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?
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!
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?
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?
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.
Pain and pressure in the leg is still present after initial treatment. Large visible vein in upper leg needs to be closed but greater saphenous does not show reflux or dysfunction. Would most likely require injections to close (according to current doctor) which are not covered by insurance and therefore are out of my reach. I was told I have a very irregular vein structure on my whole right side and the actual source of the large vein is unclear without a CAT scan. Deep vein system is normal.
The way the ultrasound tech explained it to me made me feel that my issues were pretty serious and need to be taken care of. I have a son-in-law who is an internal medicine doctor and he is questioning whether it is necessary for me to have this done now.
I have no idea what the condition of my varicose veins are other than the ultrasound tech said I'd had "this" for a long time. I don't know what "this" is. He also remarked on the large size of one of the veins. I am really confused.
I have had an echo cardio gram and ultra sound of the leg and a stress test—everything good. But I am overweight by about 80 pounds. My doctor says to wear compression stockings for my leg swelling. Will the swelling go down after I lose weight? Will I have to wear these things forever? My legs are only have about an inch of difference.