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What can cause total leg pain after reconstructive surgery?
Venous Reflux Exams - 1 month ago1 answer
I had reconstructive knee surgery in June of 2009. They replaced my ACL with my patellar tendon and did a partial menisectomy. I kept complaining of knee pain. I went to multiple orthopedic doctors. They said the reason my leg was swelling and hurt was due to needing a total knee replacement. In June of 2015 I was told I had a blood clot in my femoral and popliteal veins. Today I was told that I do not have a DVT. They are saying that I have a popliteal reflux. The leg swells and hurts.
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Should I wear a compression stocking while I have a DVT and a fractured ankle? The ankle cast was removed temporarily to monitor the DVT.
Compression Stockings - 1 month ago2 answers
I fractured my ankle and wrist three weeks ago. The pain in the leg also revealed a 20 year old nonunion fibular fracture. An 8 cm piece of fibula seems to be floating near tibia. This leg has also had two femoral artery grafts in the past 40 years due to a car accident. Major veins in this leg were used for grafts. Two months ago I had a stent in this graft as it was blocked. I am immobilised in a wheelchair as I can't use crutches due to my fractured wrist.
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My doctor told me that the best treatment for me is surgical removal of veins.Is this right?
Vein Ligation and Stripping - 1 month ago2 answers
I'm in my 30's and developed varicose veins on both legs after giving birth. They were getting worse in short time and more veins appeared. My doctor told me that the best treatment for me is ligation and stripping. I'm wondering if I should consult a different specialist or just stick with him. I can't really afford changing doctors but I don't want to go through a difficult recovery if there is a less invasive option.
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Will they give me something to relax me and for pain before EVLT since there's no anesthesia involved?
Endovenous Laser Ablation - 1 month ago1 answer
I'm having endovenous laser ablation done on my left great saphenous vein.
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How high should thigh high compression hose go up on your leg?
Compression Stockings - 1 month ago2 answers
I've been prescribed 20-30 mmHG compression thigh high open toe hose and they are a short length. When I put them on they went all the way up to the top of my leg (groin area). I was wondering if I stretched and pulled them too much when putting them on or if this is ok to go that high. The doctor stressed to have no wrinkles in them.
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Why do I have a dark discoloration of the tops of both of my feet after bone fusion surgeries in 2006 and 2014? Is this what's called hemosiderin?
General - 1 month ago1 answer
I'm African American and very fair-skinned. I've had bone fusions on both feet due to Rheumatoid Arthritis eating the ankle joints loose. I have a darkening of the skin on top of both feet that has not gone away. I had my left foot done in 2006 and my right foot done in 2014. It looks like low-cut socks were put on my feet, a circle drawn around the tops, socks removed, and the tops of my feet painted a dark brown! If this is called hemosiderin, what can be done to resolve it?
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I had a pulmonary embolism and they did an ultrasound of my legs and said there was no sign of DVT and PTT test was 225. Can I wear compression socks?
Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment - 1 month ago2 answers
Could it be possible that the clot did come from the legs and wearing compression socks could be harmful? The clot was small and I was sent home the next day on blood thinners and Corlanor.
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Is it possible to be diagnosed with reflux without a dye test?
Stenting - 1 month ago3 answers
I was implanted with stents on both iliac veins, no venology, only ultra sound. I had only spider veins, no visible varicose veins. The staff and doctor said I had reflux how would they know that without the dye test?
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I had EVLA done on my right leg. Is there any medical benefit to wearing the stockings longer than 14 days, mostly during running/exercise?
EVLT - 1 month ago2 answers
I am looking forward to not wearing the stockings any more. My skin is sensitive, they itch, and it's extremely hot. I'm doing fine with recovery but wasn't sure if there was any benefit to wearing the stockings longer. If it is not worth it, I'm not interested in doing it.
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Why would my doctor miss taking the intended bulging veins in a phlebectomy?
Phlebectomy - 1 month ago1 answer
In April I had a phlebectomy performed and I have waited an appropriate time for the results I expected. I went to the doctor because I was experiencing pain and noticed veins bulging in my ankle and the back and inner side of my right calf. Those veins are still bulging and the pain is still there. I don't know what he did but I'm still suffering. I have all these little scars and nothing to show for it. I can't get back in to see him until the end of the year. What's up with that? I'm age 59.
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If I have Vnus Closure treatment at age 28, will this prevent my CVI from worsening, or will it at least slow it down?
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Care - 1 month ago2 answers
I have reflux in my GSV in both legs. I have varicose and spider veins, leg pain, leg heaviness, the works. I am young, but I want to start working on this problem now. My grandfather has CVI and has had two DVTs and four veins closed. His legs are huge and discolored and I (sadly) see my future in him! Is this treatment going to help?
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Should I have EVLT on my GSV? My deep vein system is also weak.
EVLT - 1 month ago3 answers
I have been diagnosed with class 4 GSV and my doctor has recommended EVLT of GSV in the left leg. He says my deep vein system is also weak and hence even after stripping the GSV, varicosities might return within 2 years and I will have to continue wearing my stockings. Should I: 1) get the EVLT done and continue to wear stockings or 2) not do EVLT and continue to wear stockings? However I am getting tiredness in my leg even when wearing stockings.
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Can I be treated a second time? I had EVLT/sclerotherapy in 2014. My leg improved but never was totally pain free, suddenly it has worsened greatly.
EVLT - 1 month ago1 answer
My doctor told me at my final follow up he had done extensive injections and thought for sure I would've had great results. He blamed knee problems and dismissed me! He is now retired and I wear compression stockings as needed. Recently the pain has returned daily almost as bad as it originally was. I have new staining & see many faint dark veins that are tender to the touch, but none are truly bulging. My leg doesn't look bad at all, but it hurts. Can I be treated again? Any thoughts?
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Should I be worried about the varicose veins in my left leg?
General - 1 month ago3 answers
I have discovered very large bulging veins in my left leg from my groin to the back of my knee. The are very ugly in appearance and cause a lot of pain! They have ran a test at the hospital that they say detects blood clots and said it was negative but I am definitely terrified that I have one. At times I also suffer with sharp pains under my left breast and fear it is due to my leg. My primary care giver says that it's nothing to worry about and to wear compression socks. Should I be worried?
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Are large blue/green veins on breasts and forearms normal?
General - 1 month ago1 answer
I am menopausal, and I noticed prominent veins on left breast, and some on the right.My forearm veins are prominent also but, right side more than left. The skin on my forearms has taken an odd hue compared to the rest of my body. Smaller veins are visible in my underarm and throughout the underside of my upper left arm. I have large thick blue veins on my lower legs and my thighs are full of swollen masses of spider veins. My legs hurt a lot. I've had them since my first pregnancy.
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Can TED hose be washed?
Compression Stockings - 1 month ago1 answer
I've just had knee surgery and I'm instructed to wear TED hoses for 6 weeks. I think 6 weeks is a fairly long time, so I wonder if I should wash them at least once every 2 weeks. Can they be washed? Will elasticity be lost after washing?
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