Did I develop rapid-onset venous insufficiency at age 33?

Literally overnight I went from never having had a single problem with edema in my life to having what appears to be a chronic problem in both legs. I pushed myself hard trying to work on my bathroom 12 days ago and was up for 30 hours working (3rd all nighter in that week). The next day my lower legs ballooned up. I went on Pred which ends tonight, and got 20-30mmHg socks which I wore last weekend. Mon-Wed everything seemed good. Last night both legs started swelling up again. Am I in trouble?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Allure Medical

You will need a full evaluation by your doctor. It can be the veins, but other causes need to be ruled out as well.

Published on Jun 06, 2018

Answered by Allure Medical (View Profile)

You will need a full evaluation by your doctor. It can be the veins, but other causes need to be ruled out as well.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vein Specialists

Sounds like you overdid it, and although your venous disease did not develop overnight (not sure if you even have it without ultrasound documentation), you certainly could have unmasked the problem by staying up on your feet for 72 hours. My advice is to get an ultrasound to rule out DVT and if that is negative to consider venous evaluation for insufficiency. In the mean time, get off your legs, elevate them above your collar bone and wean yourself off the prednisone, that is not a benign drug. What are you treating with it?

Published on Jun 04, 2018

Answered by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

Sounds like you overdid it, and although your venous disease did not develop overnight (not sure if you even have it without ultrasound documentation), you certainly could have unmasked the problem by staying up on your feet for 72 hours. My advice is to get an ultrasound to rule out DVT and if that is negative to consider venous evaluation for insufficiency. In the mean time, get off your legs, elevate them above your collar bone and wean yourself off the prednisone, that is not a benign drug. What are you treating with it?

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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