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Can a varicose vein near the penis cause erectile dysfunction and is there any solution for this other than Viagra or other medications?
My husband started having issues with ED back in April. He could get an erection easily but it would not last. His doctor felt a mass near his testicle and thought it might be testicular cancer, so he sent him to get a CT scan. The apparent result was not cancer but a varicose vein that the doctor determined was causing the ED. He told him the solution would be to take Viagra for the rest of his life and that surgery wasn't feasible. Seems like he should get a second opinion.
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My compression stockings were way too tight around my calf. Now I have throbbing pain and numbness. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst?
I'm an RN. Two nights ago my compression stockings (Dr. Schools knee-high) were way too tight around the calf. I have throbbing calf pain when I get up to walk, when I stand, and when I elevate my leg. I'm limping. My legs are typically swollen but the right is so sore and numb when elevated. No warmth or redness. Ibuprofen 800mg and Alleve no relief. Is this a DVT? Bakers cyst? Has not improved since onset, which was within 2 hours of application. Leg is not discolored. Obese, FM hx DVT
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How do you remove a surgery clip?
I had surgery about 25 years ago. Within the last 6-7 years I’ve had a small bump on my ankle and some pain. My primary physician thought it might be a bone spur. It is a clip and causing my a lot of pain. I want it out. How is that done? I need advice. Thanks.
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I have painful, unsightly veins in my ankles up to and including my toes. It's getting worse over time. Is there any hope of correcting this?
I had my veins stripped approx. 15 yrs ago and have had ongoing sclerotherapy, mainly below the knee. I wear compression stockings as much as possible but not consistently. Thanks for any advice you can provide!
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I developed really visible veins on both my forefeet. When I walk they disappear but when I stand they are huge and bulking. Where is the problem?
General - 2 answers
Vein doctor said there was no reflux and there was nothing to operate. Rheumatologist said I had no rheumatic problem. Plus, when I stand, the skin on my feet turns red and is itching and burning to the point I cant stand it. Compression stockings help but I feel I am too young (33) to wear them for the rest of my life.
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Is it safe to wear knee-high compression stockings 15-20mmHg during a long flight if you travel 1st class with a total reclining bed?
I have lymphedema that is mild to moderate in one foot and wear knee-high compression during flights.
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I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I would like to wear my custom knee-high stockings instead of full compression hose. Is that OK?
I had RF ablation 48 hours ago. I have been wearing compression stockings since my procedure. I had my hose and knee-high stockings custom fit, but the hose is horribly uncomfortable and restricting my activity. I am having no pain or swelling. I understand from recent research the full stockings offer more comfort and will not effect closure of my GSV.
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I had the ClosureFast vein ablation done on my left leg a few days ago. The procedure was extremely painful and uncomfortable. Is this normal?
ClosureFast - 1 answer
I have fibromyalgia and am wondering if this might have contributed to the intense pain I felt during the ClosureFast procedure. I was mildly sedated with Xanax and Percocet, but they didn’t seem to have any effect on the pain. This was the most miserable medical procedure I’ve ever experienced, and that includes childbirth without drugs!
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Is laser or light therapy effective for clearing up very small capillaries?
I've had quite a bit of sclerotherapy at another vein clinic. The doctor said it won't work on the very small capillaries that I still have. I want to get laser or light therapy to finish up the cosmetic look of my legs. The varicose veins are taken care of already. Can I set up an appointment for laser or light therapy only? I don't want any other testing done.
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I've injected into the vein in my groin and now my leg is swollen. What should I do?
I've injected into the vein in my groin and now my leg is swollen. What should I do? I've taken aspirin and kept the leg elevated.
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I had a blood clot in my right thigh in 2007 and have noticed my veins are starting to get very noticeable. Would sclerotherapy benefit me?
Sclerotherapy - 2 answers
I had a blood clot in my right thigh in 2007 and have noticed my veins are starting to get very noticeable. Would sclerotherapy benefit me?
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Would compression wear help with muscle ache cause by hormone treatments for cancer?
Would compression wear help with muscle ache cause by hormone treatments for cancer?
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My compression socks are leaving a line at the top of my feet by the ankle. Every pair that claims to be my size does this. Are they too small?
I have venous insufficiency. I put compression socks on when there is no swelling; they stop the swelling completely. I use 15- 20mmhg. They all kind of bunch up at the top of my foot where it meets my leg, especially when I'm in a standing position. If I go to a larger shoe size, they go too high and pinch on the back of my knee. What can I do about this?
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How long after phlebectomy on both legs can I get back to my on-your-feet job?
Hi, I spend a lot of time on my feet for work (all day sometimes). How soon after a phlebectomy on both legs can I start to spend the day standing up?
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Can I take off the compression socks during the day and wear them again after exercise?
I'm wearing my compression socks first thing in the morning, but my exercise routine is in the middle of the day, around 12 am. Is it ok to take them off for exercise and showering, then put them back on? My exercise and shower routine usually takes 2 hours. Thank you so much in advance.
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Is it safe to take ibuprofen or Midol around the time of your sclerotherapy procedure?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
I have had 2 sclerotherapy procedures, with the 3rd coming this Friday. Is it safe to take midol or ibuprofen around the time of my next session?
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How do you stop the spread of ankle swelling?
I had laser ablation to treat ankle swelling, but had no improvement. The swelling keeps spreading to the feet and now up the legs. Compression garments, keeping feet elevated, walking and dancing have no effect. Both legs keep getting worse. Blood tests for liver and kidney problems are normal. Ultrasound results before and after ablation were never explained. How do I get the swelling under control?
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I had hip replacement surgery on Monday. Can I take the compression socks off at night?
I had hip replacement surgery on Monday. Can I take the compression socks off at night?
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My fiance has a vein on the side of his forehead. What are his options for removal of this vein? Is this something that can be done in an office?
My fiance has a vein on the side of his forehead. What are his options for removal of this vein? Is this something that can be done in an office? What's the cost?
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Can you tell me if having great calf pain still after 6 weeks on Eliquis for a gastrocnemius blood clot is likely?
Difficulty walking. Painful jolts in calf. I'm praying it's not nerve damage. Injury date (slipped onto our dock) was 8/7/18. Diagnosed with a clot 8/31/18. 3 ultrasound over these 6 weeks show the clot is the same size. Wondering could all this pain still be from clot? I'm very frustrated. Thank you for your help.
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