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Do I need an ultrasound of the bulging vein in the front of my hand?
I have a bulging vein on the top of my hand. Would you recommend an ultrasound?
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What should I do if my compression stockings cause pain upon application and don't help my symptoms?
I am a female truck driver who just had surgery on her meniscus. I have lots of swelling in feet and legs. My doctor prescribed compression hose to see if they will help. The thing is it hurts so bad to roll them up my legs, even when they aren't swollen. After I put them on, my legs still swell and hurt. It feels like they are bruised all the way up to my thighs. What should I do?
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When is intervention offered for symptomatic legs? At what point physically would I know I have reflux?
I was wearing 20-30mmHg knee-high compression for 6 mos but my symptoms were getting worse. I experience swelling, tingling, cramping, and difficulty standing or sitting for periods of time. I’m now wearing 20-30mmhg thigh-high stockings, which helps somewhat. My quality of life has gone down tremendously. I had an ultrasound of my rt leg superficial veins and there is no reflux yet and no DVT. I do however have varicosities in my feet/ankles.
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What causes prominent veins to appear across the whole body?
Vein Treatments - 2 answers
My veins have become more prominent across my whole body. First, it started across my chest and breasts, then my feet and legs, then the sides of my hips (near my stomach). Now this morning, my arms, wrists, and hands have them. There is localized pain that feels like pulsating sharp pain around some of them, itching and also pins and needles. I have low blood pressure and often feel exhausted no matter how much I sleep. Reoccurring bruising around my legs is also another symptom.
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My veins hurt pretty bad. Should I get them checked?
My leg veins hurt every night. I'm underweight. Should I get them checked out? What affordable options should I consider? I have a disabled child that has had 2 transplants. We're on her second one, with day 60. I don't have any insurance because I'm with her dealing with her medical needs. Any help or options are appreciated.
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I had EVLT and will be resuming exercise soon. Should I wear my compression stockings while working out?
EVLT - 1 answer
I am almost a week post-EVLT and will be resuming exercise soon. Should I wear my compression stockings while working out? Also, are there any things I should be aware of prior to working out?
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Why are my veins still huge after EVLT?
EVLT - 4 answers
I had EVLT in April of this year. I still have huge varicose veins. They are not painful anymore but I was under the impression my legs would look better cosmetically.
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How can I get custom-made hose? Does my doctor need to make a prescription or referral?
I cannot find a brand compression hose for chronic edema in feet and ankles. They all make painful sausage links. My vein specialist says this ankle restriction is not harmful, but compression is so painful. I cut out the ankle area or refuse to wear them now. I wasted over $500 on many options, even those sold in medical supply stores. How can I get custom-made hose? Does my doctor have to prescribe them or make a referral?
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Is it typical for a doctor to advise a patient with severe varicose veins not to work?
Also, what are common treatment methods used for a 38-year-old female who is pregnant and has been suffering from varicose veins for most of her adult life? What would the prognosis be? Would she have the ability to obtain employment?
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What kind of compression garment should be worn after hip surgery?
My sister-in-law is having hip replacement surgery on her left hip in Mexico and was told that she needed to purchase compression stockings, that they didn't have her size available. What kind should she purchase? She is 5 ft. 10 in. tall and weighs 168 lbs.
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Is it normal to have varicose veins at age 17? How are they treated?
I'm 17 years old and have varicose veins on my left leg. I feel like I've been doomed with ugly legs before I've even had a chance to hit my prime! Are varicose veins normal at this age? How are they treated?
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How are compression stockings supposed to feel on and when should they be taken off?
I just recently started wearing 20-30mmHg compression stockings. The last 2 times when I took them off, my legs hurt more and the bulges returned. How do I know they fit correctly and whether they are helping me? I tried to show my doctor, but she was not very concerned.
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The vein specialist I saw for my varicose veins wants to charge $2,500 per vein. Is this a rip-off?
The vein specialist I saw for my varicose veins wants to charge $2,500 per vein. It seems like a rip-off. Also, I’m 36 and was thinking of having lipo and a breast augmentation, but I’m afraid that because I have varicose veins I might have a higher chance of developing blood clots. Is this something I should be concerned about?
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Should I consider VenaSeal if I've been diagnosed with superficial and deep varicose veins?
VenaSeal - 1 answer
I'm a 32-year-old male with a family history of varicose veins and a recent diagnosis of superficial and deep varicose veins. I've purchased compression socks and have no problem wearing them, but I do want to start working out heavily, either with strength training, endurance training, or aggressive static, start/stop training. My venous specialist recently recommended VenaSeal. I'm considering it, but I wonder if I'm jumping the gun.
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One week after EVLT, I have visible bulges on my left leg. Is this normal?
EVLT - 1 answer
One week after EVLT, I have visible bulges on my left leg. Is this normal?
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Why do the veins of my arms appear like small bumps?
General - 1 answer
The veins of left arm appears to be normal but recently on my right arm when I lower my hand the vein pops out abnormally. The veins look weird, like pimples, but bigger. I don't feel any pain but they are freaking me out because they look bizarre.
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What effect will compression garments have on bulging arm & hand veins during exercise? What effect on strength/fitness if they are closed?
Weightlifting has caused my hand/arm veins to become very prominent. What will the effect be if I wear hand/arm compression garments during the times when I get vasodilation? Will the veins be prevented from getting even larger over time if I do this consistently? I don't want to stop lifting but the veins are a huge problem for me to the point I don't want to attend social events. I'm scared it will get worse. Will my fitness be compromised if I have the veins closed? Will new ones appear?
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Is there a brand of compression stockings that won't leave indentations where my ankle meets my foot?
I had bilateral clubfoot surgically corrected. Now, I have venous insufficiency with dependent ankle/leg edema after long periods standing or sitting. I have 5 pairs of compression stockings of varying degrees of pressure and gradient from several manufacturers, and they all leave deep indentations over my anterior tibiotalar area. Sometimes these "creases" result in faint bruise marks, pain, and pruritis. Can you recommend a brand with more dorsiflexion in the basic sock shape? Other thoughts?
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Will the swelling from EVLA and phlebectomy go away?
Phlebectomy - 1 answer
I had a phlebectomy of my foot varicose veins, along with EVLA for my leg's varicose veins. I've noticed that on my foot and ankle, where I have stitches, there is swelling. I am 2 days into recovery. Does this go away?
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Can I go to the pool and for a run one month after sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 3 answers
I had my one-month post-appt today. Doc drained/popped one dead vein and said everything looked good. Can I go to the pool and for a run today?
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