance.
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I have green veins in my legs, hands, chest, hips and a bit in my lower abdomen. I'm only 16 years of age. Is this normal or not?
I have green veins in my legs, hands, chest, hips and a bit in my lower abdomen. I'm only 16 years of age. Is this normal or not?
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Does laser treatment successfully treat severe varicose veins in the legs?
I am 43 years old and have dealt with varicose veins since my 20's. I am at my wits end with them; I suffer pain. I was assessed by a surgeon for vein stripping. It was decided that my veins were too complex and it would not be a success. I had sclerotherapy years ago and they came back. What options are left for me? Would laser treatment be effective?
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I have bulging veins that burn, ache, and itch. An area around one leg even goes numb. What should I do about this?
I'm obese and post-menopausal. On the front of my left upper thigh, I have 4 small rock-like bulges that are in a straight row. At times they burn and ache; sometimes they are larger than other times. I take cool showers when they burn. On my right leg (outer upper thigh), there has been a small bulging purple vein that itches bad and looks like its leaking. That area also goes numb, yet still itches. I scratch trying to satisfy the deep itching below the numbness but fail to reach it.
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Is it safe to take an 11-hour flight if I have a superficial blood clot in one of my legs?
I have some redness and bruise-like pain (only on touching) on the front of my lower left leg. These symptoms are occurring near an area of varicose veins. I've been told I have a superficial blood clot that will resolve itself with elevation, NSAID cream, etc. I need to take an 11-hr flight in less than a week with return 14 days later. Is this safe? Should I wait until redness (less than 5cm) is completely gone? I did back and forth 8-hr flights 3 mos ago.
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Does having a superficial blood clot in my varicose vein greatly increase my risk of DVT? How soon before I can fly long haul?
EVTA - 1 answer
I have painful, severe varicose veins in my rt leg. I also have swelling/pain/heaviness in both. Last year, a vein surgeon confirmed this is due to problems with veins in both legs and suggested EVLA and sclerotherapy. I needed to fly long haul 1-month after and due to having small phlebitis on my right varicose vein, she said my risk of DVT is higher and to wait 6 months to fly long haul. I backed out of the treatment. Now things are worse. How soon can I fly in my case? I'm 28 years old.
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How should compression socks be worn to treat pregnancy-related varicose veins? Should I wear them from morning to night? Are they reusable?
I am 25 weeks pregnant. I recently started wearing knee-high compression stockings. My mom had varicose veins during her pregnancy, so I believe it’s hereditary. I am starting to show a bit of varicose veins right under my knees, in both legs. There are also some at the very end of my leg, where it connects to my foot. I exercise twice a week and I work. How should I wear the stockings? If the varicose veins remain after birth, how can I get rid of them?
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How long should I wear compression socks after having plates put into my arm? Can I take them off at night?
I had a accident on Sunday that caused bones in my right arm to break. I have been wearing compression socks. I wasn't told when to take them off. Do you know how long I should wear them?
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I am nearly two months post-EVLT and just found two lumps on my calf two or three days ago. What are these lumps?
EVLT - 1 answer
I am nearly two months post-EVLT and just found two lumps on my calf two or three days ago. There is no accompanying pain until I push on the lumps. I exercise regularly. I sit at a desk most of the day but get up every hour & a half to two hours to walk around. I had to have nine total procedures on both legs.
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Is it normal to have a hard lump and swelling near the groin incision 1 week after vein stripping surgery?
I'm a 36-year-old female based in Ireland. I had surgery 9 days ago, where they made a groin incision and some smaller incisions down my right leg to my calf. I'm finding the recovery very hard. My right leg is very bruised and sore, but what's worrying me is I have a hard lump under the groin incision and my upper thigh is quite swollen still. I also have pain in my right lower back (kidney area). Is this normal? I also woke up yesterday with a low-grade fever and flu-type pains.
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I believe I have an infection after endovenous laser treatment and phlebectomy. Should I clean the site or wait to see my doctor?
EVLT - 2 answers
I had EVLT and phlebectomy on my leg. My procedure was 1 1/2 wks ago. Went to my follow up and took the steri-strips off—everything looked good. Two days after follow-up, I noticed tenderness, redness, a little swelling. When I pushed the incision site, a little blood and fluid came out. Is it OK to clean the site and put antibiotic ointment on it? Or, should I wait to make an appointment with my doctor if it gets worse?
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How long after a sclerotherapy session can I return to nursing?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
How long after a sclerotherapy session can I return to nursing?
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What kind of specialist treats lymphedema?
I have been going to physical therapy for lymphedema since 2011. Is there a specialist who can do more? The lymphedema is in my left arm and the upper torso surrounding the area. A scar from the surgeries I've had, make the area very tender and painful a lot of the time.
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Is it advisable for a 77-year-old to undergo treatment for brown spots and other signs of aging like red veins?
Photofacial - 1 answer
I had intensive light pulse treatment combined with laser 3 years ago. I'm now 77 years old and want to treat brown spots as well as other signs of aging, including red veins. Is it advisable?
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My 15-20 mmHg compression socks aren't alleviating my pain, should I go up to 20-30 mmHg or higher?
I have very tired calves & heels that come primarily from walking all day at my job. I work between 28-37 hours weekly (it varies). My step count averages between 11,000-14,000 steps monthly. I have tried Epsom salt, have used an electric foot massage, and even wear 15-20 mmHg compression socks. I also wear Hoka One One Clifton 5 shoes, which are only 1 month old. No matter what, I still feel pain. What should I do?
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What would happen if I chose to stop wearing my compression stocking?
I'm 80 years old and have knotty veins at the top of my left leg. I don't have any pain. I walk 8,000 steps a day. I bought compression stockings from the same company online to hopefully keep from having further problems. Am I doing more damage wearing them than not? Thank you.
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The nurse who has been injecting my reticular and spider veins now won't treat the reticulars. Any advice?
Sclerotherapy - 2 answers
A nurse has been injecting my reticular veins and spider veins. This time around, she said she will only inject the spider veins. I'm not comfortable with this as I believe the reticular veins are feeding my spider veins. I had a Doppler ultrasound (she used the small handheld device) where she checked to see if there were any underlying vein issues and said there was none. I’m not convinced. I require another 2 - 3 treatments after this. Advice?
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Can full pantyhose compression stockings cause stomach cramps, constipation, or any other side effects?
My doctor prescribed compression stockings. I ordered the full pantyhose type. Are there any disadvantages to these? I seem to be experiencing stomach cramps and constipation.
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I've had sclerotherapy treatment on my leg. How long do I have to wait to get 3D Lipo, if the location is along the previously treated site?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
I've had sclerotherapy treatment on the back on my calf to reduce the size of my varicose vein. I am looking to get 3D Lipo, also known as fat freezing or CoolSculpting, on the back of the treated calf. How long should I wait to get this done?
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Is ClosureFast safe for diabetics who've had open heart surgery?
ClosureFast - 1 answer
My 74-year-old stepmom is diabetic and has had open heart surgery. She is being told she can have the ClosureFast procedure to treat her varicose veins, which are very bad. She's nervous. Is ClosureFast safe for her?
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