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Can kneehighs cut off circulation?

Can kneehighs cut off circulation?

Restrict not cut: If the upper band of the knee high is extremely tight and does not have graduated compression, it is possible to cut off circulation similar to a tourniquet but this would tend to produce severe pain. It is more likely to restrict venous return causing swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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If you cut off the circulation does it swell?

If you cut off the circulation does it swell?

Worse: Decreases circulation for long periods of time causes dead tissue, not good! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you cut off circulation to the temples?

Temporal Artery: It depends which blood vessels were affected. If you completely cut off the circulation to both temporal arteries which pass through the temple areas, the most obvious effect would be sudden blindness. ...Read more

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Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

Yes: Taping too tightly can cause a tourniquet effect and cut off circulation. Signs of this would be pain or numbness to the extremity or discoloration. ...Read more

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Can circulation be cut off by sports tape?

Absolutely: Sports tape can be great if properly applied. If too tight it will restrict venous return and cause swelling. This is especially true on the wrist and ankle in general tape should not be circumferential around the whole limb above the wrist or above the ankle. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hurt the baby/cut of circulation/pinch umbilical cord when lying in a distorted position?

Is it possible to hurt the baby/cut of circulation/pinch umbilical cord when lying in a distorted position?

Unlikely to happen: I wouldn't worry about your positions as baby naturally floats the umbilical cord away from confining positions during pregnancy. Rarely, the babies actions get them into trouble. During the 2nd trimester they have more room to flip & some tie true knots in the cord or wrap it around their neck. It's not usually a problem until labor puts stress on the system, but the monitor will pick it up. ...Read more

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Starting in the morning I had a unusual pain in my neck. It feels like the circulation is getting cut off. I only feel it on the left side?

Starting in the morning I had a unusual pain in my neck. It feels like the circulation is getting cut off. I only feel it on the left side?

Pain in the neck: The most common cause of the pain you describe is a spasm oe acute inflammation in the muscles of neck and you can tru Ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) if no relief see your doctor and he may prescribe a muscle relaxant as well.These get better within 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more

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At 21 weeks is it ok to sleep on your back? I heard that as the baby grows and you continue to sleep this way, it could cut off circulation. T/false?

It's OK: Putting baby to sleep on belly was recommended according to an old research which showed chance of baby choking on their saliva. It has been proved in many studies now that its not true. Babies who sleep on their back do just as well as babies who sleep on their bellies. ...Read more