A 31-year-old female asked:
Would knee high compression socks help varicous veins behind the knee? and blood pooling due to pots and eds? or do i need thigh highs?
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Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Vascular surgeon: I feel that knee high compression stockings would not be helpful in your case and that thigh high ones are indicated. A vascular surgeon with special interest in chronic venous insufficiency would be best qualified to evaluate you and prescribe the type and specific strength of compression stockings most appropriate for you.
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