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Is it OK for my hands to be uncomfortably squeezed by my large veins when they hang by my side?
Vein Treatments - 1 answer
I inherited large veins, and my hands and wrists seem unproportionate to each other. I don't know if that has anything to do with anything, but you know when your hands go down and gravity fills your veins with blood, we'll my hands feel so squeezed and I hate it. I don't know what could be done.
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I was diagnosed with DVT 1 week ago. I have blood clots in my left lower calf and take Xarelto. Do you recommend compression stockings?
I had a stress fracture on my left upper shinbone a few weeks ago and blood clots formed as a result of leg inactivity. I’ve been suffering from frequent muscle spasms a day and heard that compression stocking may help. I also heard that compression stocking may break blood clots loose, which may result in PE. Does compression stocking really help or harm by breaking blood clots loose??
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How do I keep my heel from hurting with compression?
I am 10 years old. I have an ankle sprain and ligament tear. I wear airlock in the morning and ankle compression in the night. My heel starts paining. What to do?
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I wear full-length compression stockings but they push the fluid from my legs to my groin. What should I do?
I wear full-length compression stockings but they push the fluid from my legs to my groin and it becomes more uncomfortable and takes a week to clear. What to do? I wear them as had bladder cancer 2017 and was on life support in 2016.
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Is phlebectomy necessary after VNUS procedure?
VNUS - 2 answers
I went to a vein clinic (Dr 1) for my varicose and spider veins and was referred to a vascular surgeon (Dr 2). VNUS was done on my greater saphenous by Dr 2. I'm 3 weeks post-procedure and Dr 1 called today to start scheduling for my spider vein injections, but they also want to do phlebectomy on my now closed vein. Is this normal? Dr 2 said the vein would become scar tissue and reabsorbed by my body? Is it necessary to still have phlebectomy after VNUS? What's typical post-procedure?
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After VenaSeal, I have pain and bruising running from my knee up to my inner thigh. What should I do?
VenaSeal - 2 answers
I had the VenaSeal procedure on my saphenous vein. I have pain but my doctor won't address it. Now, at 2 weeks, I have bruising running from my knee up to my inner thigh. What should I do?
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What's your advice for a long-haul flight if I have a history of medial gastrocnemius vein thrombosis that is aggravated by air travel?
A recent history of medial gastrocnemius vein thrombosis without any extension into the deep veins, provoked by air travel, treated with Rivaroxaban for 3 months. I am a mid-age male, physically active, no regular medication or any other health issues. What would be your advice for my next upcoming long-haul flight?
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Should I continue to wear compression hose after EVLT and phlebectomy if I'm on my feet all day?
EVLT - 1 answer
I had EVLT and phlebectomy. I'm passed the point of wearing compression stockings as part of my post-care treatment. I’m on my feet all day. Should I continue to wear stockings? My concern is getting additional varicose veins later on. But my doc says that having had an EVLT stops the source of the problem, so I shouldn’t be worried about that.
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Are large blue/green veins on breasts and forearms normal?
General - 1 answer
Are large blue/green veins on breasts and forearms normal?
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If you have had a varicose vein burst and bleed out, once it's healed, can you safely fly?
A varicose vein across my shin burst and bled out for over 30 minutes. Paramedics advised me to rest the leg and see my GP for compression hosiery, but none were given to me. I want to fly out to the U.S. from the UK to visit relatives and wonder if its safe to do so
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My relative still has ulcers after laser surgery. What should be done now?
My relative, aged 75, underwent laser surgery when ulcers developed on her feet. Now, even after a month, there are ulcers still coming. Is this normal or is the surgery not efficient? What should be done now ?
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Why is it important to walk 40 minutes a day for 2 weeks after sclerotherapy? Does it matter if Dr starts from the ankle up or the thigh down?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
Why is it important to walk 40 minutes a day for 2 weeks after sclerotherapy? Does it matter if Dr starts from the ankle up or the thigh down?
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I have extreme weakness and pain in my legs after VNUS closure and sclerotherapy. Was my femoral nerve severed? If so, what can be done?
I'm a 46 yr old female who had bilateral VNUS closure and sclerotherapy on both legs in 2017. An EMG & nerve conduction study were done. Doc said worst case scenario my femoral nerve was severed. The testing showed no response at all & now I'm living with a lot of painful symptoms. I'm still working full-time but can't climb stairs without railing or get up from the chair, couch or desk without help from my arms. Weakness in my leg & buckling in both legs. Brings me to tears.
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It has been one month since I had EVLA done on my right leg. Is it normal to still be experiencing aching throughout the calf area?
Due to extreme cramping in the calf area, I had 2 sclerotherapy treatments on my right leg within 4 months. With continued pain in the ankle area, I had EVLA. I have very small veins and the sclerotherapy didn't reach the smaller veins. I had an ultrasound 5 days after EVLA and it was clear of blood clots, but I am still experiencing aching (no cramping) throughout my calf area. I even have aching after driving due to pushing the pedals. I use Arnicare and Epsom salt soaks.
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Is there any home remedy for spider vein?
I'm looking to treat my spider veins at home. Are there any at-home remedies that will help?
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Why do some doctors not perform hand vein sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy - 1 answer
I'm trying to decide whether to have it done. I'm young (34 years old) but my hand veins really bother me.
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Will I have side effects if I don't wear my doctor-recommended compression socks after radiofrequency ablation?
I got radiofrequency ablation treatment today but I don't have the 30-40mmHg compression stockings my doctor recommended. The delivery is delayed. The medical grade arrive Monday. Meanwhile, my leg is wrapped and I have purchased over-the-counter socks. Should I expect side effects as a result?
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Can lack of excercise alone cause CVI?
General - 1 answer
I was diagnosed with CVI a year ago. I’m 52, had 5 pregnancies, varicose veins on feet/ankles, sitting job for 13 years and am in menopause just now. I’ve exercised off and on. My grandma and aunt had DVTs. My mom had varicose veins. No one I know of has CVI. I’m afraid this is due to being too sedentary. I wear compression stockings now, pain and swelling almost unbearable. I’ve been seen by 2 phlebologists and they won’t help me. Standing ultrasound shows no reflux or superficial veins.
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Which is best for greater saphenous vein treatment, CoolTouch or Varithena?
Twisted GSV 2.2 mm with reflux, minor bleed at ankle 2x, swollen ankle late in the day. Have had an ultrasound scan. Laser seems to give better results than foam. The doctor is a Varithena site with company tech doing treatment. My own research leans toward CoolTouch with much fewer complications. Have some concerns obviously. Would appreciate any advice.
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I have a stent covering 2 cerebral aneurysms. Could this be causing the veins in my hands to bulge?
Stenting - 1 answer
I have a stent covering 2 cerebral aneurysms. I've noticed the veins in my hands bulge out sometimes and at other times I cannot see them. Could the stent be the problem?
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