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If I stop my compression stockings, will I become unsteady?
If I stop my compression stockings, will I become unsteady?
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Why does my leg itch severely after removing compression socks?
I’m a nurse on my feet 16 hours some days. The swelling 16 weeks post-ORIF surgery has been my worst enemy. The compression socks have been a real lifesaver, but the itching after removing the sock from the injured leg is terrible. The other leg doesn’t itch at all after removing the sock. Why is that? How can I relieve the itching?
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My face is still red two weeks after Veinwave. Will the redness fade?
Veinwave - 1 answer
I had Veinwave on my face over two weeks ago. The area is still red and the veins have gotten darker. Will this resolve over time? I was told healing would only take a couple of days.
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I've had many foam sclerotherapy treatments. Could this have long-term effects?
I started with laser treatment and now I'm continually having to follow up with foam sclerotherapy treatments and glue. I feel like he's shutting down every vein I own! I know my legs are a mess. It's hereditary; both my parents have vein issues. But I am only 35 and have no children. I'm starting to worry after about the treatments. Am I doing myself harm? Should I continue?
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Is it okay to use 20-30 mmHg compression instead of 15-20 mmHg?
I tried to purchase 15-20 mmHg compression but they were out of inventory so they sent 20-30 mmHg. Is it okay to wear the higher grade?
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Is cramping normal after radiofrequency ablation? How do I alleviate the pain?
I had my left leg ablated about 5 weeks ago. I work long hours on my feet as a chef and now have cramping in my calf. Is the cramping normal? What can I do to alleviate the pain?
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I had Veinwave for 5 days ago. My face is still very red and there are a few small scabs. The swelling has gone. Will the redness/scabbing go away?
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I had Veinwave for the first time 5 days ago. My face is still very red and there are a few small scabs. The swelling has gone. Will the redness/scabbing go away?
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Can combination treatments of sclerotherapy and Vein Gogh laser take more than 11 treatments for the majority of veins to disappear?
VeinGogh - 1 answer
I have had 11 combination treatments of sclerotherapy and Vein Gogh over 15 months. Right leg has numerous clusters of veins on the upper inside thigh, inner knee and back of the knee, along with lower leg and ankle. Some have lightened or improved somewhat but the majority are still present. I am getting impatient as most doctor's say 5-6 treatments will yield the disappearance of these veins. I have brown staining that is still with me after 6 months as well. FYI, I am still treating.
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Does it make sense to perform a different procedure on each leg to treat reflux in the saphenous veins?
I had a procedure to close saphenous veins on both legs. Two wks ago, the doctor performed endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) on the left. However, today, he decided to do ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) on the right leg. His reasoning was that the saphenous vein on my right leg was too close to the skin. If he does EVLT it will leave a track on my skin. Does it make sense that the doctor did a different procedure on each leg? I am pretty upset by this due to poor success rate for UGFS.
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Do you know any qualified doctors in Wichita Kansas or in the surrounding area who treat lymphedema and cellulitis?
My nephew, who is 23, has been dealing with this for years and within the past two years has been hospitalized three times. Any information would be helpful. Thanks!
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I have a varicose vein in my left leg. Vein spec said that I had reflux in both legs, even though I am only symptomatic in left. Do I treat both legs?
I have a varicose vein in my left leg. My vein specialist said that I had reflux in both legs, even though I am only symptomatic in the left. Do I treat both legs? I was scheduled to do laser ablation on both legs. I canceled the right leg, only because it doesn’t hurt and doesn’t have a visible varicose vein. The left leg is the one with a visible vein and symptoms. Will treating the visible left leg help the right leg that is not symptomatic but that has reflux?
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How long does it take for numbness in the right foot and ankle to subside after EVLT?
EVLT - 2 answers
It's been 7 months since I was treated with endovenous laser treatment (EVLT). My right foot and ankle are still numb. When will the numbness go away?
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I've had 3 sclerotherapy sessions and no results. Is this normal? Should I give it more time?
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I have had three sessions of sclerotherapy and my veins look the same. I had these done for reticular veins. The nurse who treated me is excellent and I did a Doppler beforehand. I have my final session in December, along with a follow-up. It’s been 12 weeks now. Is this normal? Should I give it more time?
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Can ovarian vein embolization (both sides) cause the onset of the external hemorrhoids? What is the normal time frame to experience PO discomfort ?
I had both ovarian veins blocked (no coils ) a week ago. I got a painful hemorrhoid 2 days later. I'm still experiencing uneasiness and a throbbing sensation in my groin and left leg.
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I have a large vein on my face that goes in a vertical line from my jawline to the middle of my cheek. Is it possible to have this removed?
I have a large vein on my face that goes in a vertical line from my jawline to the middle of my cheek. Is it possible to have this removed? Here is a photo of it: https://imgur.com/a/izV1aEi
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Can you still get pregnant if you had pelvic vein embolization?
I was recently diagnosed with pelvic congestive syndrome (PCS) and was advised not to have pelvic vein embolization if I want kids in the future. I was put on water pills to reduce bloating but the pain is not subsiding. I don't want to risk infertility but I also don't want to continue being in pain every day.
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14 days post-ELA I have a burning sensation. How do I manage this? Is everything OK?
14 days post-procedure (CPT 37766/36475) I have a burning sensation at the location of the incision. I went back to the office and they determined no clots or sign of infection at the incision site; however, the burning is worsening by the day.
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Is it safe to do sclerotherapy on the back of hands and wrists? Will it compromise the rest of my hand veins?
Sclerotherapy - 2 answers
Is it safe to do sclerotherapy on the back of hands and wrists? Does it compromise the rest of your hand veins in some way or lead to other unintended consequences?
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Is there any clinical evidence that shows blue light therapy is effective for the tx of spider veins?
I have seen numerous OTC devices that claim to eliminate spider veins through the use of blue light. Are these products effective?
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I have 1 swollen leg after ORIF and DVT. I’m on blood thinners. Should I wear compression stockings on both legs despite different measurements?
I’m 6 weeks out of a leg cast after ORIF due to breaking my fibula above the ankle. I developed a DVT in my upper thigh during treatment. I’m on blood thinners now for a while (Rivaoxyban). My leg and foot are still swollen and it's painful to walk.
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