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Before having radiofrequency ablation, my doctor asked if I've been on antibiotics. What's the reason for this question?
Before having radiofrequency ablation, my doctor asked if I've been on antibiotics. What's the reason for this question?
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I have venous regurgitation and currently wear 15-20 mmHg moderate compression. Today my legs are tingly, numb, and they throb. What's going on?
I have venous regurgitation and currently wear 15-20 mmHg moderate compression. Today my legs are tingly, numb, and they throb. I haven't experienced issues with until now. What's going on?
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I am a certified fitter for compression stockings. Are there specific guidelines of what must be noted on a prescription for compression stockings?
If a doctor writes compression stockings and doesn't specify whether they should be calf, thigh or pantyhose height, do I give the patient whatever he'll be most compliant with? Or, do I need to ask the doctor which one he specifically prescribes?
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Can compression socks help with permanent nerve damage?
Leg Pain Treatment - 2 answers
I fractured my tibia in 2013 and was misdiagnosed by my college trainers. I ran on it for 6 months. I was a D1 college runner so the mileage was higher than an average runner—around 80-95 miles per week. The doctors provided by the school opted for me not to have surgery and wear a walking boot. They told me after it was "healed" I would have permanent nerve damage and it will feel broken. Just a "jogger" now trying to run with minimal pain. Would compression socks help?
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Will the increased blood flow from varicose vein removal cause fibroids to grow?
I had varicose veins removed 3 months ago through endovenous laser treatment and sclerotherapy. Suddenly, I began to develop fibroids. Could there be a connection?
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Can varicose veins feel worse right before your menstrual cycle?
I have varicose veins. Right before my menstrual cycle, my legs get extremely heavy and tingly, and they throb.
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Is it normal to have swelling near the groin after endovenous laser treatment?
Is it normal to have swelling near the groin after endovenous laser treatment?
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I have toe pain after wearing my compression socks backward. Should I be worried?
I put on open-toe compression socks last night in the dark not realizing they were on backward. The toe pain woke me up. Should I be worried?
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Is it OK to have endovenous laser ablation during your menstrual cycle?
Is it OK to have endovenous laser ablation during your menstrual cycle?
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Which treatment is better for spider veins, laser or Veinwave?
I have a few patches of spider veins on both legs. Some are purple and the others are red. What is the difference between laser and Veinwave treatment as it relates to the clearance of spider veins, pain, and the number of sessions needed?
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What are some complications that can occur after removing a vein towards the front of the knee?
Vein Treatments - 1 answer
The vein I had removed ran the full length of my leg. After removal, my left leg is 4x the normal size. Is this normal?
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I had EVLT 5 weeks ago on one leg. I wear the compression stocking during the day, every day. How much longer do I have to wear it?
EVLT - 1 answer
I had EVLT 5 weeks ago on one leg. I wear the compression stocking during the day, every day. How much longer do I have to wear it?
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Do pregnancy-related varicose veins go away after the baby is born?
I’m 37 y/o and 32 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy. I have a varicose vein running from the top of my right thigh, down past my knee, and it seems to have leaked over my lower leg. The vein is purple and bulgy at the top, then blue and bulgy. There is a lot of dark purple discoloration between my knee and ankle. It is also itchy, tingly, and painful to touch. I’ve spoken to doctors and midwives who seem to pass it off as a varicose vein and said it should go away when the baby is born.
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Can you drive home after endovenous laser treatment?
EVLT - 1 answer
I was wondering whether you can drive yourself home after EVLT.
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I developed necrosis after my most recent Asclera treatment for spider veins. Should I go the ER, or can I wait to see my doctor?
Asclera - 2 answers
I've had several spider vein treatments using Asclera foam. After my last treatment January 18, 2019, a small, purple, blood-filled ball appeared over my left shin, at the injection site. Now, I have necrosis about 1/2 inch in diameter. It is very painful. Is it safe to wait until the appointment I have with a doctor tomorrow?
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I have calcium deposits on my bones. Will there be any risks involved in my vein ligation and stripping surgery because of this?
I have calcium deposits on my bones. Will there be any risks involved in my vein ligation and stripping surgery because of this?
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Can severely painful knees, hips, and lower back be related to chronic venous insufficiency?
General - 1 answer
I suffer from severely painful knees, hips, and lower back. Recently my family doctor diagnosed me with chronic venous insufficiency. Can my symptoms be related to CVI?
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After DVT detection, when is it recommended to continue rehabilitation for a soleus and gastrocnemius tear?
I had a calf tear (multifibrillar on soleus and external gastrocnemius) and a big hematoma (9 x 6 x 3 cm). One month later, a DVT was detected on the gastrocnemius vein in the same leg. My question is, when can I return to the rehabilitation program for the tear?
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Is it normal for compression socks to cause my calf, thighs, buttocks and lower back to hurt, tighten up, and be very sore?
I had surgery, so they gave me compression socks. The socks made my calf, thighs, buttocks and lower back sore and tight. After 5 days of wearing them, I took them off to wash them. Now that they are back on, the pain, soreness, and tightness are worse than before. Is this normal?
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3 months after endovenous laser ablation, I have severe pain in my legs that wakes me up at night. Any ideas why?
I'm 3 months post-ablation of my saphenous veins. I'm having severe pain at night that wakes me from my sleep. The pain hurts some on ambulation, but it is mostly when I try to lie down and sleep. I have a hard time holding my legs still. I can get it to stop sometimes if I lay flat on my back with my legs straight, but that is hard to do.
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