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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
No good evidence: I am not aware of any good study that has shown compression stockings preventing superficial thrombophlebitis. Doctors recommend compression stockings ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nope: They do prevent DVT. However a thrombus/clot is a result of multiple factors, and a compression stocking can control (that too a degree) - one of them ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
35 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No, probably not: While compressions stockings should help in the prevention of venous blood clots, their use should not hide or mask the signs and symptoms of a clot i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
They R best if --: --custom fit like jobst stocking . They compress the veins so there is no stasis. When U walk around, Ur muscles push the venous blood upward 2 the he ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: If you are not mobile the most effcient prevention is low dose blood thinner such as Heparin or coumadin (warfarin). But if you can walk, movement is ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: It's certainly something you can do. You should also get out of your seat and walk around. Although their is no proof, taking a baby Aspirin before fl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Thigh high: Actually Amanda there are thigh hi compression stockings to prevent that. but for DVT talk to your doctor about anticoagulants. DVTs can cause bad thi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Physiologic change: During pregnancy and in the period immediately after childbirth, blood is normally more clottable than usual. There are a number of physiologic change ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Stockings for all?: They are not designed for people with significant peripheral vascular disease as those with very poor circulation can not tolerate the extra squeeze f ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Compression sox: virtually anyone can wear well fitted compression socks
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