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Why do I have a dark discoloration of the tops of both of my feet after bone fusion surgeries in 2006 and 2014? Is this what's called hemosiderin?
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I'm African American and very fair-skinned. I've had bone fusions on both feet due to Rheumatoid Arthritis eating the ankle joints loose. I have a darkening of the skin on top of both feet that has not gone awa... Read more
Should I be worried about the varicose veins in my left leg?
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I have discovered very large bulging veins in my left leg from my groin to the back of my knee. The are very ugly in appearance and cause a lot of pain! They have ran a test at the hospital that they say detect... Read more
Are large blue/green veins on breasts and forearms normal?
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I am menopausal, and I noticed prominent veins on left breast, and some on the right.My forearm veins are prominent also but, right side more than left. The skin on my forearms has taken an odd hue compared to ... Read more
Since I started getting serious with my climbing training, my forearm veins got really visible. should I train less hard? I am 23, 5ft, 52,3kg. Thanks
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My right arm veins are more visible than the left, I also have one very visible in mi right bicep. Read more
Does taking 325 mg of Aspirin daily cause your veins to collapse?
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I had to be stuck 6 or 7 times to get 4 tubes of blood because my veins kept collapsing. Read more
I have hemosiderin staining on my shins, can this be removed?
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This occurred after having rectal surgery. Read more
My wife is wearing a thigh high compression stocking. She gets groin pain. Is that normal?
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Doctors discovered a massive blood clot in her leg when pregnant. It was from her pelvis to her knee. The baby was fine through all of this and my wife had a surgery after giving birth to remove most of the clo... Read more
Can vaginal varicose veins affect the delivery of my baby?
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I am eight months pregnant. This is my second baby. My first delivery was normal. Now I have vaginal varicose veins and am afraid of complications with the delivery. What should I do to decrease these varicose ... Read more
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I had surgery on my knee and afterward the muscles in my feet are tight and they feel like they are asleep at times.
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I had a knee replacement surgery and it now feels like someone is standing on my feet. Read more
How safe is it to get pregnant with varicose veins?
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I am 29 and have two children. With each pregnancy, my varicose veins have gotten significantly worse. I am otherwise fit and healthy. How safe is it to get pregnant with a third child? My mother was told not t... Read more
Why are the Veins in my legs suddenly more visible?
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I have always had visible veins in my legs. Recently I started my career in yachting which requires walking or standing all day. After a two week charter, the veins in my legs have become extremely visible and... Read more
Can you wear compression stocking for 24-36 hours during your duty rounds?
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I'm a medical clerk and we are not supposed to sleep or even sit down for 24 hours during our duty as we have to constantly walk around to get vitals of patients and other errands. My feet and ankles had edema ... Read more
Can bulging great saphenous veins (and other leg veins) be normal in skinny people?
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I'm a 19 year old male. I am very skinny (I guess around 8% body fat) and I have very palpable and visible great saphenous veins. They are straight (not twisting), colorless to very light blue, and rather firm.... Read more
Do I have to keep my leg up while sitting?
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After surgery do I have to keep my key up while sitting? For how many days should I put my feet up? Read more
I'm a 36 year old female. The warmer it gets the more my veins in my hands pop out and they feel like they're going to burst and they get really red.
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I'm getting so desperate to find a solution. I can't even play with my kids outside or do activities when it's warm or even tie a shoe because my hands feel like they're going to burst. Read more
Just diagnosed with superficial blood clot in my inner thigh. The pain is awful! I am on day number 7 with no relief. Best way to get rid of it?
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I am 39 and an overweight smoker. My clot came on very suddenly. It hurts to touch it, or to walk. I have been given a prescription for blood thinners, but they are very expensive. How long before the pain will... Read more
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