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Can I wear normal stockings and get the same benefits of compression stockings?
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I have tight stockings. Can I wear them and get the same benefits as compression stockings? I just had my gallbladder removed. The compression stockings provided to me by the hospital have gripped soles and an opening on top of the foot, which makes it really difficult to put on shoes.
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Are knee high compression stockings ok for a male working on concrete?
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My male friend wears knee high nylons for working his shift on concrete. Is this correct?
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Is there a non-surgical way to manage pain in my legs coming from veins?
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I am 26 and have had premature ovarian failure since the age of 19. Since then I have also felt pain in my veins on the side of my thighs and behind my knees. It gets worse with long periods of sitting or standing. Is there a way to reduce the pain without surgery? What can I do?
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Are compression stockings contraindicated in my situation?
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I have severe venous reflux in the right greater saphenous vein and a past history of heart attacks. I recently quit smoking and am being treated for high blood pressure. My cardiologist wants me to use compression socks. Is this a good or bad idea?
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Can I use compression stockings for varicose and spider veins in the upper thigh?
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I am a 42-yr-old male and have had a lot of spider veins and some mild varicose veins in my upper right thigh for more than 7 years. I once tried women's compression stockings and they relieved my discomfort. Is it safe to use them if I'm a male?
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I have venous insufficiency and wear knee-high compression stockings and I do remove them before bed. How long before sleep should I remove them?
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Several times a week I am awakened by aching legs. How long before sleep should I remove the stockings? Or do you have any suggestions?
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Is it okay to wear compression stockings when in atrial fibrillation?
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Will compression stockings cause complications with heart conditions? I have a replacement tissue mitral valve and have had maze procedure and two cardio-versions, but still keep flipping back into atrial fibrillation, which is controlled by medication. My pulse still varies from between 90 and 115. Will compression stockings affect all this?
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I am a flight attendant, should I wear full-length or knee-high compression stockings?
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As an international flight attendant, I'm on my feet at high altitudes for 8 to 16 hours. Although I have no vein problems I know that compression stockings help my aching legs. Is there a difference in wearing knee-high or full-length stockings?
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My OBGYN told me that it is dangerous to wear thigh-high compression stockings during pregnancy as it could cut blood flow at the groin area. True?
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I was told that only full belly/closed-toe stockings were appropriate for pregnancy as thigh-high compression stockings could pinch blood flow at groin area. Is this correct info? Are there any dangers to wearing thigh-high compression stockings during pregnancy? Thanks.
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I am a flight attendant. Do compression stockings make a difference if you use them while walking and standing for long periods of time?
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Is it true that compression stockings are of no use if they are used when walking and standing for long flights? I was told that they only work if you are going on a long flight and are sitting, not standing and walking around.
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Can I sleep with compression stockings on?
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I am 21 weeks pregnant and my whole leg and feet really hurt. I only have knee-length compression hose. Can I sleep with them on?
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What is the best treatment for venous ulcers?
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What is the recommended procedure for treating leg ulcers?
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How can I prevent varicose veins?
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How can I prevent having varicose veins? I am still at my age of 20, but yet my varicose viens are getting enlarged and more severe.
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Do I need prescription to get compression stockings?
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I've been wearing Futuro compression knee highs for years. I now find the elastic below the knees which holds them up is tight and makes an indentation. I have venous insufficiency with mild leg edema. Do I need prescription to get new compression stockings?
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Can compression stockings cause a clot if they fit poorly?
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My 30-40 mmHg strength thigh-high compression stockings roll down at the thigh and cause intense discomfort (like a tourniquet). The discomfort occurred repeatedly for 1.5 weeks and now I am having right calf pain. Could the rolling at the upper thigh level have caused a deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
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Can compression stockings increase blood flow and warm up cold feet?
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I suffer from chronically cold feet due to a HR of 45 and poor circulation. Do you think that wearing compression socks would increase the blood flow to my feet, therefore warming them up a little?
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My compression socks make my legs hurt more and they become swollen when I wear them. Is that normal?
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How big of a size do compression stockings come in?
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