A 27-year-old female asked:
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i have venous insuffiency, i wear compression stockings. am i more prone to get dvts from venous insuffiency ?

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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Venous insufficiency: There is no relationship between venous insufficiency and and increased risk of developing DVT. DVT can lead to venous insufficiency but the reverse is not true.Wearing compression hose is important if you have venous insufficiency.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015

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