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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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I'm using compression stocking for hypotension. when should I wear them? Is it OK to sleep with them on?
Compression Stockings - 3 weeks ago4 answers
I'm not diagnosed yet, but my physician believes there is no harm to try them.
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Is it safe or high risk to fly during my 4th week of pregnancy? Any harm to my pregnancy?
General - 3 weeks ago4 answers
I am 4 weeks pregnant and will be travelling by plane and it's a domestic flight (small aircraft). The journey will only take about 1 hour.
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Seeking advice on abnormal vein structure and varicosities—duplicated smaller saphenous vein in lower leg, both were closed with EVLT. Still in pain.
EVLT - 3 weeks ago2 answers
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.
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I'm breastfeeding and planning to undergo EVLT. where will they use xylocaine and sodium bicarbonate? How long do I need to pump and dump my milk?
EVLT - 3 weeks ago2 answers
I have breastfed my other kids for 17 and 19 months and don't want to wait another year and half suffering. Thank you.
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I need to know if it is important for me to have endovenous laser ablation and what will happen if I wait?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 4 weeks ago1 answer
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.
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Hello! I was diagnosed with venous insufficiency. My doctor gave me a Doppler exam ultrasound that shows I have Venous reflux disease.
Venous Insufficiency Treatment - 4 weeks ago1 answer
I was told to take dafflon 500 and wear compression stocking and to walk on daily basis. What else should I do? Any specific treatment for the reflux disease? Many Thanks.
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Would you treat the GSV being I have reflux in popliteal vein?
Varicose Vein Treatment - 4 weeks ago3 answers
I had an ultrasound that shows reflux in popliteal 1.3 in right and 1.5 in left , I also have reflux in right and left leg of 1.3 & 2.1 GSV. I am using compression and taking Advil for pain.
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I have pitting edema. Will the swelling go down after I lose weight, and how long should I wear compression stockings?
Compression Stockings - 1 month ago1 answer
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.
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