A 62-year-old female asked:
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i was diagnosed in er today with chronic superficial venous thrombosis of lower left extremity and sent home. can i wear compression stockings now?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Superficial veins drains into saphenous venous system has valves in the veins that prevent embolism . Make sure to see your doctor to evaluate deep vein thrombosis , then you need aggressive treatment (s) to prevent pulmonary embolism.
Answered on Jun 17, 2015
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