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Can I wear normal stockings and get the same benefits of compression stockings?
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I have tight stockings. Can I wear them and get the same benefits as compression stockings? I just had my gallbladder removed. The compression stockings provided to me by the hospital have gripped soles and an ... Read more
Are compression stockings contraindicated in my situation?
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I have severe venous reflux in the right greater saphenous vein and a past history of heart attacks. I recently quit smoking and am being treated for high blood pressure. My cardiologist wants me to use compres... Read more
Are knee high compression stockings ok for a male working on concrete?
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My male friend wears knee high nylons for working his shift on concrete. Is this correct? Read more
Is there a non-surgical way to manage pain in my legs coming from veins?
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I am 26 and have had premature ovarian failure since the age of 19. Since then I have also felt pain in my veins on the side of my thighs and behind my knees. It gets worse with long periods of sitting or stand... Read more
I have venous insufficiency and wear knee-high compression stockings and I do remove them before bed. How long before sleep should I remove them?
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Several times a week I am awakened by aching legs. How long before sleep should I remove the stockings? Or do you have any suggestions? Read more
I am a flight attendant. Do compression stockings make a difference if you use them while walking and standing for long periods of time?
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Is it true that compression stockings are of no use if they are used when walking and standing for long flights? I was told that they only work if you are going on a long flight and are sitting, not standing an... Read more
Can I use compression stockings for varicose and spider veins in the upper thigh?
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I am a 42-yr-old male and have had a lot of spider veins and some mild varicose veins in my upper right thigh for more than 7 years. I once tried women's compression stockings and they relieved my discomfort. I... Read more
My OBGYN told me that it is dangerous to wear thigh-high compression stockings during pregnancy as it could cut blood flow at the groin area. True?
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I was told that only full belly/closed-toe stockings were appropriate for pregnancy as thigh-high compression stockings could pinch blood flow at groin area. Is this correct info? Are there any dangers to wear... Read more
I am a flight attendant, should I wear full-length or knee-high compression stockings?
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As an international flight attendant, I'm on my feet at high altitudes for 8 to 16 hours. Although I have no vein problems I know that compression stockings help my aching legs. Is there a difference in wearing... Read more
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Is it okay to wear compression stockings when in atrial fibrillation?
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Will compression stockings cause complications with heart conditions? I have a replacement tissue mitral valve and have had maze procedure and two cardio-versions, but still keep flipping back into atrial fibri... Read more
What is the best treatment for venous ulcers?
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What is the recommended procedure for treating leg ulcers? Read more
Can I sleep with compression stockings on?
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I am 21 weeks pregnant and my whole leg and feet really hurt. I only have knee-length compression hose. Can I sleep with them on? Read more
Do I need prescription to get compression stockings?
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I've been wearing Futuro compression knee highs for years. I now find the elastic below the knees which holds them up is tight and makes an indentation. I have venous insufficiency with mild leg edema. Do I nee... Read more
How can I prevent varicose veins?
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How can I prevent having varicose veins? I am still at my age of 20, but yet my varicose viens are getting enlarged and more severe. Read more
Should compression stockings make your legs & feet ache?
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I have compression stockings that are supposed to come up to my knees, but they come over my knees. Not only are they very difficult to get on & off, they cause my legs and feet to ache. Is this normal? Read more
Are compression stockings just as effective if worn inside out?
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Are compression stockings still as effective if worn inside out? I am trying to avoid pressure points on my toes. Read more
How long should I wear compression stockings after a C-section and when is it ok to take them off for a while?
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I am wearing compression stockings and was wondering how long should I wear them? Six and a half weeks after my C-section, I am still not mobile much. Read more
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